NYC 1930’s speakeasy theme wedding: Shannon + Chris
In case the thought has crossed your mind, the answer is yes. You can plan a stunning wedding in NYC while living in London. You’d need a fab planner & stylist like Jillian Event Design as your go-to-execute-the-wedding-of-my-dreams gal, along with the best talents in NYC, but it can be done. While this wedding didn’t have a sit down dinner, the Getaway Car and the Rat Pack cocktails + mouth-watering raw bar is warning enough that this party was a success. It was romantic, loungey and has just the right amount of reds and warm indoor feeling perfect to share before the holiday weekend. All this without mentioning the signage. Fans of calligraphy and type, this wedding is to lust over!
Ladies, don’t ever miss a sample sale. That’s how Shannon found her Alice Temperley dream dress. Could it be any more perfect for a speakeasy themed wedding?
The best looking (little) men at the wedding, hands down, their two twin boys.
This is a bridal party we’d love to be a part of! Black gowns with black feather bouquets – classic.
Look closely and you’ll see their adorable twin boys in their arms during the ceremony. Fun note about the theatre style red curtains. Jillian bought them off eBay for $300 and The Foundry loved them so much that they bought them from her after the wedding was over. Isn’t it a perfect addition to the space?
Waiting for them at the end of the aisle was this pyramid of champagne glasses. They made a toast to signify the party had started, and the rest was history.
The signage is amazing, right? Erica Miller of Thoughtful Day designed it all. To save on costs, Jillian had the signs printed instead of having the calligraphy written on the spot. Vinyl was used on the mirrors and the rest of the boards were printed to give them that chalkboard look.
During the beginning of the cocktail hour everyone rocked out to the sounds of The Renaldo Ensemble, a one-of-a-kind vaudeville band. Chris and Shannon would frequent their shows when they lived on the Lower East Side. You have to go check them out! During the second half of the cocktail hour the Hot Sardines took the stage and transported everyone back in time with their swanky jazz tunes.
Erica also designed the cute labels for their St-Germain bottled favors and Betsy + Emily of Nine Cakes took the design of their wedding invites (featured above in the green) and designed this stunning cake.
We’ll be here until Wednesday (before we take off on a much needed vaca), but this darling wedding will be our last real wedding of 2011.
Congratulations to Shannon + Chris!
Photography + Photobooth: Weddings by Two / Planning & Design: Jillian Event Design / Venue: Foundry LIC / Florist: Emily Thompson Flowers / Cater: Creative Edge Catering / Cake: Nine Cakes / Invite, favors + day-of signage: Thoughtful Day / Bands: The Renaldo Ensemble + Hot Sardines / Rentals: Party Rental Limited / Props: Props for Today / Dress: Alice Temperley / Mens suite: Dolce & Gabbana/ Shoes: Miu Miu/ Feather Fans: Plums of a Feather / Hair & Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Purse: a vintage Whiting & Davis / Jewelry: vintage from Deco Jewels