Monday, July 5, 2010

Wedding Crashing: Modern Art Studio

As mentioned before, getting engaged was all the rage in 2009. JEGs and I knew about 8 or so couples who got engaged, and this weekend was the first wedding to kick-off the season- my friend Justin and his adorable lady, Shannon.

First, we have the official, "Off We Go" picture-

I decided JEGs looked like a member of the Secret Service, so he did the official "No Pictures, Ma'am" pose...

The wedding was held at the Mulberry Art Studio in Lancaster, PA. First off, I have to mention how wonderful the staff was. JEGs and I managed to get INCREDIBLY lost on the way there. We called the studio and talked to a woman named April who wasn't quite sure to get us back. Instead, she told us to give her the closest intersection we were at, and sent her son, Jared, out looking for us. When Jared pulled up next to us, it was like a knight in a Honda Civic! We followed him to the venue, and scooted in just in time for the ceremony.
This place was magical. It had a very intimate feel to it, and to add to the effect was beautiful draping from the ceiling with stars, twinkle lights and branches hanging from above. Pictures do not do this place justice, but I'm gonna try

Shannon looked stunning in a trumpet style chiffon dress with gorgeous embellishments down the side. I have to say, Justin cleaned up pretty good too! In the 22 years that I've known Justin, I don't think I've ever seen him in a suit ;)

The men wore black suits with a slight pin strip-- topped off with matching fedoras! The bridesmaids all wore different dresses in a hot pink color and carried small bouquets of calla lilies.

Shannon's bouquet was a little bigger, and held a special surprise in the middle:

Apparently she loves pigs!

The cocktail hour was held in the lobby, which gave the staff time to switch the ceremony space into a dining area. Instead of flowers, Shannon opted to DIY her centerpieces with branches spray painted hot pink and dripping with crystals-- it matched the surroundings perfectly

As a special surprise, Justin took the mic from the MC and along with two guitars players, he proceeded to serenade his guests and blushing bride

It was a beautiful wedding, and I wish all the happiness in the world to the new, Mr. & Mrs. Kutcher!

Always & Forever,

1 comment:

Shannon said...

the place looked great! Of course, you could hang sparkly lights and stars from a dog house and I'd think it was perfect. Um, what did you wear? Obvs. more important than the bride's dress :)