Real wedding: Miho + Heedae

Wedding photographer Miho Aikawa and her husband Heedae had a beautifully simple Brooklyn wedding that was modern yet soft at the same time.  Its just gorgeous, dont you think?

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Real wedding: Jeni + Pat

Isn’t a gorgeous wedding the best way to start off the week?  I sure think so!  Jeni and Pat have amazing style and pulled off the coolest foodie wedding!

Patrick and I had just returned from a three month European “sabbatical” when we were surprised by a little bun in the oven! We decided to wait to have a proper wedding so that our little guy could be there to share in the festivities too. However, having a baby and a wedding in one year would prove to be challenging (read: expensive), not to mention having them both in New York (read: SUPER, ridiculously expensive). So, we had to set our financial priorities straight – food, booze, photos and music, in that order.

Luckily, my husband the chef has some wonderful friends at No.7 restaurant who generously hosted both the ceremony and the reception. One of my bridesmaids got herself ordained and gave the most intimate, beautiful reading that I could have ever imagined. I didn’t plan on a theme, but we went with lots of vintage accessories and homemade accouterments. The whole wedding felt like a prohibition era party – lots of dancing and wild abandon.  With the tireless help of my maid of honor and some great friends, Patrick and I had the most fun, stress-free wedding (even with an infant in tow).

Vendors:
Dress: Off the shelf from a shop in the LES
Accessories: Veil from Etsy, Necklaces from Cog & Pearl and JCrew, Fur from the Brooklyn Flea, Cardigan from my Mom
Hair and Makeup: Andrea Palumbos

Groom: Suit from Ben Sherman
Bridesmaids: Dresses from Anthropologie, Jewelry from Cog and Pearl
Groomsmen: Shirts from JCrew, ties and suspenders from the Brooklyn Flea
Baby Ring Bearer: H&M

Flowers: Zuzu’s Petals in Park Slope
Photography: Weddings by Two
Band: Roosevelt Dime
Food: Tyler Kord, No.7
Invitations: Foil and Letter Press, Print Icon

[images from Weddings by Two]
Weddings by Two is a sponsor of Brooklyn Bride

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Real wedding: Sarah + Reed

This sweet Brooklyn wedding really has the colorful details down pat…congrats Sarah and Reed!

The wedding was completely planned and executed by ourselves and close friends. All the decorations were handmade out of paper that was hand silkscreened with 3 mantras: Love Each Other, Promise Each Other and Celebrate Each Other. We have long been designers and own a local screen printing collective so hand making our wedding was a wonderful project we worked on together. Our closest friend, Ashley Blanch, hand made 15 beautiful pies in place of a wedding cake. The ceremony was at Grand Ferry Park on the East River – so guests had views of the 3 Brooklyn bridges during our ceremony. The reception was at Enid’s – a wonderful space that allowed us to install our wedding in perfect harmony with the existing decor. The bridesmaids and groomsmen chose their dresses and ties based on the paper/print color palette for the decorations. All the guests managed to dress in color as well! We rode a tandem bicycle from the ceremony to the reception as we are both avid bicyclists.

Vendors:

Photography: Jeremy Harris and Sara Heidinger
Cinematography: Daniel Roland Tierney
Event & Floral Decor: Sarah Mead
Event Planning & Design: Sarah Mead
Ceremony: Grand Ferry Park
Reception: Enid’s
Invitations: Sarah Mead
Jewelry: Jené Despain
Shoes: Sechelles
Dress: JCrew
DJ: Paul Manley
Pies: Ashley Blanch

[images from Jeremy Harris + Sara Heidinger]

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Real wedding: Brin + Nathan

This wedding had me the minute I saw the cake!  This Hella Jongerius fabric is one of my absolute favs, and I was so excited to see it translated into a cake!  For it to be the inspiration for a whole wedding is the perfect melding of my 2 loves….interior design and weddings!

Nathan and I both work in the design/furniture industry, and wanted a simple, modern, design-focused Brooklyn wedding. We wanted our day to be a celebration filled with some of our favorite local neighborhood places and things, and to be very intimate and budget friendly. We chose to emphasize graphic simplicity (as seen in our choice of flowers, invites, favors, wedding cake, etc.).

We had a pre-ceremony photo shoot at the Noguchi Museum (we both find to be one of the most inspirational spaces in NY, hands down, and Noguchi is one of our favorite designers), followed by an intimate ceremony and reception with 40 of our closest family and friends at Frankie’s Spuntino, where we are regulars (and I do mean regulars). We chose all Brooklyn vendors who understood our vision for simplicity and elegance. Our wedding cake was inspired by a Hella Jongerius textile by Maharam, where I used to work (the fabric draped underneath the cake, and the pattern continued up the cake’s tiers). Our favors were Mast Brothers chocolate bars…we had custom wrappers designed for them, which repeated the graphics from our wedding invites. They went in the blink of an eye! Our concept for flowers was to actually not have flowers at all, but rather to use unusual foliage with interesting textures in mostly greens (with the exception of some gorgeous red eucalyptus). Our table settings were sprinkled with miniature ceramic hands (glove molds) which held everyone’s place cards, repeated in larger colorful vintage hand molds that supported our dinner and cake menus. A night cap was enjoyed by all at the Brooklyn Social nearby. The overall feel of the day was quirky and elegant at the same time, and was completely us!

Vendors:

venue/reception: Frankies Spuntino
day of wedding photography site: Noguchi Museum
photographer: Jen Causey
flowers: Sprout Home
officiant: Jesse Hendrich
dress: Caroline Seikaly
headpiece: vintage, restored by Bridal Veil Falls
shoes: Costume National
rogom’s attire: Paul Smith (all but trousers, from Hans Ubbink, Amsterdam)
makeup: Stephanie Syat
hair: Andre Rodman, Rita Hazan Salon
brides ring: vintage, from Erie Basin
grooms ring: Rosa Maria Jewelry, from Eva Gentry
cake: Nine Cakes
cake inspiration/tablecloth: Hella Jongerius for Maharam
cake topper: Melabo via Etsy
calligraphy: Love, Jenna
letterpress invites: Uschi Weissmueller, A4 Studio
favors: Mast Brothers

[images from Jen Causey]

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