As a general rule, I don’t like to feature weddings that have been seen on other blogs. I figure that if they’re on one blog you’ll have seen them and there is nothing more boring than seeing the same wedding/story over and over again…plus that’s why I started Thursday Treats, to give you a definitive round up just in case you’ve missed anything epic in blog land.
However, rules are made to be broken and when I saw Kestrin & Jonathan’s 2 day wedding, firstly on photographer Noa’s facebook and then on uber blog Style me Pretty I knew I’d have to share some of these images with you too. Incredible doesn’t even cover it.
The bride wore 3 amazing dresses. The first, a white Monique Lhullier number. ” It is based on Monique’s “Poetry” dress, and Kestrin requested a change from the original silk tulle trumpet shaped skirt into an A-line with a bustled train. The designers worked with Kestrin to get the exact shape she wanted, accentuating her waistline and de-emphasizing her hips. Before and after the ceremony she added a vintage velvet pashmina for warmth. Kestrin was absolutely STUNNING!” Noa said.
After featuring Alissa & Rich’s crazy-stylish engagement last May, I couldn’t wait to see their wedding and they certainly haven’t disappointed! Alissa told me all about their ‘vintage, rustic, chic’ wedding.
“After an extensive search for a photographer, we found Laura Grier at Beautiful Day Photography. We fell in love with her laid back photo-journalistic style and her infectious positive energy. Through Laura, we ended up finding our wedding location, Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, California, based on the photos from one of the gorgeous weddings she shot there.”
Courtney & Dan got married at MGM signature patio, Las Vegas, and had their Rock n Rollin’ Reception at Diego’s restaurant in MGM. The couple both love Cinco De Mayo, collect hot sauce, their first date was at a Mexican restaurant and they love Mariachi bands, so the wedding has a slight Mexican theme.
Courtney originally had a traditional wedding dress, but a few days before she got on the plane to Vegas she went to the fitting to find her dress was to small. It was fate! Courtney knew there wasn’t going to be enough time to fix it, so she went to a prom shop in Philadelphia and found this gorgeous dress.
Jackie & John’s massively colour-filled wedding makes my heart sing with joy. Any couple who can’t settle on one colour scheme and go for all the colours is awesome in my book. Those bridesmaids – oh yes!
The wedding took place at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky – an art gallery space that is quite minimalist so not to take away from the art on the walls. The couple let the venue do what it does best and didn’t worry about adding their own decorations. “Decor was not a big priority to us because I respected the venue’s integrity on it’s own” Jackie told me. “I’m an art history major so it was great to find a venue that reflected that. Plus, 99% of our guests were from out of town, so it was nice to have everything – the ceremony, reception and after party – all under one roof. Everyone partied until they had to cut the band off and then simply staggered upstairs to bed. More than a few out of town guests thanked us for that. I can not speak highly enough of the staff there. We had taken our party upstairs to a couple of hotel rooms and the hotel was getting a couple noise complaints, but instead of telling us to keep it quiet and kill the party, they opened up a meeting room space down in the basement and let us bring our own food, drinks and iPod speakers in and stay as late as we want. My husband and I finally crawled away to our room at 3:30 am or so but I’m told people were in the meeting room until well past sunrise.”
With a name like Devereaux, it was pretty much a dead cert. that her wedding would be cool and chic, and that her dress would be vintage and fabulous. The dress came from Timelessvixen, which she teamed with a feather fascinator from Pegasusmaiden and ‘Stephanie’ shoes by Coloriffics. She also wore a vintage coat and clutch bag which she already had in her wardrobe.
I was lucky enough to chat with Devereaux, who told me all about her and her husband, Justin’s wedding…
“Our taste is very mid-century modern, so it was natural that our wedding have a retro feel. I bought my dress off of Ebay on a whim, and it wasn’t until I tried it on that I realized it was my wedding dress. I think what made our wedding rock ‘n roll is that we just did what felt right to us and didn’t sweat the small details, or worry about “wedding standards.” Our guiding principals were to keep things small (we had just under 50 of our closest family and friends), simple, and fun. To us that meant casual food (tacos and tamales), plenty of beer and wine, and a great playlist (put together by my husband with some help from me). We picked our venue because it was reasonably affordable, had a great view of downtown Austin, and the stone building looked cool with minimal decoration. My husband wanted to wear a chocolate brown suit, so I picked purple for the bridesmaids dresses and orange flowers because I thought they would look nice together.”
Shaun & Jacinta must be every wedding photographer’s dream clients! With Jacinta being a fashion designer and Shaun an illustrator, their wedding was always going to be too damn cool for words. Jacinta designed and made her own dress over 3-4 weeks (I know, I can’t believe it either!) which incorporated a print designed by Shaun (!) The pair worked together to decide on few ideas of what to have in the design to make it perfect for them and to represent both their families. They wanted it to include a Maltese cross to represent Jacinta’s heritage and one of Shaun’s mother’s favourite flowers, Chrysanthemums.
If you don’t love this then you shouldn’t be reading Rock n Roll Bride! This is what it’s all about baby…