{Real Weddings} Ben & Kellee’s Bright Bookish Bash

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was as wonderful as ours. We spent the time getting ourselves a little more organized (I finally downloaded this app — amazing) and decorating for the holidays. We picked out the perfect tree, strung some lights, and listened to tons and tons of happy Christmas music. And with all the holiday cheer, I just can’t get red and white out of my head… so I really found it hard to resist today’s gorgeous red wedding.

Although, I’m pretty sure you’ll find it hard to resist too… whether you’re seeing red or not!

Ben and Kellee are writers, and they made sure that their personalities took center stage in this gorgeous DIY celebration. Their love of print was on hand with pages strung from the rafters and the couple’s favorite books on each table.

The beautiful, casual wedding featured a vintage typewriter, set out so that guests could leave their well wishes and advice, and paper cranes and fortune cookies… a cute nod to Kellee’s heritage.

The totally gorg reception venue, Performance Works (now a rehearsal and performance venue) was originally a machine shop dating back to the 1920’s… and they took full advantage of its many bright, colorful nooks and crannies for some seriously amazing shots.

And (maybe the best detail of all) the ceremony was held at Ron Basford Park, where Kellee’s brother played the ukalali while the rest of the bridal party sang as she came down the aisle.

Photographer: Teryn Lee Photography / Hair Stylist: Bangs Salon / Caterer: Savoury Chef / Floral Designer: Queensberry Flower Company / Invitation Designer: e.m. papers / Dress Store: Bisou Bridal / Mens Attire: Indochino / Event Venue: Performance Works