Lindsey Bishop, founder of dishbeautiful.com and former social media specialist for Studio Dan Meiners, has the late Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love video to thank for inspiration. “I’ve been a bridesmaid so many times,” says Bishop, “and I never wear the dress again.” So she went the tuxedo route, finding stylish suits from Zara for her bridesmaids that were then tailored to a fitted, cigarette pant perfection that won’t languish in the closet. Bishop did her own hair and makeup, but Lacinda Artistry worked her magic on the bridesmaids. And forget the wedding party lined up for a typical photo; photographer Alea Lovely made them look like the cover of an album.
With the ceremony in a friend’s backyard officiated by a family member, it was on to a dance party for the rest of the evening with couches and rugs and a flourish of pampas grass formed into a ring. After a succession of appetizers, dancers were more than ready for Grinder’s pizzas topped with sparklers. Bishop’s friend Celia Thompson suggested a fake cake for photos and a more practical sheet cake to be cut and served in everybody’s favorite vanilla buttercream.
Says Bishop, “Dan Meiners loved that I was thinking outside the box and gave me the best compliment: ‘Thank you for changing the game.’”
The It List
Photographer: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photography
Ceremony/Reception: A friend’s backyard
Wedding Planner: Jonnelle Belger-Gentry at Events by Elle
Flowers: Studio Dan Meiners
Décor: Studio Dan Meiners and Lindsey Bishop
Music: Sheppa DJ/Designer/Creative
Wedding Dress: Bride KC
Groom/Groomsmen: Ted Baker Men’s Designer Suits, Tuxedos & Formal Wear
Hair/ Makeup: Lacinda Fritter at Lacinda Artistry
Cake: Celia Thompson