Chelsey and Wesley's wedding day vendors:
Photographer // Anna Jones | Venue // Lucca (upstairs) | Caterer // Baratta's | Cake and Dessert // Glorious Desserts | Floral // Boesen the Florist | Hair & Makeup // Blakelee at Salon W | Wedding Dress, Jewelry & Accessories // Dornink | Men’s suites // Banana Republic | Stationery // Ephemera | Ceremony & Reception Music // Puttin’ on the Hitz | Bridesmaid Dresses // Bridesmaids picked based on color palette
The couple often enjoys walks together with Chelsey’s dog London. So Wes decided to ask Chelsey to take a walk after work, and she suggested the Art Center rose garden, he thought it was perfect time to propose. Unfortunately, the park was packed with others enjoying the evening. As a result, Wes decided to wait until later that night.
They made dinner, had some wine, all while listening to Frank Sinatra. “He asked me to dance. It sounds cheesy, but this wasn’t uncommon.” Chelsey told us. Toward the end of That’s Amore, he got down on one
knee and asked. “Through a mixture of laughter and tears I managed to say yes. The day was perfect. Genuine and completely us.”
Chelsey’s dress was handmade by Dornink, and inspired by her grandmother’s wedding dress. “I love that she wore a short dress,” she told us. And Dornink had all the perfect accessories, art deco handbag, a clip for her hair and made her veil. She also wore a gold cuff bracelet that had been passed down for generations in her family.
Chelsey and Wes wanted photography that matched their personalities. When they met Anna Jones, they knew she was perfect, with her editorial style. “She documented our day with a journalistic approach that we are so grateful for. Our pictures tell the story.”
Invites and paper were important to Wes because of his degree in Graphic Design. The couple worked with Karen at Ephemera, who nailed their style with dreamy floral prints, that were incorporated throughout the day.
Lori, with Baratta’s, was a lifesaver for Chelsey and Wes. As their big day approached, it was not looking to be a beautiful day for a mostly outdoor wedding. Lori help the couple find a solution, and asked Lucca, an East Village restaurant, if their if their upstairs space was available. It was! And Lucca was so gracious in letting the couple bring all the rentals and food they had already committed to.
The night was filled with 60 of their closest family and friends. With such a small group, many people spoke, telling stories and well wishes the couple will never forget. Chelsey tells us, “You can have an amazing wedding without going into debt. Make a list of the most important things to you. First, it
should be each other. Remember that.”