Wedding season is upon us! This weekend we'll be at the nuptials of our beautiful friends Kira (remember her?) and Tyler and more of those cute wedding invites are popping through the letterbox everyday. So exciting. Anyway, I figured it was time to share some photos of our wedding, which happened on August 17th of last year. Apologies in advance for my inability to keep this post short. Choosing photos was torture! All of them were taken by the charming, sensitive, lovely and so handsome he makes all the girls smile Gary Ashley.
My dress was from Stone Fox Bride. My shoes were Valentino. I'm nervous here. Lu had to do up my shoes for me.
Our ceremony wasn't religious. Our friends and family gave readings (everything from Sid Vicious to Fernando Pessoa to Frank O'Hara) we exchanged rings and that was it. Short and so sweet.
We didn't have wedding 'favours' but I made these super easy and inexpensive temporary tattoos which were the biggest hit ever. Our friend Adrienne (who is an incredible artists) drew the design for us. As the night went on the tattoos made it to stranger and stranger places. In the interest of public decency I will not share the photos here but I have proof. I love my friends.
We wanted super easy yummy non 'wedding' food (when has filet mignon for 120 ever tasted good?) so we had one of our favourite restaurants, Pies & Thighs, cater. We served fried chicken, brisket, mac and cheese and kale and watermelon salad. We didn't have a wedding cake and served delicious homemade pies with paper hearts (it's amazing what you can do with a YouTube tutorial, origami paper and a bottle or 5 of wine) stuck in them instead.
I'm not a fan of matchy matchy so my darling bridesmaids all wore their own dresses, of their choice, which ranged from Carven to Prada to Theory to vintage. I provided the flowers (from Sprout Home). They all looked beautiful and most crucially, like themselves.
Isaac's best men also wore their own suits and looked wonderfully dapper. Isaac's suit was from The Kooples.
Isaac and I took 30 minutes after the ceremony to stroll around and take some more "official" shots. This was a moment I had been dreading a little (I wanted to stay with the parddddy) but it was actually so wonderful and calming. A little while for just the two of us to take it all in. While our photographer Gary took this photo, we were standing right in the light, holding hands, with the sun shining so hard on our faces that we had to close our eyes. I remember thinking, "yeah, this is a moment". And it was.
At this point about 20 Japanese tourists had turned the corner and were snapping away. Isaac worked the camera like a total ham while I stared at the ground awkwardly.
My dad's speech brought the house down and made everyone cry happy tears.
Our friends and family gave amazing speeches that were in turn totally embarassing/hilarious/beautiful/brilliant.
Then we danced the night away. Through friends we found a super cool local DJ who busted out an amazing mix of old school rock n roll, hip hop dirty dance classics and 90s power anthems. The night ended at 1:30am with us all piling into cabs for an after party back at The Ludlow. It was dreamy.
Wait, can we do it again?