I actually love a theme wedding but sometimes the problem with a theme wedding is that it can get a little too...well...theme-y. So here's an idea, which I'm stealing from this Manhattan wedding by Josh McCullock Fine Art Weddings and Films, skip the theme and just take inspiration from the things you love. Love to read? Use a library catalog for your escort cards! Love to eat? Use the names of your favorite restaurants as table numbers! There's no reason why you can't have it all and still make it look good! Oh and why don't we just throw in some be-still-my-heart flowers from the great Saipua! If you can't get enough of this elegant wedding you may want to check out the full gallery and then head over to Josh McColluck's blog to see the beautiful film!
From Josh McCullock... Jesse and Stacy were married on Jan. 8th 2011 on Manhattan's upper east side. Preparations were done at the Hotel Wales with the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception held at the Harold Pratt House. The bride and groom are both rich with friends and experience. They love food and dining and it came out in the design and execution of their wedding day. Each guest chose their table assignment from an old library card catalog and then found their seat at one of many tables named after one of the couple's favorite restaurants. They gave favors to all their guests, such as custom jars of buckwheat honey from a farm in their native Ithaca, New York. This wedding was an absolute joy to shoot. Not because of the well planned details and timeless locations, but because the couple has a magnetism and humility about them.
Wedding Photography: Josh McCullock Fine Art Weddings and Films / Wedding Cinematography: Josh McCullock Fine Art Weddings and Films / Wedding Venue: The Harold Pratt House / Wedding Preparations: Hotel Wales / Florist: Saipua / Wedding Stationary: Stephanie Moss, Friend of the Bride / Wedding Dress: Custom by Lydia Colombo / Ceremony Musician: Cynthia Marcus Smith / Cocktail Musicians: Aaron Ewing Jazz Trio / Dinner Musicians: Juliana Riccardi Music Group (JRMG) / Post-Dinner DJ: Anthony Costello of JRMG / Wedding Cakes: Magnolia Bakery / Pies: Four & Twenty Blackbirds / Cookies: Nicole Masciopinto / Makeup: Ron Titone of Dana Bartone & Company / Hair: Kathy Slowik & Anna Geloso of Hair Creations