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Chic Fall Wedding in Brooklyn

There’s just something about Brooklyn that feels so effortlessly cool, so it came as no surprise that this native New Yorker (who happens to be on team SMP!) chose it as the location for her autumn wedding. They chose September 11th and in the bride words, “I decided we should celebrate our love with the support of our friends and family in a step toward honoring the gift of life and reclaiming that date.” It’s a beautiful sentiment with a beautiful wedding to match, and you can see more from Emma McDonald Weddings in THE VAULT.

From the Bride, Lucy… Since Shaun and I were friends before we started dating, we wanted our wedding to be very relaxed, and a ton of fun! As Brooklyn residents, we chose to get married in Williamsburg at an old-school Italian venue with stunning views. Our anniversary happened to fall on September 11th, and as a Native New Yorker I decided we should celebrate our love with the support of our friends and family in a step toward honoring the gift of life and reclaiming that date.

With Shaun from England and Scotland, he opted for a kilt of his family’s tartan in a nod to his heritage. I surprised him with “The Final Countdown” (an inside joke) on bagpipes and he nearly lost it before I walked down the aisle! With the flowers and decor, I wanted to set a “wonderland” whimsical feel against the glamorous backdrop of the skyline to merge our two styles and backgrounds. The night was so magical and we could not have asked for a more beautiful evening.

Photography: Emma McDonald Weddings | Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Hair & Makeup: Miss Harlequin Make Up And Hair | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Giando On The Water | Photo Booth : Emma McDonald Weddings

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Fall Wythe Hotel Wedding with Hayley Paige Dress

Who said that jumping on the bed was for kiddos only? Because when you just marry the love of your life, it should be acceptable at any age. This bottled up kind of excitement captured by Rebecca Yale reminds me why I love logging on to this pretty place every day. And when that glee is followed up by a candlelit evening bursting with blooms from Blush Designs and splashed with burgundies and amber hues, well, that’s a good day. See more in THE VAULT!

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From Rebecca Yale PhotographyAngela and Young were married on a beautiful Fall day in Williamsburg at the Wythe Hotel. The bride and groom both got ready with their friends and family at the hotel and then met downstairs for a very sweet first look followed by portraits around the hotel in Williamsburg. The day was extremely windy, which made for some fun photos with the bride’s beautiful ruffled Hayley Paige dress. The ceremony took place in the hotel’s courtyard under strings of twinkle lights followed by cocktail hour in the lower terrace. The groom, a fitness and nutrition coach, personalized their ceremony and surprised the guests when he had the officiant ask everyone to take a moment to stretch during the ceremony, which was a favorite moment, and one of my favorite photos of the day! After the ceremony the bride and groom went up to their suite to sign the marriage license and took a quick celebratory moment to jump on the bed, another of my favorite moments of the day! The reception took place inside the hotel and the room was transformed by Blush Designs into a lush and romantic fairy-tale space full of deep red tones with gold accents and hundreds of candles, perfect for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Coordination: Whimsy Weddings | Floral Design: Blush Designs | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Reynard | Hair And Makeup: Michiko Boorberg | Groom's Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Officiant: Secular Wedding New York | Venue: Wythe Hotel | Ceremony Band: Dolce Vita Strings

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Tuscan-Inspired NYC Summer Wedding

Every bit of this beautiful bash was the most wonderful reminder of why I adore weddings. They just got it “right,” ya know what I mean? With Katie Fischer starting off the style with these invites and Chandelier Events leading the charge with all plans, the finished results are nothing short of perfect. Lindsay Madden captured it all, from Rebecca Shepherd’s florals and Hatch Prop Shop’s pretty pieces, to the elegant bridesmaids, a magical cake and more – see it all in our VAULT right this way!

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From The Bride…When it came time to plan our wedding, Sam and I found that the most difficult piece of the puzzle was picking the right venue. Finding a space that could host all 280 people on our guest list while maintaining the charming, romantic feel that we were looking for was no easy feat. Just when we were thinking that maybe such a place didn’t exist, we found The Liberty Warehouse, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The second we stepped into this venue space, we knew that it was where we wanted to get married. It was a perfect fit for us in all respects, but the views of the Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, really took our breaths away. Within that Manhattan skyline view was some great scenery from the Financial District, the neighborhood that I have called home for nearly a decade. We loved that The Liberty Warehouse had a nautical yet vibrant urban feel of New York City.

I work as a personal chef, so it was important to both of us that our venue provided top-notch eats, and the kitchen staff at The Liberty Warehouse did not disappoint. I made a point of being very present and in the moment on my wedding day; most brides tell me that they don’t even remember their own special day or even get a chance to eat all of the delicious menu items that they spent months selecting! I made it my business to eat everything I could at my cocktail hour, which was my version of heaven on Earth. I still have guests calling me regularly to tell me how great the food was at our wedding, including the multi-flavored cake from Momofuku.

Our wedding was large, but it still felt very romantic and intimate. Olive branches were in place of tall floral arrangements and our tables were lined with olive oil and rosemary focaccia where the menus were printed on the bread sleeves. I felt that my wedding brought “Tuscany meets New York City” to life, thanks to my wedding planner Amy Shey Jacobs of Chandelier Events and florist Rebecca Shepherd of Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design. As a chef, I’ve spent plenty of time thinking through event logistics, but for this event, I wanted to be able to just relax and I was fortunate to have an incredible wedding planner that I could rely on to take care of everything. I was able to enjoy getting ready with my family and oldest friends until the ceremony and then party the night away with my new HUSBAND.

We wanted to make this wedding feel truly personal. We wrote our own vows and we were married by both a rabbi and a priest. My dad and I sang a first song together as a duet instead of the traditional father-daughter dance. I surprised Sam by singing him two of our favorite love songs in front of all of our guests. The day was absolutely perfect and really showcased us not only as a couple, but the love and warmth that our families and friends have for us was truly present as well.

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Photography: Lindsay Madden Photography | Cinematography: Kiss The Bride Films | Event Planning: Chandelier Events | Floral Design: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Invitations: Katie Fischer Design | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: The Liberty Warehouse | Makeup: Christine DeBratto | Hair: Styles On B | Lighting: Pegasus Productions | Band: Stolen Moments | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: The Liberty Warehouse | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Props: Hatch Prop Shop | Props II: Rent Patina | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

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