Lucy McDonald of Story House has started the most darling illustration series of artist inspired wedding inspiration that I’m happy to say we’ll be featuring here every so often…her first inspired by Frida Kahlo is a welcome jolt of color during these cold Winter days!
[illustration by Lucy McDonald]
1. Fun One Like You dress, $170 | 2. Elegant Inspiration dress, $90 | 3. Known to Thrill dress, $95 | 4. Luminous and Lovely dress, $240 | 5. Moonlight Marvel dress, $190 | 6. Freely Flowing dress, $135 | 7. Exquisitely Effervescent dress, $155 | 8. Union Square Soiree dress, $300
– Tram @ Phi-Style.com
[images from Modcloth]
What a fun weekend! Kelsey & Eddie split up their nuptials into 2 days…getting married at City Hall with just their closest family on a Friday, then having a a party the next day with extended family and friends at Rockwood Music Hall. I love when couples do things at their own pace, in their own way!
From the photographer:
Over and over again I am impressed with couples doing their wedding the way they want to. It is such an important day and so often we get bogged down by expectations as opposed to knowing ourselves and building our day around just that. Kelsey and Eddie split their wedding up into two lovely days in December. They invited just their immediate family and myself to the civil clerk’s office on Friday to have their civil ceremony. There we all experienced the cultural phenomenon that is the Manhattan Civil Clerk’s Office. There were brides everywhere you looked, tons of photographers, pregnant bellies, flowers, and so much celebration. It was awesome. Kelsey and Eddie got married in a bright pink room with only their closest family members present. Afterward we ventured around the area and to the Brooklyn Bridge where everyone who walked by shouted something. We got “Congrats!” “You look beautiful!” and our mutual favorite “Is this real, is this a real wedding, or are you models?!” I know every couple wants to hear that they look like models on their wedding day, which these two totally did. Afterward the couple made time for an In Bed Session, which is a series I have been working on in the last few months. We went to The Ludlow Hotel and they jumped on the bed in excitement of being able to now call each other husband and wife. They cuddled, kissed, and then we said farewell for the night. On Saturday we all got dressed up again to celebrate with their extended family and friends at Rockwood Music Hall, where Eddie works. They had live music, amazing food, tons of dancing, and Eddie even played a song he wrote for Kelsey. It was a perfect weekend celebration for K & E and NYC gave the perfect backdrop.
[images from Manzanita]
When it comes to wedding gifts, I really love thinking about the interests of the couple. Some are big into travel, some are total foodies, and some LOVE good wine. This year Chad and I have been invited to a few weddings where there are non-traditional registries since their homes are already set up, but rather than sending cash, I’m thinking a Wine for a Wedding box might be the perfect gift. Its got a sleek modern design that’s customizable with text for the 3 wine slots which you can fill with your own wines or purchase directly through the site. These artist designed boxes are also a great heirloom piece and a gift that will continue to be useful over the years…whether you choose a 1st anniversary, 3rd anniversary, 5th anniversary setup, or something a little longer (even customized) for the couple, I think the couples excitement will build to be able to crack open a celebratory bottle and enjoy reliving their wedding! The slot covers can also be engraved on the back of each with a personal message from you, whether its a funny memory from the wedding or a few words of wisdom.
Today I’m happy to offer a lucky reader the chance to win one of these gorgeous anniversary boxes from Wine for a Wedding for themselves or as a gift! Head over to Wine for a Wedding and comment below with your favorite design for a chance to win. You’ll even be able to have the back customized with personal messages! (Sorry, no wine included) We’ll announce the winner on Friday. CONTEST IS NOW OVER
[images from Wine for a Wedding]