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The Art of Love

Jenni Williams and Mike Colosimo carefully curated every aspect of their wedding, making for a creative celebration staged at Mason Murer.

Jenni Williams & Mike Colosimo, April 7, 2012

Boutonnières of blooms and cotton wrapped in bits of burlap by The Savage Garden

The Savage Garden’s cotton and burlap bouquet

William’s veil is a family heirloom worn by her mother and aunts

Tables and chairs dressed by Lemiga and I Do Linens

A sweet sensation of lace and gold by For Goodness Cakes

If art is an imitation of life, then Jenni Williams and Mike Colosimo can only hope that their life together is as artful as their stunning wedding. Though the pair met—and shared a mutual crush—in high school, they lost touch. When they reconnected in college, sparks flew, and they’ve been together ever since—seven years by the time they tied the knot. When Colosimo proposed, Williams, an artist in her spare time, set about planning a wedding day that truly captured the carefree, low-key and yet thoughtful essence of the two as a couple. She, a freelance writer and part-time wedding consultant at StudioWed, and he, an insurance underwriter, found their perfect wedding day match in Mason Murer art gallery. “I paint all the time, so an art gallery has a special place in my heart,” she explains. “But, the location in general was just something different, which is how Mike and I feel we are. Our relationship isn’t like anyone else’s, so we didn’t want our wedding to be either.”

Since the bride works with and advises other brides on a regular basis, she had specific ideas about how she would make her own day special. “I loved seeing all of the ideas that popped into my head come to life. Knowing my vendors so well was perfect because we were always on the same page, literally—we were known to show up to a meeting with the same pictures,” Williams laughs. She chose to work with tried-and-true vendors—such as Endive Catering and The Decisive Moment photography—and then to add surprising, personal touches such as a hand-wired bracelet from a Los Angeles-based indie designer to a custom-designed cake stand and sweets from a less-known, but treasured, bakery outside of town. The entire fete felt bathed in a warm, rich glow, accented by the shades of blush and gold, echoed with the bridesmaids’ dresses, lush flowers and ethereal drapes that made the cavernous gallery space feel intimate for their 250 guests, as they seamlessly transitioned the room from a ceremony site to reception hall.

Though her favorite part of the day was seeing her husband-to-be for the first time for their pre-ceremony photos, the day was packed with memorable touches. “I loved getting to walk down the aisle to the tune of my grandfather singing a love song from his own wedding to my grandmother, over 60 years ago,” she remembers fondly. Thoughtfully crafted details, a stunning backdrop and a couple so obviously in love, all came together to create a true masterpiece of a wedding day.