Fashionable Manhattan wedding: Zanna + Mazdack

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This real wedding shot by Charlotte Jenks Lewis is ALL about the fashion. Is that dress not the most beautifully sparkly art deco thing ever? And the bridesmaids in their huge grey sequins? Fancy schmancy.








Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis / Brides dress: Marchesa / Bridesmaids dresses: Burberry / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Soho / Reception: MILK Studios (where Mazdack is an owner)

**You can see more images in the February Issue of Marie Claire where Zanna is the fashion editor.

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abigail on Jan 14, 2010

wow, those dresses are amazing! What a beautiful wedding.

Olivia on Jan 14, 2010

Incredibly cute! Love the dresses...fancy schmancy indeed.

Truly Smitten on Jan 14, 2010

I am in love with the invitation!

Ever on Jan 14, 2010

That poor woman needs a sandwich.

Mouse on Jan 14, 2010

I'm with Ever on this one. She looks happy, but at what point has the wedding diet gone too far?

Amorology Weddings on Jan 14, 2010

Very chic!! Gorgeous couple.

Susan on Jan 14, 2010

At first I was enamored with her dress. Then I saw her protruding chest bones and back bones. Disturbing.

Alex on Jan 14, 2010

Amazing taste in dresses and perfectly classy in every way. Maybe she's naturally thin... either way GORGEOUS photos!

Sherry on Jan 14, 2010

Lovely dress, lovely smile ... but the skeletal frame, I'm sorry, frighteningly skeletal. Not healthy. Not naturally thin.

Sarah on Jan 14, 2010

Gorgeous bride! And that dress! And the hair clip! Everything is so beautiful.

100layercake on Jan 14, 2010

Now now ladies. If she was overweight you'd be thinking, "man that bride could stand to lose a few." (But most likely no one would comment about it). It's her wedding... if she's thin, she's thin. No need to bash her on the internets.

Shayna on Jan 14, 2010

I lovelovelove Marchesa. I would so get married in one if I had the cash. So swoon worthy, they rocked the fashion choices on this one, I must say.

Courtney on Jan 14, 2010

Who did the invitations?! They're amazing!

Mouse on Jan 14, 2010

I'm not trying to bash her, but I'm surprised to see a blog like this supporting an unhealthy wedding aesthetic. We get the pin-thin models thrown at us from every direction, and many women are emotionally damaged by their inability to meet this expectation. Personally, I'm very thin for my height and used to dance ballet, and used to be around women that size quite a lot. It is empirically an unhealthy weight. And her decision to be thin is one thing, but I would urge you to think about your decision, as a style-setter, to reproduce the expectation.

Jess on Jan 14, 2010

I agree with Mouse. Especially since this is going to be in Marie Claire. How often do you see a bride featured on this blog or in Marie Claire magazine who is so obese that it's scary and unhealthy? Personally I think she looks shockingly skinny and I hope she gets help to get back to a healthy weight.

Becca on Jan 14, 2010

If I saw a larger woman on this blog I would freak out in the best way possible. I would extol 100 Layer cake all over the wedding interwebs. I am so damn tired of wedding that feature only slim white women in the mainstream wedding inspiration blogs. I love this dress and these photos, and I don't want to body snark on the skinniness, but I think I'm entirely fed up with the slim blond white bride ideal that's apparent in wedding inspiration blogs. And when it then becomes noticeably apparent that she's on the extremely slim side, it just becomes extremely irritating. It's possible she's just built like this (real women have curves and come slim, after all) but she's in Marchesa and getting a Marie Claire feature. That means it's likely a conscious decision not to eat for fashion's sake. Let's not hold up the protruding clavicle shots for inspiration and aspiration. There were tons of shots from the wedding (and of the dress) that could have avoided the extreme skinniness issues and still provided visual inspiration.

hishouse;herhelp on Jan 14, 2010

yes, homegirl is crazy skinny. that is a bit sad. but what i want to know is... where can i get better pics of her dress and the birdesmaids dresses? i cant find it anywhere on marie claires website!

Ever on Jan 14, 2010

No one is that thin naturally, unless they have a serious, life threatening illness. Please. What if I told you I was naturally obese? Would you believe that? Regardless of different body types, there is a baseline standard of what is considered healthy. This woman is not at a healthy weight. I don't care what anyone says, there is no way that a grown woman's collar bones and clavicles should be visibly protruding from her body. Gorgeous wedding, definitely 'jealous' of the beautiful dresses and all. Not jealous of the way she looks, bless her. And I, as well, am a little disappointed in this site.

Belinda on Jan 14, 2010

I think she and her husband look gorgeous. I also have protruding neck and chest bones but my thighs are another story! It's just the genes I was given from my lovely parents. If you saw my upper half in a photo you would think I needed a sandwich, but I f you saw me standing up from behind you might think, enough with the sandwiches already! Everybody's different. Congrats Zanna and Mazdak!

CM on Jan 14, 2010

Just tell me where to get those hair clips!!!!

Kate on Jan 14, 2010

Wow, this is so not the place to state your opinions on her weight. I am naturally very thin. My chest bones protrude and I hate it, but I am healthy and I eat well. Because of this, I was so self-conscious when I shopped for my wedding gown. I would be devastated if my wedding was posted and I read these same comments about myself. Some people are naturally very thin, and it is horrible that people think they somehow have the right to comment on that.

Kaitlin on Jan 14, 2010

No. No. No, 100 Layer Cake. To argue that we would quietly shun an 'overweight' bride is completely false. First of all, your conception of overweight is not the same as everyone else's. I suspect it's eerily similar to that of the couture designers-- a size six is fat. I don't think it's fair to assume that this bride willed herself thin, but i do believe it's a reality that fifteen year old girl who see the wedding in Marie Vlaire will think that this is how a wedding has to be and that thin is automatically beautiful. There is nothing sexy or romantic about a woman's protruding clavical. By featuring this wedding in this manner, you've seriously lost your class.

Emilia on Jan 14, 2010

I do not want to bash this bride at all. She is stunning and that dress is gorgeous. BUT I think what the commenters are trying to say, and what I feel, is that we would like more diverse "real weddings" in the blogs. No one is asking for someone who is obese just someone that they can relate to and who looks more like them.

Charlotte on Jan 14, 2010

This has gotten a little out of hand. I'm surprised that people would be so insensitive. Zanna is a beautiful person both inside and out. And if any of you knew her you would feel really badly about these comments. You shouldn't criticize someone for being underweight just as you shouldn't criticize someone for being overweight, or for being flat-chested, or really for their appearance at all. It is catty and petty and for goodness sakes, this is her wedding! As a photographer I frequently see a bride lose an extra five pounds in the week before her wedding due to stress. You should all be familiar with that. And are we forgetting that this is a real person with real feelings here? I mean, really. I'm appalled. I think Zanna looks absolutely beautiful. And she planned a beautiful wedding.

kc on Jan 14, 2010

She is STUNNING. I am in awe. And, was she a project runway judge at some point?

kc on Jan 14, 2010

And also, it would be ridiculous for 100layercake, or any other wedding blog, to decide which weddings to feature, or NOT to feature, based on the bride's body type (or hair texture, or skin pigmentation, or shoe size, etc...). Come on people, there needs to be tolerance and acceptance for all, no matter where you fall on the BMI spectrum.

Kaitlin on Jan 14, 2010

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the bride Zanna Roberts, the fashion editor for Marie Claire? Jesus! Talk about blatant self-interest on the part of the magazine. Furthermore, as kc pointed out on another blog, Ms. Roberts has tonnes of resources that most real brides do not. I'm not saying that this makes her wedding any less real, but it certainly changes how women would understand her as a representation of "bride". Once Wed made a point of noting Christina Hendricks as a celebrity. I would argue that 100 Layer Cake has a responsibility to its readers to do the same for other celebrities. Otherwise, you're misrepresenting the construct of 'real' in terms of weddings. I'm not bashing the bride, so much as I am the blog and their irresponsibility.

Lauren on Jan 14, 2010

Geesh, all I wanted to do was comment on how strikingly beautiful the bride and that dress are! I do understand the need for diversity in blog features and the unhealthy body weight image that exists in America. But who are we to speculate what is natural and unnatural, healthy or unhealthy based on a few photos of a REAL bride on her wedding day. This is not a staged photoshoot in a magazine or advertisement where someone is trying to sell something, this is a real person who is yes very thin, but again not our place.

100layercake on Jan 14, 2010

Thank you all for your passionate comments on this post. We feature beautiful real weddings REGARDLESS of what the bride looks like. We post all sorts of weddings and all sorts of brides on all sorts of budgets with many different styles. It's not our place to judge or criticize anyone featured in the photos sent to us in any way, especially not the bride. We also didn't realize that Zanna is an editor for Marie Claire. Thanks for pointing that out Kaitlin! We'll update our post to note that.

cupcake wedding on Jan 14, 2010

Really? Then why haven't I seen a bride who weighs more than 200 pounds on your site? These are pretty pictures. Your site is nice. I am not hating on you. I'm just saying, the unhealthy BMI scale tips two ways. If you are really about diversity, let's see it.

Amanda on Jan 14, 2010

This is a beautiful girl and a beautifully photographed wedding. I loved seeing the pictures. I think this blog is about the art of weddings and this is a great example of an artfully produced wedding.

Donna on Jan 14, 2010

So beautiful!!!! Love those bridesmaid dressess!

Ashley on Jan 14, 2010

Her wedding is beautiful, she is lovely. However, let's not kid ourselves, her weight is not "natural". She works for a fashion magazine and her thinness is her choice.

Jane on Jan 14, 2010

It's amazing how those who preach open-ness and acceptance can be so critical and cruel...

Susie on Jan 14, 2010

I'm good friends with this bride. I know her and I know her family- they are all small. Everyone is built differently and this girl happens to be tiny. She looks beautiful and they were extremely happy.

100layercake on Jan 14, 2010

We're closing comments ladies.

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