Lauren & Tim: A Modern Wedding in Hamilton, NJ

Lauren and Tim both designed T-shirt graphics for the same company and met each other at a promotional party. Tim liked one of my designs that was on

Lauren and Tim both designed T-shirt graphics for the same company and met each other at a promotional party. Tim liked one of my designs that was on display and asked the owner of the company to introduce us, recalls Lauren. The two exchanged conversation and email addresses that evening and soon found that they lived only ten minutes apart. The Bride Lauren Sykes, 26 The Groom Timothy (Tim) Dinofa, 31 The Date August 11 The night before their two-year anniversary, Tim blindfolded Lauren and surprised her with candles, a bubble bath, wine, roses, and a love poem he had written for her. On the wall I hung a large oil painting that I painted for her that incorporated the words 'Will You Marry Me?' Later, he presented Lauren with a custom-designed ring, and the two began planning what Lauren calls their first true art project together -- their wedding.

Instead of using standard table numbers, we decided it would be fun to use the names and artwork of famous artists, explains Tim.
Tim designed the ceremony programs using their signature colors and graphic birds.
Green dinnerware and napkins shined atop all-white square plates and black linens.
An old-fashioned photo booth was the hit of the party. Guests were invited to take home the black-and-white photos as favors.
The chic green lighting gave the reception dinner an elegant lounge ambience.
The groom wore a small white calla lily to contrast with his designer, black-on-black striped suit from Hugo Boss.
Three circular layers of cake were covered with light blue icing and white trim. Small, cream-colored fondant flowers were randomly displayed on the layers, while two, lime green fondant birds rested on the front of the confection.
Lauren's six bridesmaids wore long, flowing, black chiffon dresses with an aqua blue ribbon around the waist. Each held a small bundle of long-stemmed green grass and lime green orchids.
The aisle leading to the Nine Muse area of the fairgrounds, where they married, was covered with the petals from 500 red roses.