20
Oct 2014

Alix + François

An Alternative to the Bouquet Toss

As many of you come here to see alternative weddings, I thought you might be interested in seeing this alternative to the bouquet toss. I don’t know if someone knows this practice, but I had personally never seed this before—and I have seen a bunch of weddings in these past years—so I thought I’d share!

Not only does it prolong the friendly moment when someone inherits the bride’s bouquet, but it looks a lot funnier – and as a bonus you may make a photographer happy! Photos by the French photographer Sylvain Le Lepvrier. (You may also recognize the woman in the yellow dress as being the bride of one of my favorite weddings ever!)

Happy Monday!!

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How it works.

First, multicolor ribbons are attached to the bouquet. Every non-married female guest gets to hold the end of one ribbon. Then, the brides closes her eyes and cuts a ribbon, resulting in the person at the other end of it to be out of the game. It is recommanded that the challengers turn around the bride while her eyes are closed so that she has absolutely no idea whose ribbon she’s cutting. This scenario goes on and on until only one ribbon is left; the person holding it wins the bouquet!

15
Oct 2014

(French) Kiss

You May Now French Kiss the Bride – Pictures of Wedding Kisses

Hey folks, happy Wednesday! First I’d like to apologize once more for not being as regular as before. I went back to work this week, and I have to say it’s quite relaxing compared to taking care of our little bloy all day, so I guess it’ll all soon get back to normal.

I wanted to create this post on pictures of wedding kisses a long time ago (I mean, didn’t I HAVE to?), so I’m happy that I finally gathered a few pics to make it happen; hope you’ll like it as much as the previous post on unusual and unexpected situation!

So, themed post again, YAY! And the good news is, I already have all the pictures I need for the next theme, which means you won’t have to wait too long for the next one!

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#1 by Attila Csomor

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#2 by Cécile Creiche

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#3 by Danilo Siqueira

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#4 by Fer Juaristi

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#5 by Jessica Vogelsang

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#6 by Marcel Schwarz

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#7 by Davina Plus Daniel

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#8 by Hiram Trillo

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#9 by Julien Pontarolo

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#10 by Photography by Winter (who’s that? ^^)

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#11 by Alma Photography

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#12 by Photography by Winter

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#13 by Taras Perevarukha

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07
Oct 2014

Patricia + Michael

NYC Bookstore Wedding

There are so many things to say about this wedding, the first one being: this couple GOT MARRIED IN A BOOKSTORE! And usually, I wouldn’t add anything else because this personally already would make me wanna check the whole thing out. But the thing is, there is more. First, the bookstore they got married at isn’t just any bookstore, it’s a “non-profit bookstore that donates all their proceeds to fighting AIDS and homelessness” (New-Yorkers, you know where you’ll go next weekend). Second, this couple is so cool that getting married in a bookstore wasn’t enough; they had pizza for lunch after their first look, in other words, all “brided up” and “groomed up”! And finally—on a more personal achievement point of view—they found their photographers via this blog which means I have both the best readers ever and the best photographers, YAY!! Photography & Videography by Amanda & Nate aka the Howards, the couple behind The Shalom Imaginative, that just moved to Los Angeles, California.

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The wedding took place on May 23rd at 7:00 p.m at the Housing Works Bookstore in NYC. From the couple:
The locations that were captured in the photos all have a special meaning to us. Washington Square Park is a place we often visit in the summer to relax, people watch and read. East Village was the first neighborhood we lived in when we moved to New York. The stoop were we sat and had coffee is at our first apartment. Pho/Bun is a favorite dish of ours. Once when we were celebrating my (Patricia’s) birthday at bar in Greenwich with friends, Mike was so kind to leave the party and grab Joe’s Pizza for everyone. It hit the spot, the party continued to the late night and Joe’s has been one of our favorites every since. And of course the Brooklyn Bridge, not only is it iconic but it also symbolizes a transformation – to leave behind the familiar and start a new journey together.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

Why didn’t we get married sooner! :D

 

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… And one thing that makes you proud.
The days leading up to the wedding and right after were such a whirlwind. We are so happy Nate and Amanda (The Shalom Imaginative) were with us to capture all the moments of the weekend. From events like casually roaming the city and enjoying tea with the family to the first look and wedding ceremony, they were there documenting our story. Now that some time has passed, we often look back at the photos and film and we feel the love, energy and excitement of our wedding day all over again.
Not only were we able to spend time with our family and close friends during this special day but we were also able to support Housing Works Bookstore’s mission. They are a non-profit bookstore that donates all their proceeds to fighting AIDS and homelessness.

 

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And to prolong the dream, you can have a look at the video of the day below, or at the photographers’ blog post here.

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