Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer Brooklyn wedding reception

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Jessica Hische and Russ wedding sign

Jessica and Russ set quite the tone with their ingenious timeline wedding invitation, their even more visionary wedding website, and precursor picnic wedding celebration in San Francisco. Then it was off to Brooklyn, their now home away from home, to party with 300 of their friends & fam. Props to Sugar & Fluff for designing & planning a second bash for such dream clients. They’re seasoned pros at this: turning an already beautiful venue like The Green Building into a memorable experience, taking J + R’s style and palette and creating a seamless love story with it. We’re thankful photographer Kristen Marie was behind the lens capturing every pretty detail, because there were plenty. Endless cat stickers and Tattly tattoos included.

Jessica Hische wedding invite

Jessica Hische wedding invitation

Jessica Hische wedding invite

Jessica Hische wedding invite

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding website

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding website

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding website

As far as invitations go, their collaborative timeline love story, created by a multitude of their designer friends and artists, pretty much blows us away. We shared a few snippets from their wedding website above, but you can see it in entire digital form, here.

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Jessica Hische wedding dress

Jessica is one lucky (and smart) gal. Because of their bi-coastal weddings, she got to party in her wedding dress two times.

vintage wedding shoes

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

wedding portrait

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Centerpieces were held with hammer two tone metal bowls to enhance the gastropub charm and break up the light florals against the linens.

monogrammed bottles

Linens were hand-embroidered with the signature stars from J + R’s invitations, along with custom gold rub-downs on whiskey-bottles for the centerpieces and votives.

Jessica Hische and Russ cocktail napkins

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

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Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

glitter chandelier

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

reserved sign

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

glitter chandelier

To add a more festive and personal touch to the industrial romance of the Green Building, Sugar & Fluff suspended mylar-fringe chandeliers to bounce off the light and add movement.

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Jessica Hische designed custom wedding napkins

wedding lounge furniture

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

We wanted everything to be low pressure and mostly just be all about gathering all the people we love together rather than a formal event. The reception especially was just a big party—the priority was having enough booze, making an epic dancey playlist, (we just used an iPhone as a DJ), and having good photography. The venue was so pretty and our friends love to dress up so we felt like no matter what it would turn out great.

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Their first dance song was ‘This Will Be Our Year’ by The Zombies.

wedding tattoos

A favorite memory of Jessica’s:

At the end of the night, there were only a dozen or so people left and we ended up in a big circle together singing songs and dancing. It was pretty magical. Also seeing my mother-in-law with temporary tattoos all over her arms was pretty great.

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

photo booth

There was most definitely a photobooth. To break up the drama in the space and add pattern and a blast of color, Sugar & Fluff designed a backdrop inspired by the abstract design of Ishihara plates and Jessica + Russ’s monogram.

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wedding photo booth

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Jessica Hische and Russ wedding

Jessica Hische designed wedding monogram

Now for the teary good stuff, their moving picture!

jess + russ from Belvedere Stories on Vimeo.

A few words from Jessica:

The planning took well over a year on and off, and my biggest hurdle was actually wanting to plan! I was kind of a believer that if you put the right people in the same room together, throw in a bunch of booze, everything will turn out great. I was stressed out about having everyone from my divorced family in the same room together and really just wanted to run away and elope. We ended up having the best of both worlds by separating the ceremony from the reception and with Sugar & Fluff’s help I started to get excited about planning out details. I felt kind of guilty that I wasn’t obsessed with wedding planning like a lot of brides are, but I chalk that up to the fact that I have so much else going on at any given point that geeking out about wedding details seemed low priority. Thank God Aasim and crew were around to actually keep things moving and organize so many of the details that made everything look so spectacular.

Major congrats to Jessica + Russ! They’ll continue to inspire us in everything web and design and are so stoked we were able to share in their special day(s).

More from their wedding is on Green Wedding Shoes today.

Photographer: Kristen Marie / Paper Details: Jessica Hische / Planning & Event Design: Sugar & Fluff / Flowers: Floral Occasions / Videographer: Belvedere Stories / Hair & Makeup: Woodley & Bunny / Catering: Naturally Delicious / Photobooth: The Bosco / Vintage Furniture Rentals: Patina Vintage / Dessert: Billy’s Bakery / Table and Chair Rentals: Broadway Rentals / Venue: The Green Building / Temporary Tattoos: Tattly / Bride’s Dress & Shoes: custom made / Groom’s Suit: custom made

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@citysage on Jan 28, 2013

The Brooklyn wedding of @jessicahische by my buds @sugarandfluff is on @100LayerCake today. Words escape me. http://t.co/Bsh9wnGv

Lauren Kim Photo on Jan 28, 2013

I love how this weddung reflects the couple (and I dont even know them ;-) )

@brancoprata on Jan 28, 2013

In love with this wedding on @100LayerCake http://t.co/9lRwNRt4

Amy on Jan 28, 2013

This wedding looks like so much fun! And is so pretty too : )

Inspired by This Blog on Jan 28, 2013

I love how they added the gold mylar fringe chandeliers! So pretty and definitely a unique touch!

@rearrangedbuzz on Jan 28, 2013

The queen of typography gets married. And it's gorgeous, go figure. http://t.co/GMFizS4h

@sugarandfluff on Jan 28, 2013

.@jessicahische & @StrangeNative your amazing wedding is on @100LayerCake http://t.co/ziN7aeFS & @grnweddingshoes http://t.co/RQhajb81

Kristie on Jan 28, 2013

I have been waiting to see more details since first finding their wedding website! Jessica inspires me everyday with her work and absolutely loved seeing the details of their wedding as I plan my own!

Karis (Dear You, I Do!) on Jan 28, 2013

The black and gold is perfect! Stunning details. Great wedding!

Barbara on Jan 28, 2013

I love the "Reserved" sign and bride & groom's names. I would love to know who made them. They are gorgeous!

@LinenLoft on Jan 28, 2013

Do you love this black and gold #wedding decor? http://t.co/16kct6dV #realwedding #blackandgoldwedding

@ohhhhhlisa on Jan 28, 2013

most amazing desigyn brooklyn wedding ever! http://t.co/WrWZMfHf #undefined via @100layercake

@becausemaybe on Jan 28, 2013

My fabulous friends at @sugarandfluff worked on @jessicahische & @StrangeNative's wedding and it looked fabulous! http://t.co/mUgZ2MCF

Ryan on Jan 28, 2013

So happy for these guys, it looks like a super fun, really awesome wedding! I hope they avoid the bollocksy backlash their invites got and people focus on the fun and love they obviously have together. Big girly squeeeeeee!

@tweetnique on Jan 28, 2013

Hipster wedding of the year is up! So lovely! Jessica Hische &vRuss Maschmeyer wedding: http://t.co/MFifq3YV #undefined via @100layercake

Sandra (Simply Peachy) on Jan 28, 2013

Absolutely stunning. The calligraphy is amazing!

Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third} on Jan 29, 2013

Wow! This is just absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and all the details!

Melissa on Jan 29, 2013

That video! Utterly perfect.

Elman on Jan 29, 2013

Great wedding pictures and well organized wedding reception. It gets me motivated really. :)

Chrissy on Jan 30, 2013

Such a cute couple + gorgeous wedding! They truly look like they're having a complete blast. I'm super envious that they're able to do such amazing events on both coasts, but now wondering if it's within the realm of possibility for me... even on a budget!

Tiffany on Jan 30, 2013

I have been eagerly waiting to see pictures of their wedding celebration ever since my other half forwarded me their website. So perfectly them. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Susan B. on Feb 16, 2013

I think this is funny!

manish m on Mar 21, 2013

Very nice wedding and great video!

Metal Building Home Plans on Jun 2, 2013

Very great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I've really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I'm hoping you write once more soon!

who won the pick up artist 2 on Aug 17, 2013

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Renee Leavy on Oct 29, 2014

IIs this your wedding ring?? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=365910526896716&set=o.205344452828349&type=1&theater

cecilia jimenez on Nov 25, 2014

Same as above.... someone may have found your wedding ring. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=365902026897566&set=a.126954207459017.26785.100004333146847&type=1&theater

Sarah on Dec 1, 2014

Dear Jessica, Is this your lost wedding ring? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/your-wedding-ring-facebook-campaign-4541101 Best wishes, Sarah

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