Real wedding: Corey + Daniel

These 2 very dashing fellows were married at the fabulous Eleven Madison Park restaurant, and at the end of their reception, held a fun cotillion where everyone got to wear masks and dance the night away!


Photography: Amber Knowles

Flowers: Blush Designs

Venue: Eleven Madison Park

Desserts: Buttercup Bakery

[images from Amber Knowles]

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Real wedding: Amanda + Paul

Lots of beautiful shots from this San Francisco wedding shot by Steep Street!  I love the mix of the Victorian house with the modern decor inside…perfect!


Flowers – Soulflowersf – green florist who also runs an intern program with at risk kids to give them business skills.  Emily is great, also does flower arranging classes and I’ve taken two (including one as a thank you with my bridesmaids and officiant) and they are really fun and you learn a ton.

Food – Nopalito – could not have asked for better food and people to work with.  Allyson and Tanisha and their staff went above and beyond on everything – including meeting with us to pick out our rentals.  We’ve finally stopped living off the leftover (except the popsicles) but the food was exactly what we wanted.

Drinks – NOPA (Nopalito’s higher end restaurant).   They designed two specialty cocktails for us, in addition to their sangria and special lemondate.

Photography- Kelty of Steep Street

Month of Coordinator – Sadie at One Big Fish Green Events

Space – White Palace SF – John Martin, who could not have been nicer and he and his partner designed the house themselves – a 3 year project.

Hair – Charles at Oxenrose Salon and a good friend who I’ve seen for 8 years and heard about many many boyfriends pre-Paul so was almost as excited as I was when I got engaged

Dress – Lela Rose at Marina Morrison

[images from Steep Street Photography]

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Real wedding: Crystal + Tony

This super low-key but extra stylish City Hall affair was practically effortless thanks to Crystal’s talented friends…all the details below!

Tony and I have a romance made for the Lifetime channel: young college girl moves to London (me) meets cool British DJ (Tony), they manage to fall head over heels for each other, but her visa expires and she is deported. Because they’re determined to stay together, and she is now in Seattle and he is in London, they decide to marry… And what better half-way point than NYC?

I would just like to say, that this wedding has possibly been the most stressful adventure to date, for both Tony and myself. Our original plan was elopement, but as I’m the first out of my friends to get married, that idea was quickly tossed out the window.

The total wedding party ended up being about 20 people (13 of which were single girls might I add, during Fleet Week Weekend) and none of it could’ve happened without them. I wholly give credit to my friends who banded together to get this wedding in order. I had general ideas about what I wanted for the wedding, but they were the ones that actually ended up purchasing (with the aid of my credit card) all the decor, food, etc.

The whole theme of the wedding was “hipster-vintage” and we really wanted our reception space & attire to reflect that sentiment. I requested that all the girls wear “hot colours with a hat/headpiece (as a nod to British tradition), and in order to dress up the venue I decided on all white flowers & candles. The donuts were an orgasmic treat, and the reception room (cheekly entitled: The Low Rider Room) was decorated to perfection (thanks to the friends).

… All in all, it was a crazy-wonderful experience!


Dress: David’s Bridal | Shoes: Aldo | Hair & Make-up: Alexis Hamlin-Vogler | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Donuts: Doughnut Plant | Photographer: Jenny Chen | Bouquet: Sprout Home | Venue: Rebar | Poster: “Keep Calm & Marry On” from Lovely Bride Blog | Cake Toppers: Enamor Weddings | Flowers: Wholesale from | Table Linens: Goodwill

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Real wedding: Leigh-Anne + Jeremy

Fabulous dress, fabulous wedding!  Enough said!

Photographer: Jennifer Sosa
Location, catering, and cake (and pie!): Bubby’s Pie Company, DUMBO
Makeup: Cassandra Garcia for Bobbi Brown
Bouquet, corsages, boutonnieres: Emily Thompson Flowers
Jewelry: Kate Spade bracelet, mom’s pearl bracelet and diamond earrings
Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger
Rings: Elleven, Cobble Hill
Table flowers, decorations, and branches: bride with friends and family
Officiant: Jay Daniel, friend of the couple
Invitations and other printed materials: friend of the bride
Favors: Momofuku Milk Bar cookies (also, face stamp by lilimandrill on etsy; bags by Nashville Wraps; pencils by Explicitly Yours; magnets handmade by friend of the bride)

[images from Jennifer Sosa]

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Real wedding: Carly + Matt

I love seeing a good PUBLIC wedding…its a great modern restaurant on the lower east side with even BETTER food!  And for a chic couple like Carly + Matt, it was the perfect place to celebrate their nuptials.

Matt and I were engaged in June and we couldn’t pick a date fast enough, February 26th 2011. We live in and love Brooklyn but met in Manhattan, so at first it was hard to choose where to get married. After seeing PUBLIC and tasting the food it was an easy choice. Even though most people only traveled from Long Island or New Jersey, we wanted our wedding to be a destination for our guests; we wanted people to feel like they were going somewhere special. With no real expectations our day was absolutely perfect. It was simple and elegant and more than we could have hoped for. We were lucky enough to celebrate with our family and closest friends, and were truly able to enjoy everyone’s company. Matt and I wanted to the day to reflect who we are and what we love. We love to eat and drink and laugh.

Photographer: Jenny Jimenez
Location: Public Restaurant
Hotel: Cooper Square Hotel
Makeup: Lindsey Jones
Hair: Naeemah Carre from Under Her Veil
Dress: Nicole Miller
Grooms Suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke
Flowers: Denise Fasanello
Officiant: Rev. Jesse Hendrich, M. Div.
Invitations: Bella Figura

[images from Jenny Jimenez]


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