Today I get to share with you the gorgeous wedding of Emily & Aaron photographed by the Lakshal Perera with a very stylish theme.
“We had very clear instructions to all vendors about what we wanted and why.”
“I have a very monochrome style in day to day life” explains Emily, “and this definitely showed in the wedding. I guess we didn’t do things just because you are supposed at a wedding. No flowers, we didn’t have any traditional songs and honestly didn’t listen to anyone suggestions.“
We were engaged for 5 years, so I had so much time to make things that I refused to pay top dollar for! I think the bouquets were the most fun to do- as I had no real time constraint. I started making those about 18 months before we got married.
“Unbeknownst to me, for 2 years he had been folding 1,000 origami cranes for me. He only worked on it while I was at school or work. As the legend goes, if you fold 1,000 cranes, your wish would come true. 1,000 cranes is also a common wedding gift in China to wish a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple.”
I love Sarah’s story of how Jon proposed to her on her birthday in 2011. As well as being a magician, bartender,, graphic designer, balloon animal maker, punk rock music enthusiast and many more, he is also an origami artist.
“We made all of the white cranes for the backdrop, Jon held an origami 101 class and taught me and my girls how to fold them and we made a night of it.”
When Traditionally Modern Weddings & Events sent me through a sneak peek of this wedding – I loved how elegant and super cool Lauren & Ben are!
Taking place at The Cotton Warehouse in Monroe, Lauren & Ben did plenty to make sure their wedding day represented them as a couple..
We both love music, so there were a lot of musical elements throughout the wedding. Table numbers were written with chalk on records, and our wedding planner, Dawn, made vases using records fitted around PVC pipe. Our florist used an old guitar to make our ceremony table centrepiece. We also had a couple of tattoo details – a friend of mine made a logo for our wedding that we had made into temporary tattoos, and our wedding planner set up a tattoo parlour so our guests could apply their tattoos.
“The ceremony was actually my favourite part, all the stress of wedding planning and the nervousness (surprisingly) disappeared as soon as I started walking down the aisle.”
There’s something beautiful about black & white, It looks so classical. This is exactly how Amy & Paul’s wedding looks. Beautiful. Photographer Kelly Weech is fantastic. Amy & Paul look so happy.
“We often buy each other tattoo time for birthdays and Christmas. It’s kind of a safe bet as its not just going to sit in the cupboard collecting dust and you get to keep it forever!”
“When we told people that we were having black as our colour/theme, I think they expected us to have skulls and some kind of demonic figures everywhere! The actual reason we choose black was because I think it is quite timeless and it gave us an elegant yet simple feel. I wanted nice clean lines. We both said from the start that although we were having a sit down meal, we didn’t want anything too formal, just a nice relaxed atmosphere where all our guests could sit relax and enjoy themselves, especially with having the wedding only three days after Christmas. The atmosphere, happy go lucky time where we could all eat drink and be merry represented us as a couple. Having all of our family together was quite an important factor as we don’t get to see everyone together very often, we’re all a little scattered around the country .
“We did a lot of DIY in the preparation for the wedding,we started by printing and making our own invitations,which was surprisingly easier than we thought but we did keep it simple and in context with the black theme. I also decorated some lanterns to go down either side of the aisle. Continue reading