This is the love story about the parents of a cute Maltipoo. Her name is Captain.
Captain’s parents, Tom and Dustin, met while attending Yale University and fell in love on an adventure-date hiking to the top of East Rock in New Haven. From that day on, they were inseparable and their adventuring continued with their beloved pup right by their side. February 11th, 2016 holds special significance for their story. On this day there was a worldwide announcement that a LIGO experiment discovered gravity waves. Tom is a mathematics teacher at a collegiate school in Brooklyn and Dustin is also in the field of science and math, as a Data Scientist for Capital One. February 11th was also the day they got engaged in their home in Washington, D.C.! As they planned their intimate wedding day they intentionally choose to focus on their love and their community more than anything else. They wanted to be true to who they were and what was important to them, and their wedding reflected accordingly.
They kept their attire simple and encouraged their wedding party to wear what they wanted, so long as they rocked out black leather bomber jackets. They wanted the Rare Book Room to speak for itself, as it did, and added minimal florals and punk-rock accents to make it their own. They choose BSB vendor, Modern Rebel Co.
, to plan and coordinate their day and through her giving-back business model donated a portion of their wedding budget to Homes for the Homeless. This donation benefits a homeless youth summer camp that empowers and equips youth through a variety of programs and services. Tom and Dustin also donate regularly to MSF and SPLC. They are also incredibly passionate about education and making STEM accessible to all students.
Wedding Planner: Modern Rebel Co.
| Photography: Aaron and Whitney Photography
| Paper Goods: Penny Ann Designs
| Venue: The Rare Book Room at Strand Book Store
| Florals: Brooklyn Blooms
| DJ: 74 Events
| Catering: Red Egg NYC
| Cake: Baked NYC
| Rings: Macha Jewelry
Weddings That Give Back: Tom + Dustin- New York City, NY
Fashion. Lights. Makeup. Hairspray. Sometimes fashion shows can seem like the last place to give back, however, there are definitely the exceptions.
Last week MG Hair and Makeup
donated their services as a part of Diwali on The Hudson with the Desai Foundation
and fashion designer, Payal Singhal
, and performed all of the hair and makeup for their runway show.
Both the Desai Foundation and Payal Singhal
wanted to partner and create a ready-to-wear line of clothing to help benefit the great work being done to provide vocational training and economic empowerment to women in rural India and the US.
Featured in both Vogue India and Elle India, this event was a unique collaboration of not just monetary contribution but of deep vocational education as various pieces from the collection are also being made by one of the centers in India.
Your purchase can support this amazing foundation and also be a unique piece of fashion from a top fashion designer. For more information about Payal Singhal x Desai Foundation, visit here.
Thanks to our amazing vendor, MG Hair and Makeup
, for serving and supporting the global community in such HUGE WAYS!
The Big Fake Wedding New York City
: Bold Colors, Skylines, Foraged Florals and Acrobatic Fun! As always, New York City did not disappoint at this past Big Fake Wedding NYC! Check it out for yourself and take a look at the killer list of participating vendors, at the end of this post!
Grateful to Heartful.ly
for being our represented BSB Vendor and sharing their charitable wedding registry platform with the amazing guests in attendance!
Photos below courtesy of Olli Studio
Photos below courtesy of Authentic Photo
Photos below courtesy of 13 One Photography
Also take a moment to check out the NYC fun in action via Yamean Studios Films
Presenting Partner : WeddingWire
| Bridal Hair Accessories : Untamed Bridal
| Bridesmaid + Groomsman Accessories : Symrik
| Catering : Neuman’s Kitchen
| Custom Love Songs : MelodyWed
| Day-of Coordination + Tables 2, 10 : Dee Weddings
| Dessert Bar : Sweet Pistachio Patisserie
| Dessert: Cake Shooters : Got Cake! Cake Bar
| Doughnuts : Keyhole Doughnuts
| DJ + Emcee : Scratch Weddings
| Entertainment: Band : Silver Arrow Band
| Entertainment: Cirque Performance : Cirque Central
| Event Lighting : Universal Light and Sound
| Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Table 1) : You’re the Boss! Weddings + Events
| Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 4, 6, 8) : Wyld
| Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Tables 3, 7, 11) : Campbell Events
| Floral + Event Design (Sweetheart Table + Tables 5, 9) : LVR Events
| Gifts : Wedding Flats : Talaria Flats
| Gifts + Favors : Jefais Club Wedding Favors
| Hair : Pinned & Proper
| Helicopter : Wings Air Helicopters
| Hotel : The Washington Jefferson Hotel
| Invitations + Programs : Bella Figura
| Jewelry : Cosh NYC
| Makeup : Best Face Forward Makeup Studio
| Menswear : The Groomsman Suit
| Paper Accents : Pineapple Street Designs
| Photo Booth : Photobooth Creative
| Photography : 13 One Photography
| Photography : Authentic Photo
| Photography : OLLI STUDIO
| Registry : Heartful.ly
| Rentals : Party Rental Ltd.
| Spa : Shimmer Medspa
| Venue : Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers
| Videography : Yamean Studios Films
| Wedding Dress : Paisley Bridal
| National Sparkling Wine Sponsor : Ferrari Sparkling Wine