Continuing on with our second day of Unique Weddings Week, this next one was sent to me by the lovely and talented Suzi Q of Q Weddings. I have to say, I fell in love with this wedding the minute I saw it. It’s the perfect combination of fun and yet totally elegant…
You can easily tell by these pictures that this was a great wedding…filled with whimsical details and shots of personality. I am loving the 60’s vibe and think that the bridesmaids and the bride look absolutely darling with their retro up-do’s! It’s nice to see the entire bridal party embracing the quirky style as well.
I wanted to separate out some of the details in this next set of images, as they are just too cute to not feature on their own…
Suzi has been sweet enough to share some of her favorite details with us…
For their engagement shoot, Carrie and Ed chose the Los Angeles airport and Canter’s Deli, so I knew their wedding was going to be different. The first surprise was Carrie and her bridesmaids all done up in 60s hairdos… retro and fun! The fact that her girls were game to do this delighted me.
The wedding was at the Long Beach Museum of Art, but first we hung out in downtown Long Beach, hitting a few favorite cafes and bars. It relaxed everyone and made for great pictures.
Then on to the ceremony on the lawn of the museum, overlooking the ocean. Carrie is a graphic designer and she designed all the printed material in a retro, yet contemporary style. She made little boxes of rose petals for everyone to throw, as well as the program, the place cards, the sign-in cards, even the Warholesque-portraits of her and Ed. All of this in chocolate and robin’s egg blue, with circles as a recurring motif. Even the cake had circles on it.
Along with the paper goods, Ed and Carrie created their own decor by finding centerpiece vases (more circles!) and some mod paper lamps from IKEA. Carrie’s parents made bride-and groom-cookies as favors, a good friend was DJ (with real vinyl!) and another friend (who is a professional animator) made the cake topper look like Carrie and Ed (based on the engagement photos).
For their first dance, Carrie and Ed re-enacted the Uma and John dance scene from Pulp Fiction. At the end of the night, 40 or so friends hopped on the city bus to go back downtown to celebrate even more. It was a great party for a great couple!
Thank you so much to Suzie Q for sharing this lovely and unique wedding with us! It’s definitely going down in my book as a favorite! Check back for another unique wedding later today!