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Designer Interview Part Two: Amy’s Wedding PLUS An Exclusive Discount!

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Yesterday, I featured the first part of my interview with Amy Snider, fashion designer behind Every Little Counts.  Today, as promised, I’m featuring the second part of our interview, where she shares with us all of her amazing wedding details.  Yes, this includes pictures of the wedding dress she designed for herself!

First, let me just say that tees from Every Little Counts would make fabulous bridal party gifts!  Interested in showing your bridesmaids some love?  I’ve got more exciting news for you – Amy is willing to give my readers an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT for ORDERS OF 6 OR MORE!  All you need to do is send her an email at: amy{at}everylittlecounts{dot}net, and she’ll give you details on how to use your discount.  Cheers!

Now, more about Amy, our interview and her special wedding day wearing the gown she designed.  What a talented lady!  Let’s all support her new adventure – her unique line and amazing talent.  I wish I could create a line as cool as hers!  However, I might have to learn to sew first.  Ha!

Do you mind telling us a little bit about your wedding and how you met your husband?
Adam and I met at bar in  New York City, where we were both living at the time.  We started talking and ended up walking around the city on that cold night, hand in hand, discovering how much we had in common.  Five years later we got married.

(Shown Above:  Amy and Adam on their wedding day!)

As for our wedding…it was amazing.  I remember wishing it would never end.  It was just perfect.  While we were dating, one of our favorite places to go was the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park in Dumbo.  We always said we would want to get married there.  Although we were living in L.A., there was never any question about getting married in Brooklyn.  Luckily everything worked out!  The ceremony was held in the park and the reception was held at a nearby art gallery, Smack Mellon.

(Shown Above: A picture of Amy & her brother at her wedding.  “Because my father had passed away right before I turned 21, Todd walked me down the aisle. It was definitely very emotional. This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.” – Amy Snider)


(Shown Above:  The whole ceremony, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Amy and Adam walking away as a married couple.)

What was your dress like, who designed it?  Tell us about your shoes!
My dress was very Grecian inspired, which is appropriate because we went to Greece for our honeymoon.  It was long and flowy with a braided halter, deep back, and small flowing train.  I designed the dress and my friend Carolina made it for me.  It was pretty stressful, but in the end I felt amazing in it.  For shoes, I wore these beautiful sandals from Nine West, which had a braided detail that perfectly matched my dress.  I still wear them all the time!

(Shown Above:  “Me and Sharon, my maid of honor (and only bridal party member… I wanted it small!).  Her dress was Moschino Cheap and Chic, bought at Loehmann’s.”)

(Shown Above:  The back of Amy’s beautiful wedding dress!)

What type of flowers did you carry?
I have no idea, but they were beautiful!  Very earthy and natural- ivory with shades of green and dusty pink.

(Shown Above:  Pictures of Amy’s gorgeous wedding bouquet!  She had a vintage handkerchief embroidered with her and Adam’s wedding date.)

Did you enjoy being a bride and planning your wedding?
I did…it was fun.  I definitely wasn’t wedding crazy though- not a “bridezilla” by any means!  We were very pragmatic about the whole thing.

(Shown Above:  Inside the gallery, Smack Mellon – where Amy and Adam had their wedding reception.)

Did you hire a wedding planner?
No..we did everything ourselves!

(Shown Above:  The centerpiece with bubbles and disposable cameras for each guest)

(Shown Above:  The wedding favors!)

Who were your favorite wedding vendors and why?
We used amazing vendors!

(Shown Above: Amy’s wedding cake by Almondine Bakery – “People are still talking about the cake, it was so good!  And…I got to work with Herve personally to come up with the flavors. It was heaven!”)

Scott Whittle Photography – He was our biggest expense, but well worth it!

Real Food Catering –  So many options and reasonably priced.

Seaport Flowers – We didn’t go overboard on flowers, but Amy did a wonderful job.

Do you have any advice for brides who are planning their weddings?
Don’t feel like you need to spend a lot of money and don’t over think things!  Think of it like a big party.  Try to make it your own – it should be a reflection of the two of you.  For us, we knew we wanted a small intimate wedding, surrounded by the family and friends we love the most.

 (Shown Above:  “This is one of my favorite photos of my mom- she’s looking at me in my dress, all ready to go!” )

We did as much as we could ourselves.  Adam made both the save the date postcards and the invitations, which he screen-printed by hand.  For wedding favors, we packaged jelly beans and Hershey kisses with a custom designed note from the both of us.  Music was another area where we saved a lot of money.  Since music was very important to us, we created our own play list on our ipod, the perfect combination of 60’s soul and 80’s new wave.

(Shown Above:  The lovely couple, Amy and Adam!)

Advice for marriage?
Communicate.  Have fun.  Respect one another.  Dedicate time to one another.


Name your top five favorite blogs to read, no matter the subject.
Refinery29.com
NYMag.com
The Sartorialist
FashionIndie.com
Oh Joy

Thanks Amy!  Looks like you and Adam had an amazing wedding day, congratulations! 

Don’t forget to head on over to Every Little Counts to check out her awesome new line, and be sure to email her about the super sweet discount she’s offering for orders of 6 or more – such a fun gift for bridesmaids!

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  1. awesome, awesome post! their wedding was so elegant.

    Jenny

    stUTCp30UTC11bUTCSat, 01 Nov 2008 19:32:48 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:32 pm

  2. I was just going to ask who made that stunning wedding gown, and I read that she designed it herself. It is BEAUTIFUL.

    Sarah :: Wedding Hub Event Planning

    rdUTCp30UTC11bUTCMon, 03 Nov 2008 17:04:03 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:04 pm


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