If my crazy heart palpitations are any indication of the special-ness of this wedding, you’re about to see something off the charts special. From Untamed Heart Photography, it’s all gold glitter this, industrial glam that, and at the center is maybe the best smile I’ve ever seen!
My theme was sort of… industrial glam with a few other themes in the undercurrent.
I love all things industrial. My original hope was for Philip and I to be married in a vintage shoe factory since we fancy ourselves shoe collectors.
The repeated themes throughout the wedding were:
1 – The colors: grey, burgundy/oxblood, gold and black
2 – Shoe logo (on invitation, paper materials at wedding, on custom pillow in lounge area and we played the shoe game)
3 – Games – we love games so we had a custom tic-tac-toe, Yahtzee dice, ping-pong and we gave away playing cards as our guest gift.
4 – Light bulbs: We had a light bulb paper clip in the invitation, we had hanging pendent lights at the ceremony. At the reception, light bulbs were in marquee signs, in vases, acted as bud vases and there was a light bulb curtain.
We were married in a beautiful garden by a small pond, but then had the contrast of industrial pipe with hanging pendent lights. Then at the reception, the room was all cement and pipe and brick, so I wanted very natural, neutral flowers with a pop of burgundy. We popped the burgundy with my jewelry, my shoes, Phil’s accent color in the shoes he designed and then my bouquet had lots of burgundy/oxblood in it. There were bud vases with the burgundy color, the napkins were burdundy etc. Also, we had a gorgeous vintage burgundy couch in a seating area at the reception. It was one of my favorite pieces in the room.
Then, we walked down the aisle to “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake!!! Everyone who knows us knows that we love hip hop and pop, so playing anything too formal just didn’t feel right for US.The song “Mirrors” actually made another appearance later in the wedding. My sister, Lindsay surprised us at the wedding with a video she made. She reached out to all of our guests – even those that could attend who were oversees with the military, a friend in Australia, Greece etc… and they all submitted videos of themselves lip sinking and dancing to “Mirrors”. My sister then made a music video out of all the clips and surprised us with it at the wedding. It was incredible and the most amazing gift and memory that we will have forever. Here is the link:
Secret Tricks…well, since we were living out of state, our wedding planners was crucial. I would recommend a wedding planner to anyone getting married! If you have a full time job, keeping up with the timeline and communication alone can be overwhelming. Wedding Planners are god’s gifts to couples planning a wedding. They also eliminate the fear of booking a bad vendor. Also remember, this is your first time planning your wedding, but they plan weddings in the area all the time and know all the vendors and their strengths and weaknesses. Wedding planners are like match makers with your vendors and so worth their cost!
***From the Groom*** Our photographer really was amazing. Michelle at Untamed Heart Photography was literally a part of the wedding; I could not have imagined us getting married without her there! The atmosphere that she created, her ability and willingness to get to know us was unparalleled. She rocks and was invaluable to us.
Bride's Hairpiece: Whitney Alyssa | Catering: Butler's Pantry | Ceremony Venue: Lafayette Park | Custom Lighting: Aries Company | Dessert: Cold Stone Creamery | Event Planning: Events Luxe | Event Planning: Events Luxe | Floral Design: The Special Event Florist | Floral Design: Tina Barerra | Gown: Theia | Gown: Theia | Groom/groomsmen Shoes: Custom Nike | Hair/Make Up: Lalo Salon | Invitations:: DIY | Photography: Untamed Heart Photography | Reception Venue: Neo On Locust | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik