Real Wedding: Jennifer & David Part 3
We've come to the final installment of Jennifer & David's beautiful, art gallery wedding. Their photographer Claudia Kay did a fantastic job capturing the emotion in each of their photos. And if you still haven't had enough after this post, mosey on over to Jen's blog- where you can read about the crazy way they met- and their incredible love story from that point forward.
Jennifer: "We continued our theme of a personal, unique wedding with the music we choose. Instead of using traditional wedding marches, we asked a family friend who is a classically trained pianist to perform our ceremony music. He transposed a piano version of the Explosions in the Sky song "Your Hand in Mine" (one of my favorite songs) for the processional, and played a unique ragtime medly for our recessional. "
"Using my wedding/event planning background, I was able to hand-make most of the decor elements of our wedding, including pinwheels for the bridesmaid bouquets, groomsmen boutonnieres, cake topper, and table numbers."
"For our first dance, we asked David's sister Natali and our friend Andrew, who introduced David and I, to sing an original version of the song "A Whole New World" from the movie Aladdin, since David sang that song to me on one of our first dates and it has always been special to us."
"My advice for those planning their weddings now is to be creative and make your wedding personal! The best thing anyone ever said to me when I began planning our wedding is that there is no formula that a wedding needs to fit into..."Every couple is different, and their wedding should reflect their unique personalities. Don't feel the need to do something just because you're supposed to, and don't be afraid to add your own personal touches!
By making each element of our wedding uniquely "David and Jennifer," we ended up with a personal, creative, and FUN wedding that we enjoyed from beginning to end, and we have countless memories that will last us a lifetime."
Jennifer is wearing the Small Pacific Hair Flower
Her DIY Pinwheel Tutorial is here
Photographer: Claudia Kay Photo
Ceremony Venue: Legation, a Gallery
Reception Venue: smARTspaces at 78th Street
Bride's Bouquet: Hilary Aurand
Bride's Dress: The Dress Bridal Boutique
Carerer: Duet Catering
DJ: Matt Millia Productions