Joe & Cheryl’s Wedding

Being involved with Cheryl’s bridal shower was already awesome, so when Joe and Cheryl asked me to coordinate their wedding, I was thrilled because I knew it was going to be great. She’s the ultimate Jill of all trades, as she can make anything and everything herself. Joe and Cheryl were married last September at the beautiful Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, where they created the most tailored and romantic setting for a wedding. There was hardly a thing in the room that wasn’t made by Cheryl, Joe, or one of their friends.

It was the ultimate DIY wedding since Cheryl sewed her own dress. Being in fashion, she had such a specific dress in mind that making it herself was really the only option. It took her 3 months, but she had the dress of her dreams. She also made the gorgeous necklace she adorned, as well as the jewelry worn by all the bridesmaids. And the bridesmaid dresses? Yes, they were bought from J.Crew, but Cheryl customized the dresses according to each girl’s style. Cheryl’s coworker tailored Joe’s suit for a perfect fit, and menswear line 3sixteen helped design custom ties for the groomsmen.

Friends helped gather bottles over the months to contribute to the gathered look of the centerpieces. Cheryl purchased vintage wooden spools from eBay for the escort cards and spooled them with thread in their wedding colors. The favors, jars of button shaped chocolates, were lovingly made by Cheryl and friends. And on top of all this, Cheryl herself designed the entire suite of wedding stationery.

Not only did these guys have the eye for designing their entire wedding, but they had so many friends help pitch in to make the day happen as they dreamed. When asked what was the best part of the wedding, they said, “What made our wedding most meaningful was having so many people help out and share the day with us. We really couldn’t ask for better friends and family.”

All images by Minnow Park Photography.

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