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.

VENDORS

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 Brooklyn wedding: Nic + Mark

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pink centerpieces

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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 Brooklyn Winery wedding: Laura + William

yellow and grey wedding invitations

Lots of color pops in this Brooklyn Winery wedding…check out all the details from the bride below.

colorful bride and bridesmaids bouquets

yellow boutonniere with seersucker suit and yellow flag seating chart

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pink ceremony bunting

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table numbers & centerpieces

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food truck at wedding

From the onset of planning our wedding our main goals were to throw an event that we would want to attend. The list of musts included great wine, food, music and some personal touches. As soon as we finished our first glass of wine at The Brooklyn Winery we knew that it was the place to host our celebration. They exceeded all of our expectations, including referring us to our photographer, Rima Campbell, who documented the night’s festivities along with vision and flare. Both Rima and The Brooklyn Winery recommended Magnolia  Photobooth Company to us, which I immediately knew we had to add to the mix, they provided a great form of entertainment as well as a personal keepsake for many of our guests.

Our ceremony started with a heart felt version of “Till There Was You” performed by Sarah King and The Smoke Rings, who went on to provide perfect sound track to our evening. Due to my love for ice cream, we skipped the cake and capped off the festivities with ice cream and coffee service from Van Leeuwen.

In my eyes our wedding was a complete success. We were married by my brother, who was ordained for the occasion, and my now husband wrote our ceremony and vows. All of the signage and invitations were personally designed by me to fit the feel and tone of our occasion. The day exceeded all of my expectations, from the amazing flowers my sister-in-law arranged to photobooth pictures with my newly official in-laws. The fears that I had during the planning process, mainly of finding myself a bride at a stiff, exceedingly expensive, stuffy and simply “not me” wedding, were completely unwarranted. The event was a light-hearted and genuine way to celebrate the love and commitment of our relationship. From start to finish our wedding was completed with the love and help of our friends and families, we truly could not have done it without them all.

[images from Rima Campbell]

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Beautiful leaves

Over the weekend I popped over to the Brooklyn Winery to check out their wedding setup and came upon some majorly beautiful flowers & huppah by BB vendor Graceful Gardens.  I was absolutely fascinated by the leaves used to decorate the huppah, and discovered they are cecropia leaves from Hawaii…they’re absolutely stunning, dont you think?

[images by me]

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