CINEMAGRAPH LOVE + PERFECT WINTER WEDDING + PERSONAL THOUGHTS ON CELEB DIVORCE | “Visions of elopements and city hall dancing in our heads…” The Winter Nuptials of Trish + Eric by Rima Campbell Photography

You guys.  You.  Guysssies.  Yaguysssiesies.

It’s Friday afternoon/eveningish depending on your geographical location, and I freaking love this wedding in the FACE.  Lemme tell ya the biggest reason, real quick – Trish and her now husband Eric set out to plan this wedding in TWO MONTHS.  And guess how long it actually took?  FIVE YEARS.

Hehe no, I’m kidding.  It literally came together in TWO MONTHS, as planned.  Unheard of?  Not anymore, biznitches.

Also, her writeup about her wedding day is sort of exactly how my writeup of my wedding day is probably going to read.  (OMG.  Don’t quote me on that when it goes COMPLETELY out of hand.  Also, sorry that I’m CAP ATTACKING you today, don’t know where that’s coming from.)


Before we get to the wedding, I do want to address something that I mentioned on Twitter I would be providing some commentary.  Which is industry jargon for I’m about to release the Kraken on some f**ked up ish that’s going on with weddings these days in Tinseltown.  Y’all.

OPEN LETTER TO CELEBRITIES: You should stop getting married.  I know I’m a wedding blogger and I’m supposed to be a marriage proponent but it makes me livid watching so many tinseltown couples getting hitched and then choosing to ditch when it feels less than perfect or the going gets tough.  Specifically when I’m so hyperaware of the fact that celebrities who consistently mistake lust for love are allowed to get hitched without question, and not take it seriously…. while other human beings are not permitted to, BY LAW.  WTF, society.  WTF?!!!!!!!!!1111111

Also, I’m starting to worry that there are some celebrities who are looking at weddings as publicity stunts.  Which is a horrific thought, if you think about it.  But it certainly would explain more realistically why they just DON’T EVEN F**KING TRYYYYYYYY to reconcile differences anymore.  It’s really irritating, and if I were not permitted the right to get married, I can’t even imagine how angry/upset/confused I would be.  Let everyone get married.  It doesn’t threaten anything.  It doesn’t.  threaten.  anything.

Ok, I’m going to very awkwardly switch gears now, back into this amazing wedding.  I just wanted to get that off my chest today, on the heels of the Russell Brand + Katy Perry divorce news.  Ok, awkwardly and effectively without proper transition, here we go…

I am uncomfortable about the sheer amount of excitement I have over this wedding I’m sharing with you today, submitted by the always amazeballs and hella calm, cool and collected Rima of Rima Campbell Photography.  She is an amazeballs.  A fully cocked, pure, uncut piece of amazeballsness.

Ok seriously, as a side note: I need a new weirdo word to use in the new year – new year, new word – any suggestions?  It can be a nuance of ‘amazeballs’ or something completely different.  Suggest away and I think what I’ll do is, in 2012, do a blog post with my top 10 favorite reader suggestions for a replacement word for “amazeballs” and we’ll see where that takes us.  no really I’m serious.  No seriously.  

Ok, now I want you to check out the excellent verbiage provided by our gorgeous bride, Trish:

When we first got engaged, there was no question that my fiance, Eric (now, my husband!) and I were enthusiastic about getting married. However the idea of the actual wedding and the planning that went along with it was a whole other story. We had visions of elopements and city hall dancing in our heads, all the while my very large family and its tradition of too-large-for-us weddings made it difficult to fully embrace our own ideas about our day. I was a reluctant bride, to say the least. 

All we really wanted was something simple that was truly focused on what we were building and not what we were or were not spending. In addition to that, food was a primary concern. Anyone who knows us can vouch for the fact that we are both very passionate about food.  

After considering what felt like every option imaginable, we decided to stay true to our vision of a small and intimate affair. We also realized there was no need to wait over a year as we had initially planned. We proceeded to put everything together in a little over 2 months. Everyone says this, but somehow everything just came together. The perfect local venue with fantastic food—Brooklyn Winery. Check. Extremely talented and down-to-earth photographer—Rima Campbell. Check. Beautiful custom invites by a coworker and friend. Check. Then little by little, any frustrations I felt about pricing and talents of other prospective vendors fell by the wayside as my friends and family jumped in to help. Our gorgeous flowers, the delicious banana pudding, my hair and make-up, these were all their handiwork. Eric put together all the music and I took care of some personal touches for the decor, but everything else seemed to be covered.  

It was a wonderful day, free of stressful moments.  It all went by in a blur of laughter and joy!

HOW COOL IS THIS CINEMAGRAPH RIMA CREATED?  On a scale of 1 to 10, how cool.  I’ll be collecting your tests at the end of this cinemagraph:

Ok, put down your pencils.  If you answered “it’s a 10,” you got a hundred on the test.  Next time I see you I’ll be sticking a “You’re a Star!” sticker on your forehead.  Get excited!  They’re pretty stickers, they have glitter on them.

How GORGEOUS is her ring.  OMFG.

I think this guy deserves the Wedding VIP award – created today, out of necessity – for just hamming it up for Rima like only a true good sport could.

↑ Oh how I love this image.  Oh oh ohhhhh how I love it.  All up.  Love it up. ↑

Oh, and that single most important key to the perfect wedding… marriage… and life, in general that I hinted at on Twitter earlier?  It’s almost so simple that I kinda feel like a dork saying it… but I also want to make sure I remind people as much as possible even if I start coming off pedantic and annoying about it.  It’s worth that.  So, the key:

Keep smiling. :)

And if you can, do it through your whole entire wedding day, like today’s beautiful young lady did.  She’s seriously an inspiration to us all, with the smiling.  Personally I get these hideous laugh lines around my mouth if I smile too much.  Which pretty much means I have hideous laugh lines around my mouth twenty four seven.  Because I smile, like a lot.  Like, a LOT.  I can’t really help it, I find a lot of things funny.  Honey would argue approximately 75% of those things are indeed NOT actually funny.  But that’s Honey.  And then he laughs, because he can’t keep a straight face for more than .3 seconds.

OKIE DOKIE SMOKIE!  A couple of questions, if you’d like to chat…

1) Did you see this coming, with Russell and Katy?  Or were you hopeful for them?  Or did/do you not give one ounce of a s**t, and think I need to move on to the next question?

2) What do you think of this wedding?  It’s much more simple than most we feature, but for that same reason it’s one of my favorites.  Simplicity and smiles are two of my most beloved features when it comes to weddings.  I love details, YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT ME, but the occasional straight-forward all-about-the-love wedding gets me.  It gets me right here.  *points to heart*

Happy Almost New Year, you guys!  I love you so hard!  - Alison

Rima Campbell Photography is a member of Vendor Love.  Explore more of her work here, in our guide.

Photographer: Rima Campbell Photography / Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Williamsburg / Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Brooklyn Winery / Caterer: The Brooklyn Winery / Cake: Nine Cakes / Banana Pudding: Bride’s very good friend Swan / Florist: Bride’s very good friend Mel / Makeup: Bride’s Sister, Marquesa / Hair: Bride’s Best-friend, Ava / Invitation and Wedding Announcement Design: Misako Ishida  / Dress: J.Crew / Hairpiece: BHLDN / Jewelry: J.CrewAnthropoligie / Bride’s Shoes: Dolce Vita / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Groom’s Shoes: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Tie: Original Penguin

Label(s): Color, White, {Real Weddings}

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  1. First off -I’m jealous because my wedding was December 3rd also but I don’t have my pictures back yet. Secondly- I love their wedding! I love the simplicity but great execution in it all!

  2. Marit on December 30, 2011

    I am not shocked about Katy and Russell. Frankly, he comes across dumber than a box of rocks. I am sorry, no matter how good he is in the bedroom…there’s not a lot going on upstairs.

    Now, onto that amazzzzing wedding. OHMYGODILOVEHERRING! I am leaving that all lumped together because when I said it aloud in all my excitement it was all one word. However, let me clarify: I dig her bling…I don’t enjoy nasty little fish. My grandpa however, he can get down with a box of crackers and a jar of herring.

    Alternate “amazeballs” suggestions: ballsome, balltabulous, balltastic, ballbulous

  3. Christine {Stella Bella Invitations} on December 30, 2011

    This is a beautiful wedding. You can see the happiness in all the pictures of the guests. Shows that it was a great time!

    Katy & Russell was disappointing. I thought they were going to be one of the ones who make it. Hopefully he didn’t have a relapse or have this cause a relapse. Unlike Kim K. and Sinead O’Connor, I don’t believe their wedding was ever a publicity stunt. It’s sad that celebrities keep ruining the sanctity of marriage, but the LGBT community don’t even have the right to get married.

    Great post! Except it was missing some Bambino!

  4. Melodious on December 30, 2011

    I don’t give one, nor two shits about celebrity weddings or marriages, but I love seeing the little details behind the weddings of perfect strangers on the internet. Is that ironic? Maybe. So what!

    And that necklace is Stunning. Yes, with a capital S.

  5. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on December 31, 2011

    What a simple and stunning wedding.

    As for celebrity weddings – I could not agree more. It’s heartbreaking that they almost view marriage as a commodity, rather than something that is sacred AND TAKES WORK. It’s frustrating beyond belief when they do treat it as a publicity stunts (not all celebs do, but I’m sure you know what I mean).

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about Katy and Russell. I wish them the best, but it’s just unfortunate that it had to come this.

  6. Alyx on January 2, 2012

    lovely wedding :X I love the joy on their face

  7. Naomi on January 2, 2012

    I agree with you about celebs. It is way too easy for people to marry and divorce. If you want a test run. live with the person for shit sake! As for Katy & Russell, not shocked but sad to see all these weddings just go down the tubes!

    I don’t think anyone in Hollywood should be allowed to marry!

    This wedding is stunning and elegant. Not too simple at all. You are showing their tastes and it is quite lovely!

  8. Nikki on January 2, 2012

    Redonkulous, Banana pants, insaneous, Holy moly (my personal go to), fantabulous, ummmm uhhhhh ummmm….

  9. Lyndi Lou on January 3, 2012

    Howdy cutie! Happy New Year! That wedding is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it!

    Our 2012 word we’ve decided to bring back is “Huzzah!”. You are welcome to partake. Huzzah!

  10. Lena on January 3, 2012

    I’m in LOVE with this wedding. That white coat might be my stand out detail of the year. It’s whatever the new amazeballs is going to be. I’m still working on it, unlike those celebs and their weddings.

    Imagine how effing mad your mom would be if she sprung for the goddamn elephants and then you called it quits? Obviously we have no idea what went down with them or anyone else, and every has a right to divorce. I imagine the pressure of Hollywood/tabloids would screw with a super solid relationship, so imagine one with only a few months under its belt. But still. It teaches young girls that you can always just get divorced, and I can’t count how many Bridezillas you hear saying just that.

  11. weddingbride on January 4, 2012

    Wow.The birds are so cute, like the real thing!

  12. I really like weddings on January 4, 2012

    What pulled me into this post: The Crosley picture


  13. Shannon on January 5, 2012

    I’m sad and kind of surprised about Russell and Katy… I thought they were odd enough to make it work, if that makes any sense.

    As for this wedding, I totally love it! I too have an issue of a huge family and someday (hopefully) will have to figure out how to deal with that in my wedding planning. My favorite part of the pictures was the dessert table. So simple and elegant!

    I’m a new follower here and on twitter. LOVED your Bachelor re-cap!



  14. Bryan on January 6, 2012

    a beautiful set of images from a stunning couple. love the cake and the melted chocolate running off the sides, some great expressions captured. great work x

  15. Heather Sanderson on January 8, 2012

    Where is her engagement ring from? I love it!

  16. Tim Duncan on January 18, 2012

    I love how beautiful the bride is! :) And that cake is gorgeous!

  17. Felix Films on January 15, 2017

    wedding photos fanny


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