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Briar and Jason are a super cute couple that decided to have their wedding at the place they fell in love, MIT. That’s why their ceremony was held at the MIT Chapel, a mid-Century architectural masterpiece. The pops of lavender aside sage succulents, the surprise hint of blue tulle underneath Briar’s dress, to the scientific beakers used as vases – these two make geek chic one of 100 Layer Wedding Cake's new favorite looks of 2012. The talented Li Ward of Fat Orange Cat Studio captured both their nuptials and their engagement session.
From Briar: We both went to MIT (me for undergrad, he for grad school), so we held the ceremony at the MIT Chapel, a mid-Century architectural masterpiece (designed by Eero Saarinen in 1955). We liked the intimate space, and fact that the chapel is right in the heart of MIT’s campus. We asked a close friend to marry us because he’s known both of us for the entirety of our relationship together, and because we knew he’d bring in elements to the text of the ceremony that would have been missing otherwise, such as anecdotes about Ryan Gosling cupcakes.
|Briar and Jason had guests make their mark at the reception by leaving their prints on the tandem bike guestbook balloon. We love the color combo! (shown with chipped sapphire, dusty concord and broken china)|
Love the succulents and lavender in glass jars at each table, grouped together by regular vases and scientific equipment. Erlenmeyer flasks were made into terrariums, beakers were turned into desertscapes, and fiddleheads and seasonal flowers added to the mix everywhere.
Congratulations Briar + Jason!
Photography: Fat Orange Cat Studio / Ceremony venue: MIT Chapel / Reception venue: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center / Flowers: Floral Design by Laura Jean / Invitations: letterpress printed and assembled by Briar (bride) / Catering: East Coast Grill / Cupcakes: Sweet Cupcakes / Cake: homemade / Bride’s dress: Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal / Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Groom’s attire: custom made at the Andover Shop, cufflinks from Etsy.com / Guestbook balloon drawing: Bleu de Toi Handmade