A few months ago I announced a new series that I wanted to start on here called Love Notes. I thought it fitting to begin with my story. Here it goes...
Dom and I met back in high school, although we’ll both tell you at different times. The one thing we can agree on is we were 16, sometimes Dom likes to tell me he saw me once in grade school but that's iffy. We didn’t date back then but did go to each others proms (we both went to same sex high schools) and we didn’t even kiss at the end of the night! We started to date a little in college but nothing too serious. Then I moved out to New York and when I didn’t come home for Christmas that year I think he finally came to his senses and it was the kick in the pants he needed. He moved out to New York the following summer and we’ve been together ever since :)
It’s safe to say I was the worst client I’ve ever worked with. I had the hardest time making up my mind about anything. As any of you brides and brides to be out there know, planning your own wedding is completely overwhelming. There were so many decisions to be made and I really let it come down to the wire before I made the final call on the invites. It’s very different creating something for yourself. In the end it came down to two options, you can find the runner up here, titled Hadley.
Our save the dates came from an engagement shoot we did with my friend Cassidy, who I can say, from personal experience, brings out the best in her clients. We walked around our Brooklyn neighborhood, hung out in a couple of our favorite spots, Smith Canteen and Farmacy. We also did a styled shoot with her after we were married which you can see here.
Our wedding logo took inspiration from the idea of two people coming together and growing their lives together. You know those couples who slowly morph into one another? I maybe wouldn't go that far but we get a good laugh when we get ready to go to brunch and realize we're practically wearing matching outfits or coordinating colors. We've known each other for so long it's hard to draw a clear line between the two of us sometimes.
I had our wedding logo letter-pressed into chipboard and used it to keep all the pieces in the suite together by tying it with bakers twine. It of course was the most expensive piece of the suite and was thought of at the eleventh hour but I just couldn’t let go once I dreamed it up.
I’m happy to say I love what we ended up with, it was the right compliment to our laid back affair. Our wedding venue was an old potato factory down in the River Market. We had amazing weather and were able to open up the whole side wall to the adjacent patio. We served BBQ ribs, kale salad and started everyone off with a vodka, watermelon and basil spritzer that my mom threw together. We used succulents to decorate the tables and let guests take them home at the end of the night. My mom took several and they are now full grown plants which I love seeing when I go home.