Real Wedding: Kelly and Christopher, II
February 2, 2009

We are featuring the loveliest real wedding today...two ballerinas, whose sense of style and creativity influence every single detail. And the team at Twin Lens Images captured the night to perfection.

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More from the bride, Kelly...

We set out to create a glowing, cozy, organic and most importantly, personal wedding peppered with details that represented us as a couple.  As a motif, we used a stick figure drawing of us that Christopher created.  He uses stick figures in the pre-production process of choreography.  We used the motif on our invitations, programs and cake and he personally drew a stick figure on each guest’s dinner place card.  He also had a set designer friend weld a stick figure sculpture of us that he stuck in the grass to greet me as I walked down the aisle.  I didn’t actually get to see it until the next morning as I never quite made it outside, but it now hangs in our apartment.

Other personal elements included the wood we used from my mother’s 100 year-old barn on her ranch in Texas to make the signs that we staked throughout the grounds.  My mother also brought us a horseshoe from her barn that we displayed on the “altar” of our ceremony for good luck, as well as, 120 sprigs of rosemary from her rosemary bush that we inserted into the napkins with the menus at dinner.

I made all of the paper cones and stickers with a handwritten message.  I bought the paper and stickers at our local Kate’s Paperie in NYC, then rolled them up, affixed with glue dots and filled them with dried lavender.

Travel is one of our passions and we love in particular Route 66 and emblems of Americana.  We scoured Albuquerque flea markets and antique stores to find vintage postcards from Route 66 and New Mexico that we used as escort cards and hung on a clothesline.  This was one of my favorite projects for the wedding and the guests got a kick out of it too.

So much more to come!