Today's aesthetic: NYC cherry blossoms and a bride in pants #Wedding Porn#bride in pants#couples of color#jump the broom#new york#ring warming June 10 2015 | Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photos by: Kelly Williams, Photographer Photos by Kelly Williams, Photographer Something that really speaks to my personal aesthetic is a bride in pants. There's just this, mmm, thing about them that's so powerful-looking and sexy. And Melanie threw in a pair of leopard-print heels, which ALWAYS turns an outfit up to 11. I'm also digging the bright yellow nails. Not a shade you see every day on a bride, and I love it! Melanie and Jalani said their vows under cherry blossom trees in New York City last year, specifically near the World's Fair Unisphere in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The ceremony was kiiiiiiiiind of an elopement/not really — the couple kept all the details about the wedding under a strict need-to-know basis. Keeping it between “us” and as low-key and hassle-free as possible is a testament of how we want to spend the rest of our lives together. -Melanie Among the hidden details were a hand-fastening ceremony, a ring warming, and Melanie and Jalani jumped a broom created by Melanie's mom. Vendors Bride’s suit: Trina Turk • Cake: BCakeNY • Car service: VIP Limo Services • Ceremony venue: Flushing Meadows Corona Park • Florist: Seasons A Floral Design Studio • Groom’s suit: Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole • Hair: Studio MoHair • Make Up: Natasha Brown • Photographer: Kelly Williams, Photographer • Reception venue: Rainhas Churrascaria • Rings: Tinken Jewelry • Shoes: Sam Edelman This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us. 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 Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS Get ready to swoon at Lizzy & Derek's rainbow hair and mohawk at their gorgeous wedding NEXT High-femme-queen or a little bit rustic? Sometimes I feel like a kid "playing Bride" Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] This bride is absolutely killing it with her amazing outfit!! I love this wedding!! Reply I love both of their outfits. I love her simple hair flower. I love the location(s). I love the photos. I just LOVE THIS WEDDING!!! Reply What a fabulous wedding! I love her look, and his too, and there is so much love and happiness in these pictures. 🙂 Reply What a beautiful wedding, both in its simplicity and style. I love how happy everyone (including the couple) looks! It's awesome to see a bride in stylish pants, with all the right accessories. The matching of the nail polish to the groom's boutonniere was an especially excellent touch. Congrats to the couple!! Reply The wedding is beautiful! Everyone looks so happy! Reply I love how everyone looks so happy, I love all the little touches of yellow all the way through the wedding and I am in complete amazement at that cake. Just look at the subtle ombre on the top tier! And all the beautiful swirls! Reply I'm touched by the strong emotions you can see between Melanie and Jalani have towards each other and their family/friends. Definitely an amazing credit not just to them but also their photographer for catching them. Reply Ahh, that picture of mom excitedly holding the broom is my favorite! Super cute wedding and couple, and props to the photographer! Reply I love everything about their wedding 🙂 Reply This weddingis so classy and all the colors are just totally life-affirming. I love love love it! Reply I'm so excited to see this post! I'll be wearing pants in my wedding and it's so hard to find inspiration when the world seems so obsessed with putting you into a dress. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.