Hello! The wedding I have to share with you today is just so cool, I’m totally in love with the colour pop flowers and the laid back vibe of this gorgeous couple. Kim is a scientist and assistant professor at the University of Colorado and her new husband, Florida native Rosston is a web designer, and a designer of Art pop-up books, he also designed the invitations in pop up style (and they’re amazing!).
This lovely couple tied the knot on the 5th of September 2015 at RSA House in central London. They wanted to incorporate bits of both of their lives throughout the day in a mash up of Art, Science, England, and America and it works so well, from the periodic table plan to the frog groom’s cake, everything has been carefully chosen to reflect something personal to the couple. Photographer Hayley Savage took these fabulous images.
Photography by Hayley Savage
The bride wore a sublime Leanne Marshall Isabella dress, which she bought from Lovely Bride in New York. Kim wore a gorgeous pair of Betsey Johnson shoes and carried a vintage handbag from my Mother in laws amazing Vintage collection OGOvintage.
“I loved the dress because it was delicate and ethereal, but still felt like a classical wedding dress without being over-structured or fluffy.”
“One perk of marrying a designer is that we designed and printed the invites and order of service ourselves. Ross made the most amazing pop-up invitations, and I wrote a silly but personal order of service to amuse the guests while they were waiting.”
“When I moved to Florida to take a job a research scientist at the Scripps Research Institute, I met Ross, a Florida native. The night we got engaged, we went out for a fancy dinner at the Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach were we lived at the time. Something was clearly different as Ross wore real shoes and proper trousers, not his usual uniform of shorts and trainers.”
“After dinner we went for a nice walk along the beach and that’s when Ross got down on one knee and popped the question with a ring made from his grandmother’s diamond. I thought he was joking at first, but when I realised he wasn’t of course I said yes.”
The beautiful bridesmaids and flower girls look gorgeous in their slate grey dresses from American brand J Crew.
Kim chose Live Joyously by Philosophy as her perfume for the day.
The FlowerJam put the gorgeous bouquets and arrangements together. I absolutely love the flowers, they are alive with colour in beautiful combinations and really give you a happy feeling looking at them.
“I really wanted fresh bright modern flowers, so with awesome suggestions from Jodie at The FlowerJam we chose a mix of pink ‘Kate’ David Austin roses, electric blue delphiniums, yellow craspedia, cornflowers, gloriosa, orange dahlias, clematis and pink stocks.”
“I had an idea to showcase bright modern flowers in old science glassware. This worked out even better than I could have imagined thanks to The FlowerJam sourcing the perfect glassware to realise my idea.”
Kim’s stepdad walked her down the aisle to Ross with ‘Clair de Lune’ by Debussy playing. The couple had a civil ceremony but as Ross is Jewish they included some Jewish elements such as the breaking of a glass at the end of the ceremony and they also did the Hora.
“My engagement ring was custom made from Ross’ Grandmother’s diamond necklace. It’s so special that it’s a family heirloom.”
Photographer Hayley Savage Photography captured Kim and Rosston’s stunning wedding day. The bright flowers and confetti make the images pop fabulously.
“Hayley is the best photographer you could ask for. She takes beautiful natural pictures, was a pleasure to work with, and even helped the day run smoothly. I would absolutely recommend her!”
Ross is a big collector of Vinyl toys, so the couple’s wedding favours were blind boxes including ‘Labbits’, and ‘Bearbricks’. I had never heard of these things before but they really are super cute.
“I wanted different tiers of the cake featuring the American and British flags, and Dee from Dee’s Sweet Surprises made the perfect cake. She also made me a giant Frog ‘groom’s cake’. This is an American tradition, and was a total surprise for Ross. Since our first pets together were frogs, we thought it would be cute to include them.”
The newlywed couple had their first dance to ‘Venus’ by Air.
“It’s not a well known track but we chose it because the lyrics describe exactly how we feel about each other. We also included the lyrics in our order of service.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Enjoy the process, it can be a little stressful, especially if you are planning something far away and you don’t have a great deal of free time, but if you try and do a few things every week, you’ll be surprised how much you can do and it will come together in the end!
I thoroughly enjoyed having our families and friends together. As we are from different countries and continents, I don’t know that it will ever happen again, so I tried to absorb as much of that as possible.”
Thank you very much Kim and Rosston for allowing us to share your special day with our readers and thanks to Hayley Savage for the wonderful images.
Love Caoimhe xx
Photographer – Hayley Savage Photography
Venue – RSA House, London
Wedding Dress – Leanne Marshall Isabella
Headpiece – Etsy
Shoes – Betsey Johnson
Accessories – OGOvintage
Bride’s Scent/perfume –
Groom – J Crew Suit + Office Shoes
Bridesmaids – J Crew Dresses + Kurt Geiger Shoes
Flowergirls – J Crew
Florist – The FlowerJam
Cake – Dee’s Sweet Surprises
Entertainment – Xavier String Quartet + Longdistance Dan (DJ) + Agent Rose (DJ)
Stationery – Rosston, the Groom
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Holly Jane from Dog At A Disco
LOVE sign – The Wedding Project