Real wedding: Sarah + Moses

VENDORS

Photographer: Laura Miller for Weddings by Two
Photobooth: We Love Photobooths
Ceremony & Dinner Reception: Korean Church Of Queens
Post Reception & Portraits: Gary’s Loft, Penthouse
Caterer & Traditional Korean Ceremony: DaeDong Manor
Cupcakes baked by: Samantha Murer
Hair: JoshB
Make-Up and Lashes: VaShaya Ramsey
Bridal Dress: WHITE by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Veil and Bridesmaids Hair Pieces: Handmade
Groom Suit: John Varvatos
Bridesmaid Dresses: asos.com
Bridesmaids Jewelry: Handmade by Easter Ahn aka my sister-in-law
Handmade, DIY, help of family and friends: All floral arrangements and hair pieces, Veil, All ceremony decorations, Cupcake decorative table, Gary’s loft decorations, Print work (invites, programs, message cards etc..), partial hair and make-up, even the Emcee and DJ.

As a young Korean American couple living on a budget, we wanted to have a wedding honoring our Korean parents without compromising our own style and fun. Traditionally, Korean weddings are celebrated honoring the bride and groom’s parents where the guest list can be anywhere from 250 to 500+ people of mostly friends of the parents– that meant having an open invite wedding. A wedding with a guest list of 300 people can be bad for the pocketbook of a budget minded couple in NYC. This meant bringing out the true Martha Stewart in me. From the programs to the flowers, cupcakes to the even the Emcee and DJ, our wedding was mostly handmade/DIY with the help of our dearest family and friends. Our parents had their fun during the ceremony and dinner reception which was held at our church. Afterwards, close friends and family headed over to Gary’s Loft for a post reception with a more personal touch of who we are as a couple. Thanks to Gary’s Loft, we had a country meets city theme in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. With heartfelt toasts, photobooth frenzies, and some good ‘ol booty shaking the work put out was well worth it.

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

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Real Australian wedding: Letitia + Michael

This Australian wedding has one of the coolest invitation & signage suites I’ve seen in a while, designed by the bride herself!  I’m just loving all the bright colors!

 

 From the bride:

As I am a big fan of modern design, and bright colours, I tried to keep our wedding day modern, but the vintage twist snuck in (deco dress, our vintage e-type, mansion surrounds) & also using the Australian flowers and natives in the bouquet Hard as it is, I became so addicted to making mood boards for modern weddings in the city/ art gallery spaces/ cool bars etc, it was strange how we ended up with a mixed theme on the day! But the venue was only a 30 minute drive from the city- so it was a perfect weekender location, with a recovery lunch the following day at Shadowfax Winery for pizzas and live jazz music.
Our garden ceremony was held at a historic homestead on the property of one of Australias’ oldest Mansions, Werribee Mansion, nestled amongst stunning Jurassic trees and never-ending gardens, with a true Australiana feel. Next door to the Mansion, is the Open Range Safari Zoo, as guests entered the property they could view over the river giraffes and other African animals running in this bush home. Michael & Letitia chose this venue to celebrate their pasts, Letitia having lived in South Africa along the Crocodile River for 5 years, and Michael having been brought up as a teen in the same area as the Mansion, and to celebrate a new future together filled with our selected friends & family! 
The Australian/ African/ slightly vintage yet still modern inspired day was set from the beginning in all of the design for the invitation suite that Letitia delighted in creating and illustrating! From the invitation suite, the badges, the ceremony cards and the little sign cards for guests to write on.
Dress was by Gwendolynne (a local Melbourne designer)
Head Piece was Richard Nylon

[images from Sayher Heffernan]

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Real wedding: Stefanie + Patrick

If you love purple, this wedding is definitely for you!  Rountree Flowers did an amazing jobs with the flowers, and I especially love the escort card display…the varied heights and inclusion of little objet d’art really make it quite compelling.  You could easily replicate something like it with collections from your own home!

 

[images from E. Leigh Photography]

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Real wedding: Ligaya + Stephen

The reception of this wedding was a big draw for me, and I just know you’re going to love it!  It was done at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and they were lucky enough to already have this amazing art installation set up which automatically made the space super festive, fun and modern!  It would be easy to duplicate (though time consuming for sure), but definitely makes a big impact.

[images from Elizabeth + Rich Photography]

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Real Portland wedding: Lori + Carlos

This adorable urban Portland wedding is filled with GORGEOUS succulent centerpieces, a beautiful color palette thats both sleek AND sophisticated, and clean details….its a beaut!

Vendors:

Photography: KIM+PHIL Photography
Venue: EcoTrust, http://www.ecotrust.org
Cake + cookie favors: http://www.lecookiemonkey.com
Flowers: http://www.dearfieldwork.com
Catering: www.foodinbloom.com
Music: www.boyandbean.com
Officiant: Lisa Kristen-Scott
Pedicab: http://www.portlandpedals.com
Dress: aniacollection.com
Makeup: http://www.blushbeautybar247.com/
Hair: http://gracehairsalon.com
Hotel: Hotel Modera

[images from KIM+PHIL Photography]

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