Elhaam & Mat’s Labyrinth-Inspired, Venetian Ball Wedding

March 23, 2011

This New York City couple wanted a super glam wedding with a twist…one that really reflected them as a couple, “On November 12, 2010, Mat and I were married at Capitale in NYC in front of 200 guests,” the bride, Elhaam, explained. “I’m originally from Georgia, with Iranian ancestry, and Mat is from Leeds, UK, so we wanted to incorporate British, American and Persian elements with our own personalities and style to make the wedding truly our own. We’re both in the music industry and that obviously played a huge role in the wedding too.”

“Our wedding was loosely inspired  by the ballroom scene from the David Bowie flick The Labyrinth. The film is about a journey and coming out a better person at the end through your relationships. Mat and I definitely went through a journey to find each other. He from Leeds, UK, and me from Alpharetta, Georgia, and both of us following our love of music to NYC where we meet and fall in love.”

“Some of the wedding features include antique candelabras dripping with wax, hanging green amaranthus, old European flowers, and moody lighting to capture that feeling from the ballroom scene in the Labyrinth,” she continued. “We had a masked ball reception with Venetian masks, live performances by artists like Marfa Lights and U.S Royalty, some celebrity guests, amazing food, and non stop dancing provided by DJ Cat Hartwell from indie band Holy Hail.”

“What made our wedding so special is that it reflected who we are, complete with a killer soundtrack (since we are both in the music biz), great fashion (the bridesmaids dresses are all custom made by James Coviello, groom’s 60’s inspired skinny suits from Topman, my customized gown by  Lazaro and Mat’s custom suit by Against Nature), our joint customs and backgrounds melted together into the ceremony, the ring blessing, and all the love from our 200 guests.”

These guys are so gorgeous! Be sure to check out their awesome (and funny…most hilarious groom response to ‘I give you this ring’ possibly ever) video too…


Thanks to much to the stunning Elhaam & her husband Mat for sharing their day with us. Big love to their photographers Kellie & Rupert for sending over her images too.

Photography Credit: 4 Eyes Photography
Video Credit: TJ Misny
Venue, Food, Cake: Capitale, NYC
Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Kleinfelds
Groom’s Suit, Accessories, & Wedding Band: Against Nature
Groom’s Shoes: Paul Smith
Bridesmaid Dresses: James Coviello
Florist: In Bloom
Venetian Masks: House of Masquerades
DJ: Cat Hartwell
Custom Bar: Luxe Event Decor
Rentals: Ruth Fischl
Invitations: Custom Illustration by Pretty as a Picture
Calligraphy: Joanne Day
Hair: Devachan
Makeup: Lilly Rivera of Bridal Ga