Eunhee and Joshua’s wedding was a long time in the making. When Hurricane Irene came along this past August, it put a kink in their wedding plans, to say the least. The two rescheduled their wedding for October, and looking at these photos from Brian Wright of The Brothers Wright, you’d never know the plans were ever any different. To make light of their change of plans they titled their wedding as “Hurricane? What Hurricane?” and incorporated the inside joke on their paper goods.
From the bride, Eunhee: I started shopping for my dress 4 months before the wedding. I enjoy shopping when it’s for leisure, but when I have something specific to get, I procrastinate due to dread. Initially, I wanted a tee length baby blue dress, but my mother was not having that. She said “if you wear anything else but a long, white dress, I’m not coming.” I found my dress after only going to one other store. The consultant picked out all these typical dresses-strapless, mermaid style. Although all those styles are quite lovely and stunning, I just didn’t feel like me. I didn’t think it reflected my style or personality. I saw a dress at the corner of my eye, a high neck 1950s inspired gown, and said “I want to try this on” the sales lady looked and me and said “trust me, you don’t want to try that one. for one it’s a size 10, and secondly, that dress has been here for 5-6 years and not one soul has tried that on. it’s old fashioned, and you are too young for that.” I totally understood where she was coming from, but I do believe no one knows what you like and your style more than you. I tried it on, and fell in love immediately. I love details and for me, details are everything. I loved how when right amount of light hit the top of the dress, it looks like this beautiful necklace, and how the bottom was finished with a thick off white ribbon, keeping with the 1950s inspiration. It didn’t come with a black sash. I envisioned it with a thick, silk black sash to break up the dress, so it’s not just one long white thing. Also, the sash helps to keep a nice balance between the top and bottom textures.
We pretty much made everything other than the food. Joshua hand drew and painted the invitations. We folded over 1,000 cranes for good luck (but then Hurricane Irene came!); made the pendants and wrap for the mini honey favors; made the canisters and filled them with mini bubbles for the chairs; made bubble signs. We took a bunch of polaroids throughout our wedding planning and hold punched them and strung them on the branches along with other memorable photos, including photos of our family.
Any advice for future brides? Pick a photographer that you can 100% trust and feel connected to. Brian and Brandon got us right away-our style, our desire for something with whimsy, depth and of course, a great eye for details. The Photos reflected Joshua and I perfectly. It was like “this is totally us. This is totally what we look like.” It was kind of creepy, but in the kindest way ;-) When our August 28th wedding was canceled, they were already in NYC, so they suggested a bridal/faux wedding shoot, where Joshua and I would wear our formal attire and take photos on the farm. Brian and Brandon were so generous in heart and spirit. We were able to walk the farm, enjoy the craziness of all that was happening. Because a hurricane was on its way, the sky was amazing! It was light pink, purple… I’m still left breathless when I think about that sky. But honestly, I really don’t think any other photographer could have taken their place. Everything about your wedding will fade including your own memories, which will get cloudy over time, but photos are these physical wonders that recreate those memories for us. Choosing the photographer that you feel the most comfortable with would be our number 1 thing, even more important than the venue, dress, etc.
Wedding vendors (Pocantico Hills, NY):
Wedding Venue: Blue Hill Farm / Wedding Photographer: The Brothers Wright / Wedding Dress: Vintage Novia D’art / Bride’s Black Sash: Mokumba / Bride’s Earrings: Museum of Modern Art / Bride’s Shoes: Butter / Beaded Purse: Lost and Found Vintage / Bride’s Hair: Cowlicks Japan / Bride’s Makeup: Space Salon / Groom’s Suit and Shirt: Bespoke by Brooklyn Tailors / Event Coordinator: Estelle Sibermann / Wedding Flowers: Sandy Clothier / Wedding Cake and Catering: Blue Hill Farm