Colorful Ohio wedding: Meghan + John
Let’s end the week with a bright and colorful wedding with some phenomenally fun paper goods, yes? If you couldn’t tell from our post yesterday, we kinda get giddy when it comes to pretty paper. So when Meghan sent us a link to her site and told us that both her and John designed their wedding invitations, we pretty much wanted to squeeze them. First off, they’re an adorable couple. Second, they’re both graphic designers who met in New York while working together at a small design firm. Too cute! And their wedding is the perfect reflection of that, rock candy favors and all!
Being graphic designers, the paper goods were one of our major priorities– partially because we wanted to impress our other design friends, but mostly it was an excuse to design something for ourselves and pull out all the stops! The Save the Dates, invitations, programs and website (+ menus, table numbers, photo booth signage, bar menus, escort cards, etc.) were designed by me/us, with the budget being a little over $2K for printing. In fact, pretty much all of the aesthetics of the wedding we based from my initial sketches for the wedding stationery and website.
Mis-matched bridesmaid dresses from BHLDN!
Meghan’s bouquet was a mixture of blue, fuchsia and coral zinnias, white tea roses, dark purple carnations and blue bells, tied with colorful ribbons to tie back to their wedding colors and bridesmaids’ dresses.
Don’t think we don’t notice those fly gingham pocket squares you guys got going on! Love that touch of color!
The music: Initially, we were terrified about trying to find a good DJ in Cincinnati, Ohio all the way from here in New York, so we decided to make it fool-proof and make our own playlist. We had so much fun putting it together! For the ceremony, our processional was Mark Mothersbaugh’s “Sparkplug Minuet” and for the recessional we played “Blinuet” by Zoot Sims. Later, when the DJ introduced our wedding party, we played “Me and Julio Down by the School Yard” by Paul Simon, and John and I were announced to “All is Love” by Karen O and the Kids. Our first dance was “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. Father-Daughter dance was “That’s My Daughter in the Water” by Loudon Wainwright (people went CRAZY about this), and the Mother-Son dance was “If Not For You” George Harrison. Our last song of the night was an a capella version of “God Only Knows.” We also put together a playlist of 60s French pop and Bossa Nova for the cocktail + dinner hours, and gave the dj a huge mix of our favorite dance music for party time!
A nice little spin on the good old bunting with gold glitter flags and colorful dots, don’t you think?
They left no detail untouched. Even the rock candy favors got the design treatment!
See all the photos of cakes above? That isn’t the same photo just taken from different angles. Oh no, they had a cake at each table, as their centerpieces. Such a fun idea.
Oh these two… so many fun details, right? More can also be seen on Brooklyn Bride. Now for their moving picture!
Congratulations Meghan + John!
Photography: Christa Kimble / Videographer: Aaron Conway / Venue: Krippendorf Lodge @ the Cincinnati Nature Center / Catering: Elegant Fare / Flowers: Expressions by Elizabeth / Cakes: Jerry’s Cheesecakes / Photo Booth: Signature Photo Booth / Graphic Design: Meghan Hopkins Sokorai and John Sokorai / Makeup: Eva’s Esthetica / Hair: Leslie at the Strand / DJ: River City Entertainment / Dress + Veil: Lovely Bridal / Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s suit: J.Crew