Real Brooklyn wedding: Cynthia + Eli

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I always know I’ve got a winning wedding combination in my inbox when I see great Brooklyn locations, a great couple, and of course, a French Bulldog as the ring bearer.  And you can’t miss the video by Love+Brain Films…its just the icing on the cake!

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From the bride:

We both moved to New York City at around the same time and after a few months our paths crossed through mutual friends at a picnic in Governor’s Island. We spent the next 4 years making New York City our new home. After we got engaged, we knew we wanted to get married in this city. When we came across 501 Union we stopped looking at other venues immediately and pretty much signed that same night.

We wanted our wedding to be very personal, simple and fun and since the space was already so beautiful it was easy for us to come up with little details around the space that reflected us. I love doing DIY projects. I styled the details: everything from hanging our motto on the bar (BEST NIGHT EVER) to punching out all the confetti found on the wedding program. It was important to us that our French Bulldog, Riley, got to be a part of the night. He had the very important role of Ring Bearer and our little Exotic Shorthair kitty, Izzy, was also represented at the Photo booth. I also made all the photo booth props including a watermelon slice and a New York pretzel. And one last personal touch was our favors which gave our guests the option of either the bride’s favorite candy, Haribo Coca-cola gummies or the groom’s favorite source of energy, coffee beans.

We had an intimate guest count of 110 and a lot of people were traveling from far away to come celebrate with us in Brooklyn. Being surrounded by all our family and friends is the best feeling ever. Most importantly we had an amazing wedding team helping us make the night feel perfect. Our caterer Naturally Delicious was incredible, our photographer Chaz and videographer Courtney are the coolest people ever. Morgan, our makeup artist and Russell our hair stylist made me and my bridesmaids all feel so beautiful on the big day. Our florist, Rhonda, made our vision of our wedding come to life! I was in love with my flower crown, bouquet, all the beautiful floral garlands on our huge farm style tables that made the industrial space look soft, rustic and romantic.

We had big smiles on our faces the whole night and it was truly our #BESTNIGHTEVER.


Photographer: Chaz Cruz / Videographer: Love + Brain Films / Venue: 501 Union / Catering: Naturally Delicious / Florist: August Sage & Violet / Makeup:Morgan Gates / Hair: Styles on B / DJ: Because The Night / Bride’s Dress: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier / Reception Dress: DV by Dolce Vita / Shoes: Saint Laurent / Earrings: Fallon Jewelry / Rings: Tiffany & Co. / Groom’s Suit: Rag & Bone / Bow tie: Lanvin / Shoes: Common Projects / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: JCrew / 2nd Photographer: Silvia Foz

[images from Chaz Cruz]

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New from Hello Tenfold & a giveaway


Ellie from Hello Tenfold recently shared some new invitation designs she just did that I’m absolutely loving and know you will too!  They’re so modern and fresh, and I even like the little hint of pastel (who ever thought I would say that??)

Today, Ellie is giving away 100 flat printed invitations, 100 RSVPs and blank envelopes* for both from her full wedding collection!  Here’s how to enter!

1. Visit Hello Tenfold and pick which suite you would choose

2. Follow Hello Tenfold on either pinterest, instagram, or facebook

3. Leave a comment below with the suite name you like best

Winner will be announced on Friday.  Good luck! THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

*Can be exchanged for a $500 gift certificate toward flat printing, or a $250 gift certificate toward letterpress. Winner is responsible for shipping costs.

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[images from Lissa Gotwals, styling by Michelle Smith]

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Real wedding: Dana + Danny

colorful bouquet

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

gold bridesmaids dresses

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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.


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: Tiffany + Paul

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From the photographer:

Modern weddings in contemporary art museums don’t come along very often for me. As a photographer in Georgia, I see mostly more vintage, rustic weddings that are amazingly beautiful, but Tiffany and Paul’s wedding was an awesome breath of fresh air and new inspiration for me! The bride and groom live in Brooklyn but married in Atlanta at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Museum.

Endless white space and brightly colored flowers, a ceremony underneath the old steel beams from the museum’s former 1920s industrial warehouse days… and my favorite, the studio spaces in the back courtyard that looked like a color-blocked motel set from an old movie. And of course, the best part of all: Tiffany and Paul’s tenderness with each other. I’m honored to have been a part of everything.
Photographer:  Krista Turner Photography//Floral Designer: Adaptation Floral Design//Event Venue: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center//Caterer: Epic Events//Other: Lesley Ware//Cake Designer: Metrotainment Bakery//Event Planner: Southern Hospitality Event Group//

[images from Krista Turner Photography]

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