Wed 13th Apr, 2011
Good morning to you all. I'm delighted to be able to share Kirsty and Brendan's wedding today, which was sent to me from the ever talented Josie Miner.
The mood of the photography is breathtaking at their February wedding, with snow on the ground, roaring fires and tumblers of whisky being favoured over the city's summer heat.
Kirsty is from Kent and Brendan from Philadelphia, they married in New York. "We had a very clear idea of the kind of place we wanted our day to be in - somewhere in need of embellishment more than decoration, with some eccentricities and old New York.
The Players is two blocks from where we live and after one viewing we both decided it was absolutely the place for us. We loved its townhouse style, the history, the eclectic range of paintings and how friendly everyone was. It was old New York but with no stuffiness.
Our photography was done by the inimitable Josie Miner who did an absolutely amazing job. We have a beautiful set of photographs that truly capture the day in its best light, we had few poses and wanted more of a natural reportage style which she absolutely delivered. Few people realized she was there, yet all the guests and details are recorded in color and black and white, all in film."
The Ebury Collection wedding blog. Photography copyright 2011 Josie Miner
"Brendan cut a dash in a three piece grey wool suit with a daring purple silk on the back of the waistcoat and a white tuxedo shirt. His shoes were dark grey shoes and purple laces. He was very definitive in wearing no tie and this was endorsed, much to his glee, by the darling assistant in Paul Smith who told him it was "very Tom Ford".
"I bought grey crystal Swarovski buttons from Mood fabrics and had them made into earrings in the East Village. I love feathers and so bought a feather hairpiece from Ellen Christine Millinery on 18th street.
My Mum pinned up my dress at the back, for dancing, with my grandmother's diamond and sapphire brooch."
"I wanted my dress to be stylish and not too wedding-like. I love textile design, so the fabric was always going to be important to me. I also wanted everything to be local to New York and from independent designers.
I spotted dressed by Blue in Nolita because of the beautiful wool and silk mix fabric Christina, the designer, was using. So Christina designed my dress to use that fabric it and it was made for me. A bit of a white-knuckle process at times, but I was extremely happy with the end result. I truly don't think I could have found a style that suited me better without having it made and it felt very personal.
She also made me a grey velvet shrug to go over the dress for the ceremony.
The flowers I carried were thanks to my two sister-in-laws Philippa and Michele, sourced from the local grocer store the morning of the wedding."
"We had a brilliant DJ, Kieran Taylor, who originally hails from London. He played a great set at a fundraiser we went to before Christmas and so we accosted him and asked if he'd DJ for us, he'd never done a wedding and was more of a club DJ but that was exactly what we wanted."
"We loved our day and danced into the night, ending with beer and cheese downstairs in The Players club bar... and walked home under a chilly Manhattan sky at the end of the night."
BOOKMARK & SHARE:
connect to our blog feed
You might also like: