Ask Chloe and Matthew when they began dating, and you'll get two different answers. "They fell in love because of '70s punk: the Cramps, the Clash, Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones," says Laura McMullin, who helped plan their wedding. The couple chose to represent this music by using a bright neon pink in their palette. "Album covers from that time prominently used that kind of electric pink," explains Chloe.
In addition to mint juleps, clever twists on classic cocktails were served, including a Ghost of Mary (a pale version of the bloody one), a Bernini (essentially a Bellini that playfully borrows from their shared last name), and a modified sea breeze that substitutes Campari for cranberry juice.
"We wanted fun and quirky," says Chloe of the paper table runners she designed with Athena Preston. "The bluebirds look like something from the cover of a 1950s book, and the spiderwebs and foxes make it all a little wilder." The old chairs, collected mostly at flea markets, exude a bucolic charm.
Wedding Planner: Laura McMullin, email@example.com
Stationery: Athena Preston. Letterpress printing, Earl Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn Press, 718-349-8900. Engraving, Stationer's Engraving Co., 212-242-4600
Calligraphy: Elizabeth White-Pultz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guestbook: Milkfed Press
Favors: 4-ounce canning jars, from Lehman's. Custom rubber bands (around lids), by the Print Box
Ice Cream: St. Clair
Wedding Gown: Bruno Grizzo
Bride's Accessories: Chain necklaces, by Bernbach, email@example.com
Wedding Bands: TenThousandThings, 212-352-1333
Band: Dexter Lake Club Band
Rentals: Dance floor, Aviator Tent Rental, 518-758-9333