The heart and soul of the weddings that we choose for Style Me Pretty is pretty simple. Love. The kind that doesn’t dictate the lavishness or the DIY or the expense of your wedding. Just love, pure and simple. And this couple had that in the bag. And so much more. With images by Momoko Photography, this little number will most certainly make you smile. Click here for more!
From the bride…Rory and I decided that the most important goal of our wedding was to create an amazing celebration for our family and friends to dance the night away! We LOVE music, and our relationship started by going to music festivals and to see our favorite bands together. We wanted to create the feeling you get seeing your favorite band at our wedding reception and for everyone to feel like part of the festivities. The day of the wedding was chilly for the end of July, but in the end it was perfect for dancing with the doors open, providing natural air conditioning for our dance party.
We got engaged at Yerkes Observatory, and we thought the building was too beautiful to not return to take pictures the day of the wedding. Ideally, we would have gotten married there, but they do not allow receptions to take place on the grounds. We wanted to make sure the ceremony and reception took place in one location, and when we found Horticultural Hall, I knew it was perfect. The courtyard felt like a lush secret garden and created a lovely intimate ceremony space. The additional contributions from family and friends, like my mom & sister making the place card/plant tags and my reception sash, my friend Kaitlin making “Smores Pops” for everyone, and Rory and I making little details for the guest tables, using my mom’s antique bottle collection for budvases on tables, my friends at The Flower Firm making my gorgeous floral designs, it all made the whole day feel like a giant hug!
Photography: Momoko Photography | Floral Design: The Flower Firm | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Leah Shanholtz | Necklace: Randolph Street Market | Hair: Clear Waters Salon And Day Spa | DJ: Angie Ma | Couple's Shots: Yerke's Observatory | Heart Shaped Fans: Rory O'Donnell (Groom) | Reception And Ceremony: Horticultural Hall | Rock From Ceremony: Dave's Rock Shop | Veil: Sara Gabriel