Friday, May 23, 2008

Art On The Tate

So not really wedding related but sort of because my husband and his partner just painted the front of the Tate Modern in London!!! Less than 24 hours after we got back from our honeymoon, they left to put their work up on the Tate. If any of you are there over the next three months, please go check it out!!! I hope to make it out there sometime in July. May has been a very exciting month for us to say the least!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Our Wedding Details

The backyard of the ocean front villa where the ceremony was held.

My two beautiful sisters in their J.Crew bridesmaid dresses.

All of our flower arrangements were a mix of daisies and white dendrobium orchids, I then had lemons submerged in the water to add that extra punch of yellow. Here is our lovely wedding cake with the most precious cake topper ever designed by Jennifer Murphy. The cake was vanilla rum with buttercream frosting under the fondant, it was so yummy!

I stamped each little favor pouch (thank you Lis!) that held our little ceramic tags by Paloma's Nest. The little birds were the ongoing theme throughout all of our stationery, so it was only fitting that the last song and dance of the night and one of my favorite moments was to Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds". Also included in the stationery suite was this lemon drop packaging. My advice to anyone getting letterpressed invites is to try and fit as much as you can on a plate!

The dinner and dancing set up.

Here is the gorgeous ring bearer pillow that Vané so kindly made for me. The Hable Construction fabric fit perfectly with our theme. My wedding band is from Ritani and Patrick's band is from Wedding Day Diamonds.

Jenna Hein's beautiful calligraphy adorned all of our place cards and lucky for us, Jenna and her boyfriend Jon were in Jamaica for our wedding.

What a perfect coincidence that the steel drums were painted yellow! These guys were awesome!

Here is the pool area of the villa where the cocktail reception was held and our lovely guitarist for the ceremony. He did an outstanding job playing Paul Simon's "Mother and Child Reunion" while our mothers were escorted down the aisle and José González's "Heartbeats" when my dad and I walked down the aisle.

Whew! I have so many more photos to share of all of the events that we had while in Jamaica, I will be posting the rest next week. I never thought I would have this much fun planning our wedding. Don't get me wrong there were definitely some trying moments when planning but I completely fell in love with the process of designing and putting together all of the little elements that made up our wedding. It was so much fun!

{photos by Anna Wolf}

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting Ready On Our Wedding Day

So here goes the first installment of photos, us getting ready and all of the fashion and accessories. Both Patrick and I started the day off with a massage, which I highly recommend. A nice little moment to yourself before all of the prep work begins. I was so lucky to have a "team" help me get ready, my niece Carlee and our good friend Matteo did my hair and then my good friend Libby helped with the rest; makeup, getting dressed, laughs, etc. To be honest, I was really relaxed that day, so relaxed that I was curling Libby's hair 20 minutes before the ceremony!

I just love this photo of Patrick's dad helping him with his tie. Such a sweet moment and so fun to see since I was a few villas down with my friends and family getting ready. If you can, try to have your photographer capture both his and her moments prior to the ceremony. My sister and her husband, Umit who owns Wedding Day Diamonds in Minneapolis gave me the perfect pair of diamond cluster earrings as a wedding gift, which I excitedly wore that day!

All of my accessories were part of the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. My something old was my grandmother's handkerchief, which I had a friend embroider our initials and wedding date in blue. My something borrowed was my other grandmother's brooch given to my sister, which I then pinned to the handkerchief. I wrapped the handkerchief around my bouquet, which meant a lot to me since neither grandmother was in attendance. After the ceremony, my sister thoughtfully gave me the brooch my grandmother gave her.

My wedding dress is by Thread, it is actually a bridesmaid gown in their Anna collection. It was the first and only dress I tried on and was only $400!!!! I bought it at The Wedding Library in Manhattan. I didn't even need to get it altered, everything fit perfect! Saving soooo much money on my dress, I totally splurged on my shoes, a gorgeous pair of Christian Dior sandals. I can't wait to wear them again!

Patrick's suit is by Gucci, his shirt by Jil Sander, tie by Banana Republic Monogram, and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo. He definitely splurged on his little get up, he even surprised me with his yellow socks! He looked so amazing and I can't wait for him to wear it all again!

{photos by Anna Wolf}

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We Are MARRIED!!!!

Wow! Patrick and I are finally married! I just had to share a couple of sneak peaks from our wedding. Everything went perfect, we had the time of our lives! All of our closest friends and family were in Jamaica with us to celebrate, and boy was it a fun filled 4 day celebration! Our photographer and dear friend, Anna Wolf captured every magical moment of the weekend, we literally have thousands of photos to go through and I can't wait to share them with you in the upcoming days!