I don’t believe in marriage.
No, I really don’t. Let me be clear about that. I think at worst it’s a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it’s a happy delusion – these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they’re about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don’t think it’s conservative or delusional. I think it’s radical and courageous and very romantic.
– Tina Modotti in Frida
My ensemble: Sarah Seven via A and Bé Bridal Shop. Shoes: Charlotte Olympia. Earrings: Kate Spade. Hair: One of my best lady friends. Makeup: I bought a bunch of overpriced face paint from Sephora then caked that stuff on myself. Night-before-the-wedding accommodation: 5-star Georgian townhouse. Bouquet: Adonis Flower Designers. Photography: The wickedly talented Alison Vagnini (who we absolutely adore). Thom’s suit: Made-to-measure Ralph Lauren with help from Chris Mascitelli at RL Cherry Creek. Officiant: Noel Cassidy. Ceremony venue: Devenish Island (where the Cassidy Clan originated). Hooray banner: Little Dovie. Prelude: The National, Animal Collective, Stars, etc. Processional: Beirut’s Postcards from Italy. | #hooraythomash
Big, big, BIG thanks to Kaitlin at A and Bé Bridal Shop who, in the midst of a meltdown at the 11th hour (read: a week and a half before we left for Ireland), made last minute wedding dress-magic happen with Sarah Seven, the designer of my offbeat ensemble.