Shelby's Social Diary
With every ounce of wedding protocol shattered to smithereens, the celebration of the blending of Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker, the"Ball N Chain" gala, turned Winter Street Studios into a deliciously wanton playground of walk-down-the-aisle madness.
"From now on I'm going to live in sin," declared Birgitt Van Wijk, wearing a wedding gown purchased for $50 at Goodwill. "I'm exorcising two marriages and the second one ended just yesterday."
Dr. Romy Mitchell admitted to having two weddings under her stylish belt as well and wore the bodice from her second wedding gown atop a sexy lace-tiered skirt. "Maybe the third time will be the charm," she mused.
Some of our favorites were mothers-of-the-bride Paul Brockman and Scott Green, charming in their lace dresses, swiped from the costume closets of Catastrophic Theater, and their serious five o'clock shadows.
There were zombie brides at the Fresh Arts fete, honoree Sixto Wagan in a wedding dress he picked up at Value Valley, and the queen bride of all brides was Fresh Arts founder Marita Fairbanks as a "tabloid bride" in an amazing gown created for her by artist Kasi Kubiak. Images of Kim Kardashian were splashed across the billowing white confection.
Chairs for the zany night that spread throughout the vast warehouse were Eleanor and Dan Gilbane, Jennie and Justin Segal and Mark Sullivan. In the crush, we found the Segals dressed as Bollywood bride and groom and Sullivan with his partner, Jason Reeves, costumed as a four-poster bed, designed by Charles Masterson. Love the handcuffs, boys!
Mixing through the scene that included armadillo races, dance presentations, genitalia coloring (really bad taste), art auction and food buffets were the night's honorees, in addition to Wagan, George Lancaster, Mathew Dirst and Rich Levy, whose studious appearance and Inprint Inc. connections felt somewhat incongruous in this alternate universe.
Some of our favorites were mothers-of-the-bride Paul Brockman and Scott Green, charming in their lace dresses swiped from the costume closets of Catastrophic Theatre and their serious five o'clock shadows; Chelsea Padon wearing her mother's lacey negligee; Rosemarie and Matt Johnson revisiting their New Jersey roots though not quite Snooki and the Situation; and Sofia Adrogué in her battery-lit high heels.
Party animals included Sandy and Jim D'Imperio, Patricia Oliver, Joel Wyatt, Kelli and Eddy Blanton, Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Wendy and Jeff Hines, Isabel and Danny David, Vivian Wise and Nick Day, Lonnie Schiller, Tod Eason, Kellye Sanford and Fritz Lanham, Sarah and Chris Dunn, Nic Phillips, Rebekah Tee, Michael Leopold and James Sivco.