You’ve just said I do, and you are officially married to your one and only – can you imagine a better time to take pictures than when you are THAT blissfully happy? Oh the feelings of being a fresh-off-the-aisle Newlywed – and Studio Uma captured that moment for this seriously stylish duo in the MOST perfect way. Can we talk about this couple for a moment? Have you seen a more style savvy pair? Are you dyyyy-inng over her fascinator, her gorgeous lace gown and the stunning backdrops of The Palace at 5 Beekman Street and the Brooklyn Bridge Park? Because I most certainly am. So you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be spending some serious time in the gallery this Thursday morning to soak it all in! Come join me!
From the bride… I was looking for a dress with vintage and bohemian elements and silhouette that was different than most wedding dresses I came across. As a fashion stylist, I try to find designs that are unique and something that has a “wow factor.” This dress did exactly that. It was the first dress I tried on—I knew right away—at Adrienne’s boutique on Orchard St in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was designed by the owner’s daughter, Gina DeSilva, and I love that it was not only an indie designer, but she also used vintage lace! The sample fit right off the rack and I had a few things tailored to what I wanted. The best part was that everyone thought I looked beautiful when I walked down the aisle, but then the surprise of the cut out on the back made it even more show stopping. I don’t think Josh noticed the back until after the ceremony, and he said, Wow! I’m glad I married you.
I relate my photoshoot at 5 Beekman to be like my real life Sex & The City moment, complete with the dramatic head piece! It was magical and I imagine it to be something Carrie Bradshaw would have wanted to do if she were more of a downtown girl. The rustic palace was the perfect setting for pictures with my vintage-inspired wedding!
It was serendipitous that Uma suggested to go take pictures in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Josh and I talked about getting elements of Brooklyn into our wedding day, but sadly it was too much of a hassle to trek everyone over to that park or any other landscape that read specifically “Brooklyn.” I get the chills when I see the images of us together with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. It’s so romantic! So us! I still can’t believe that was all captured so perfectly and it looks like it was a scene from a film!
Photography: Studio Uma / Locations: The Palace at 5 Beekman Street + Brooklyn Bridge Park / Dress: Custom from vintage lace by Gina Desilva for Adrienne’s Bridal / Headpiece 1 (5 Beekman Street): Leah C. Couture Millinery / Headpiece 2 (Brooklyn Bridge Park): Rachel Sax for Nona E. Rose / Custom Bracelet: etc… Modern-Vintage Jewelry / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Groom’s Suit, Socks + Shoes: Paul Smith / Groom’s Shirt: Armani / Groom’s Boutonniere: Leah C. Couture Millinery / Groom’s tie: Dior / Hair and makeup: Emily Rodrigues