This is one duo that knows how to throw a party. In fact, when it came time to plan their Big Day, celebrating with good food, tasty cocktails and a whole lot of dancing was tops on their list of priorities. The result? A simply chic, fun-filled soiree that was as personal as it was pretty. Fall in love with every moment captured by Weddings by Two in THE VAULT right this way.
From the Bride and Groom… Our vision was simple, we wanted to have great food (Lukas was a chef and is now a butcher), open bar and music that our guests could dance to all night. We ultimately just wanted everyone (including ourselves) to have an amazing time. Since the Green Building was gorgeous to begin with, we were lucky that the place came alive with the addition of just a few lights.
We didn’t use a specific color palette. We only wanted our flowers to be seasonal with tons of color. Since we chose not to have a wedding party, we did not have to think of our bridesmaids or groomsmen’s outfits matching anything.
It was important for us to use the courtyard and have the ceremony outside. It was dream weather, flanked by rain the day before and the day after. We were really lucky. Leah used Pinterest ideas to incorporate photos in unique places throughout. We placed family photos inside old shutters. We also wanted Leah’s grandmother and Lukas’ grandfather, who are no longer with us, to somehow be remembered. We had photos of them on a special table with a note. Additionally, our photo booth was completely DIY, complete with props and selfie sticks.
We loved the Ketubah signing ceremony because it was a unique, private part that close family could be a part of. We also loved dancing with friends and family (especially to Whitney Houston during our first dance).
Each table had a unique arrangement of flowers. We provided different size vases and mason jars to our florist, Sprout Home, so they could incorporate potted plants and succulents. It was stunning. Leah’s gown was from BHLDN. For the ceremony Leah wore a beaded topper (also from BHLDN) and took that off for the reception. The dress was simple but totally Leah’s style. Lukas’ suit was from Suit Supply, and he wanted something unique and colorful. He wanted a vest so he could take off the jacket when dancing but still look somewhat formal. We chose to have pies and cannoli’s for dessert (the whole thing was catered by Pies N Thighs), two dessert items that we love! Leah’s friend created a groom’s cake for Lukas with a Warrior’s theme because he is from Oakland and a huge fan. Our favors were homemade soaps (made by us) using rendered lamb fat from Lukas’ butcher shop. Don’t worry — they smelled of lavender.
Our main advice to couples planning their wedding would be to plan as much as you can, as early as you can, because things always come up last minute. Put trust in others (family, planner, photographer, caterer, florist) to do their job/task so you don’t have to do everything. Make sure you do what YOU want — its you and your husband’s wedding, no one else’s.
Photography: Weddings By Two | Event Planning: Lindsey M. Events | Floral Design: Sprout Home | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Catering: Pies N Thighs | Hair + Makeup: Channing Reinert | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Venue: The Green Building