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Brooklyn Urban Garden Wedding

When Loli Events and Blossom and Branch join creative forces, good things happen. REALLY good things. They’re the pretty makers behind this rainy day Brooklyn wedding and the photos by Khaki Bedford are all the proof we need. Settle in with your cup o’ joe and prepare for an urban garden affair done right.

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Spring
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Hotel
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Elegant

From Khaki Bedford PhotographyAdam Gerber, an Architectural Engineer, and Dana Friedman, a Non-profit Grant Writer, got ready at one of my favorite venues, The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was on the verge of torrential downpour when we headed outside to do the First Look and just as we stepped out it started pouring. It was a blessing in disguise as we ended up using the hotel room instead, which resulted in some of my favorite photos of the day! One of my favorite moments was during the First Look. Dana waited for Adam in her room, while looking out the window towards the Manhattan skyline, Adam crept in and they held hands back to back long enough for me to get “the shot.” They were so excited and it was such a lovely moment. You could tell how in love they are and they didn’t let the terrible weather ruin an ounce of their excitement for one another!

After getting ready at the Wythe Hotel, Dana and Adam walked to the eclectic Jungle Design garden for the ceremony. I love how the photos go from neutral blues and whites of the hotel to an explosion of color and greenery! The ceremony was short and sweet and then they all headed back to the Wythe Hotel for an amazing dinner at Reynard, toasts, and dancing!

Photography: Khaki Bedford Photography | Event Planning: Loli Events | Flowers: Blossom And Branch | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Ceremony Venue: Jungle Design | Reception Venue: Wythe Hotel | DJ: Michael Seidler | Groom's Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Getting Ready: Wythe Hotel | Lettering: TucciCursive | Rentals: Ace Party Rentals

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Cozy Hudson, NY Barn Wedding

It’s kind of a blogger cliché, but I’m one of those girls who completely geeks out over fall. The leather boots and pumpkin lattes, cozy sweaters and nutmeg candles – it’s everything I love rolled into one perfect time of year, and this berry colored wedding is yet another reason why. Pickles And Pies brought the romantic barn vision to life and Rebecca Yale has all the goodies here.

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Fall
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Barn
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Rustic

From Erin Crosby of Pickles and PiesAs a wedding planner and stylist I come across many kinds of weddings. All weddings are special, but others rise above that and become something truly memorable. Andrew and Gretchen are two of the kindest and lovliest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Because Gretchen was off in Boston getting her degree from Harvard Business and Andrew had just opened up his first restaurant, Untamed Sandwiches here in NYC, Getting together and planning a wedding was not going to be easy. We relied on lots of emails and the use of Pinterest.

Gretchen being able to pin pictures that inspired her, and get ideas out of her head and into board gave me a peek into her wants and hopes for this wedding. What I came away with was a rustic, sweet, and romantic barn wedding. She chose jewel tones and deep purples for her colors, and let me fill in the blanks. I loved using lace and wooden boxes for floral centerpieces, and the use of craft paper for all our paper goods. We had custom chalkboards for the program and shuttle schedule. For the ceremony, we filled wood cones with dried lavender for the guests to throw, and had personal wood fans for the heat.

The entire day was filled with personal touches. The love of their lives is their dog Revis, who couldn’t be at the wedding. We created the special cocktail for the day called The Revis Island, to have him be a part of the celebration. The “guest book” was actually a polaroid camera. Guests took fun pictures of themselves then glued them into a custom book with a little note to our happy couple. One of my favorite touches to the wedding was the “table numbers”. They chose places/restaurants that had special meaning or importance in their relationship and told the story of why on the back of the cards. Every guest came away knowing a bit more about them as a couple. One of the big things that makes Andrew and Gretchen so wonderful, is that they are people who give. Helping others is part of who they are, and they are passionate about it. So instead of giving their guests a traditional gift, they let their guests choose what charity of three that were important to them to donate to. We made cards that were placed on each table setting, then set up a display of 3 jars for guests to put their cards in. They chose North Shore Animal League, Minds Matter, and Root & Rebound. The most beautiful thing to see was people not only putting their cards in, but dipping into their pockets and putting cash into the bowls.

This wedding ended up helping three organizations in need. The food was served family style by Cucina out of Woodstock. The day was captured by the wonderful Rebecca Yale. And the 45 Riots kept everyone dancing all night. We ended the night with a grand sparkler exit towards their after party, where we had a bonfire and late night drinks and snacks waiting for everyone. It was a beautiful day, for a wonderful couple.

From The Bride…Our wedding day was everything we could have hoped for and more. In the morning, I had so much fun getting ready with my bridesmaids – admiring the hair stylists’ and the makeup artists’ work; popping champagne and lots of laughter. I was so lucky to be surrounded by such inspiring women who were also my closest friends, and it helped distract me from the butterflies in my stomach. I only learned later that my soon-to-be husband was experiencing the same butterflies while watching World Cup games with his groomsmen, even though I assumed he’d be the calm and collected one!

Seeing my husband for the first time for our First Look was probably my favorite moment of the day. Us being together (forever!) was the whole reason everyone had gathered in Hudson that day, and so seeing each other in our wedding-finery was both exhilarating and calming at once. My husband told me his favorite moment was later on seeing me walk down the aisle, but I was concentrating so hard on not crying at the time that I barely remember it.

Our officiant was a mutual friend who got ordained for the occasion and led a moving and personal interfaith ceremony. Despite an iffy forecast earlier in the week, the weather was perfect, and we got to enjoy the beautiful grounds of our venue for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We moved into the barn for the reception, which had a natural beauty without any adornment, but really took my breath away when I saw how our planner had set everything up – from the hanging twinkle lights, to the table runners, to the floral centerpieces, to the dance floor…no detail was overlooked!

We enjoyed a delicious family-style feast from Cucina and then a rocking dance party care of 45 Riots. And of course, through all the craziness, our incredible photographer was there to capture the special moments that were over in the blink of an eye. She was the best vendor decision we made for our wedding, and I will relive the day for years to come through her gorgeous images. Now that it’s all over, I’m just so excited to be married to the love of my life, and we’re so lucky to have celebrated our love with our nearest and dearest in the most wonderful way possible!

Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits | Videography: NST Pictures | Planner: Pickles And Pies | Floral Design: Erin Crosby Of Pickles And Pies | Wedding Gown: Jenny Lee Bridal | Invitations: Paperless Post | Bride's Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Catering: Cucina | Band: 45 Riots | Groom's Suit: Brooklyn Tailors | Bouquets And Bouttonnieres: Christa Stosiek Of Markristo Farms | Earrings: Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry Purchased At Charm & Chain | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's And Groomsmen Ties: John Varvatos | Hair Stylist : Jackie K. Styles | Ketubah: Paper Cuts By Oren | Makeup: FACE Stockholm | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Second Shooter: Monika Photography | Venue: The Hill

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Brooklyn Neighborhood Engagement Session

We see lots and lots of engagement sessions on this little ol’ blog, and that’s a good thing, because I adore them. I love seeing the raw love between the bride and groom-to-be, like these two snapped up by Pezz Photo, lovin’ in their very own neighborhood. Get a taste of their sweet love right here in the galley.

From Pezz PhotoFor Vanessa and Jon’s engagement session, we decided to explore the Brooklyn neighborhood where they live. Since the bride-to-be worked at New York Public Library, we were delighted to stumble upon a local library featuring fun artist scrapbooks. This shoot highlights a summer of love in NYC, as the couple enjoys all the sights and tastes of the city before traveling to Tampa, Florida for their wedding.

Photography: Pezz Photo | Venue: Brooklyn Neighborhood

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