Kelly & Chris's NY Tea Party Wedding #Real Weddings: Northeast US#colored crinoline#colorful#day wedding#new york#tea party April 8 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride The Offbeat Bride: Kelly, Make up Artist My Offbeat Partner: Chris, Software Engineer Location & date of the wedding: New York, NY courthouse, and reception at Alice's Tea Cup. March 20, 2009. What made our wedding offbeat: I bucked tradition by having a mid-day tea party wedding: Everything was exactly like the tea parties I had in mind when I poured (water) tea for my dolls at age 6! The girls eating cake in their AWESOME frilly dresses. My maid of honor and I wore the most frilly, girlie dresses and hats… it was so beautiful. (Mine was beige and pink and hers was turquoise and pink) And I wore dark lipstick — to the horror of my mother-in-law! Our biggest challenge: I could not find any dresses, flowers, hats… I just couldn't find any non-traditional bride anything! I made most of my wedding attire and did all of the flowers. After I started sewing, two months before my wedding, I opened my own Etsy site. Not finding the right dress has lead me down a new career path! The wedding cake with a vintage cake topper. My favorite moment: When my new husband and I came out of the courthouse, we stopped to take pictures on the steps and saw a NYPD traffic cop stop and take our picture with her cell phone. She said we were the most beautiful bride and groom she ever saw! My fashion advice for other offbeat brides: You didn't settle for your mate, don't settle for anything less than your perfect outfit. I didn't get my shoes until five days before, but they were perfect and I was so glad I didn't just settle on whatever to check it off the list. Somewhere, some how, that crazy dress or hat you imagined is out there. Worse case: design it and have it made. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?: Hats, dresses & flowers — Me! The tea party! — Alice's Tea Cup The Groom's outfit; Gucci, Prada shoes, Christian Dior shoes, all heavily discounted from Woodbury Premium Outlet, NY Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Amazing letterpress invitation inspiration NEXT Construction is always more difficult than demolition Show/Hide comments [ 28 ] I saw these pictures in the Flikr pool and I am in love with your style- You should be so proud! Congrats! 2 agree Reply Wow I just love those frilly dresses – they are soo cute. Hope you guys had a fab wedding 🙂 1 agrees Reply GORGEOUS. Love it all. Great job! 1 agrees Reply OMG !! I have bought stuff from your Etsy store and had no idea you were from Offbeat Bride !! YAY !! Your store is wonderful and I am in love with your wedding pics!! 1 agrees Reply It looks like you had a great theme for your wedding… and the wedding cake is too cute. Hope it was a great day and guys enjoy many years to come… TJ 1 agrees Reply Thank you for all the nice comments! I had such a wonderful day–it was absolutely perfect and I am thrilled to be profiled here! 2 agree Reply your dresses are to die for!! congrats! Reply I absolutly love the maid of honor's dress! What a doll! You guys are so beautiful and I'm sure you stopped traffic. Make up- amazing. Style- beyond amazing! Congratulations and I wish you many vasty years together! Reply These dresses are among my favorites on Offbeat Bride. So sassy! Love the pink cake. It's all very fun and stylish. Reply OMG your dresses are amazing! I love the turqouise and pink best because they're my favourite colours but yours is a perfect twist on the traditional colours! Reply a tea party wedding is an absolutely adorable idea!! looks like it was a blast, congrats! Reply completely ADORABLE! well done – and felicitations to the bride, congratulations to the groom! Reply that has got to be one of the cutest wedding dresses I've ever seen!!! love this wedding! Reply Loved the makeup! I love those photos of you and the MOH with the flowers. Amazing colors, love the dresses too! Reply Are these Betsey Johnson dresses?! It is adorable! She has the cutest stuff. Reply Such a beautiful wedding. You've really inspired me! Reply Arent these the Betsey Johnson Tea Party dresses? I've drooled over them at her store…theyre amazing! Reply What a gorgeous wedding! Absolutely fantastic!! Reply I love your frilly dresses! Congratulations on getting married and for the new career path you've found… Best wishes! Reply Very cool wedding!! I thought the dresses was so cute too. I too a bride to be and had a hard time finding non- traditional dress and Im a plus size, so I found a tradtional wedding gown at a yard sale in a style that I liked and is currently fixing it up to fit me and adding my own unique style to the gown. So that way Im reusing and it will be one of a kind as well. Anyways congrats to u and best of luck on ur career path!! Reply the dress, it is so pretty! and i <3 alice's tea cup… i had my baby shower there. 🙂 Reply Oh my gosh that is totally my dream wedding! High tea and girly frocks! Reply Congrats! I love the dress! I want something like that for my wedding! Most importantly, you looked like you had a ton of fun! Reply you made those dresses? arent those betsey johnson dresses? Reply I am planning a Tea Party Wedding in June of 2010. Your bridesmaid dresses are a total inspiration for me! Thanks so much! Ps. Any advice? Reply My friend and I were at Alice's the day of your party!!! and we couldn't get over how beautiful you and your maid of honor looked!!! Good luck in your marriage adn may you have many beautifully happy years together. Reply Hey kids, Just read my May info from Alice's and thought your wedding was the cutest. My daughter and her family used to live next door to Alice's and then they moved two years ago to Scottsdale and do I miss the our little tea room next door….have a wonderful life…karen packard Reply Can I hire you to do my makeup for my NYC Modern Vintage wedding? 🙂 please! Reply Leave a Reply to Dani Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. 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