Oh, these two. How the heck can you ever say no to these two?! When Chaz and Michael realized a little late in the game they needed to bring a coordinator on-board for their February love-party, we just couldn’t. say. no. You see, you’d understand if you met Michael and Chaz. Michael is a manager at one of our favorite NYC restaurants --- one of the most likeable people you’ll ever meet. And then, you meet Chaz, the other half of this duo --- a totally down-to-earth hilarious interior designer. Together, they’re total magic with an eye for design, details, and really well scented candles.
They got married at 501 Union, one of our favorite venues, which is a mix of classic and modern with epic lighting. They weren’t fussy, either. You could just tell they wanted a total love-party. So, that’s what we did. There were giant balloons and 300 votives to make for a super dramatic table-scape and then the epic thunderstorm during their vows that basically felt like the universe clapping FOR them.
The party was short after the election and by the epic dance moves and emotional speeches, you’d think that this love-party was a direct response to the our new asshole President. A bunch of queer, southern, loud folks dancing their butts off and eating hot chicken and saying WE ARE HERE and we’re not going anywhere.
A lot of people despise weddings. I get it. I despise boring weddings that feel like a manufactured experience, too. Michael and Chaz weren’t having a wedding that mirrored anyone else’s. They were just celebrating their love and what that looked like was the most epic party you’ve ever been to. Because let me tell you, these two are worth celebrating. Plus, I’ve never heard so much Beyonce played at a wedding.
THEIR VENDOR TEAM:
– Coordination: Modern Rebel
– Ceremony + Reception Venue: 501 Union
– Photographer: Chaz Cruz
– Florist: STEMS Brooklyn
– DJ: Scratch DJs
– Caterer: Pies N Thighs
– Hair + Make-Up: Glamsquad
– Photo Booth: The Kiosk
Michael + Chaz generously donated to Homes for the Homeless through their event.