The amount of love, time, and design that went into planning Justine and Matt’s wedding from Joyeuse Photography just blows me away every time I look at it. From the gorgeous bouquets by LeeAnne Rickey to the paper flower boutonnieres and the temporary tattoos, every single detail is complete and utter perfection, and I couldn’t be more in love!

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From the bride, Justine: Matt and I wanted to have a celebration with our friends and family that was relaxed and fun for everyone. We wanted to have people moving around the space, mingling and participating in activities as opposed to having assigned seats where they’d sit and watch us entertain them (I’m not so into being the center of attention).

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colorful paper boutonnieres

Matt and I have a blog called the buddy exclusive for which he draws an illustration and I provide dialogue/commentary each day, so we used that as a theme for some of the activities, which included a station where people could write in dialogue for different illustrations Matt had drawn, a station where people could apply temporary tattoos all designed by different friends, a “phone-a-buddy” station where people could call a number and leave us a message and a photo booth for which we used the back ‘speakeasy’ room at The Green Building. There was also a lot of hand drawn/painted signage to mark everything. A friend of ours also had a great idea to have floral-drawn table runners that people could color in and we ordered custom colored Crayola crayons to place on each table. We just wanted our wedding to reflect us – our personalities and our styles – and we wanted everyone to have a great time.

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Some adjectives that describe the look of our wedding: cute, sweet, playful, handcrafted. Our color scheme was sort of a pink/coral, teal and grey combo. There were a lot of DIY decorations included; fortunately we have an amazingly talented community of friends who contributed tassels for balloons, bunting for tables, handmade signage for activity stations, temporary tattoos designed by friends and printed at home, and DIY scratch-off tickets.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think I realized too late that when it comes to DIY projects it’s very important to prioritize what’s important to complete over what would just be nice to have. Also, if you have people around you who are willing to help, don’t hesitate to ask.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack,” Liars
Recessional: “Tables and Chairs,” Andrew Bird
We gave away the choice of our first dance song as a scratch-off prize. The options were:
(1) “These Arms of Mine,” Otis Redding (This was the choice!)
(2) “More Than Words,” Extreme
(3) “Wild Horses,” cover by The Sundays

Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Joyeuse Photography / Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn / Reception Venue: The Green Building / Wedding Flowers: LeeAnne Rickey and Lindsay Rae Design / Boutonnieres: Kylie Fife / Wedding Dress and Veil: Mill Crest Vintage in Lambertville, NJ / Wedding Shoes: Macy’s / Makeup: Steph Wise / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various (consignment shop, JCPenney, overseas) / Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Ben Sherman / Wedding Caterer: Sips & Bites / Wedding Pies: An assortment of friends / Ceremony Musicians: Evan Mazunik, Natty Green, Justin Keller, Megan LaMarca, Matt Wohl, Brian Jones / Cookie Wedding Favors: Allison Person of Sweet & Savory Brooklyn / Wedding Invitations: designed by Matt, printed by Boxcar Press


Comments (15):

  • Waxahachie Texas baby photography on January 21, 2015

    This is So unique! The teal colored sash is stunning, and every one is enjoying in the wedding.
  • New York City Wedding Videographers on January 3, 2015

    Amazing and beautiful each and every picture you had clicked, i will appreciate your camera work you had done.
  • Edward Nortan on December 4, 2014

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  • Samantha Carrie Jones on December 1, 2014

    it is an innovative and new wedding idea for many peoples. I love this and it is so obvious that I will undoubtedly share this with my friends.
  • Sophie David on November 17, 2014

    Wow! I love to see this wonderful blog having collection of fabulous handcrafted weddings related pictures. Good job!
  • GiantInvitations on July 11, 2014

    Cutest buttonaires ever!
  • Wedding Invitations Sydney on February 20, 2014

    It would really mean a lot if you can share the designer/maker if the buttonaires. I find them really cute and one of a kind.
  • Opaline Pictures on September 30, 2013

    Love, love, love the bride and bridesmaids coming out through the subway turnstile. So fun!
  • Nati on August 19, 2013

    This has to be my favorite wedding ever!!!!
  • Bonnie & Lauren on August 12, 2013

    I want to see more temporary tattoos at weddings we shoot. ;) So fun! Beautiful couple, beautiful celebration!
  • Durban wedding videographers on August 9, 2013

    So very unique! The teal coloured sash is stunning
  • Michelle | Gold-hearted on August 5, 2013

    Love it all! Such a gorgeous and refined take on a handmade wedding.
  • Plum Pretty Sugar on August 5, 2013

    So very, very pretty! Thank you for sharing all this prettiness! xo
  • Corinna Hoffman on August 5, 2013

    Love this Brooklyn Wedding!
  • Mairead on August 5, 2013

    Where did the floral table runners come from? I'd LOVE to have something like that for my wedding!


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