Fall 2012 Wedding Guide

It's a piece of cake

krista leigh hurst photography!

You’ve got your hands full with the dress, the date, and the decorations. Allow us to sort out some of the details.

Smile Plenty
Krista Leigh Hurst gets the posed family portraits Dad requested done in record time, so you can move on to the candid shots. She coaxes smiles from the most stressed-out bride and documents everything from the first dance to the boozy farewell in her natural style.

Pump Up the Jams
Sugartown Industries’s Colleen Crumbcake (who manned the music for Karen O’s 30th birthday party) and her team of DJs bring their knowledge of indie, Motown, and ’80s tunes. They’re hip, but never too cool for Grandma.

hand-painted weddings!Signed, Sealed, Delivered
If your love is a fairy tale, allow Hand-Painted Weddings invites to trace the narrative. Customize templates or have Allison Krosnick turn an original watercolor into prints. (She welcomes oddball themes, too — Harry Potter, anyone?)

Can’t Buy Me Love
Leave guests with a souvenir way better than a wicked hangover. Philly Penny Press embosses coins with sweet sayings (if you’re not counting pennies, spring for custom messages). The biz also supplies jump rings and chains for on-the-spot jewelry making.

commonwealth proper!Let’s Hear It for the Boys
Your man looks dapper even in sweats. Increase his fashion quotient on the big day with Commonwealth Proper’s ties, pocket squares, and salvaged brass collar stays.

In the Bag
You used to spend hours doodling the initials of your crushes. Now that it’s official, have your new moniker embroidered on Threadwell’s makeup bags, totes, and robes. Block letters are so grade school — ask to see the book of vintage ciphers.

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Photos: Courtesy of Krista Leigh Hurst Photography; Courtesy of Hand-Painted Weddings; Courtesy of Commonwealth Proper