A Wedding ~ Act Three
Alright there were just too many great pics from the reception to even remotely try to narrow it down for this post so you’re getting the WordPress picture gallery. When I first walked in to the room I was overwhelmed. It was a blood, sweat and tears operation and I had to keep telling myself that everything would not be perfect (cause what is) but ya know what, it was all so freaking perfect. I felt like I was on a TLC reality show. Tears and everything.
Our reception was held at Twenty-Four Fifth in Manhattan just two blocks away from Washington Square Park where we took pics after the ceremony. Because the space was the former ballroom of the Fifth Avenue Hotel it was the perfect setting to hold an art deco/old hollywood feel party. I wanted everyone to feel as though they were in an old 1930s supper club and since the space actually WAS a supper club, it wasn’t too hard to achieve. I brought in coupe champagne glasses, some beaded lamps, a truck load of palms and a handful of peacock feathers. If I really wanted to seal the deal I would have hired a big band but then we wouldn’t have had the magical moment of stomping around to Dropkick Murpheys and Bouncing Souls (it was just like the scene in Titanic when Rose does the unthinkable and dances with the poor folks below deck except everyone got out alive. Too soon?).
TOTALLY kinda let Pat help with the planning. See that temporary tattoo down below? He designed them and was responsible for getting them made.
Wedding Party Entrance: Elvis “Burning Love”
Bride/Groom Entrance: Jurassic Park Theme Song (really)
First Dance: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Hysteric” (acoustic)
Parent Dance: Elvis “The Wonder of You”
Last Song: Elvis “If I Can Dream” (bonus points if you can guess why I chose this and you’re not someone I told already)
Photography & Photobooth: Love Me Do Photography
DJs: Hi-Society Productions (they do videography, too!)
Reception Venue: Twenty-Four Fifth
Flowers: Pristine Events. Pins in bouquet were owned by my great aunt, grandmother and grandfather.
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Escort Cards: SpectacularStuff via Etsy, Type by Jane Orgel
Vintage Cake Topper: Gift from a very lovely couple
Temporary Tattoos: ButtonHead via Etsy