A Fun, Artsy Wedding at Dirt Salon in Hartford, Connecticut

Nothing says trendy and fun more than a cocktail party wedding at an art gallery. That's exactly what Charmagne Tripp (41 and a musician and executive

Nothing says trendy and fun more than a cocktail party wedding at an art gallery. That's exactly what Charmagne Tripp (41 and a musician and executive assistant) and Tianna Glass (30 and a writer and administrative manager) were looking for when they happened upon Dirt Salon, an art gallery with exposed brick walls and high ceilings in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut. "It had just the right amount of industrial charm and funky, artistic features," Tianna says. With the help of wedding planner Kim Renton, Charmagne and Tianna were able to make the space their own by dividing it into three sections: a ceremony space, a dance floor and a buffet room. Since cocktail hour is their favorite part of a wedding, they decided to make their whole wedding a cocktail party. They served finger foods provided by Catering by Linda and desserts provided by Elizabests. Instead of a wedding cake, Charmagne and Tianna artfully arranged cupcakes on a tiered stand around a bust, creating a eye-catching display. All of their vendors were close friends or friends of friends. "We care deeply about the artists in Hartford and the great things that they bring to our lives," Tianna says. "It's a community that we are a part of as fellow artists, and we wanted to give our friends a chance to show off their skills."

Charmagne and Tianna carried bouquets of yellow sunflowers, red, burnt orange and yellow roses and purple flowers on their fall wedding day.
Charmagne and Tianna had their makeup done by Painted by Brettnee.
Charmagne and Tianna wore matching jewelry created by Jessica Designs. Charmagne wore a beautiful white necklace that worked perfectly with her sweetheart neckline.
Charmagne wore a ruched, strapless wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline. Tianna wore a one-shoulder gown with beading on the strap. They bought their dresses from David's Bridal.
Charmagne and Tianna were married in an intimate ceremony at Dirt Salon in Hartford, Connecticut.
Charmagne and Tianna changed into Converse sneakers for the dance floor at their reception. The art gallery was decorated with string lights for the occasion.
At their cocktail party reception, Charmagne and Tianna served an extensive variety of desserts in addition to savory finger foods.
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White cupcakes, provided by Elizabests, were arranged on a tiered stand surrounding an artsy bust.
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