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Moody + Romantic Brooklyn Warehouse Wedding

Looking for the chic, modern place to be? Head over to Brooklyn where bashes go all night and Brides like this shine bright. Lindsay Hite of Readyluck got the invite to capture every moment of this warehouse wedding and lucky for us, her pics are in our VAULT, from the NYC views to Bella Grafia’s pretty calligraphy topped off with one amazing sparkler; your Pinterest boards will thank us later!

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Summer
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Elegant

From the Bride… I was definitely not the girl who had my entire wedding dreamed up by age 15, so I was pretty lax on the planning, which drove my poor Mother crazy! Luckily, I managed to choose some of the most amazing vendors who made sure our day was as special and memorable as possible. From Jeffrey Torem at Liberty Warehouse, who is incredibly professional and patient, to Lindsay Hite of READYLUCK who took the most gorgeous photographs and has the absolute best laid-back vibe, to Lidia at Mark Ingram who helped me find the most insanely gorgeous Marchesa gown that I typically would never have dreamed of wearing, to the guys of The Bailsmen who helped make part of my wedding night feel as though we were in a Woody Allen film, to the absolute best DJ ever, DJ Neza, who had everyone (including the Bride and Groom) dancing all night….

We never knew that we could have so much fun at our own wedding! Seriously. We were warned by others, “You don’t have as much fun at your own wedding as you do when you’re a guest.” Don’t listen to these people! We had one of the best nights of our lives.

The day started off brilliantly. We woke up and the summer sun was shining so bright and beautifully. We chose The Liberty Warehouse as our venue because it has this incredibly cool industrial feel that we loved. It also has this incredible terrace right on the water that looks out onto the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan. I was convinced that there was no way I was going to get married outside though, because open waters = lots of wind! But after waking up and walking outside to literally perfect weather, I knew we had no other choice.

We got married to each other against an absolutely beautiful setting sun. The ceremony was purposefully personal and filled with our own words to each other. We laughed a lot and cried a lot. Kissed. And said “we do.” It was amazing.

The reception wasn’t too bad either. The food was delicious, music was perfection, and lucky for us we got married on “National Tequila Day,” so everyone literally had the best time ever. I danced my makeup off and my hair down. If it were up to me I wouldn’t have cut the cake at my own wedding because I was too busy on the dance floor! Good thing there are professionals around who make sure to drag you off for all the important photo-ops!

My advice to brides-to-be is hire good professionals, and make sure to have fun.

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Photography: Lindsay Hite / READYLUCK | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Empire Cake | Bride's Shoes: Miu Miu | Catering: Liberty Warehouse | Makeup: Francis Rodriguez Of NARS Cosmetics | Hair: Lisa Caccavale | Calligraphy: Bella Grafia Calligraphy | Lighting: Pegasus Productions | DJ: DJ Neza | Band: The Bailsmen | Officiant: Monsignor Jim Lisante + Rabbi Allen Block | Venue: Liberty Warehouse | Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier | Photography - Assistance: Eddie Winter / READYLUCK

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Elegant Elopement in New York City

You guys, Ramona and Kristian planned the perfect New York City wedding! For after a decade long romance they exchanged meaningful vows in an elegant elopement in one of our absolute favorite places, Central Park. With L&L Style Photo behind the lens snapping up every handful of Designs By Ahn and loving moment, we’ve got it all just waiting for you in THE VAULT!

 

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Fall
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Al Fresco

From The Bride…We met during our university years and it sounds like a cliché, but we really did fall for each other at first sight. Later on Kristian admitted that he had an epiphany while he was watching me from a distance very early in our relationship: He suddenly knew that I was his future wife. Yet, it still took him ten years to finally pop the question.

After Kristian proposed we quickly realized that we wanted to elope with just a few close friends and family. Neither of us had ever dreamed about having a big, traditional wedding and also we wanted celebrate the special day somewhere special. I came across wedding photos from New York while looking for wedding inspiration online, and I remembered how much I fell in love with the city when I visited in my teens. We just knew it would be the perfect location for our vintage themed wedding.

On the day of the wedding we got ready at our hotel. I had decided to do my own hair and makeup and the flowers arrived at the hotel while we were getting ready. I was so thrilled to see that the florist had exceeded my expectations. The bouquets were even more beautiful than I hoped they would be.

The ceremony in Ladies Pavilion was magical, and Judie Guild held a beautiful ceremony. We could not have picked a better location to get married. Even the weather was perfect that day.

The idea to rent a vintage yellow checker cab came just a few days before the wedding and I contacted Peter Yannello at the New York Checker. Unfortunately, all of their vintage checker cabs were at an event miles and miles away, but he kindly offered to stay in the city and use his own private vintage cab. Peter provided lovely company and he made our day so special. He played lovely vintage music in the back of the car, and we drove around Manhattan from location to location following the vintage Art Deco shooting itinerary the photographers L&L Style Photo kindly designed for us, listening to songs by Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra. That was one of the highlights of our wedding!

We had an incredibly intimate and lovely dinner at Jojo’s restaurant on the Upper East Side. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. I have rarely experienced more attentive and professional servers. Best day ever.

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Photography: L&L Style Photo | Floral Design: Designs By Ahn | Wedding Dress: Phil Collins Bridal | Ceremony Venue: The Ladies Pavilion | Reception Venue: Jojo’s Restaurant | Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Officiant: Judie Guild | Transportation: New York Checker | Hair Accessories: The Sass B Collection

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Chic NYC Wedding at The Park Restaurant

Can I just start by insisting that you must – and I mean MUST – read this love story below from the groom. He tells the most adorable tale of their first Instagram encounter, that’s the very definition of a digital “meet-cute.” It’ll make you love this NYC wedding all the more, featuring bloom from Designs By Ahn and images by Bo & Daniel of CLY BY MATTHEW.  More fun inside THE VAULT!

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Fall
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From The Groom… Back in May of 2013, I got a notification “alicejchung liked your photo.” As I didn’t “know” anyone named Alice, I swiped to see what photo she liked. My first observation? She didn’t have many pictures of herself. My second observation? She didn’t post that often. I was intrigued to say the least and naturally spent the next hour looking through her feed, comments and friends. I finally found one!

I followed her and she followed me back.

Flash forward 7 months later…

I woke up one morning in December thinking of her. I didn’t remember her name, her face was fuzzy, but I remember her name started with an A. If it sounds random, it absolutely was. There wasn’t a dream, a specific thought, or a Korean dish I was craving that made me think of her (haha.) I quickly checked my follower list and there she was. She was consistent – not many pictures of her and not many updates. I sat up in bed, late for work and had a thought. Later that afternoon, I asked my buddies Q and Sung, and my sister what they thought about me asking out a girl on Instagram. All (3) of them laughed and said “Why not? Now let me see her profile!”

The original idea was to keep it light – a quick drive-by comment as I call it today, on a photo asking her out for a cup of coffee. I was ready. As I was about to comment, I realized, every person I was connected to was going to see that I wrote this comment. I pressed pause and re-evaluated. At this point my only other option was to send her a DM (they had just came out!) DM’s were tricky as they were much more intentional and candidly awkward! I had to send a photo along with a caption. After a couple of weeks, I finally sent her a photo of the polar vortex (I like taking pics of the city) and politely asked her out to a cup of coffee or a bite to eat ( I didn’t ask her out for a drink!) I knew she was in LA but what did I have to lose? I felt good about myself and the message. Perhaps too polite but more importantly, I was glad I followed through on it.

Later that night I was running at the gym and got a notification that said “Alicejchung has read your message.” I damn near flew off the treadmill. I txtd Q, Sung and my sister that she read it. They all said “did she reply!??” – of course I said, of course she will!

On the 11th hour of day 2 – she replied!

Here’s the odd thing about this. If you know Alice you know she is a) never aware of notifications, messages, etc and b) is not the most tech savvy person. For her to upgrade the app to the latest version AND know about Instagram direct message AND know where to check it in the app, is about as much proof that miracles do exist!

We went back and forth on IG. IG became email. Email became text. Text became voice. Then we spoke to each other an average of 2 hours a night for 5 weeks.

I was planning to be in LA end of Feb or early March. We met on a Thursday night and spent every day together until I left that Sunday. We never said “goodbye”, only “see you later” and focused on the next time we would see each other. Our schedules were flexible and through the balance of our first year, we saw each other every 2-3 weeks for 2 weeks at a time. We averaged seeing each other 1 time every 3.2 days. Then 20 months later, we got married.

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Photography: Bo & Daniel Of CLY BY MATTHEW | Floral Design: Designs By Ahn | Wedding Dress: Shin Bu Bridal | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: St. Paul NY | Reception Venue: The Park | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Makeup: Renee Lee | Hair: Luis Payne | Calligraphy: Alex Ryan Roque | DJ: Stem Productions | Groom's Attire: Black Lapel

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