Like most New Yorkers, I have a particular fond-ness for vintage Woody Allen… in particular, his iconic Annie Hall. I’m surprised, given his popularity, that more people don’t turn to Woody for wedding inspiration (though, recently Fashion Blogger Man Repeller wed her hubby with a “Midnight in Paris” theme.) So, today, I thought I’d give some hints on how to have a totally Woody, Annie Hall inspired celebration.
First, locations. For Friday, in homage to Annie’s aspirations as a lounge singer and Woody Allen’s real life stints playing jazz clubs around town, why not rent start with Cocktails at the Carlyle Hotel before wandering over for a rehearsal dinner at the Central Park Zoo.. where Alvy and Annie famously people watch in the film.
Even though Annie Hall is the ultimate New York love story, some of the best scenes take place in the areas New Yorkers like to enjoy outside of the city. So, for the wedding day itself, why not send your guests out to the Hamptons, for what else? Lobster Bake. The Dune Resorts in Amagansett are the perfect setting and how about this amazing poster by Shawn Feeney offers tons of graphic inspiration that’s worth checking out. Speaking of Graphics, nothing is more iconically Woody Allen than the classic Windsor font that Allen uses in all of his title credits. A great way to evoke the feeling of his films in your stationery and detail pieces.
Of course, if we’re talking iconic and Annie Hall, nothing is more so than Diane Keaton’s signature style in the film that was bohemian, masculine, unique and, of course, completely adorable. From the vests to the ties to the hats, everything she did and wore was so fresh and dreamy. Adopting an “Annie Hall” look for your wedding is not for the fashion timid, of course, but it’s worth the risk. So, how about transforming the everyday look of this into this (images via Everyday Darling and Eddie Jung Photography:
Of course, for your first dance, you’d be remiss to not dance to It Had to Be You. And, when the stresses of wedding planning get you crazed, just remember, in the end it’s all worth it because… we need the eggs.