National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding: Kim and Todd
Todd and Kim, it was so easy to make you look good! Most of all, It was a privilege to be with you on your wedding day. You let me into that day and let me into the quieter and the wilder moments of your wedding. On the quiet side, the selfie you two made in the moments alone (except for me!) before the reception. The wild side was on the dance floor and bumping elbows with your friends and family. And not everyone has family who can rock it like yours--on the stage.
I knew it was going to be a good day when we were taking photos beforehand. It was hot. Very hot. And you two were wearing the heavy clothes of a wedding couple. Even then, you two easily sunk into the moment, forgot everything else, and just looked good.
Sometime during the reception, after the dancing got started, someone turned to me (I forgot who) and said, "Crazy family I have, right?" Well, yes, and they (and your friends) made a great party, full of jokes, good music, dancing, cheering, and the party was getting stronger as the night continued. Of course, it helps if your uncle, Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Nils Lofgren, plays a few songs with your dad on stage.
But a lot of the wedding was made "in-house," so to speak. You'll see Kim's veil in front of the cathedral-like space at the hotel, and it was made by her mother, grandmother-in-law, and mother-in-law, together. Todd designed Kim's engagement ring, and his grandmother made the cake.
Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Reception Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Coordinator: Katie Wannen, The Plannery
Bridal Shop: Love Couture Bridal
Dress Designer: Watters
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Kelley of Amie Decker Beauty
Makeup: Amie of Amie Decker Beauty
Suit/Tux: Men's Wearhouse
Florist: LynnVale Studios
Caterer: Main Event Caterers
Cake: the Groom's grandmother
Transportation: Atlantic Transportation
Officiant: Reverend David Whitestone
Lighting: Atmosphere Inc
Invitations: Typecase Industries
Honeymoon location: Italy and Germany