If Venues held a most popular contest I think Frankie’s 457 Spuntino would totally be winning right now. We have devoured one gorgeous fête after another at this Brooklyn eatery and with good reason. It proves a fabulous spot for Receptioning. And this particular wedding has a slew of wonderful vendors under its belt. We’re talking Poppies and Posies on the floral and design helm, Rifle Paper Co. whipping up fab invitations and of course, the photographer behind each gorgeous image, Robert Sukrachand. It’s definitely a winner and it’s sitting pretty in the gallery for you to swoon over. See it here!

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From the bride… Blair and I love the rustic, laid-back vibe of the garden at Frankies 457(and their delicious food!) and knew it would be the perfect location for our small, intimate wedding.  The ceremony and cocktail hour took place in their charming garden draped in ivy and grapevines and the reception was held in their converted blacksmith stable. We had a blast working with everyone at Frankies- from planning the menu to wine tasting for the event.  We thought it would be great for everyone to take home a little memento of the evening, and chose to give out the Frankies Cookbook as our favors (which included the recipes of everything on the menu that evening).

Poppies and Posies did an amazing job with the visual elements- vintage props, hand-calligraphy chalkboard signs and vibrant, Liberty of London inspired fabrics.  We wanted our flowers to look wild like they were just picked out of a garden, and the men’s boutonnieres included miniature thistle florets and ornamental oregano. Our absolute favorite was the refreshment station they put together- it helped to welcome all of our guests, and with a ball jar of bourbon spiked lemonade in hand it really made our ceremony feel all the more relaxed.  We are total suckers for stripey straws and couldn’t resist personalizing them with our initials.  We also loved their take on the guestbook- fabric swatches that everyone got to write on and hang in the dining room to serve as part of the décor.

We decided to take our photos before the ceremony, and our incredible photographer Robert Sukrachand suggested the best locations around Brooklyn Heights.  The neighborhood is full of charming brick townhouses and cobblestone streets. We also headed over to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, which was full of lush greenery and gorgeous views of the river.  He truly captured all of the details and the mood of the evening perfectly! We had so much fun working with all of our vendors- the end result was a very personal, special evening full of wonderful memories.  Our wedding felt like the ultimate dinner party- sharing great food and music on a beautiful summer evening with all of our closest family and friends.

Photography: Robert Sukrachand Photography / Flowers + Design + Details: Poppies and Posies / Venue: Frankie’s 457 Spuntino / Cupcakes: Baked NYC / Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. / Bride’s Attire: Sarah Seven / Bride’s Attire Purchased at: Lovely Bridal Shop / Groom’s Attire: Billy Reid / Makeup: Sally Duvall / Hair: Vu Nguyen

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