Today's real wedding of Ricci and Joel is so much fun! Partly because the above image of the happy couple was chosen as one of our 2009 Best from the Best Fashion Report images and I love seeing the rest of this wedding, and also because it looks like it was simply a flat out, kick-a$$, rock-star style party at San Diego's Hard Rock Hotel that must have been a blast to be a part of. Photographed by the lovely Sarah Yates, these wedding images and ideas are sure to start your weekend off in style!
The super stylish bride Ricci searched high and low for the perfect fashion for her wedding party, and after many months of creativity, she put together looks that were the perfect match to their wedding's rock n' roll theme. The girls wore little black dresses and fabulous black platform heels, and the guys wore black pants, shirts, ties and vests from Express and sneakers from Vans, but it's Ricci's bridal look that truly wins my heart. She wore a ruffled dress from Betsey Johnson, layers and layers of funky necklaces, a birdcage veil from YJ Design and (a girl after my own heart) sparkly red shoes from Christian Louboutin. Love it!
After a ceremony on the Hard Rock Hotel rooftop, guests headed inside for a reception filled with edgy yet feminine pink and black decor details. Cupcakes from Heavenly Cupcake were displayed on fiberglass cakes stands, the tables were set with black and pink linens, bold pink flowers and centerpieces dripping with crystals from Affairs Party Rental and Botanica, and the room was lit with hot-pink lights. Ricci and Joel loved the way it all came together, and they enjoyed every minute of it. Ricci says, "My biggest piece of advice that I can offer is to take a moment during your reception to just sit back and take it all in. As the bride you are being pulled every which way for most of the evening, so grab your glass of champagne, your glass of wine, or, your shot of tequila, and toast yourself for making it all happen. And as always, rock on!"
Thank you Ricci and Joel for sharing your wedding with us!
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