Edgy vs. preppy: this first look is a surprise for bride AND groom

May 25 2015 | mswolfgang  
Photos by: Simply K Studios
Anticipation of the first look
Photos by Simply K Studios

Jason told Brettnee he didn't want her to see his suit until their wedding day last September. Brettnee was planning her own rocking outfit with a leather jacket and a Zac Posen mermaid gown, so fair enough! While their personal aesthetic is a bit different ("Jason's more preppy where I'm more edgy," Brettnee said), the style trust between these two is real. "I knew it was going to be different and sharp."

The man delivered. Check out his slim-fitting, blue plaid suit and bow tie! It's prep, and you can tell: Jason knows he looks good. Damn, they both do!

Plaid suit and bowtie

Tattooed bride in formal gown

Zac Posen mermaid gown with bow

Waiting for the first look

The first look!

The first look surprise

Getting that first look right

Low bow on wedding gown

Gimme sugar

Elaborate wedding bracelet

Groomsman with purple socks

Bridesmaid with brooch on her shoulder

Groomsmen socks

Preppy vs edgy full length

Bride with two dads

Ceremony with wedding party below

Reading the vows

Teary eyed reading the vows

Best facial expression at a ceremony

Excited to read his vows

Laughing while putting on the ring

No applause please

Dancing down the aisle

Art Deco chandelier

Art Deco escort cards

Art Deco table numbers

Art Deco wedding program

Bride dancing with father

Groom dancing with mother

Guest dancing

I Do Me Too cake topper

Cutting the cake together

Leather jacket with formal wedding gown

Leather jacket and plaid suit

Leather jacket wedding dress in the street lights

Leather jacket wedding dress on a crosswalk


Cake Designer: A Little Something Bakery • Dress designer: Zac Posen • Invitation Designer: Hartford Prints! • Makeup artist: Painted by Brettnee • Photographer: Simply K Studios • Venue: Gershon Fox Ballroom

This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us.

  1. YES!!! I love this!
    I have been considering bringing my pleather jacket along to the wedding in case I get cold later at night, and seeing how awesome this bride looks in hers in these photos has convinced me to go for it! Beautiful!

  2. At first I was like "huh, that's a cool venue." Then I realized it's where my sister got married and is directly across the street from where I'm getting married in one month! Woohoo, Hartford!

    Also, her earrings are the coolest thing I've ever seen! Amazing!

  3. Hey, who's the suit designer?! The bride isn't the only person wearing awesome clothes in those pictures!!

  4. :-O

    The bride and I have almost the exact same phoenix tattoo. It was the first tat I ever got, so I totally admit I ripped it from the internet almost 10 years ago with some slight alterations (I added red wingtips and changed the bottom of the tailfeathers *slightly*). Also, mine is on my right thigh.

    In other news, this wedding looks like it was so much fun. The couple is gorgeous!

  5. I loooove this new trend of grooms in patterned or otherwise super-snazzy suits. Gorgeous couple, and the smiles on their faces during the ceremony melted my heart. 🙂

  6. OMG I am obsessed with this couple! You can just see the love everywhere :). I was over-thinking things when I saw the leather jacket and realized how perfect of a touch to a wedding dress that is! Thanks for sharing these photos

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