This perfect match? Well, after meeting online they met for pizza, and the rest as they say is history. History in the form coral gowns and blushing Troy Flower Shop blooms. History captured first hand by Lisa Dolan Photography in a gallery that will have all of us bookmarking this pretty affair as one of our all-time favorites.
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From the beautiful Bride… A little over two years ago I moved from St. Louis to New York. I met Brad on match.com aka stranger-danger. He introduced me to some of New York’s best pizza, terrible stand up comedy and soup dumplings. I quickly fell in love with this city and him. Brad was my first date in New York and now I call him my husband!
The wedding was in St. Louis so we did most of the planning from NYC. I work as an interior designer at an architectural firm but jumping into wedding planning was like a whole new world that I didn’t know much about. I instantly became glued to Pinterest, wedding blogs and the extensive excel spreadsheet that kept me organized through the chaos.
My dress was a strapless ivory satin Pronovias from Isabella’s Bridal Shop in New York. I really wanted lace sleeves but had a terrible time finding someone to do the build-up work. Through some online recommendations I found out that the local cleaners had a great tailor and seamstress. I went to Manny’s Cleaners in Forest Hills and they did an amazing job. My bridesmaids were spread out in New York, Missouri and North Dakota so I had them pick out dresses from a color range of blush, peach or coral. The dresses came from Dillard’s, J Crew, David’s Bridal and a vintage shop in Brooklyn. Although I only saw pictures before the big day I’m so happy with how they turned out together.
Brad is very into fashion and has a love of suits and shoes. He selected the midnight blue tuxedo from theblacktux.com. It was delivered the week of the wedding but was a little smaller than measured. They shipped him another to my parent’s house in St. Louis for no charge. As a groomsmen gift Brad ordered matching pink ties, gold 2” tie bars and white cotton pocket squares with a midnight navy border from thetiebar.com.
The invitations were ordered and printed by Yellow Brick Graphics. I found coral envelopes and gold polka dot envelope liners from Cards and Pockets. We also printed wrap-around labels with the address on front and return address on back. Brad and I assembled the envelopes and stuffed them with an invitation suite wrapped up with gold glitter ribbon. When all was said and done even our cat was covered in glitter.
Andrea from Troy Flower Shop did the bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, table flowers, cake accents, arbor arrangement and my hair comb. Everything turned out better than I could have even imagined. Our photographer was Lisa Dolan of Lisa Dolan Photography. We first met Lisa for our engagement photos in December. It was 22 degrees outside and I could barely feel my fingers but Lisa made it worth ever minute! She captured our newly engaged excitement in a beautiful golden winter light. The wedding photos were nothing short of amazing. I LOVED them all and I’m so glad we found her.
Photography: Lisa Dolan Photography | Floral Design: Troy Flower Shop | Wedding Dress: Isabella's Of New York | Cake: J Noto Bakery | Invitations: Carolina Wedding Invitations | Ceremony: Windows On Washington | Reception: Windows On Washington | Shoes: Blue By Betsy Johnson | Ring: Rare Earth (custom Design) | Balloons: Shop Sweet Lulu | Cake Topper: Creative Stamps | Custom Lace Sleeves: Manny's | Hair Styling: Ginger Bay | Tie + Pocket Square: The Tie Bar | Tuxedo: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: Windows On Washington