So here’s a new one for you…Vanessa & Atiq married themselves. Thats right…you heard correctly. Apparently in Colorado you can do that, and I’m loving it! Who’s needs an officiant to tell you how much you love each other when you can just do it yourselves in a beyond personal ceremony for 2?
‘Atiq and I wanted everything to be simple and cozy. We wanted to enjoy our wedding day and not plan a day for other people. I picked Cheeseman Park for its beautiful columns and picturesque settings. I wanted the balloons for a bouquet because ever since I was a kid I wanted to be carried away into the sky with balloons. I felt it would be a charming scene to be in a white dress stepping out of a yellow city taxicab with a bunch of balloons in tow. From the moment I stepped out of the taxi it was going to be about us sharing our love and exchanging our vows. Melissa’s pictures showed it all. I was so happy that this moment was here and I was able to enjoy all of it with my husband. All the details came from our hearts we wrote our vows, I made our cake, and even sculpted the wedding cake topper. We topped it off with the most romantic and unforgettable carriage ride to our favorite restaurant, Luca D’italia, where we had our wedding dinner. We planned it to be our romance day, and it was. ‘
[images from Fresh in Love Photography]
Every time I see this wedding, I keep thinking how quintessentially Brooklyn it is…
What a classic portrait!
Photographer: Heather O’Brien of Oak Street Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Ceremony Venue: Greenpoint Shul
Reception Venue: Polonaise Terrace in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Band: Slavic Soul Party
Formal Photographs location: Le Grenier Antiques and Houseware in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
[images from Oak Street Studio]
A couple after my own heart…Chad and I are transplants to Brooklyn and for our wedding wanted nothing but to have all our relatives love it as much as we did!
I’m from Florida and Colin is from Michigan, but Brooklyn is where we have “nested.” It was extremely important to us to bring our closest friends and family to the place we both call home for our wedding day. We stumbled upon MyMoon which was only 11 blocks from our home and it was everything we wanted in a venue – urban with a hint of romance, an outdoor space and plenty of room for dancing (including a specially choreographed line dance from mother of the bride, an avid line dancer)! Most of the elements were DIY and it brought a more personal touch to a wedding that focused on family, friends, love and overall good times! We can honestly say, as many couple before us, it was the best day of our lives!
DJ: Rob for DJ Gaza
Bride Dress: Romona Keveza
Flowers: Gardenia Organic
[images from Robert Sukrachand Photography]
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Suzanne & Paul did New York City up right with their wedding…ceremony up at a stylish hotel rooftop, and the reception at a stylish eatery!
We tied the knot with our current hometown and favorite city as backdrop at the Cooper Square Hotel. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The penthouse space with its overwhelming views of downtown Manhattan was the perfect vessel for our moving ceremony officiated by a friend ordained for the wedding. Our intimate group of 98 then paraded three blocks to Butter restaurant for a family-style feast by the amazing chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Tiny birch logs I sanded by hand and stamped with guests’ names served as placecards, and tapered candles and vintage wine glasses culled from thrift stores worked as simple centerpieces. The evening unfolded with one beautiful memory after another as the laughter, heartfelt words and exuberant dancing went on late into the night. Highlights included a surprise groom’s cake shaped like our dog Milo jumping out a present, and a sweet ending when our party tumbled into the street where an ice cream truck provided by our friends at Heartsrevolution awaited.
Location: Cooper Square Hotel
Dress & Veil: Vera Wang
Jewelry: Kentshire @ Bergdorf Goodman
Hair and Makeup: Sissi Chan
Groom’s Suit: Isaia
Photographer: Bonnie Tsang
Cake: Pink Cake Box
Ice Cream Truck: Heartschallenger from Heartsrevolution
[images from Bonnie Tsang]
Marketa and Andrew’s wedding is the perfect mix of classy and modern, and seriously, how perfect is the Foundry??
Andrew and I were married on August 14th, 2010. We wanted a small, intimate New York City wedding but still wanted it to feel like a Big party. We are both very busy, so we immediately decided we needed to keep everything local in our beloved Long Island City. The venue we chose was the Foundry, which set the stage for the whole feel of the wedding. We kept decor simple and rustic, and only used flowers and candles to decorate, leaving the rest up to the beautiful Venue. The grand finale was a surprise, and sealed it as a true New York City wedding, a checker cab ride over the Queensboro Bridge.
[images from Stephanie Reinish]