Jackie and Hondo wanted a moody, romantic wedding but with no rules or traditions. They referenced Rock n Roll Bride magazine for inspiration throughout their planning process and felt so inspired by looking at everyone’s creativity and non-traditional themes.
The day was held at The Art Factory, a historic loft space, in Paterson, NJ. “I always pictured an all-black wedding and we both wanted a non-traditional space”, Jackie told us. “Our inspiration stemmed from doing what WE liked, and not what was ‘expected. We would describe our theme as moody, romantic and ‘evil boho’!”
To highlight the moody vibe, the couple asked all their guests to wear black and on the tables they had black candles and faux greenery. Almost everything was DIY, the
table numbers were made with thrifted stained glass and all the paper goods were homemade too.
“Our advice to other couples would be to not listen to anyone!” the bride concluded. “No two couples are exactly the same, so why would your wedding be? We got some of our greatest advice from people we didn’t know, and therefore… no opinions or added stress. Enjoy your day and hire a coordinator. There’s not many things that are cooler than seeing your planning to come to life on the day of, but who wants to boss people around on your wedding day!?”
- Photography: Carolina Rivera Photography
- Wedding Planner: Details Made Simple
- Officiant: Celia Milton
- Venue: The Art Factory, Paterson NJ
- Bride's Dress: Blush Bridal
- Hair: Sweet Hair Peace
- Make-Up: Make Me Up Eva
- Groom's Outfit: The Clothing Center, East Brunswick
- Catering: Ultimate Catering, NJ
- DJ: Limelight Entertainment