Oh Brooklyn, you are one seriously stylish place, and the weddings that come out of your beautiful borough always seem to be show stoppers. Case and point – this elegantly eclectic affair full of sweet, personal decor by Oh, Darling! Photography at the Brooklyn Historical Society. How can you not love a ceremony of a book-publisher bride and her handsome hubby amidst all those stories old and new? I would say their Brooklyn romance is off to a pretty gorgeous start and you can see even more in the full gallery of images.
From the Bride…Branden and I met in Brooklyn, fell in love in Brooklyn, and make our home in Brooklyn, so it was a natural decision to invite our friends and family to celebrate our marriage with us in our beloved borough. In fact, we wanted it to feel as if Brooklyn was a guest at our wedding. We took care to spend as much of our wedding budget on products and vendors from Brooklyn, and to infuse a sense of our neighborhood into our wedding.
After attending a friend’s wedding at Bubby’s in DUMBO a few years prior and admiring it’s comfortable atmosphere, incredible views of Manhattan, ample space, and amazing food, Branden and I knew that Bubby’s would be a part of our wedding too. We chose the Brooklyn Historical Society for our ceremony and were married in the gorgeous library on the second floor—the perfect setting given my career in book publishing.
When we started envisioning our wedding in these unique Brooklyn settings, we saw a wedding where we were surrounded by books and the Brooklyn Bridge stood as a nearby witness; a reception where our guests feasted on fried chicken and pie, danced and drank all night, and left us photobooth strips full of smiles in our guestbook; an event where fluffy flowers and colorful bunting combined with a relaxed atmosphere and unexpected personal touches to form an elegantly eclectic feel. I am so lucky to have incredibly crafty and talented family: my mom sewed the bunting that served as a dominant decorative theme; and my sister designed and created the table number flags, menus, programs, and place-settings. The three of us had so much fun planning these details and I was so happy to be able to incorporate their creativity into our wedding.
My favorite part of our wedding was our ceremony, which we crafted together with our officiant, Joanna Fernandes, to highlight our commitment to our partnership and to declare our love for each other. With the light of our friends’ and families’ love shining on us that day, our wedding will always be a bright spot in our memories.
Wedding Photography: Oh, Darling! Photography / Wedding Gown: The White Gown / Floral Design: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design / Wedding Invitations: Moontree Letterpress / Ceremony Location: Brooklyn Historical Society / Ceremony Music: NY Ceremony Music / Officiant: Joanna Fernandes / Reception Location: Bubby’s DUMBO / Reception Music: Jonathan Mendelsohn / Programs, Menus, Table numbers, and Place cards: Sister of the Bride / Bunting: Mother of the Bride / Bride’s Hair: Fresh Face Forward / Necklace + Hair Accessory: Virginia Geiger