Real Brooklyn wedding: Miranda + Doug

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Its not every day when you can walk around Brooklyn and see a wedding parade, but thats exactly what DUMBO-ites saw when Miranda & Doug got married!  I would have loved to have seen that!

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M&D Two Families Unite, Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Miranda and Doug are the sweetest of couples from Charlotte, North Carolina. Sharing their love of New York City, and Brooklyn, it’s no wonder they chose a destination wedding for their special day. 
 
Celebrating the rehearsal dinner at Revel, just steps away from where Doug proposed, everything about this wedding weekend was all about them!
 
Important to both Miranda and Doug, were the very personal touches to the day, they wanted everyone to feel a part of their true life fairy tale. 
 
The very Brooklyn and certainly unique Powerhouse Arena, was taken from book store to magical ceremony space by the very talented Michelle Edgemont. Filled with baby’s breath and candles, topped off with a gorgeously decorated wooden structure of black and white ribbons for the couple to say their “i dos” under. 
 
Their love of music was also apparent with a full on marching band to parade guests from ceremony over to the reception space at Rebar. The grooms cake, a snare drum, created by a very talented friend of mine, Corey of Corey’s Cakery, was just another added touch. Light up tambourines made the dance-floor glow and guitar picks for wedding favors was not even the half of it! The coolest was their ‘All Access Passes’ for guests to wear and take as a keepsake, as if they had been a VIP at a concert in New York!
 
From the photobooth props to the wine cork guest book and everything in between, there was not one item of this wedding that didn’t scream Miranda and Doug! It was certainly a wedding to be seen and I am blessed to have been a part of their very special, very unique and very memorable day!!
 
oxo – Michelle E. {Founder of Michelle Elaine Weddings}
VENDORS
Wedding Planner – Michelle Elaine Weddings
Photographer – Erika Layne Photography
Officient – Kathryn Baxter
Reception Space – Rebar
Ceremony Space – The Powerhouse Arena
Floral & Ceremony Decor – Michelle Edgemont
Videographer – Well Spun Weddings
Transportation – Silver Star Limo
Hotel – Aloft & Sheraton

[images from Erika Layne Photography]

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Real wedding: Cassie + Matt

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Hello bright and sunny wedding with a ton of balloons!  This is my kinda party for sure!

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guest book & favors

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chalkboard and white cake

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“It was really important to us that our wedding fully represent who we are and include elements of all the things we love most – design, good food and good music. Although our wedding did not have a specific theme, it did have a distinct style. The ceremony and reception were held at a distinctly modern venue, located in Downtown Montreal, so we used our wedding accessories to bring in vintage elements. Our C + M monogram served as the logo for all of our stationary and for our burlap wedding favor baggies, which were also stamped with our monogram. Our color scheme was black, white and yellow (with lots of polka dots!) We went for a very organic look with the flowers (white dahlias, goldenrods, dusty millers, succulents etc).

Our nondenominational ceremony incorporated elements from both the Italian/Catholic and Jewish traditions: lighting a unity candle (with burlap accessories), the breaking of a glass and readings in both English and Italian. Behind us stood a wall of white balloons, in all different sizes, resembling more a wall of fluffy clouds and acting as the perfect backdrop for our ceremony. For our processional song, a jazz band played a beautiful instrumental version of Bon Iver’s For Emma and a more upbeat recessional song, Here Comes Your Man by The Pixies. After the meal, our guests were treated to more drinks, dancing, a photo booth (courtesy of our fantastic photographers) and a sweet table that was so beautifully styled, you were afraid to touch it. We are thrilled with how the day turned out. Everything was perfect, we could not have asked for a better day!”

VENDORS

Dress: Christianne Brunelle Couture
Suit: Waxman
Flowers: Fleurs Des Jardins
Cake: Sophie Sucree
Veil (birdcage): Christianne Brunelle Couture
Paper products/invites: Tartine Paperie
Coordination & wedding favors: Principal Planner – Azar Jazestani Events. (Favor tags and monogram also by Tartine).

[images from Blushing Bride Studio]

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Real Brooklyn wedding: Nic + Mark

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I have 75 guests that can back me up on this but I was literally the chillest bride ever. That’s what I remember most about that day, the way I felt, which was calm, joyous & aware. That’s a result, really, of those aforementioned guests & all the rest of the kind & immensely talented humans it took to interpret our love story into one unforgettable day. So, to our family, friends & vendors: a wholehearted thank you. Your presence & support on that day is the foundation of our memories.

I think being a carefree bride is a chose & it starts in the planning process. My husband & I are both in creative fields (he is a software developer, I am a fashion editor/stylist), so creating a certain aesthetic was important to us so we made it a priority to hire people whose eye & work we believed in & could trust to channel our vision & sensibility. Then we just let them bring the elements of their expertise to us. That’s my biggest advice to future brides’s to be: hire well, worry less.

VENDORS

Photographer: Brooke Fitts for Brookelyn Photography
Venue & catering: The Brooklyn Winery
Officiant: Whitney Saffel
Florist: 2h Flowers
Musician: Colt Clark
Stationery: Sommer Stiles for Paper Anniversary
Bakery: Christina Tobia for Tobia Bakes
Brides attire: Dress by Nicole Miller; shoes by Badgley Mischka; jewelry by Irene Neuwirth
Groom’s attire: Suit by John Varvatos;  shoes by George Esquivel (both custom)
Make-up & groom’s hair: Amy Komorowski
Bride’s hair: Marcos Diaz
Favors: Tie bars by The Tie Bar for him; enamel bracelets x bauble bar as the favors for the ladies

[images from Brookelyn Photography]

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Real wedding: Alexandra + Timothy

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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….

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 VENDORS

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
Flowers: Amfore
Location lunch: M with a view, Gent , Belgium
Location reception: Gaston, Gent , Belgium
Location dinner party: Cultuurfabriek, Ronse, Belgium

[images from Melissa Milis Photography]

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