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.
Officiant: Whitney Saffel
[images from Brookelyn Photography]
Lots of color pops in this Brooklyn Winery wedding…check out all the details from the bride below.
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]
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]