December 13, 2010
Posted by Ashley
With the Winter season upon us, I thought it would be nice to visit a wedding that happened during a summer night! It’s FULL of awesome details and music, so there’s multiple reasons why you need to peep this. Marissa gushed about their awesome wedding, favors, and overall design:
Music has always been such a big aspect and love in Caleb and I’s relationship. We went to a show on our first date five years ago. We were so young back then and the most fun we could have was driving around in his old ’88 Camry, comparing our favorite bands. So when he finally popped the question and we began planning the wedding we both knew we wanted to do something special and musical with our invitations. And we only had 5 months to plan it all.
We decided we wanted to make 12″ vinyl record ‘mix tapes’ of our favorite love songs and have the actual invitation be on the back of the vinyl sleeve like a track listing. We are avid vinyl collectors and so are our friends so we thought our wedding vinyl would make an awesome addition to everyone’s collections. We picked our favorite songs and I started research on finding a pressing company. I soon realized this wasn’t going to work. There’s a lot of red tape when it comes to trying to press music on vinyl that isn’t yours (which is completely understandable). I begged and pleaded with pressing companies assuring them that I had no intention of selling the records. Eventually we decided to go with our back up plan that Caleb had devised, buy CDs that look like vinyl and put them in 7″ sleeves. I had my heart set on real vinyl but the end result so amazing too.
I worked with one of our best friends Daniel Bressette to design the sleeve. He’s an independent illustrator who has done band art for bands like Pearl Jam, Paramore, and New Found Glory. (He also did the “Weddingland” map and comic strip for us). He gave me the number to Dorado Music Packaging for the sleeve printing. I was worried they wouldn’t be helpful since I wasn’t a big band spending thousands of dollars. But I experienced quite the opposite. They were rad beyond belief and even rushed my order.
We wanted to use the songs from the invitation throughout the ceremony and reception to tie it all together.
Bride Processional: Dance On Our Graves – Paper Route
Recessional: We Could Be Looking For The Same Thing – Silver Jews
Reception Entrance: Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: Johnny Cash’s cover of The Beatles song In My Life
Grand Exit: The Final Countdown – Europe
Photography – W. Scott Chester Photography
Music – jb Jams
‘Weddingland’ map, finger print tree ‘guestbook’ & comic – Daniel Bressette
Venue & Catering – Kellum Valley Farm
Cake – Razzle Dazzle Bakery
Groom’s outfit – Ben Sherman, Urban Outfitters & TOMS shoes
Bride’s dress – Mori Lee
Groomsmen outfit – Levis, Urban Outfitters & TOMS shoes
Bridesmaid’s dresses – Anthropologie, Mod Cloth, & Dillards
Photobooth – The Majestic Photobooth Company
Bride, Groom & Bridal party hair done by Zach Blalock – TIGI
Wood wall entrance for the ceremony was made by my uncle Tyler (he’s kind of awesome)
Invitations – designed and assembled by me and Caleb. Sleeves printed through Dorado Music Packaging + mad lib RSVP postcards printed through Moo