Gianna and Erin met working as writers on the same TV show and their friendship blossomed into love. They didn’t want their wedding to feel like a wedding but rather just a fun party. Plus, they loved the old-timey feel of the space.
Don’t miss Erin’s fab black and navy dress and Gianna’s suit that was once owned by Ellen Degeneres!
In Romania, we kept the ceremony traditional, which is itself offbeat because it’s like a time capsule — orthodox traditions reminded me of this year’s Met Gala. For the LA party, I wanted all local greens: palms to match the invites (and bridesbabes getting-ready outfits!) and succulent gold terrariums and little vases that doubled as favors. I wanted my 12 bridesmaids to pick their own dresses. The only rules were to pick a metallic or navy blue outfit they would love.
If there was ever a photo and video team who keeps us googly-eyed at the weddings they send our way, it’s the LA-based superstars of Rawtography. They’ve captured some truly stunning offbeat weddings including one of the most amazing goth weddings, a natural history event complete with volcano, a wedding at the Houdini Estate, a Muppet extravaganza at Jim Henson Studios, and the incredible seafoam circus wedding of Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver-Van Dyke. Yep, THAT Dick Van Dyke.
Here are some of their favorite weddings (that are now ours’, too!)…
We wanted to create a dark, moody vibe without going to over the top goth. We wanted our wedding to reflect who we as as people and as a couple. We both love the macabre. We decided to have our wedding have reflect elements of death (skulls, etc.) and life (lush plants, etc.) to represent the end of what came before as it transitioned to the new life we were creating together.
Music is a huge part of our lives and I let the artists who inspire us most influence the design. We drank whiskey from tea cups and had the processional set to "Fawn" by Tom Waits. His lyrics were tucked in here and there. I weaved in my love of kitsch and vintage by collecting mix and match china for 200 people (it took almost two years!) and featured a unique, cool set of vintage salt and pepper shakers on every table. We had whiskey bottles (all enjoyed with friends and family) and vintage vases that we collected for flowers.
It’s time to relive your high school years (or get a kick-ass REDO!) at this retro-tastic PROM-THEMED wedding. Just to whet your appetite: Christy and Stuart were crowned bride and groom, they wore sashes, roses, and crowns, and even rocked the “surprise” of it all. The guestbook was — you guessed it — a YEARBOOK. There was a balloon arch, prom poses at the photo booth station, a pink stretch limo, corsages, and it was all held in an actual high school gym (winner for wedding venue we hadn’t yet seen!).
Whether you remember your high school years fondly or not, you can’t deny the nostalgic magic of this throwback wedding in all its prom glory. Grab some punch, spike it with something good, and get ready to party, prom-style…