Yes, yes yes this post is heeeuge. Photographer Shannon sent me a little sneaky peak of Josiah & Dana’s engagement session and I swooned as soon as I saw the shot with the silver glittery curtain behind them…but then I saw the coffee shop they started in, the photo booth shots and the cutest Rock n Roll picnic ever and I was smitten.
“This couple is sooooooooooooo cool.” Shannon told me. “Like, truly, I went away from the session thinking “Man, I have to start being cooler” because they were literally too cool. Oh, and they have great style.”
“We started at a local coffee shop, one that hosts underground bands and indie music and art shows. This space had so much character and we really spent way more time there than we intended because it was fun and completely different than the normal coffee shop vibe! We even took photobooth pictures, and pictures of them taking photobooth pictures. Then we went to a woodsy area (a secret spot of mine) and they set up a little rock n roll picnic. They brought a record player and some vinyl records, beer bottles as flower vases, cupcakes (YUM), and a few of their favorite books. Overall, it was probably one of the cutest picnics I’ve seen. Plus we all love cupcakes so that was a perk.”
I may well be stating the obvious here, but Amy & Jay’s wedding is freakin’ awesome. Hell to the yeah…I love to blog this stuff!
We were married on 01/02/10 in Brooklyn, NY. We really love our neighborhood and wanted to keep it local, allowing our guests to fully experience the day in Williamsburg Brooklyn. We had our ceremony and three course vegan meal at a place called Monkey Town. As a wedding gift, one of our best friends/dancer/aerialist/choreographer, Sarah Wollschlager, did an aerial performance to Etta James’ “At Last,” which contributed to the uniqueness and beauty of our ceremony. Our officiant, from the Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture, Tasha Paley, also made the ceremony even more personal- she brought laughter to our guests and made several of us shed a tear while reading an excerpt from “The Little Prince.”
We then had the reception at Trophy Bar, which included an open bar, dancing, vegan cupcakes, and a photobooth. For the photobooth, two of our best friends created a caution tape backdrop and set up a wireless remote, allowing the guests to get ready and pose! As far as vegan cupcakes in NYC go, Babycakes is the absolute best…we were so relieved that all of the non-vegan guests really loved them! They also made us a 6″ cake, where we put our super cute monster cake toppers, created by Leslie Levins. It was absolutely an incredible day and it wouldn’t have been what it was without our amazing friends!
Amy had two dresses – the ceremony dress was found on Ebay and was a similar design to Maggie Sottero’s Rasharna dress, which she loved but when she saw the less-fussy Ebay version she was sold! Her reception dress was from Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2008 collection. She carried a felt bouquet by Jennifer Rae of Ribbons n Bows Boutique (who she discovered through Rock n Roll Bride!)
Wanna see more? Check out their slideshow! Oh…and their wedding invitation video is too damn cool for words (check it out after the jump…)
Oh Lord I must contain my excitement. This is just the type of wedding that Rock n Roll Bride was created for and just the type of wedding that sends me weak at the knees. You’ll see why, believe me!
I was actually lucky enough to be able to share a little sneaky peak of Matt & Danielle’s wedding by way of their photo booth pictures back in November and we all knew from then that this was gonna be a goodie. A photo booth fit to bursting with that many tattooed bodies can never be a bad thing!
Edit: For everybody who’s been asking, Danielle’s (vegan!) shoes were by Bordello.