Real wedding in Brooklyn: Kate + Michael

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I’ve always wanted to see what a wedding at one of my favorite restaurants, Gran Electrica, would look like!  Kate and Michael really did their backyard up with lovely minimal papel picado flags and let the outdoors do what they do best.

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From the bride:

Four and a half years ago we walked into a birthday party in Brooklyn for a man named Andrew.

I went with a friend not knowing anyone but her, not even the birthday boy. Michael had come for the birthday boy. We ended up sitting next to each other, once we started talking we didn’t stop until the end of the party. At that time, I had no idea this would be the man I would want to spend the rest of my life with.

Unfortunately, Michael lived 2 hours away, so the spark we had did not reignite until a year and a half later when after a compliment on social media led us to begin dating. On our third date we ended up going away for a weekend together in upstate to visit the same friend who’s party where we had met…and fell completely in love with each other.

We still lived 2 hours away from one another but Michael would drive to Brooklyn nearly every weekend for 2 years. We finally decided enough was enough, we needed more then weekends, so a year ago we moved in together in the Hudson Valley.

Within 6 months Michael had proposed to me and before we started looking for a venue we knew Brooklyn was the spot. Whenever anyone says New York, people automatically think of Manhattan. Not me, BROOKLYN is my heart and soul. So marrying the man I love in the city I love was a must. Being that Brooklyn bridge park is one if my favorite spots I knew having the ceremony there would be perfect. After that all we wanted was a big party, and Gran Electrica was the place to have it. They have the best back yard in NYC, along with amazing food.

People danced from the moment we arrived until they had to kick us out. It was a true celebration of Love, friends and family.

VENDORS

Wedding Dress: Kathlin Argiro
Groom’s Suit: Beau Brummel
Hair: Rachel Psarakis Potila
Makeup: Rebecca Casciano
Flowers: Dahlia’s Grand Central
Venue: Gran Electrica

[images from Kamila Harris]

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Real wedding: Grace + Alex

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Can you believe all the flowers & invitations for this wedding were DIY’d?  Could have fooled me!  Its all done to perfection.

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The inspiration for my wedding was in line with my style that’s minimalistic with a touch of something special. For example, my all over lace wedding dress was simple yet its long train gave it more of a personality and drama. My accessories were simple yet with a twist like my pearl Dior Tribal Earrings; Pearls are so classic yet the asymmetric design created a bold effect. My simple Miu Miu strap sandals were classic yet with a twist with all over gold glitter. The colors were blush, gold, with neutrals.

My bridesmaids and I made the bouquets, boutonnieres, center pieces, garlands, place cards, cake topper, and wedding favors. I was not happy with the colors of the flowers because they were not what we thought we had ordered but I think we made it work (shout out to Jane Wynings at Wholefoods though, she was super helpful)! One of my best friends Grace Song who is super talented also designed our beautiful invitations, programs, and menus! I say we touched every part of the wedding with our special touches!

I think the most vivid memories from the wedding day was when I was walking down the aisle with my dad that day. I felt so overwhelmed at the thought of being married first of all to this perfect man I had thought I would never meet, but being surrounded by friends and family who love us witnessing this beautiful moment was overwhelmingly wonderful. The day turned out to be beautiful, it had rained that morning so the sky was clear, the sun was warm, the breeze felt so soft, and it was just a picture perfect day.

VENDORS

Photography: Brooke Courtney Photography
Flowers: DIY
Ceremony & reception location: Tappan Hill Mansion
Invitations & paper goods: DIY
Shoes: Miu Miu
Dress: Enzoani

[images from Brooke Courtney Photography]

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Real wedding: Rose + Michael

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This DC wedding is definitely making me wish for slightly warmer weather.  Loving her dress (doesn’t she look so comfortable??) and all the details to follow.

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From the photographer:

Michael and Rose met through mutual friends at church, and hit it off immediately. Though different in personality and backgrounds, their shared love of good food, engaging conversation, entertaining friends, and adventure made it easy for love to quickly flourish.

Michael’s Christmas gift to Rose that year was a series of original artwork, each piece showing a place around DC that held significance to them as a couple. Rose was so excited to such lovely artwork, and since the gift was followed by a casual dinner, she didn’t suspect anything more. But during a walk, Michael said he had one more piece of artwork for her, and handed her a sketch of the piece still to be made— the gazebo on the water where they were currently standing. He then dropped to one knee, pulled out a ring, and asked her to marry him.

Michael and Rose planned their wedding at one of those significant locations— The Yard’s Park, along the waterfront in Washington, DC. They wanted to give their guests an authentic DC experience, while still reflecting their own style. Michael was in the process of renovating their house, so they brought in some industrial elements to reflect that important interest of his, and Rose loves modern DIY projects that reflect her California upbringing, so much of their wedding had these elements. And being self-proclaimed Foodies, they had DC food trucks cater their wedding to provide an authentic DC experience to their out-of-town guests. So many people collaborated to make the day perfect, and Michael & Rose did much of the decor themselves (including dip-dying all of the silverware, crafting the table numbers, and creating the perfect invitation suite). And since Rose loves deserts and popcorn, they had a color-coordinated sweets bar for the guests to enjoy.

They ended the night by dancing under café lights and stars, surrounded by those who love them most.

VENDORS

Photographer:  Sarah Bradshaw Photography
Event Planner: Type A Society
Makeup Artist: Behind The Veil LLC
Caterer: CapMac, Feelin Crabby and Far East Taco
Equipment Rentals: Classic Party Rentals of VA
Bakery: Dangerously Delicious Pies, Fluffy Thoughts Bakery, The Sweet Lobby
Cake Designer: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: j crew
Bridesmaid Dresses: j crew
Dress Store: Nordstrom
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Nordstrom
Specialty Foods: Popped! Republic
Hair Stylist: Sadielike
Design and Decor: Type A Society

[images from Sarah Bradshaw Photography]

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Real wedding: Dana + Danny

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This wedding has tons of DIY details, gorgeous golden bridesmaids, and a unicorn mask.  What more could you ask for??

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From the bride:
The most important thing to us was that our wedding day to be true to our personal style, intimate for our guests, and fun as hell. We chose Brooklyn Winery because of the beautifully urban/rustic feel, the warmth of the small intimate rooms, and the incredible food – served family style to make our guests feel at home.

We wanted the ceremony to set the tone for the rest of the wedding, so we had our dear friend Kate perform it, with family members doing select readings. There was laughter, tears, an incredible amount of love… and ribbon wands waving like crazy.

I’m a DIY nerd when it comes to paper, and I wanted every piece of paper at the wedding to be DIY and make a statement – from the invitations to the place cards to the signs around the reception (my favorite was the bathroom sign, “You look oh so pretty… now get out there and dance!”). So I found a graphic print that was to die for and I went to town with it.

The day was everything we hoped it would be – romantic, full of personal touches, full of our closest family and friends – and most importantly, full of love.

VENDORS

Ceremony and reception: Brooklyn Winery
Photographer: Amber Gress
Florist: Violet and Verde
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Cakes: Baked
Makeup: Jonny Polizzi Make Up Art
Hair: Soon Beauty Lab
Bride’s dress: BHLDN
Earrings and bracelet: Kate Spade
Groom’s tux: Hardy Amies (via Bloomingdales)
Rings: Elleven Jewelry
Graphic print paper: Hammerpress

[images from Amber Gress]

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Real wedding: Lynn-Kai + Clare

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Its not every day I see a wedding held at a food park, but this one in San Francisco definitely caught my eye.  These two may not have been into dancing, but they sure know how to eat and have fun, turning their wedding into a veritable carnival with games, photobooths, and food trucks galore.

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[images from Jerry Yoon Photographers]

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