Here’s proof you can have a Brooklyn-style wedding anywhere…even in Belgium! This couple had it all, from the chic guests to the chalkboard menu….
Photography: Melissa Milis Photography
Letterpress invitations: Head First (the bride)
Website: www.alexandraentimothy.com by Head First (the bride)
Chalkboard: Head First (the bride)
Dress: Pronovias via JPC Collection
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane
Hair and Make-up: Fraukje Van de Wiele
Suit: Café Costume
Shoes: van Bommel
Cufflinks: Deakin & Francis
Bowtie: Mrs. Bowtie
Rings: Edelgedacht (bespoke)
Catering: Coeur d’Artichaut
Event styling: Coeur d’Artichaut
Location lunch: M with a view, Gent , Belgium
Location reception: Gaston, Gent , Belgium
Location dinner party: Cultuurfabriek, Ronse, Belgium
[images from Melissa Milis Photography]
What a chic location for this wedding! I’ve always thought the Brooklyn Waterfront in DUMBO is just ideal.
Cake: Nine Cakes
Cookies: BMQ Desserts
[images from Khaki Bedford]
You’ll be hard pressed to find a cooler NYC wedding than this one shot by the fabulous Mademoiselle Fiona. Super simple and modern (thanks to this architect trained bride) with pops of gold and neon, there’s lots of inspiration to take away.
Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona
Pre-Event Venue: The Nolitan Hotel
Reception and Ceremony Venue: PUBLIC
DJ: DJ Ceremony
Bride’s Dress: Custom-Designed by Katie Ermilio
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tuxedo: Zegna
Groom’s Shoes: Lanvin
Rings: Satomi Kawakita
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vintage 1950s dresses by Ceil Chapman and Sam Friedlander, found at The Cat’s Meow
Bridesmaid Shoes: Ivanka Trump, Nine West
Bridesmaid Jewelry: k2o, Kelly Wearstler
Hair: Vanessa Afshari (646) 221-1514
Make-Up: Kim Do
Food and Beverage: PUBLIC
Cake: Ellen Mirsky, PUBLIC’s Executive Pastry Chef
Flowers and Décor: Amy Chin
Balloons: Brooklyn Balloon Company
Invitation, Packaging, Drink Stirrers, Seating Chart, and Neon Design: Bride
Favors: Champagne Jelly by Astrid Pinnington (mother-of-the-bride)
Neon Heart and Initials: Let There Be Neon
[images from Mademoiselle Fiona]
Now this is my kinda wedding! A modern take on the vineyard wedding that was relaxed and full of color…not a pastel in sight! It doesn’t hurt when your sister-in-law is the fabulous Denise Fasanello and you’re super crafty…lots of inspiration in this one so scroll down for more.
From the bride:
We wanted a fun, relaxed wedding where everyone could enjoy themselves, especially us. For decor, we wanted tons and tons of color, as we aren’t really pastel people. Luckily my sister-in-law just happens to be a flower designer. Her name is Denise Fasanello, and she is a flower genius. She knew exactly what I was talking about when I said lush and colorful, and was able to take my vague ideas and make them into gorgeous table arrangements and a bouquet to die for. We also had an incredible photographer, Sasithon Pooviriyakul, who was able to capture so many beautiful moments, and kept us relaxed and having fun the whole day.
I did a lot of crafts — it was a great way to relax and put my energy into something creative, fun and personal. I made large paper flowers, composition book name cards, a cork heart, map table numbers, and even learned how to emboss to make tags for the honey bear favors we gave everyone. My sister-in-law and my mom help me gather and/or paint all different kinds of turquoise vases for the tables.
We also decided not to hire a DJ and instead planned all the music ourselves (Paul is a musician so he was excited at the excuse to purchase the speakers and subwoofer!) It was a wonderful way to bond during the wedding planning process and it felt like we were creating a special mix tape for our guests. Also, that way we didn’t run the risk of hearing any songs we didn’t love.
It’s funny how things we didn’t plan for made the day so much better. For example, we were going to have a freestanding chuppah but it was so windy we had to have four of our friends hold it for us. It made our ceremony that much more personal and celebratory.