Elegant and timeless yet filled with personality, this Prospect Park Boathouse wedding captured by CLY BY MATTHEW is the kind we can’t get enough of here at SMP. It’s a wedding where, by the time you’ve scrolled through all the gorgeous images, you feel like you really know this couple, and you want to be their best friend. It’s filled with style and love, and it’s all waiting for you here.
From The Bride…When planning my wedding there were two non-negotiables: It had to be outdoors and there had to be dancing. I was partial to the Prospect Park Boathouse before I even saw it, because it was one of the few venues where it was possible to have a dance floor outdoors. When I saw the beautiful historic building, I began to draw inspiration for the wedding style. The pond, the bridge, big outdoor lamp posts, barrel vaulted ceiling prompted me to think of a 1920s French-style theme (think the Midnight in Paris movie), with a cellist and violinist, pale pink flowers, mercury candles and bridesmaid dresses with a little bit of a sheen. I chose my dress because it’s today’s version of the ballerina dress that has been around since the 15th century. I accessorized the dress with my grandmother’s pearl earring and necklace set. For his suit, Brian went all modern with inspiration from Tom Ford (big lapels, big bowtie) and sunglasses designed by one of his friends.
Honoring my Persian/Iranian heritage was important as well as Brian’s, so we chose to set up a sofreh aghd (a traditional table set for ceremonies in Iran) and have a rector from Brian’s K-8 school (St. Richard’s Episcopal School) officiate the ceremony. DJ McElfresh – one of Brian’s favorite DJ’s from Indiana – spun at the wedding.
We placed photos from our families on the card table, and one was a photo of my dad when he was six years old, surrounded by my great aunts, uncles and grandfather.
The result was a designs and relics from a lot of different eras and places, but if I had to pick a theme, it would be if someone time traveled back to the 1920s, became inspired by architecture, made a stop in Hamadan 1940s to pick up a photo and some jewelry, and came into the modern times.
Photography: Bo & Brendan Of CLY BY MATTHEW | Floral Design: QuatreCoeur | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Lion In The Sun | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Catering: Movable Feast Catering | Makeup: Vensette | Hair: Varin Salon | DJ: Dj McElfresh | Groom's Attire: Martin Greenfield | Venue: Prospect Park Boathouse | Bridesmaids' Gifts: Alexis Bittar | Getting Ready Location: Wythe Hotel | Groom & Groomsmen Sunglasses: Dom Vetro | Photo Booth: CLY BOOTH