I met Jes and Ryan several years ago through mutual friends. We were often at the same birthday parties and game nights and it felt like as soon as I learned their names they were moving to New Zealand. Thanks to the magic of Facebook and the Internet, my friendship with Jes continued to grow. After about a year they moved back to California and began planning their wedding. When Jessica first saw my work a couple of years ago she vowed that I would be their wedding photographer, and so when it was finally time for it to be so, I was super excited!
And then I heard about the kind of wedding they were planning, and my excitement level jumped through the roof. Seriously. These two put together a wedding day that was super fun, super cute and very much “them.” Jessica is a designer and so she of course handled their invitations and Save the Dates – the best ones I’ve ever seen aside from my own wedding invites. They’re 3D and come with monogrammed 3D glasses! Awesome!
And their reception? Their reception was at a bowling alley. But not your average neighborhood bowling alley. Montrose Bowl is only open for private parties and it’s completely retro. No electronic scoring and original decor and design from the 50s, which made it the perfect home for this 50s-inspired wedding. I’ll let the images tell the rest of the story. Enjoy!
And, I’m so pleased to see others appreciating this wedding as much as I do! Check out their feature on Ruffled!
Vendor Love: Ceremony location: Brand Art + Music Library // Reception location: Montrose Bowl // Invitations: Little Hinka // Bride’s bouquet: Made of brooches from bride’s friend and family, put together by bride’s mother // Bridesmaid’s bouquets, corsages and bouts: Made of paper, put together by bride // Catering: Seabirds truck // Cupcakes: Babycakes NYC // Bride’s Hair: Missy Lowe