I was delighted when Nicole and Bart asked me to photograph their wedding. These two are cool people, through and through. Bart is a sneaker designer and Nicole is a journalist for the video game industry! Naturally, they chose a sweet venue that matched their unique style, Barcade in New Haven (a bar full of vintage arcade games 😍).
I joined Nicole and Bart at Nicole’s family home to get ready. Nicole wore an lacey midi dress with a modern and vintage style, accessorized with a denim jacket (girl after my own heart) adorned with an assortment of enamel pins - including a “Fluff” one (repping New England - Fluff was born in Sommerville Mass.), as well of an homage to Black Flag and ice cream! (a collaboration between Gracie's Ice Cream and Monster Tea Party) . MBD Beauty in New Haven did a beautiful job with Nicole’s hair and makeup, honoring her unique personal style. Bart looked great in a knit jacket and maroon bow-tie. On his feet, unsurprisingly, were some sharp sneakers, and I love that he chose white. Before we headed to Barcade we took some portraits around the house including one very special one with their dog, Major, and cat, Puppy.
The wedding was full of personality. Bart designed the invitations with what looked like vintage Nintendo graphics. So awesome. Dinner included Tetris shaped tater tots, and one of their cakes (expertly constructed by Lovely Cakes) featured and edible likenesses of them with Major and Puppy.
Their ceremony was led by a close friend and rather than having a first dance, we gathered around to watch Nicole and Bart play their first game of Street Fighter as a married couple! Nicole won ;P !
Congratulations to Nicole and Bart! I hope your future is full of many rematches of Street Fighter!