18 May

Colorful Ohio wedding: Meghan + John

categories Real Weddings

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!

colorful ohio wedding

colorful ohio wedding

colorful ohio wedding

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.

mix-n-match bridesmaid dresses

Mis-matched bridesmaid dresses from BHLDN!

ribbons for your bouquet

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.

tan suites for groomsmen

Don’t think we don’t notice those fly gingham pocket squares you guys got going on! Love that touch of color!

colorful ohio wedding

colorful ohio wedding

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!

gold glitter bunting

A nice little spin on the good old bunting with gold glitter flags and colorful dots, don’t you think?

colorful rock candy favors

They left no detail untouched. Even the rock candy favors got the design treatment!

colorful bunting escort cards

cakes as centerpieces

colorful ohio wedding

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.

colorful ohio wedding

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

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  1. I absolutely love the bunting theme! I think I pin’d almost every picture. =)

  2. I LOVE this theme! I especially loved the cakes on each table. If I were a guest I’m not sure I could have waited for dessert! So fun. What a lovely job!

  3. These bouquets are super cute! I love the long ribbons detail. :)

  4. Love it! Ow and they got married in Cincinatti! My fiance lives in nearby there…going to visit the states for the first time next month. This makes me look even more forward to it!

  5. I love the small special details of this wedding. Some of my favorites were the rings (Gorgeous!) and the wedding invites (so fun and playful – loved the vibrant color). You can tell from the video what a special day it was and these small added touches really made it stand out as a wonderful wedding!

  6. what a lovely couple! such a great wedding ideas. i love that cake.

  7. Gorgeously captured, and what lovely details!

  8. I am all crazy gaga over this wedding!!! Those invites are INSANE – and I love their bold use of color throughout. A cake on each table? Darling! What a fantastic wedding.

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