Oh man! I’ve been excited about blogging this wedding ever since meeting the bride for the first time. If ever there was a woman to fully embody “fanciful. offbeat. alternative” I had just met her! Tressa and John’s creative energy was totally awe-inspiring and amazing. For over 18 months we planned The Party of the Century (read: the wedding), and on October 29th we pulled it off!
The couple’s infamous Halloween bash had been a staple in their friends’ and family’s lives for 7 years, so at their annual party in 2010 John (dressed as Louis XVI) proposed to Tressa (dressed as Marie Antoinette) in front of all of their family and friends (dressed as equally crazy Halloween party-goers) via a flaming magic trick! It was then only fitting that the following year’s Halloween party HAD to be the wedding itself. Following Tressa and John’s love of all things 1980, we created a party that would make even the cast of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” jealous. From vintage 80’s arcade games, to a stellar 80’s cover band, to guests dressed in all-out 80’s costumes, the theme rang true. The fun and entertainment didn’t end there though. Guests were entertained by a duo of aerialists, a drag queen MC, and a mind-boggling magician. They were fed enough grub to sustain the entire student body of Ridgemont High. Of course the bride and groom and their wedding party couldn’t stay in formal wear for too long, we planned their own costume change mid-wedding to join the rest of the radically dressed guests. I’ll just go ahead with the photos – they’ll do better justice than my poor 80’s references.
For a complete list of all the fabulous vendors that helped make this night happen, see below!
Planning and Coordination- A Kurant Event; Photography- Barbie Hull Photography, Venue- Georgetown Ballroom; Invitation/Paper- Wyatt Ink; Bartending/Catering- Gourmondo; Onsite Pizza- Veraci; Onsite Hot Dogs- Dante’s Inferno Dogs; Floral Design- Flora Nova; Officiant- Annemarie Juhlian; 80’s Band- Mr. Miyagi; Host/MC- Ben de la Creme; Aerial Performance- Enjoy Prodcutions; Magician- Nash Fung; Drape/Furniture Rental- Prop Gallery West; 80’s Arcade Games- Party Outfitters; Getaway Car- Barbie Dream Hearse; Desserts- Tallant House, Yellow Leaf Cupcake; Coatcheck- Coat Check Complete (did I miss anyone???)
Special appearance by superstars such as Pewee Herman, The Three Amigos, Mr. T, The Golden Girls, Cobra Kai, Wayne and Garth, the cast of Dynasty, Punky Brewster, Goose and Maverick…. and famed 80’s icons Tom Cruise (groom) and Madonna (bride)!
PS – to see the awesome invites created by Wyatt Ink and Barbie Hull Photography – check out Barbie’s blog http://barbiehull.com/2012/02/superrad-save-the-date/