Colorful Flashdance wedding: Crystal + Ben

Categories   Real Weddings

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.










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


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.

Social Love

Kim on Aug 13, 2009

Spectacular photos! The colors are just stunning! That team works wonders!

jociandi on Aug 13, 2009

Sorry, but I think it is too much. Too many filters, bad compositions. I don't like these pictures. It is a cute couple and we can see them barely. :( Maybe the artists wanted to be too unique.

julianne smith on Aug 13, 2009

oh my gosh - a lucky couple is right! i love that first photo! thanks for sharing!

joanna goddard on Aug 13, 2009

yay!!!! i love these guys!!!! the photos are beautiful.

corie on Aug 13, 2009

OMG. I don't care what anyone says... I love love love these photos!!! That first one gave me the chills. SO beautiful!

kathleen on Aug 13, 2009

Stunning! I'll have to check out the rest on their blog. One thing -- Jesse and Whit from our labor of love are reversed in your labels... Jesse's the girl, Whit's the guy :) They're shooting my wedding next May and I'm so excited...wish I could have gotten the whole flashdance crew together!

Nicole-Lynn on Aug 13, 2009

Look at that sun flair.. love it! Beautiful couple, and photography!

Filipa on Aug 13, 2009

Hello! These are beautiful! I can't wait for our wedding & pictures... sometimes i feel like pictures would be reason enough to get married :P oh, you can check out our engagement pics if you want they're on my blog, maybe you'l like them ! :)

whit on Aug 13, 2009

LOL…that photo of all of us is too funny. …Just to clarify, we were being goofy.

Jennifer on Aug 13, 2009

Goodness that dress is divine!!! Who makes that dress??? This is a beautiful wedding!!!! Thank you for sharing it!

Joy on Aug 13, 2009

Very unique eye... beautiful dress, beautiful weather, beautiful couple!

Kim @ Inspired Goodness on Aug 13, 2009

These pix just scream vintage summertime. Makes me want to roll back the clock to 1953 and drive the Pacific Coast Highway with a scarf in my hair...

Wededings on the Strand on Aug 14, 2009

Look at these photos! What a unique and refreshing approach! Thanks!

lovelyvelo on Aug 14, 2009

The umbrellas are amazing... and love that photo of the guys!

wedding chicks on Aug 14, 2009

love the rainbow photo... I think it is great!

jamie on Aug 14, 2009

yes please! who makes that dress????

Alisa Benay on Aug 14, 2009

I love how the pics seem to capture their personality. Great play list, too!

lyndsey hamilton on Aug 14, 2009

incredible. love everything about this collaboration. there's also a picture of the bride's amazingly hot shoes on the flashdance blog. xx

Jennifer Eileen on Aug 15, 2009

Absolutely wonderful images... leaves me itching for more. I'm dying to see the food prepared from the local farmers market, the design of the reception, the look and feel of the ceremony! I guess I'm off to the Flashdance blog to wet my appetite!

Katee Grace Photography on Aug 16, 2009

oh BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL! What a fun wedding and beautiful photos to remember it all! :) :) Congrats Crystal & Ben! xoxo, katee grace

sam on Aug 18, 2009

I'm OBSESSED with all of these images... I think I'm in love! so cool...

crystal k on Aug 18, 2009

awwwww shucks! all these sweet comments are making me grin big! that's me up there, the bride. i just wanted to share the dress info. i had a picture i pulled from w magazine last fall of the back of a christian lacroix. i'm lucky to have a local dressmaker who rocks it and she made that dress on me while i stood. i bought all the fabric myself on her recommendation. it took about two months and cost a third of the designer price. and it was made for me so it fit perfectly. brides, i totally recommend having someone make your dress for you!

Frances Liu | Absolutely Charmed on Aug 20, 2009

These photos are gorgeous! I love the photo work!

Stephanie on Aug 20, 2009

The photo with the rainbow took me aback. It is amazing as are the rest of them. What a unique wedding album. Loved it.

christine Guillory on Aug 21, 2009

I am in love with Max Wagner. Of course, I don't even know him, but any eye that captures these amazing photos...I have to love. I have been a fan of his work for some time now, and this just confirms it. thank you!

The Professional Bridesmaid on Aug 25, 2009

The rainbow shot is awesome. The bride's gown is adorable! Fits her like a glove!

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