Annemarie and Paul’s Modern Wedding with a Mystical, Celestial and Retro Flair

Captured by Kayla Coleman Photography
Submitted by Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design


Annemarie and Paul’s wedding day was truly one for the books! These two are such a fun couple – they love a good party, they love funky and unique ideas, and they really lean into the opinions of the pros – a wedding planner’s dream! Annemarie describes her personal style as a little gothic and a little weird, and described her wedding vision as a mystical, celestial collection of oddities.

Annemarie kept with that theme even down to her attire – her dress was a lavender color accented with stars and her hair kept it going with purple sections as well as moon and star hair pins. She even had a leather jacket made with the evil eye that would later be introduced throughout her wedding to wear during photos! The couple spent the morning riding around in their newly purchased vintage car that would also become a focal point later in the day.

The Madison was the perfect blank slate for this magical day. Annemarie and Paul were actually able to drive their car into the venue to see their space for the first time, it was such a cool moment! They parked the car under a giant disco ball and our team quickly adorned it with florals and lights. From there, they kept moving onto their custom dance floor with the same evil eye from the bride’s jacket. The dance floor was accented with no less than 36 disco balls and a collection of glass stars! Next to the dance floor, a large round bar featured an acrylic piece filled with floral as the bar menu and another evil eye, this one neon (!!), was also featured here. Guests could get a variety of drinks, including the couples’ favorite, a Painkiller! Complete of course with pineapple leaves and a fruity garnish.

The room itself was aglow with candles, neon table numbers, and lots and lots of lighting to make the space come alive! We played with natural lighting texture on the walls through our floral/greenery installs and also had a crescent moon lighting affect achieved from the reflection of the largest disco ball. The space by the dance floor was turned into an arcade! Complete with vintage arcade games including a claw game, The Addams Family Pinball (a favorite of the couple), Cruisin’ USA, and many more. These were a huge hit all night! If guests didn’t feel like dancing or gaming, they could chill in one of the many eclectic lounge areas we had brought in or they could enjoy cotton candy from a live action station! Guests could also get their aura read, which is one of my favorite touches at a wedding to date! Instead of a traditional photo booth, we worked with a company from out of state to bring in an aura reading complete with custom aura cards and a reader to explain the photos. This was setup under a funky umbrella of course adorned with florals.

The guest tables were a gorgeous mix of black farm tables and grey velvet rounds – each guest had a custom menu at their seat that mimicked the exact shape and detailing of the moon the night of the wedding. This was set atop vintage stoneware plates, gold and acrylic flatware, and accented with a colorful mix of vintage glassware. The tablescapes featured funky florals, lots of candles, and apothecary jars filled with a unique mix. Above the guest tables, an 8 ft greenery hoop was hanging displaying an acrylic piece featuring the couple’s first dance song “yours until the stars fall from the sky”. How fitting for this event!

Small touches throughout continued with custom matchbook favors with moon phases, a custom star map print to act as the guest book mimicking the stars above the venue the night of the wedding, positive affirmations on the mirrors in the restrooms like “you are magical!”, and a custom invitation suite complete with stars/moons matching the night of the wedding and even a stamp that switches moon phases when heat is applied. This wedding was truly spectacular in every way and the details and magic could be described forever, we will let the photos speak to the rest!


Cinema and Video: Making the Moment//Transportation: A1 Mr. Limo//Equipment Rentals: Borrow//Equipment Rentals: Event Source//Design and Decor:Borrowed Blu//Other: Champion Amusements//Lighting: Rock The House//Photo Booth Equipment: Synergy Life Aura Photography//Beauty:Cleveland Bridal Makeup Co.//Invitation Designer: Baci Designer//Floral Designer:Molly Taylor & Co.//Culinary: CLE Cotton Candy//Other: Go to Shout//DJ: Cleveland Music Group//Musicians: Opus 216//Caterer:Thyme Catering//Cake Designer:Hearth Patisserie//Dress Designer: Watters & Watters//Dress Designer: A Bride’s Design//Event Venue: The Madison//Event Planner: Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design//Photographer: Kayla Coleman Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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