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Colorful Flashdance wedding: Crystal + Ben

August 13, 2009

We’re super excited about this little post from everyone over at the Flashdance. You’re all familiar with those peeps, right? Well this is their first full Flashdance collaboration… meaning Our Labor of Love, Max Wanger, and Michael Antonia were all there doing their thing. What a lucky couple.

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and here are the crew themselves: Max, Jesse, Michael, Whit bencrystal9

Michael even sent over a Summer Jams playlist to give you all a taste of what went on that day:

Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman
Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff
Smokey Robinson – I Second That Emotion
Sly & The Family Stone – Sing A Simple Song
Jackson 5 – ABC
Naughty By Nature – O.P.P.
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
New Edition – Candy Girl
The Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems


And here’s a sweet little recap that’s written so well, we’re not going to try to rewrite it in our own way…

“The couple decided that they wanted a very simple, practical, wedding. They leaned heavily on their amazing friends and warm, friendly, family to create an atmosphere where they could be themselves, be in love, and have as much fun as is humanly possible without being wasteful, or doing anything that didn’t represent them as individuals, or as a couple. They had the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception on the lawn of Ben’s dads’ house in Malibu with 180 degree views of the ocean on one side, and of the desert mountains on the other (lucky!) The food was hand picked from the local farmers market and prepared in the family kitchen, the wine was hand made by a close family friend, and Ben even got on the turntables for an hour or so (he is a very good house dj!) Two things that were very important to them were music, and photography… Ben has been a dj for years and knew that the music had to be just right! They had a local student jazz band play some cool west coast jazz during dinner, and a classic cocktail lounge piano man play some standards in addition to some kitchy lounge tunes during cocktail hour.

It was a very beautiful day that, like most beautiful things, was very simple. It wasn’t too fussy, but was very elegant. It was unlike any wedding we have ever been to, or are likely to ever go to again, and that is just the way we like them!”

Thanks Flashdancers for sharing! We always love seeing what you come up with.

And you can see more photos on The Flashdance blog later today.

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