A much as we love rustic themed weddings and bohemian brides, we love today’s wedding on the blog that features a laid-back urban bride who just spreads a chilled vibe and great style everywhere you turn.
Ofer & Chen-Li’s story started when they were still in the Scouts. Ofer is 3 years older that Chen-Li and the urban legend says that for her it was love at first sight when she was just 12 years old. This innocent crush lasted a few years up until their 20’s when Chen-Li finally managed to win Ofer’s heart over.
Seven years down the line, Ofer proposed and as a matter of fact, a wedding was never on Chen-Li’s mind. Not the dress, the venue nor the whole shebang surrounding that day. However, she did decide to celebrate with an event that is filled with love and happiness. They chose to have the wedding at the 4th Floor, an urban and elegant loft in Tel Aviv, as most of their guest were from around that area. Although they initially thought they would have a Spring wedding, they ended up with a Winter wedding in the city, which perfectly suited for them.
When it came to choosing the right wedding dress, Chen-Li knew what she didn’t want which in a way helped her figure out what she is looking for. Everything she tried on didn’t feel right; she didn’t want to have the romantic look, rather she wanted to look astounding and unique. Together with a close friend, Chen Li started to search for different inspirations that were far from the wedding scene. Once they finalized the idea, they turned to Studio V, who specialize in evening dresses and not only in bridal gowns. The connection was immediate and together they went on a journey to create the perfect outfit: a loose and buttoned crop shirt with a pencil skirt cut skirt filled with small and sophisticate details. To complete the look she turned to Tami Bar Lev, and she chose a chic Turban headpiece that really stole the show. Chen-Li told us that all the vendors she chose to make her look beautiful on her day, all came with great and positive energy.
Ofer, the groom, went for a more classic look when he chose a black Tuxedo and a bow tie. To complete the look he added a boutonniere and Bella & Norman shoes.
Since most of the guests are friends of the bride an groom, they knew that the party is a significant part of the evening, apart from the wedding of course. This was also important for them to capture in the photos. They were looking to capture those memories that fun, funny, crazy, loose and basically with no rules.
Chen-Li and Ofer love photography and so they wanted to put an extra effort in that area. They purchased two Polaroid cameras that were passed around the guests during the night and the result was amazing with funny and unforgettable moments.
Chen-Li’s tips for future brides:
*Whether you decide to go a wedding dress designer and start from scratch, or buy a ready-made design, it’s important to come in with an idea and concept in mind but also give the professionals the right space to do what they do best.
*Take a night or two before the wedding and spend it separately. Prior the event, there may be a lot of pressure and stress so sometimes it’s good to clear your head and just relax. And along the way get pampered at a hotel, because you deserve the rest.