Hello bright and sunny wedding with a ton of balloons! This is my kinda party for sure!
“It was really important to us that our wedding fully represent who we are and include elements of all the things we love most – design, good food and good music. Although our wedding did not have a specific theme, it did have a distinct style. The ceremony and reception were held at a distinctly modern venue, located in Downtown Montreal, so we used our wedding accessories to bring in vintage elements. Our C + M monogram served as the logo for all of our stationary and for our burlap wedding favor baggies, which were also stamped with our monogram. Our color scheme was black, white and yellow (with lots of polka dots!) We went for a very organic look with the flowers (white dahlias, goldenrods, dusty millers, succulents etc).
Our nondenominational ceremony incorporated elements from both the Italian/Catholic and Jewish traditions: lighting a unity candle (with burlap accessories), the breaking of a glass and readings in both English and Italian. Behind us stood a wall of white balloons, in all different sizes, resembling more a wall of fluffy clouds and acting as the perfect backdrop for our ceremony. For our processional song, a jazz band played a beautiful instrumental version of Bon Iver’s For Emma and a more upbeat recessional song, Here Comes Your Man by The Pixies. After the meal, our guests were treated to more drinks, dancing, a photo booth (courtesy of our fantastic photographers) and a sweet table that was so beautifully styled, you were afraid to touch it. We are thrilled with how the day turned out. Everything was perfect, we could not have asked for a better day!”
Dress: Christianne Brunelle Couture
Flowers: Fleurs Des Jardins
Cake: Sophie Sucree
Veil (birdcage): Christianne Brunelle Couture
Paper products/invites: Tartine Paperie
Coordination & wedding favors: Principal Planner – Azar Jazestani Events. (Favor tags and monogram also by Tartine).
[images from Blushing Bride Studio]
I have 75 guests that can back me up on this but I was literally the chillest bride ever. That’s what I remember most about that day, the way I felt, which was calm, joyous & aware. That’s a result, really, of those aforementioned guests & all the rest of the kind & immensely talented humans it took to interpret our love story into one unforgettable day. So, to our family, friends & vendors: a wholehearted thank you. Your presence & support on that day is the foundation of our memories.
I think being a carefree bride is a chose & it starts in the planning process. My husband & I are both in creative fields (he is a software developer, I am a fashion editor/stylist), so creating a certain aesthetic was important to us so we made it a priority to hire people whose eye & work we believed in & could trust to channel our vision & sensibility. Then we just let them bring the elements of their expertise to us. That’s my biggest advice to future brides’s to be: hire well, worry less.
Officiant: Whitney Saffel
[images from Brookelyn Photography]
Here’s proof you can have a Brooklyn-style wedding anywhere…even in Belgium! This couple had it all, from the chic guests to the chalkboard menu….
Photography: Melissa Milis Photography
Letterpress invitations: Head First (the bride)
Website: www.alexandraentimothy.com by Head First (the bride)
Chalkboard: Head First (the bride)
Dress: Pronovias via JPC Collection
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane
Hair and Make-up: Fraukje Van de Wiele
Suit: Café Costume
Shoes: van Bommel
Cufflinks: Deakin & Francis
Bowtie: Mrs. Bowtie
Rings: Edelgedacht (bespoke)
Catering: Coeur d’Artichaut
Event styling: Coeur d’Artichaut
Location lunch: M with a view, Gent , Belgium
Location reception: Gaston, Gent , Belgium
Location dinner party: Cultuurfabriek, Ronse, Belgium
[images from Melissa Milis Photography]
What a chic location for this wedding! I’ve always thought the Brooklyn Waterfront in DUMBO is just ideal.
Cake: Nine Cakes
Cookies: BMQ Desserts
[images from Khaki Bedford]