Real loft wedding: Raisa + Jeff

bride and groom rooftop portrait

bridal party in navy on rooftop

throwing the rice

bride and groom

bride and groom shoes

brides bouquet

table number and menu with triangle design

centerpiece and pink hors d'oeuvres

modern white reception

white hydrangea centerpiece

modern white and gold reception table

cute purple monster card box

From the bride:

We knew that most of our guests would be coming in from out of town, so when we walked into Studio 450, we knew we found our reception space.  With expansive views of NYC, it was the perfect venue to show off the city we call home to our guests, many of whom had never been to NYC before.  We chose all white flowers — giant calla lilies (which have always been my favorite since I was a little girl), orchids and hydrangeas — for a clean, modern look to play off the all white space of Studio 450, but used soft uplighting and tons of candlelight to keep the feel warm and inviting.  We continued the clean, modern look with our invitations, which served as the inspiration for our programs, menu cards, seating board, table cards and other printed materials.

Where possible, our own personalities and preferences drove our decisions.  Our table names were the clubs from Rushmore, one of our favorite movies.  Our menu was full of Asian flavors — both as a nod to my Filipino culture and the fact that we order in Vietnamese and Thai once a week!  My mom even made her homemade empanadas as a late night snack.  Our wedding cake was from our favorite bakery, Lady M.  Some friends drove in beer from Bell’s Brewery, a brewery from Jeff’s college town.  And if you know my personality, the card monster makes perfect sense!

But our overarching goal was to throw an amazing party for our guests that we would remember for the rest of our lives.  We focused on great music, food and cocktails, but with friends and family as wonderful as ours (who all love a good dance party), it wasn’t hard to create a memorable night!

Dress — Rivini
Shoes — Valentino
Veil — Gorgeous Complements  (the owner, Silvia, used the lace from my mom’s wedding veil to create my veil)
Tux — Ralph Lauren Black Label
Bridesmaids Dresses — Amsale
Caterer — Real Food Catering
Cake — Lady M.
Florist — Blade
Makeup — Sally Duvall
Hair — Stacy Pitt, Styles on B
Reception Venue — Studio 450
Ceremony Venue — Church of the Guardian Angel
Photo Display — Printstagram
Music — Colleen Crumbcake, Sugartown Industries
Bride’s Jewelry, Engagement Ring and Wedding Rings — J. West Jewelry Designs

[images from Weddings by Two]

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Real Brooklyn wedding: Laura + Aaron

yellow and green bouquet and boutonniere

Pops of yellow and oversized lettering at the ceremony make this Green Building wedding all the more fun!

bride and groom

wedding invitations

yellow and grey boutonnieres

string lights at ceremony

ceremony with lights

wedding ceremony at the green building

walking down the aisle

couples initials in lights

wedding rings

orange and green wedding centerpieces

succulent favors

wedding photobooth

wedding donuts

donut instead of wedding cake

dance party



Photographer: Matt Miller & Meghan of Our Labor of Love
Day of coordinator: Tammy Golson
Ceremony & reception venue: The Green Building
Florist: Rose Red & Lavender
Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker:  Dough (donuts) & Coolhaus (ice cream sandwiches)
Caterer: Cobblestone Catering
Food trucks: Schnitzel & Things & Mexicue
Lighting: I made the lit letters, The Green Building did the light altar
Paper Products: Most were designed by me
Bride’s Gown: Nicole Miller
Hair Stylist: Maura Burns from Blackstones Salon
Makeup Artist: Jessica Lawson
Bride’s Shoes: Something Blue from BHDLN
Save the date video: Laura Pence Ambrose
Grooms Attire: Brooklyn Tailors

[images from Our Labor of Love]

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Real Atlanta wedding: Theresa + Jay

bride and groom wearing horse masks

Welcome back everyone!  Thought we could kick off 2013 with a fab wedding featuring horsey masks, a chic short dress, and a contemporary museum setting!

bride wearing horse mask

modern blue and red invitation

green boutonniere

brides sparkly shoes and short dress

brides hair and bouquet

closeup of bridal bouquet

green bridal bouquet

outdoor ceremony in front of white garland

wedding ceremony

escort card table with ampersand

succulent centerpieces and table numbers


outdoor smores reception bonfire

floating lanterns

From the couple!

All in all, we wanted a simple, relaxed wedding – outdoors, minimalistic, modern but warm and laid-back. We really wanted to focus on having fun and enjoying our close friends and family, most of whom came in from out of town (South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, CA, lots from NY, & Mississippi). We picked the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for its open and post-industrial-esque space outside, with our fingers crossed for good weather and no trains (success on the weather!). Alice Reynolds helped us with the succulent-inspired arrangements and lots of the design details – including impromptu chalk drawings on the walkway that were a big hit with the guests.

We wrote our vows together with the help of our friend and officiant Jessica Chilton using crayons, construction paper and a toy-covered sand box (her day job is a creative arts therapist). Some of the highlights were the unexpected toasts, seeing props from the photo booth make their way to the dance floor and lavender smores (from our creative caterer SIMB) cooked over a flaming fire-pit. For the end of the night we had big plans for everyone to let off paper sky laterns, inspired by a trip to Thailand earlier in the year. Some alarmed guests, a few singed hairs, and a flaming tree later, we realized sky lanterns are a lot more graceful on the beach. Good thing the Georgia Brown Ale was flowing to calm the nerves!


Location: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
DJ: A-Dot
Invitations: Hello Tenfold
Floral: Alice Reynolds
Catering: Sun in My Belly
Day-of Coordination: Emily Gomez
Photographer: Kendrick and David – Our Labor of Love
Officiant: Jess Chilton

[images from David & Kendrick of Our Labor of Love]

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