Mary and Clay really wanted to have a wedding affair that was purely “on their terms”, and though it may seem unimportant, Banksy the street artist served as their inspiration for the soiree. They always knew that they want to make their own invites so the couple found this Balloon Girl which is a popular Bansky design and used it on their cards. They even went as far as using the balloon concept all throughout the wedding as red balloon were seen all over the place and it perfectly matched Mary’s red colored lipstick. Her wedding dress for the day was a Japanese gown which was handmade by her mother.
From Mary… We often hear them say that wedding planning would be stressful especially for the both of us, but the whole experience felt like it brought me and Clay closer together and enriched our trust for each other in manner that we haven’t got before. I simply loved it!
Well said, Mary. Huge thanks to Christine for sharing us these photos and congratulations to the newlyweds!
Our choice of music – Processional: “Which Way Your Heart Will Go” by Mason Jennings (Bridal party) and “Cupid” by Otis Redding, Recessional: “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure, First Dance: “Only You” by Yazoo
Our most memorable part of the wedding – Clay and I are not used to being the center of attention so walking on the aisle, sharing our vows in front of many people, and the whole build up from the morning really help me feel the jitters! I can recall looking only at Clay as I take my walk towards him. I wanted the entire moment to feel like it was just me and him, but everything happened very fast and were off running outside to have our wedding photos and I felt was being happy and that’s what mattered to us! And when it was all over, I was with him and we felt relaxed. It was really the most memorable part of our day.
Clay and I wanted to incorporate a personal feel to the whole wedding so we made efforts to make handmade items and add on personal stuff as much as we can. We included the things that we loved as a couple like these san bitter bottles and added lavenders to use them as name place cards. The welcome gifts we gave for the guests were the peanuts from my husband’s hometown and maple syrup from my place of birth.
Wedding advice – Try to know which are the things that meant a lot to both of you. We were particular with the food, photographer, and the venue so we didn’t mind spending money for all of them. We also liked being involved in the wedding projects so we had a DIY photo booth and used recycled perrier and wine bottles as vases for the flowers so we ended up not spending a lot on the decorations.
Also take time to recall even the smallest things and ask yourself whether you’re caught up in the hype of the planning or you’re getting the things that you want.
Venue: Smog Shoppe / Floral: Saint Germain Flowers / Wedding dress: The Green Guide / Shoes: Vera Wang lavender / Hair: Melissa Christine / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren black label suit / Invitations: Cards and Pockets / Catering: Loteria! Grill