Falling hard for a dress long after you’ve walked down the aisle definitely comes with the territory of this job. But how could you not fall madly in love with every single scallop on this BHLDN dress? It’s a 60’s inspired gem donned for an intimate ceremony at The Boathouse followed by a champagne toast and feasting at Frankies 457. Now that is how you do a wedding in New York. And coupled with the photography of Lauren Gabrielle, it’s a sight to be hold. See that sight right here.
From the Bride… Eron and I went to the same college and had known of one another for years. Although we were living in separate cities, after many summer vacations with a mutual group of friends, he invited me to New York to celebrate New Year’s Eve and my 30th birthday. I traveled to New York, extended my trip … and the rest is “happily ever after” history.
We live in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and we knew we wanted our wedding ceremony and reception to be very “Brooklyn.” We wanted everything to be easy, both for us and our guests, but we also wanted it to be totally unique and absolutely special. During the planning process the venues came to us immediately — Eron is an architect and his favorite building in all of Brooklyn is the Boathouse in Prospect Park. The viewing platform across from the Boathouse was the perfect location for our ceremony, as it provided an intimate space for our guests and a gorgeous backdrop. The ceremony was exactly what we’d hoped. We were married by our best friend in our favorite place, surrounded by those we love.
We love dining at Frankies 457, and it was really our first and only option as the venue to host our reception. The food is amazing and we thought the rustic stable in the garden, long tables and family-style service fit perfectly with the kind of celebration we wanted. We had an idea of how the room would be styled — the white linens, burlap runners, the vintage jars and flowers — but our florist really created something wonderful, elegant and romantic. We walked into Frankies on the evening of our reception and were blown away — we absolutely loved how everything came together. A friend of a friend has a local bluegrass band that we’ve always enjoyed, and they played during the cocktail reception. The three musicians sounded just right in the corner of the garden. Along with a menu at each place setting detailing dinner, each couple received a Frankies 457 cookbook inscribed with a message from Eron and me — a little way for us to tell them how much it meant to us they were celebrating with us.
Wedding Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography / Ceremony: The Boathouse in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York / Reception: Frankies 457 in Brooklyn, New York / Floral Design: Amy Febinger of Bourgeon / Save-the-Dates + Weddings Invitations: Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers / Music: Red Rooster / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Makeup: Laura Nadeau of Lo & Co. / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers / Wedding Rings: Page Sargisson