It is easy to fall in love with this next wedding. The amazing florals from Denise Fasanello Floral Design make it so. They provide a could-not-be-more-perfect jumping off point for the deep, rich colors of this Brooklyn affair. Add views of the Brooklyn Bridge, a ceremony as culturally rich as those flowers are perfect, and a bride with a stunning smile, and what you have is an absolutely perfect wedding. Make sure to feast your eyes on even more beauty in the gallery!
From the Courtney Davidson Photography ... Everything about this wedding was perfect-- and not just because I walked to it from my apartment in Brooklyn, camera bag in-tow. Because Zena and Ronald were so excited to marry each other, all the other details of the day fell into place. From the beautiful waterfront ceremony at sunset, to the flowers which were nothing short of works of art, this wedding was reminder of why I love shooting weddings. Other than capturing the wonderful details, I focused half my time capturing the love Zena and Ronald have for each other, and the other half capturing the love they have for their friends and family. Having recently moved to Nashville, I look back on this wedding with fond memories of my old neighborhood and the pure joy of the day, grateful to have been a part of it.
From the beautiful bride ... We met at a café and, hours later, found ourselves lost in Central Park, and not anxious to find our way out. Eager to make an impression on his accomplished date, Ronald regaled me with the concept that a German woman can obtain the same designation by marrying a doctor as by earning a doctoral degree. When he proposed, it was therefore on a prescription, inquiring if I would become "Frau Doktor Tamler". The lifetime of refills won me over.
We needed to make sure that we had a trilingual wedding to accommodate our international guests. We also had to bridge Ron's desire for a traditional Jewish wedding with my more "reform" sensibilities. We were very lucky that we found Rabbi Michael Dick, who speaks German, Hebrew and English and who, despite being traditional, allowed us to make the ceremony our own.
It was very important for us to make our guests feel at ease, and part of that was not having groomsmen or bridesmaids, but leaving our guests responsible only for enjoying the day. We did have an entire wedding weekend: A bachelor party on Friday night, a rehearsal dinner with 30-something family members and guests from out of town on Saturday night, and then the actual wedding on Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
Photography: Courtney Davidson / Floral Design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design / Event Design & Planning: Adrienne Colosimo, Bespoke Affairs / Ceremony Location: Giando on the Water / Reception Location: Giando on the Water / Invitations & paper products: Ajalon Printing & Design / Linen rentals: La Flor Events & Designs / Band: East Coast Band