Monthly archives: September 2013

Susanna & Ricki & Kitten & Lou Extravanganza of Wedding Eleganza

When a Drag King proposes to a Burlesque queen, there will be glitter and glamour galore at their gay gala.

Susanna & Ricki are otherwise known as Kitten & Lou, (facebook.com/Kitten.and.Lou) the world’s show-busiest couple. Since Washington passed Referendum 74 last November, the ladies felt the time was now to honor their love, surround themselves with their support, and get hitched in style.

Their show-stopping wedding celebrates their love, their talent and their campy sense of humor. These ladies know how to throw a fantastic party complete with piñatas, infinite bubbles, bouncy house, and the grandest first dance ever performed. Papa Mali, Dance Belt USA and Jerick Hoffer (aka Jinkx Monsoon, RuPaul’s Drag Race 2013 Winner) entertained and wowed the guests, but the most magical moment was the first kiss. It was indeed an extravaganza of wedding eleganza!

Susanna+Ricki+Kitten+Lou Extravanganza of Wedding Eleganza from June Films on Vimeo.

gofundme.com/kittenandlounestegg

Wedding Credits
Coordination • Far 4 Events far4.net/events/
Design & Direction • BenDeLaCreme facebook.com/bendelacreme
Officiant • Waxie Moon facebook.com/WaxieMoon
First Dance Choreography • Wade Madsen wademadsen.com/
Cupcakes • Cupcake Royale cupcakeroyale.com/
Pizza • Via Tribunali viatribunali.net/
Venue • Georgetown Stables georgetownstables.com/
Bouncy House
Bridal Gown/Suit • Danial Webster Design dwdesignonline.com/
Bridesmaid Dresses • J. Von Stratton Designs jvonstratton.blogspot.com/
Photography • Michael Doucette, Keith Johnson, Nate Gowdy, Debora Spencer
Makeup • Atomic Cosmetics / Xerion Skin Science xerionskinscience.com/atomic-cosmetics/
Catering • Skillet
Stumptown Coffee stumptowncoffee.com/
Sun Liquor sunliquor.com/
Bar by Hazlewood yelp.com/biz/hazlewood-seattle
Theo Chocolate theochocolate.com/
Dry Soda drysoda.com/

Performances • Papa Mali papamalimusic.com/
Jerick Hoffer/Jinkx Monsoon jinkxmonsoon.com/
Dance Belt USA
Flower Girls • The Atomic Bombshells theatomicbombshells.com/

Songs
The Dixie Cups “Going to the Chapel”
Nancy Wilson “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am”

Courtesy  of June Films

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Carissa & Brittney England

Married March 22, 2013Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
Six months after meeting through mutual friends, Carissa and Brittney’s romantic love story began-over a bowl of fried ice cream. “The story changes depending on whose telling it,” revealed Carissa.  Brittney recalls Carissa showing up to a friendly lunch and ordering dessert rather than an entrée suggesting that what Carissa really wanted was to spend time with Brittney.  Carissa playfully contests that she just really likes the dish.  Regardless of how their relationship began, the couple say that they fell in love soon after.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMagBrittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMagBrittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
After becoming engaged, the couple faced unique obstacles to their marriage because of the issue of marriage equality in California. “When you become engaged, there are sad, uncomfortable, and unavoidable questions like, are you engaged indefinitely until same-sex marriage is legally recognized?” the couple noted.  According to the couple, “becoming domestic partners… definitely [felt] like settling for second-class status.”  Despite the legal barriers, Carissa and Brittney knew they wanted to make a life-long commitment to each other and so they began planning their dream wedding.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
Brittney always dreamed of having a large wedding.  She valued more traditional wedding practices, such as not seeing Carissa’s dress before the wedding.  On the other hand, Carissa wanted a more intimate ceremony.  Her vision was a more modern approach to the affair as evidenced by her feather-bodice dress.  The two met a happy compromise with a medium sized wedding and a co-ed wedding party.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
The wedding décor was in black and white with deep red accents which the  florist described as a combination of drama and romance.  Guests enjoyed several personal touches created by the couple such as the cigar bar accompanied by custom matchbooks and mini Gallo Cabernet wine bottles personalized  by Carissa and Brittney with some of their favorite pictures.  Carissa and her son, Ethan, walked down the aisle to the sounds of a harpist.  With their hands bound together, Brittney and Carissa exchanged individually-written vows of love and devotion.  Brittney also exchanged vows and a gift with Carissa’s son.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag    Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
Though their wedding took place in March, Carissa and Brittney participated in their official ceremony on July 1st, after proposition 8 was overturned in  California, thus allowing the state of California to recognize their love and commitment to each other as equal and legal.
 

Photography
Nfinity Photo

Ceremony
The Estate Room, The Palms  Event Center
Pleasanton

Reception
The Ballroom, The Palms Event Center
Pleasanton

Bridal Gown
Mira Bridal Couture

Wedding Party Dresses
Mira Bridal Couture

Suits  & Tuxedos
Mira Bridal Couture,
Express, & Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Cake
Cake Delight

S’mores Bar
Baby Cakes & Co.

Florist
The Flower House Design Studio

Harpist
Krista Strader

Entertainment
Johnny & Kelly

Photo Booth
The Platinum Photo Booth

Cinematography
El Nido Cinematography

Chandelier & Drapery
Fantasy Sound Event Services

Catering
Beets Hospitality Group

Invitations
Valley Printing

Hair Stylist
Kate Soderstrom, To Dye For Hair Studio

Make-Up
Katie C. Make-Up Artist

Alterations
Sewing & More

Never a Dull Moment from EL NIDO PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

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