If I wasn’t already over the moon about wedding season 2019 starting, the fact that my first (non-elopement) wedding of the year was with Brooke & John at Archetype Distillery really took it over the top! I had the pleasure of meeting these two as we were all collaborating on the Dress for Success Fashion Show the previous year and I was thrilled when they reached out about needing a planner on their wedding day! They were considering multiple funky urban venues, Archetype being high on their list! Coincidentally, I was collaborating with a few other vendors on a styled shoot at Archetype early this year, so Brooke & John stopped by to get a feel for the venue all dressed up and soon after we were finalizing the nitty gritty details!
The day began with Brooke getting her hair and makeup done at The ART Hotel, just a few minutes from Archetype! John joined her shortly after for their first look and a few incredible downtown portraits! They made their way to Archetype with a few friends in tow and relaxed for a few minutes while guests started trickling in!
The two opted out of a wedding party but had a close friend officiate the ceremony! They read their own vows that were both heartfelt and just a little silly! After their first kiss as husband and wife, guests proceeded to the bar while staff quickly flipped the space to open up for reception! Brooke & John’s sweetheart table was dressed up beautifully by Brooke’s hand made (and rather heavy) broach bouquet - it was a stunner!
After a few toasts, a quick cake cutting, and the perfect first dance, the party really got started! Though the night was short(ish), guests had an absolute blast on the dance floor and made the most of their time! Brooke & John then ended their beautiful day where it started, back at The ART Hotel! I couldn’t have asked for a better kickoff to the season and I wish these two a lifetime of silliness, romance, and shared successes!