I adore the bold, bright colors in today’s feature wedding! Captured by Lindsey Thorne Photography, Gena and Chris were married on a beautiful day last May at a yacht club in Island Park, New York. A saturated color palette of orange and pink with touches of green was used throughout the decor and attire. The lush florals are definitely a must see! I also love the bride’s silver, sky high Giuseppe Zanotti heels and stunning rings…wow!
This wedding is bursting with energy and loads of personal touches! Captured by Alicia White Photography, Ally and Carlos were married on a crisp October day at a beautiful Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Carlos and Ally are both graphic designers, so they used their creative backgrounds to design many wedding elements, including the invitations. They also selected an amazing local art gallery in downtown Cleveland for the reception. A bold and modern color palette of orange and purple was used throughout the wedding attire and decor. I love that Carlos had an “A” tattooed on his ring finger in lieu of a traditional wedding ring!
A few words from the bride:
Carlos and I actually met at work and still work together! Since we are both artists and designers (Carlos actually designed the invitations!), we wanted a casual celebration that showed our creative side. We both feel like Alicia, our photographer, did an AMAZING job of capturing all the emotion and special details from the day! People also could not stop talking about how great the food was. Ruth and Doug at Gatherings Kitchen were a joy to work with.
This wedding is bursting with unique, personal details! Captured by Jen Yuson Photography, Kristen and Mario were married this past June in a gorgeous, wooded outdoor ceremony in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a surprise, the couple’s friends created hand drawn “Skeeter B Gone” labels on bug spray for guests to use while in the wooded park. One unique aspect: the couple was joined by their two cats on leases during the ceremony! Later, Mario carved the couple’s initials into a tree at the ceremony site; so sweet. Following the ceremony, everyone headed to a nearby art gallery, where Mario used to work, for the reception. Mario, an artist, and Kristen were able to add their own personal touches, with the help of family and friends, to the wonderful existing artwork in the reception space. One thousand hand folded origami cranes, a hand drawn cake topper and photobooth signs were a few of the artistic additions. The reception had a travel theme to commemorate the couple’s recent road trip across the US. They also participated in a traditional Polish Oczepiny, during which Mario wore a hat made of fruit and vegetables and Kristen wore a traditional cap while all their guests sung around them. I love the vivid, bright orange color palette used throughout the reception decor! Kristen and Mario now reside in Portland, Oregon.
A few words from the bride and groom:
Though both of us were born and bred North Carolinians, we have a great love for so many other areas of our country. Shortly before getting engaged, we decided to quit our jobs, sublet our house, and take a three-month road-trip around the United States. We learned so much about each other during those one-hundred days and had such an amazing time, that when we got engaged, we knew we needed to incorporate a travel theme into our wedding day.
As our wedding day approached we began to realize how many friends and family we have that love and care for us, and how many people were willing to help! We were also so lucky that the places and people around us all meant so much to us: A ceremony in the park that we had taken so many walks while we were dating, the reception in the very gallery where we first met, a dance party where Kristen had previously managed other events and Mario’s family all had artwork on display, and a wonderful photographer that was a trusted friend.
At the end of that day as we unwound in our hotel room, we were amazed how fast everything flew by. Though our feet were sore and our legs tired, that moment felt less like the end of a trip, and more like a new journey that we had just begun together.