Whether you’re envisioning a sweet indie love story or a big-time blockbuster, add a little inspiration from Tinseltown to your day.
Take your show on the road with a bridal tour from Dream a Little Dream Events (next up: January 2010). Brides-to-be start with a champers brunch, then visit handpicked vendors that offer freebies and discounts. Or let Megan Weisberg of MW Weddings take creative control.
Rose and Radish’s ingenious new registry program works on a for-credit basis, so it’s easy to switch out a few stray plates, for, say, lavish Cutipol utensils. But don’t pull a Hilary Swank: Make sure everyone gets their due gratitude with nonschmaltzy local stationer Old Tom Foolery’s tongue-in-cheek thank-you cards.
Wow your guests upon arrival and departure. Interior designer Sarah Tarantino brings a trained eye for detail to Woods & Company, where she creates custom welcome bags, favors, and more.
Project One Gallery & Lounge sets the scene for urban luxe events: Couples can get married in the airy white-on-white gallery, then move guests into a cavernous candlelit lounge for dinner and dancing.
Become a Method floral designer. Karen Chang Burling of Huckleberry Karen Designs holds DIY workshops that cover everything from what to look for at the Flower Mart to composing wedding bouquets.
Master storyteller Christina McNeill of Weddings by Christina Diane brings an editorial sensibility, a love of color, and art school training to her work. Her offbeat images illuminate her subjects’ spirits in a fresh, uplifting way.
Flavors like s’mores (chocolate cake, graham cracker crust, and marshmallow frosting) and Twinkies (vanilla cake filled with cream, toasted marshmallow frosting, and coconut) served fresh from Cupkates Bakery’s delivery truck will get a standing ovation.
We’ll leave the Hollywood ending up to you.
Check out DailyCandy Weddings and photo galleries to entertain more ideas. Then, plan your paparazzi-free honeymoon getaway.
Photos: Tu Photography / Courtesy of MW Weddings; Courtesy of Old Tom Foolery; Courtesy of Woods & Company; Courtesy of Project One Gallery; Courtesy of Huckleberry Karen Designs; Christina McNeill / Courtesy of Weddings by Christina Diane; Alexis Tjian / Courtesy of Cupkates Bakery