Valerie & Matthew had a gorgeous backyard wedding in their neighbour’s garden. What a cool couple!
The Bride describes their day below:
If I remember anything about this wedding it is that it was a collaboration of people we know and love. Almost every detail of the wedding was handed to us before we even asked for it (the catering, flowers, music, wedding planner). We wanted this to be an organic event and it really was. A lot of it came together on its own. We even decided to have the wedding captured on film to keep our natural feel. We had a year and a half to plan, but other than making sure we had all of the major details covered most of the work had to happen in the last few weeks.
Because this was a home grown wedding Matthew and I also had our hands in nearly every detail. I made the cake, some of the deserts, put together the kabobs, we both helped set up ( with the help of friends ), and ran several random errands the day of.
The day of our wedding was unexpectedly a hot day, but there was nothing we could do about that and we did what we could to make sure people were comfortable. We rush ordered parasols 2 days before the wedding, which ended up being a nice aesthetic last minute detail.
We chose to have a responsive ceremony where people in attendance played a verbal role and committed to us as a couple. The ceremony was straightforward, but we chose to make personal vows with each other after we left the wedding.
Once the reception started we relaxed, had some beers and essentially had a large scale backyard barbecue with 150 people who know us well. Though there were some minor glitches, we had fun and danced surrounded by our closest friends. After dancing, cutting the cake (something we decided to do to make the grandparents happy- we just wanted to eat baklava) and catching up with friends and family we decided to leave. We wanted to have a grand exit with sparklers (I found the website for the sparklers ironically by typing into google ‘buysparklers.com”.. and it worked and they had the best prices) and we ran to our car (due to my fear of the catching on fire- for real).
although it was a lot of work, I enjoyed myself and would do it all again in a heartbeart.
Credit: BWright Photo
Sara & Matt may have been married during Hurricane Hannah on but that certainly didn’t dampen their spirits! The couple both looked uber stylish in their custom made outfits – Sara’s dress was by Mary Adams, an incredible dressmaker based in Brooklyn and Matt’s suit was made for him by UK company Addison & Steele.
For our April wedding we were adamant that we did not want an outdoor affair (I was scared of the possibility of the dreaded April Showers)however the hurricane didn’t seem to ruin anything for Sara, Matt and their al fresco celebration!
ps I do not know what the smoking lobster is all about, but I do love him!
Credit: Jenny Jimenez (this wedding has also been featured on Brookyn Bride)
Tracey & Paul had an amazingly colourful wedding last week and I am so excited that the photographer, Otto Schulze, has sent them to me to share with you all. I just love all the button bouquets out there at the moment – so cute and they last forever too…bonus! These ones were made by Etsy seller Really Bad Kitty.
The colourful details in this wedding make me smile and the button theme has been continued throughout – how many can you spot!? The wedding was expertly planned and by Table 6 Productions and Delilah’s Flowers of Denver did all the amazing real flowers!
Credit: Otto Schulze Photographers
Jenn & Ron had a gorgeous wedding, perfectly captured by Darbi G and her second shooter Erika Jackson. The photography even gives the day a rose-tinted glow. The resulting images truly appear to reflect the over-all feel and emotions of the day don’t you think? I can totally imagine being at this beautiful, soft, rose-tinted wedding!
Also can you believe Jenn actually made her amazing 2-piece dress (including corset) herself?! Erm..wow.
The henna on her hands doesn’t at all look out of place in among the personal touches and details of this wedding. Everything feels tranquil, soft, homely and personal. I am smitten!
Credit: Darbi G & Erika Jackson
Are these beautiful or what? I just love Tara Kneiser’s photography don’t you?
Shannon & Kevin are a seriously cool couple who incorporated some seriously fabulous details into their wedding.
Credit: Dixie Pixel
I was never a huge fan of the whole fake moustache at weddings thing that was really popular last year. I think mainly because I just didn’t ‘get’ it? I didn’t (and still don’t) understand what the actual point of it was.
However when it comes to real life moustaches, well that is a completely different matter entirely. This dude has got one seriously awesome ‘tache going on..coiffed to perfection wouldn’t you say?
Plus his Bride has got some pretty damn cool tattoos so, well, there was no way in hell I wasn’t going to share these was there?
The photographer, Katherine, describes this truly rock n roll wedding:
This couple had the most awesome wedding at Kali Kate in Buda. You’ve seen all the fake mustache weddings where everyone wore a fake mustache -well this groom grew the real thing- which he waxed and combed perfectly.!
Kristin has the best vintage kitchen for shooting still lifes. She’s also a great gardener , so of course she did all her own flowers- from the table arrangements to her beautifully simple bouquet of peony tulips.
She had all of her bridesmaids wore vintage inspired red polka dotted 40’s dresses. And she had a flower fairy instead of a flower girl!
But the best part was the music, a dj spinning real vinyl where he played a song that her Father sang as a opera singer- a surprise for their Father -Daughter dance and the last song was the cool old Pink Floyd song “Fearless”.