Today’s wedding is like no other wedding that I have ever seen! The unique and slightly spooky decor makes this the perfect wedding to get in the mood for Halloween this weekend…It’s a total scream!
Planner, Terri Eaves of Bash shares a bit of insight on the wedding inspiration,
“Ally and Josh wanted their wedding to be a reflection of their life together. Fun, untraditional and a party! They love specialty brews, concerts and music. They are also night owls-their ceremony did not start until 8:00pm! Initially, Ally’s ideas scared me! However, once I met Ally and saw the inspiration boards she had created on her Mac, I knew this wedding would be one to remember. The first and only venue that came to mind was Long View Gallery. Ally and Josh love art and an urban space was the only one that would fit the bill. There were a few things that Ally had to have on her wedding day: a short, vintage inspired dress, skulls, Baccara roses, leopard print and aubergine. The mis-matched look wasn’t too hard to pull together at all!
As guests arrived, they entered thru the front of the gallery. High and low cocktail tables with sheer leopard print linens were topped with low arrangements of red flowers. The bar had clear chandeliers hanging overhead, and across from the bar was Four Star Combo, a rockabilly and classic honky tonk band. Guests moved up the ramp towards the back half of the gallery where the ceremony took place. Seating was arranged on three sides and pipe and drape separated the ceremony area from what would later become the dinner area and dance floor.
The wedding party (guys dressed in all black, with red print ties and Converse, ladies in all black with a single Baccara rose), walked down the aisle to Four Star Combo’s version of “All Shook Up”. Ally entered with her father, wearing a Vineyard Collection dress with hint of tulle peaking out underneath, and red patent heels, to “Sexy and 17″. Ally’s mom officiated the ceremony.”
After the ceremony, guests walked back down the ramp to cocktails, taking place in the front of the gallery. Four Star Combo continued to play hits from “Daddy-O” to “Linda Lu”. Main Event Caterers passed a signature Mangorita (the groom loves fruit and frozen drinks), macaroni and cheese topped with bbq chicken, beef empanadas, peach gazpacho and watermelon cubes filled with balsamic oil and rosemary salt. During cocktails, Nour Kazoun, Makeup By Nour Kazoun for Madeupart, transformed Ally’s vintage glam look, to a bit more punk rock. She applied more eye shadow, softened her lips and Ally took off her veil and changed into black heels.
After cocktails, guests moved into the back part of the gallery for dinner and dancing. Four food stations were set up: Tuscan Hillside, Harajuku Love (Tokyo), Savannah and Summer Salads. Each station had multiple menu items, from sushi and wild mushroom gigante ravioli to fried chicken and grilled peach and avocado salad. The decor was a mix of urban and pretty – steel dining tables with black chivaris, tall florals with hanging amaranthus and taper candles, a half circle, steel corrugated bar and purple leopard gobo on the floor.
The cake, provided by Fluffy Thoughts, was a mix of some of the couple’s loves: tattoos, skulls and leopard print. Each panel had a skull or tattoo inspired print, alternating with the leopard gobo used on the dance floor. Sugar skulls adorned the corners of the cake.
The highlight of the evening was the bride’s father teaching guests “The Time Warp”, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (This was his only request for the entire wedding.) DJ Lil’e played this tune for him, as he took center stage. After, DJ Lil’e spun the rest of the night, appropriately clad in all black with many tattoos.
The fabulous vendor team:
Alcohol: Ace Beverage
Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona
Decor/Flowers: Capital Decor and Events
DJ: DJ Lil’e
Photographer: Documentary Associates
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Band: Four Star Combo, MSE Productions
Venue: Long View Gallery
Make Up: Makeup By Nour Kazoun for Madeupart
Caterer: Main Event Caterers
Dress: Priscilla of Boston