Real wedding: Kate + David

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Um, HELLO amazing dress and balloon arch!  Its all glitter and gold for this wedding, and you can be sure I’ll be saving some of these decor ideas for New Year’s Eve this year!

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Photographer: Khaki Bedford Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Emily Synder
Venue: 501 Union
Dress: Nicole Miller
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom (suit, shoes, etc): Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaid dress: Rent the Runway
Hair: Regina Balagul of Danka Panka
Makeup: Holly & Justine (Holly Corsano)
Cake & Cupcakes: Ovenly
DJ: 74 events/Gary Hoffman
Late night snack: Sigmunds pretzels
Catering: Real Foods, Yen Ngo
Invitations: Marie Chang Designs
Save the Date: Love Vs. Design

[images from Khaki Bedford Photography]

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City Hall wedding: Kelsey + Eddie

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What a fun weekend!  Kelsey & Eddie split up their nuptials into 2 days…getting married at City Hall with just their closest family on a Friday, then having a a party the next day with extended family and friends at Rockwood Music Hall.  I love when couples do things at their own pace, in their own way!

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From the photographer:
Over and over again I am impressed with couples doing their wedding the way they want to. It is such an important day and so often we get bogged down by expectations as opposed to knowing ourselves and building our day around just that. Kelsey and Eddie split their wedding up into two lovely days in December. They invited just their immediate family and myself to the civil clerk’s office on Friday to have their civil ceremony. There we all experienced the cultural phenomenon that is the Manhattan Civil Clerk’s Office. There were brides everywhere you looked, tons of photographers, pregnant bellies, flowers, and so much celebration. It was awesome.  Kelsey and Eddie got married in a bright pink room with only their closest family members present. Afterward we ventured around the area and to the Brooklyn Bridge where everyone who walked by shouted something. We got “Congrats!” “You look beautiful!” and our mutual favorite “Is this real, is this a real wedding, or are you models?!” I know every couple wants to hear that they look like models on their wedding day, which these two totally did.  Afterward the couple made time for an In Bed Session, which is a series I have been working on in the last few months. We went to The Ludlow Hotel and they jumped on the bed in excitement of being able to now call each other husband and wife. They cuddled, kissed, and then we said farewell for the night.  On Saturday we all got dressed up again to celebrate with their extended family and friends at Rockwood Music Hall, where Eddie works. They had live music, amazing food, tons of dancing, and Eddie even played a song he wrote for Kelsey. It was a perfect weekend celebration for K & E and NYC gave the perfect backdrop.

[images from Manzanita]

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Real wedding: Mandy + Ubaid

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This wedding’s got me seriously wishing it was Spring, in addition to all the great details like their envelope liners, the hand drawn chalk sign by the bride, and just look at those heels!!

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VENDORS

Photography: Khaki Bedford
Venue: The Green Building
Catering: TALDE
Cake: Naturally Delicious
Event Planner: Mandy Reeves Design
Invitations/Programs/Graphic Design: Mandy Reeves Design
Day of Coordinator: Peter Themistocles
Gold Framed Signs: George Mutschler
Dress: Carol Hannah
Shoes: Sophia Webster Shoes
Grooms Suit: Club Monaco and Reiss
Grooms Socks: Dr. Who
Flowers: Jonica Moore Studio
Accoustic Guitarist: Michael Tesler
DJ: The Remixologists
Officiant: Molly Conley

[images from Khaki Bedford ]

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Brooklyn Winery wedding: Sara + Nicholas

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Isn’t this kind of the perfect wedding to show off after Valentine’s Day?  Bright, crisp details, florals to perfection, and bridesmaids dresses in the happiest shade of pink.

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Photography: Khaki Bedford Photography
Wedding Planner: Anne Book Signature Style
Flowers: Rose Red & Lavender
Second Photographer: Jonica Moore Studio
Shoes: JIMMY CHOO
Groom Getting Ready Venue: Wythe Hotel
Ceremony/ Reception Venue: Brooklyn Winery
Cakes: BAKED
Lighting: BML-Blackbird Theatrical Services
DJ : 74 Events
Hair and Make up: Fringe Salon NY
Invitations: Paperless Post
Dress: Watters
Groom Suit: Zegna
Bride’s Ring: family heirloom
Groom’s Ring: Kay Jewelers
Escort Cards: Handmade by bride and sister

[images from Khaki Bedford]

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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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