What a chic location for this wedding! I’ve always thought the Brooklyn Waterfront in DUMBO is just ideal.
[images from Khaki Bedford]
Ever see those weddings where it just looks so low-key and fun that you know you’d totally get along with the couple? Thats what this one reminded me of! All the inspiration came from the groom’s tie, and because she’s a botanist (how cool is that?), they did all their own flowers AND gifted their guests with seeds bottles personalized for their home regions!
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.
Venue: Laurel Lake Vineyards, Laurel, NY
Photography: Sasithon Photography
Flowers: Denise Fasanello Flowers
Caterer: Russ Moran Catering
Dress: Suzanne Neville, purchased at Wedding Atelier
Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker London
Rings: Elleven Jewelry
Earrings: Kate Spade
Hair: Eileen Sheppard
Makeup: Stacie Ford
Invitations: Love vs. Design
[images from Sasithon Photography]
Whats not to love about a modern wedding with fresh colorful florals & great location? To top it off, the brides dress is simply stunning…its a winner all around!
From the bride:
We got married at Andaz on Fifth Avenue on a beautiful spring day. Andaz is unique as it has these four distinct areas: a ceremony space with a library feel, an intimate bar, a dining room overlooking the public library and an integrated cocktail and kitchen area where guests can watch food being prepared. And it’s in the middle of Manhattan! I wore a silk dress with a feather in my hair. Sarah Brysk Cohen from Blossom and Branch made me an incredible spring flower bouquet – a bright, colorful and intricate design – as well as the arrangements on our tables: two very long tables covered in Moroccan lanterns, candles in antique gold votives and various silver and gold vases holding blue thistle, spray roses, anemones, ranunculus and other extraordinary flowers.
[images from Maggie Marguerite Studios ]
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