Marina and Matt’s Hudson Valley wedding was like a scene straight out of a Wes Anderson movie, and they wouldn’t have had it any other way! Lily Szabo Photography captured every storybook moment of the vintage affair, including the tender first look moment and every single Wes Anderson detail the couple included in their big day. The couple also DIYed their own stationary, programs, table centerpieces, and even a photobooth. Sending their friends and family off with a final Wes Anderson inspired item, they gave each of their guests wooden bookmarks made into the shape of vintage keys, because keys represent love and friendship in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Marina and Matt
Highlands Country Club, Hudson Valley, New York
Matt’s amazing gift that he gave to me before our first look was a beautiful necklace from Vrai & Oro. It was tiny enough for me to be able to wear with my illusion neckline dress.
I fell in love with my Ramona Keveza dress the second I saw it in a bridal magazine. Then I couldn’t take it off once I tried it on in Kleinfeld. I couldn’t stop staring at the illusion neckline with the beautiful flower petals. I loved the the lace on the dress from head to toe, and the slight peach tone under the lace. The fitted gown made me feel old Hollywood romantic, sexy and like a million bucks!
Our great friend Heather who married us snuck in a few sweet surprises in her speech that she didn’t share before hand. After planning every step of the day, it was so nice to hear something personal that we didn’t know was coming!
We are big dorks for Wes Anderson movies so we tried to incorporate a handful of details from his movies such as using vintage suitcases, compass seating chart, arrow table numbers, postcard guestbook etc. Other than that, we wanted to day to feel romantic, vintage, glam, light and fun.
As favors, we gave our guests wooden bookmarks made in the shape of vintage keys. Keys represent love and friendship in one of Wes Anderson’s movies, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Processional – Foxglove by Murder by Death & You & Me by Penny and the Quarters
Recessional – You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates
First Dance – Strangers by The Kinks
Matt is an illustrator and graphic artist so we were lucky enough to be able to design all of our stationary (e.g. save the dates/ wedding invitations/menus). We made our own program fans, added tassels to our wedding favors, painted table numbers, and made our own photobooth.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Lily Szabo Photography
Venue – Highlands Country Club
Floral Design – Edwina Sylvester
Cake – The Pastry Garden & Sweet Meresa
DJ – Beat Train Productions
Videography – Brighter Lights Media
Invitations – Matt Mellon
Hair & Makeup Artist – Erin Rachel
Wedding Dress – Ramona Keveza
Bridal Accessories – Vrai & Oro
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – J. Crew
Rings – Leigh Jay Nacht
Many thanks to Lily Szabo Photography for sharing Marina and Matt’s Hudson Valley wedding with Junebug. If you love their Wes Anderson inspired wedding, take a look at Raquel and Josa’s Wes Anderson Inspired wedding in Barcelona!
Its absolutely a entertaining article. I am agree with you if you have creative mind you can make something extra-ordinary from ordinary. All theat matters is your creativity, the rest is limitless.
I was Marina and Matts florist for this beautiful event, They gave me hints of what they were after, talked to me about the inspiration for the day and then gave me space to create. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve seen due to all of their planning, creative thinking and above all love!