Real wedding: Jenny + Todd

rooftop wedding

I absolutely love what this couple did for their location…who knew you could rent out a rooftop space on AirBnB for your wedding??

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From the bride:

When my husband and I wed, we knew we wanted more of a celebration than a wedding. We decided to plan everything ourselves on a small budget and focus the bulk of our money where it mattered. I ended up booking a large artist space with a rooftop in South Brooklyn through AirBnB that my family and friends helped set up. We saved a lot by DIYing decorations such as tissue paper pom poms, coasters for wedding favors, and spray painted bottles with flowers as the center piece.

With about 100 people, we knew catering would be expensive nightmare. We were so lucky that our friend offered to cater the wedding and another offered to do the desserts. We had our friend focus on entrees and some special hors d’oeuvres and we also ordered a few appetizers and sides from Whole Foods. Our other friend prepared vegan, gluten free and regular cupcakes for our guests. Plus, we got fruit and 60+ french macaroons from Trader Joes!

The biggest hit was the Doritos Bar (my husband’s idea) and the scotch and cigar bar (my idea). Our guests went crazy looking at all the different Doritios flavors we had. Big tip: I reached out to the people at Frito Lay and told a representative about our idea for a wedding Dortios Bar. She ended up sending me 15 coupon vouchers that pretty much paid for the whole thing.

Our friend who made the cupcakes, Kristin, surprised us with marshmallows, custom printed with Instagram photos from Boomf. The guests were wowed by them and loved taking bite out of our photos.

Obviously, when planning our wedding we had to include our dog Whoopi. She was definitely the mascot of the party that everyone wanted to take a picture with.

To round out the night, two of our friends DJ’ed the reception and tables ended up getting pushed out of the way to make a bigger dance floor. It ended up being the best wedding we never knew we wanted!


Photography: Priyanca Rao
Dress: Reformation
Bride’s Shoes: Converse
Suite: My Suit
Groom’s Shoes: ASOS
Flowers: Farmers Market + DIY paper flowers
Caterer: Carlos Vallera
Cupcakes: Kristin Ratcliffe
Videographer: Frank Cunha at Taking the Plunge Films
Engagement Rings: Collin and Jessica Stark
Instagram marshmallows: Boomf

[images from Priyanca Rao]