THE COUPLE: We met through my identical twin sister, which sounds crazy, but so cool. (It makes family vacations that much more fun!) We met in New York City during my brief stint there, followed by a year of long distance. Thank goodness for technology! Through our dozens on dozens of FaceTime meetings and bi-coastal weekend trips, we fell in love. He is a good dose of sensitive, and equal parts creative and thoughtful. For example, he filled a journal with 135 letters: one for every day we had been apart. For his proposal, he created a video, in which he drew out our relationship! As we planned for our wedding, we decided to make creative video invite. Check it out here! The rest is history.
THE PARTY: Our wedding was exactly as imagined. My husband is a huge whiskey buff and he’s into the old school cigar lounge look. I, on the other hand, am a total book nerd and also love the museum, classic feel. The intersection of both our visions landed us picking the Athenaeum at Caltech University, (who would have known?). To set the tone, we went for a clean and modern palette with ivory and gold with subtle hints of colors seen in our flowers. We wanted our wedding to be one big party with the objective to have fun! Thanks to SHINE Entertainment, our personalized adult beverages, and 90’s music, we did just that.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I fell in love with my dress by Carol Hannah. The Poplar dress is amazing with its architectural folding and draping: classic meets avant garde! To fit the sweetheart neckline, I chose to wear the Lauren Joy necklace for a hint of sparkle. I paired it with vintage 1920’s earrings I scored from a successful day at the Brooklyn Flea!
WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?
Timeless. I was looking for something simple to compliment my dramatic dress. The daintiness of the necklace was perfect!
HOW DO YOU PLAN TO WEAR YOUR NECKLACE AFTER THE WEDDING?
The Lauren Joy necklace is so understated and timeless that it can be worn as an everyday piece: either layered or on its own.
NEXT PIECE ON YOUR WISH LIST?
How romantic is the Kathryn Lynn Bar Necklace or the Emily Sarah Bar necklace? I’ve been eyeing these pieces since they came out. Layering these with other dainty pieces by DRD would be amazing!
Photos by Denise Bovee