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It’s Official – This Is the Most Epic Rooftop You Can Get Married at in New York City

Attention all NYC couples: In case you weren’t already aware, 620 Loft and Garden is an absolute must to consider for your big day in the Big Apple! With unbeatable views of the historic St. Patrick Church and Saks Fifth Avenue, this is a NYC rooftop locale unlike any other. Today’s gorgeous couple tied the knot under a lush “un-finished” arbor from Studio Imbue (we’re still obsessed with this trend) and later danced the night away inside the loft made beautiful by Blooming Wed’s timeless designs. To see it all come to life, check out the full gallery – taken by Allen Tsai Photography!

From Blooming Wed… After proposing under the Eiffel tower in Paris, Sissi and Feiran decided to get married at the city where they first met each other – New York City. When Sissi wanted me to help her plan and design their wedding, our team immediately got on board. After 10 months of preparation, the wedding turned out to be what the bride and groom have envisioned: romantic, elegant, and touching. The wedding venue is located at 620 loft and garden, the most beautiful rooftop venue in the heart of the city. When we designed the wedding for this couple, we took into consideration of the venue–its style, the surrounding buildings, the main color. The backdrop is the historical St. Patrick Church alongside Saks Fifth Avenue. The Saks building has clean and straight lines, so to make the ceremony décor look more cohesive, we didn’t choose traditional arch. 

Instead, we designed an asymmetrical altar arch with an unconnected top. The two lush and tall arrangements look like they’re growing directly from the ground. Guests can appreciate the stunning backdrop through the arch without any points blocking their view. The arch is composed of green foliage with light and airy blooms like distant drum garden roses, dahlia and Japanese anemone. We opted for white Chiavari chairs that echo the wedding color palette. The shape of the chair also mimics the clean lines and the windows of the Saks building. Considering the narrowness of the aisle, we placed the aisle runner decorations at the entrance. Like the ceremony altar, these flower arrangements look like they are growing from the ground, welcoming the bridal party and guests. The reception was held inside the loft. The extraordinary, yet classic interior loft is entirely customizable, brightened by wall-to-wall windows flooding the indoor space with natural light. As Sissi wanted a classic and timeless wedding, we designed the reception to reflect that aesthetic. 

The base color of the design is white. We had a medium-size pink centerpiece with two ikebana style arrangements to add a light and airy look to the table. We chose a pink color napkin to add a pop of color to the table and imbue it with romance. A gold-trimmed charger paired with gold flatware added elegance. Their custom menus also followed the NYC theme. We had a calligrapher from Ink and Honey write the guests’ names directly on the menu to add a personal and thoughtful touch. The table number has iconic NYC buildings on it. The name of the building and the table number are printed with dusty blue ink and held up by a marble card holder. Sissi’s bouquet was loosely arranged with wonderfully soft and feminine flowers such as Distant Drum garden roses, Pink Foxglove, Cafe au Lait Dahlia, Autumn Anemone, and Butterfly Ranunculus. They feature pinks and creamy whites, white snowberry, and clematis seed pods that add texture and dimension while jasmine vine created this beautiful wispy shape. 

At Blooming Wed, we believe a wedding is not only an event to celebrate a couple’s new beginning, but also a good chance for the guests to learn more about them. Sissi and Feiran have been together for over 5 years. After hearing their love story, I thought a love journey map with dates marking the important moments in their relationship would be a great way to showcase their love story. We like personalizing the wedding design to create unique and memorable experiences for the couple and guests. Everyone enjoyed the wedding. The bride shared some special memories with us. The first was giving thankfulness to the parents during the ceremony. Before exchanging the vows, the couple gave their parents a small bouquet and big hug which was a sweet surprise to the parents. Another sweet memory was created by the groom: he created a video of their love journey and showcased it as a surprise to Sissi and their guests who absolutely loved it.

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Photography: Allen Tsai Photography | videographer : Haseok Chung Studio | Event Design: Blooming Wed | Floral Design: Studio Imbue | Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Anntremet Cake | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Engagement ring : Tiffany & Co. | Catering: Creative Foods Caterings | Makeup Artist: Belinda Ni | Calligraphy: Ink & Honey | DJ: Top Sound Entertainment | Getting ready Hotel : New York Palace | Musician : Sweet Harmony | Rooftop: 620 LOFT AND GARDEN | Wedding designer and planner: Blooming Wed

Two Broadway Actors Tie The Knot At The Coolest Brooklyn Venue!

Inspired by their travel, this Broadway couple chose to say I Do at the Greenpoint Loft, an industrial Brooklyn venue with the coolest vibe! “Raw and untamed, married with soft and romantic,” was how wedding planner Callista & Co. described their day and we couldn’t have said it better! With a large installation of stunning greenery by Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht, the bride and groom tied the knot and danced the night away! Check out all of Rebecca Yale Photography‘s magical photos (as always) and read all about how they met below!

From the Bride…How and when did you meet? December 25th, 2012. Hannah’s mom was doing a show called White Christmas with Shane. On Christmas Day Hannah was skyping with her Mom and met Shane over Skype. They met for the first time in person at an audition in September of 2013. Then another year later Shane messaged Hannah on Facebook to congratulate her on her show, SideShow, that was about to open on Broadway. The two ended up messaging and then texting all night until Hannah asked Shane to go on a date the next night. Shane agreed. The two met the next night Black and White Bar in the East Village. Shane said he almost got off the train twice because he was so nervous, but he made it there, and thank goodness he did. The two said they knew almost instantly that there was something really special between them. 

What was your vision for your wedding?…We wanted it to feel like us. We are always surprising each other, traveling and exploring cities across the globe. So that was where the raw and industrial vibe came from. We mixed that with our romanticism and vulnerability we both allow ourselves to feel when we are together and it created this perfect expression of our relationship.

From Callista & CompanyIn the beginning, it’s my goal to gather as much information about the bride and groom as possible so that I can narrow planning and design decisions for them and make the right suggestions all along the way. We met early on to get to know each other and explore high-level ideas, then we delved into the design with venue walkthroughs, rental showroom visits, and countless conference calls. Our design transformed along the way, but we ended up with a beautiful balance of raw and untamed, married with soft and romantic.

It was a collaborative effort with Hannah and Shane’s friend and ultra-talented florist, Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht of Wild Bloom. Kristen captured Hannah and Shane’s vision so perfectly and completely elevated the Greenpoint Loft space. We chose our tablescape rentals carefully to create a perfectly refined yet stylish setting. Romantic gold-rimmed charger plates were accented by sleek black flatware and stemless glassware. A handmade paper place card with contemporary calligraphy adorned each plate along with a sprig of greenery that felt plucked from the dinner table arrangements. The flowers were lush and textural in the most gorgeous palette, and nude tapers glimmered for guests to dine in candlelight.

From Kristen Griffith-VanderYachtFor Hannah and Shane we wanted to create a floral installation that was as arresting as it was beautiful. Hannah loves greenery so we created a 40-foot long canopy of hanging vines and branches. We then added a suspended arch of crafted of vines to frame Hannah and Shane for the ceremony and then the sweetheart table at the reception.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Videographer: Love + Brain Films | Videographer: Sasithon Photography of The Wedding Artists Co. | Event Planning & Design: Callista & Company | Floral Design: Wild Bloom Floral | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Wild Flour Bakery | Invitations: Callista & Company | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Engagement Ring: Facets Park Slope | Jewelry: Cat Bird | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Naturally Delicious | Hair and Makeup: Rob Harmon | Calligraphy: Libby Tipton | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Favors: Broadway Cares | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Transportation: Luxor Limo | Wedding Venue: Greenpoint Loft | Getting Ready & Accommodations: Wythe Hotel | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Mother of the Bride Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Paper Goods: Libby Tipton | Photo Booth: The Bosco | Rentals: Universal Light And Sound | Rentals: Patina | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

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Style, Fun & An Ever-Flowing Champagne Tower Complete This Brooklyn Wedding!

I LOVE a fun, modern wedding…especially when it takes place in Brooklyn and at one of THE coolest boutique hotels, The Wythe. But when the bride and groom shared their one request with DM Events, an ever-flowing champagne tower, I love it even more! DM Events got to work to keep the champagne flowing and the florals overflowing with the help of Ivie Joy Flowers, creating one of the most gorgeous ceremony backdrops with an array of soft blooms against a contrasting brick wall. Take a peek at all of the style and fun, captured stunningly by Samm Blake Photography!

From DM EventsFrom the instant we met Misoo and Damien, we knew that their wedding would be as special an event as they are a couple. With their innate sense of style guiding the design process, it was an amazing collaboration from the start. The minute Misoo shared with us her only request – an ever-flowing champagne tower- it was instant love!

When you have a couple who embody style and fun, the Wythe Hotel is the only choice to host their wedding. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Wythe is a true boutique hotel housed in a meticulously restored 100-year old textile factory. The space features tons of exposed bricks, wooden beams, and steel columns. While the natural aesthetic of the hotel is industrial and masculine, it is also romantic and charming. In order to highlight these features, we focused on a delicate ambiance to balance the industrial feel and soften the architectural design. We worked with the talented Ivie Joy Flowers layering the beautiful spring wedding details with soft white and blush blooms, tons of candlelight, and beautiful linen runners.

Misoo’s stunning wedding dress from Berta was followed by a playful reception dress by Kalmanovich. Damien opted for a custom tux from Michael Andrews Bespoke paired with Louboutin velvet loafers. Also, in true Damien form, a barber was onsite for fresh shaves and cuts for him and the groomsmen. Who says it has to be all about the bride?!

Photography is always a place we tell clients to splurge because it’s so incredibly important! Samm Blake from The Wedding Artists Co. was such a pleasure to work with and captured all of the details so beautifully! We didn’t want to give Samm all the fun, though, so we also had Neeko Booths on-site to make sure all of the guests were enjoying the floral-lined photo booth and the dance floor Boomerang booth!

The night ended with our one must-have: the champagne tower! The bubbly was, indeed, flowing! There’s something so special about having a natural connection to a couple. Misoo and Damien were a dream to work with and we know their life together will flow with as much excitement as that ever-flowing champagne tower!

Photography: Samm Blake | Florist: Ivie Joy Flowers | Reception Venue: Wythe Hotel | DJ: Mon Amie Events | Groom's Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Officiant: Jeffrey Kaufman | Ceremony Music: Fleur Seule | Barber: Cassie Kurtz | Bridal Dress: Berta | Bridal Salon: L'Fay Bridal | Bridal Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood | Groom's Shoes: Louboutin | Hair and Make-up: Beautini | Photo Booth: Neeko Booths | Planning & Design: DM Events & Design

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A 19th Century NYC Treasure That’s the Perfect Mix of Industrial Chic and Garden Dreams

If you ask us, a truly unique and personalized wedding starts with the color palette. It’s so important for your wedding hues to represent your personality as a couple. Are you moody and romantic? Fun and playful? Or classic and traditional? Allow today’s stunning wedding planned by Ashley Chamblin Events to inspire! This darling couple brought so much joy and color to the industrial walls of The Foundry and the end result is breathtaking. Take a look at the full gallery captured by Brklyn View Photography for all the sweet details!

From Brklyn View PhotographyWhen you find your dream venue, that is already pretty perfect on it’s own, how do you make it even better? You use a lot of dreamy colors to bring the iconic Foundry to life and that’s just what Katie & Harry did! 

The couple worked closely with Ashley Chamblin Events to create this inspiring color palette to create a one of a kind wedding. They incorporated fresh fruit in their centerpieces, bright yellow and pink flowers in their floral arrangements, and even different colored coral and pink bridesmaid dresses for their intimate bridal party. It all worked seamlessly to create a cohesive and totally unique wedding for the couple. 

On a near-perfect day in July, Katie and Harry stud under the bright floral Chuppah in front of their closest family and friends and became husband and wife. Katie wore an elegant dress from Rebecca Schoneveld with a hairpin and veil from Hushed Commotion. The groom’s blue suit played off on the couple’s color palette down to matching the blue in their invitation suite which I dried oranges for the night before. It was the perfect touch to tell their story. The open-air cocktail hour led to a seated reception inside the stunning wedding venue. Guest dined on three levels before heading into the greenhouse for dancing and cake. It was an incredible day for a wonderful couple and I’m so honored I could be there with them on their special day!

Photography: Jainé Kershner Photography | Planner: Ashley Chamblin Events | Floral Design: Mimosa Floral Design Studio | Wedding Invitations: My Darlin' | Reception Venue: The Foundry | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Hair and Makeup: Beautini | Band: Mod Society | Men's Attire: Indochino | Brides Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Brides Earrings: Hushed Commotion | Hair Pin: Hushed Commotion | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

Soft & Romantic Photography Mixed With the City of Brooklyn Make For A Modern Urban Fairytale

This morning’s inspiration shoot will have you booking your next trip to Brooklyn…we promise you! Planned by Wildflower Events + Design, they combined the perfect amount of urban, city life with a soft, romantic vibe with blooms of baby’s breath as the ceremony backdrop by Buds of Brooklyn against the industrial setting at The Wythe Hotel. Take a look below and check out the full gallery here, to see how Joanna Fisher Photography captured the real-life happy couple, as they made their way through the Brooklyn streets!

From Wildflower Events + DesignThe inspiration for this wedding styled shoot all started with this special, authentic, diverse borough, everything this team of vendors wanted to represent for this wedding styled shoot. Joanna Fisher, the talented photographer, based out of Fairfield, CT wanted to bring her soft and romantic edit to the hard streets of Brooklyn. With a simple Instastory shout out, she connected with Lindsey and Dara, the team behind Wildflower Events + Design to rally a rad and creative team, down for an adventure, up for major collaboration and lastly, teamwork!

Brooklyn has experienced its own metamorphosis from gritty to glam. Once seen as one of the nation’s preeminent industrial cities, characterized by factories and working-class families, it has now undergone this cultural shift defined by hipsters mixed with local Brooklynites who’ve clung to the remaining pieces of ungentrified blocks, young families and creative types, who all live peacefully amongst one another. The Wythe Hotel, situated in the heart of Williamsburg, the epicenter of hipsterness, embodies the perfect combination of the old and new Brooklyn. Once the home to a sugar factory, the Wythe leans into those cool industrial vibes by showcasing its original exposed brick walls, old wood beams and cast-iron columns, yet still radiates cool and trendy with its beautiful rooms and its numerous event and restaurant spaces.

The cool industrial feel of The Wythe Hotel was the perfect juxtaposition against the soft, romantic and ethereal vibes designed by Wildflower Events + Design. Highlighting the hotel’s Garden Terrace, the ceremony set up, which was effortlessly created by Buds of Brooklyn was an effervescent cloud explosion of soft pink baby’s breath climbing up the exposed brick walls. Incorporating Borrowed Blu’s modern, yet soft ceramic tableware perfectly complemented Wildflower and Bud’s collaborative design. Truly emulating Brookyln’s no-nonsense attitude, Cat Wilcox, the boss lady behind Cat Wilcox Designs created the most fitting invitation suite for this occasion (check that invitation liner)! Adding a much-needed pop of forest green to the tablescape, Cat tied all the table decor together perfectly with her beautifully designed place cards and menus! Everthine Bridal, located in the quaint town of Madison, CT, styled the two beautiful brides. Continuing the hard and soft theme, Brit wore a romantic bohemian-inspired dress, from dress designer, Flora Bridal, while her wife Bethany wore a cool, sleek and trendy Alexandra Grecco pant set that highlighted her amazingly sculpted arms and back. Michelle and Chelsey from Willow House Beauty completed the elegant, yet romantic bridal look, nailing those 1920s inspired romantic soft curls and gorgeous dewy makeup.

Just like Brooklyn’s authentic vibes, the shoot required a real-life, open, no BS couple to emulate those similar feelings. Brit, a social media influencer and writer behind Lively Co. Blog and wife of 2 years, Bethany, founder of Outlay Apparel Co. absolutely radiated on and off-screen! Their love is described as honest and open is totally evident. Every single vendor was swooning over their cute and flirty energy and stunning beauty! These ladies were game for anything! Despite their long drive into Brooklyn (they live in CT), these gals didn’t hesitate to jump on a ferry to Dumbo, take over an ice cream truck or run through the streets to get the shot! Their game time attitude kept the team inspired and moving despite the hot humid August weather! It’s days like these that keep wedding vendors inspired! With none of the vendors working together prior to this shoot, an instant community was created. It showed the power of creativity and love! We all came together to show how all love is beautiful and worth celebrating. As Brit eloquently said, “My passion is sharing my story and I’ll never stray away from doing that, as long as there are people out there who need to hear it.” It can be confidently said that the entire team of vendors truly feels that way about their own passions. We love to help couples celebrate and share their stories and love!

Photography: Joanna Fisher Photography | Event Planning: Wildflower Events and Design | Floral Design: Buds of Brooklyn | Wedding Dress: Everthine Bridal Boutique | Wedding Dress: Eli By Flora | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Invitations: Cat Wilcox Watercolor and Calligraphy | Hair and Makeup: Willow House Beauty | Hotel: Wythe Hotel | Table: borrowed BLU

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You’re Going to Want to Steal This Touching and Adorable Escort Card Idea!

Take one look at the towering trees, green grass and lush gardens surrounding this gorgeous venue and you’d never guess it’s located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. The bride’s regal cape, their creative lantern escort cards and the jaw-droppingly beautiful reception are just a few of our favorite things about this wedding day planned to perfection by Details by Gina. Get your pinning fingers ready and head to the full gallery captured by Merari Teruel Photography for s major dose of inspo.

From Merari Teruel PhotographyLindsay and Jay had a very specific vision for their wedding day: beautiful, classic and natural. They chose to host their big day at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and opted for a fresh, greenery-filled vibe to compliment the venue. 

Despite having an outdoor garden wedding, Lindsay and Jay still wanted to keep the event sophisticated. Lindsay’s gorgeous Pronovias gown and cape helped them do just that! They also brought in a swing band that played classic crooner and swing music throughout cocktail hour and the reception.

Designs by Ahn helped them keep the event fresh and elegant into the reception at the Palm House by infusing clean and crisp white linens and chairs with complimentary white, ivory and green centerpieces of varying heights and shapes. 

Their escort card was placed in the middle of the dance floor and each guest had a designated lantern that guided them into their table, named after a particular city that was close to Jay and Lindsay’s hearts. 

With just their siblings as their wedding party, they exchanged vows in front of a gorgeous tree and then spent the night dancing the night away with their loved ones. Exactly what they had wanted all along!

Photography: Merari Photography | Event Planning: Details Wedding Coordination | Florist: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Catering: Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Band: New York City Swing | Photo Booth: Mir Mir | Video: Reel Feels Production

This NYC Venue Is the Perfect Industrial Chic Space You’ve Been Searching For!

When industrial-chic meets enchanted garden – the results are truly breathtaking, and this wedding is proof of just that! If you’re in NYC, you know there’s no better place than The Foundry to pull off this timeless look, thanks to its charming exposed brick walls and climbing ivy at every turn. Vision Event Co. brought the bride and groom’s dream to life by bringing the outdoors in, with a little help from Ivie Joy Flowers who transformed the space with spectacular hanging installations and a wow-worthy arbor. Head on over to the full gallery to see the magic unfold – all captured by CLY BY MATTHEW!

From CLY BY MATTHEW… The couple met in the med school, started dating and finally tied the knot at the Foundry in Long Island City, NY. The industrial yet modern flare with lots of ivy, cobble stone, exposed red brick charm added so many layers of beauty to this wedding celebration.

The bride wanted to make a whimsical greenhouse-like setting by putting hanging greens and flowers and a beautiful arch at the ceremony site. Later on it became a gate for the reception where they walked through for the entrance.

Transforming from NY industrial chic to enchanting greenhouse with garden style offered an amazing atmosphere throughout the day. The bride and groom’s mothers wore a Korean traditional outfit, called Hanbok, to represent their cultural background.

Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Lucky Bird Bakes | Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Pronovias | Catering: Bartleby & Sage | Hair and Makeup: VickyC5 | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: The Foundry | Flower: Ivie Joy Flowers | Photo Booth: Cly Booth | Planning: Vision Entertainment

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This Shoot Is Giving Us Major Chuck and Blair Vibes and Every Gossip Girl Fan Needs to See Why

Any Gossip Girl fans in the house? Because this gorgeous wedding inspiration from Ulvia Mammadova is giving us major Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf vibes. Every inch of this shoot is romantic beyond words. The bride’s Galia Lahav dress looked like a fairytale against the dramatic fountain at Bethesda Terrace. Precious Flowers created an ethereal blue and white bouquet that made our hearts skip a beat. It’s truly the most perfect “classic New York” wedding inspiration we’ve ever laid eyes on. See it all for yourself at the full gallery!

From Ulvia Mammadova4 years ago my own wedding in Azerbaijan got published on Style Me Pretty, and now I would like to share an editorial shoot how it would be look like if it was in New York.. This is a story of two young people who fell in love with each other in the magical city New York: Anna, a model and contemporary artist, and Ryan – professional latin dancer.

In order to create clean and intimate shots in the most touristic spot – Central Park we’ve been ready and all set up by early dawn. And here it is – time stops and fairy tale starts right here on Bethesda Terrace, free of people. Though it was an inspirational shoot, I enjoyed how it turned out so real and true emotionally! I wanted to make something alive, free and effortless, just like the New York city itself, something more than just beautifully styled shoot, to show the beauty of youth and spontaneous love.. That chemistry and connection, how they were looking at each other, I was getting inspired by them during the shoot!

Oh, and Galia Lahav wedding dress.. – an endless inspiration for every bride to be! Sparkly gown with an embellished corset, embroidered with silk flowers and crystal accents – was love at first sight. When we were choosing the dress together with Bridal Reflections team, I was so lucky to see and to talk with Galia Lahav head designer – Sharon Sever, who creates these pure pieces of art.. Thanks to an incredible team of very talented people, who stand behind this shoot. Nude and glowy makeup done by Liza Ray. Unique and timeless rings from Victor Barbone, which always has a history behind of every piece.. Jennifer Behr earrings in the shape of leaves were nothing but the perfect match with petals on the dress, completing the look inspired by the grace of nature..

Photographer: Ulvia Mammadova | Florals : Precious Flowers Houston | Wedding Dress : Bridal Reflections | Stationery : Chavelli | Groom : Ryan Raffloer | Bride : Ariel @ New York Models | Creative Director: Ulvia Mammadova | Earrings : jennifer behr | MUAH: Liza Ray | Wedding Rings: Victor Barbone Jewelry

Industrial Romantic NYC Wedding Inspiration shoot at Boro Hotel in Long Island City

When it comes to NYC weddings, a chic industrial vibe is where it’s at. But what if you want to soften that industrial edge a bit? This editorial from Williamsburg Photo Studios, Wonderlust Events and DESIGNS BY AHN is exactly how. Layered with florals, blooming patterned plates and a delicate palette, a feeling of warmth and Hygge pours from every image. See it all here.

From Williamsburg Photo Studios and Wonderlust Events… We based ourselves at the ‘Boro Hotel’ where we got the chance to turn the industrial wedding space into a romantic and elegant space with feminine touches for our same-sex couple. The views from this room in the hotel located in Long Island City provides an amazing panorama of the New York skyline however for us it didn’t last too long because instead we got to experience the first snow day of the year.

We wanted to bring a feeling of warmth & Hygge into this room through the use of stunning florals and decoration. We focused our colour palette on soft pinks, purples and greys. We decorated the table with a grey linen tablecloth, black cutlery, taper candles, floral patterned chargers and the show-stopper flower cloud above the top table. This really added an element of understated luxury.

​This beautiful buttercream flowers cake is almost too pretty to eat! We focussed on minimalistic stylish stationery and added a simple embossed design to add some texture. A seating plan was made using biscuits – ‘seating for eating’ which included the guest name and table number, while also doubling up as guest favours. Our beautiful ladies wore stunning gowns by the talented Marina Semone.

Photography: Williamsburg Photo Studios | Event Planner: Wonderlust Events | Event Stylist: Wonderlust Events | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dresses: Marina Semone | Cake: Brooklyn Floral Delight | Stationery: Pale Press London | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Ashely Zhang Jewelry | Hair & Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Hotel: Boro Hotel | Venue: Boro Hotel | Biscuits: Honeywell Bakes | Chargers and napkins: Zara Home | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Hair pieces: Hushed Commotion | Model: Tout Talent | Model: Morgan Glenn | Model agency: Morgan Glenn | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Ring box: JePromis

A Romantic Sunrise Engagement Session on the Brooklyn Bridge

As Carrie Bradshaw once said… “Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York in search of the two ‘L’s: Labels & Love.” Well, this gorgeous engagement session from Erika Parker Photography is the perfect combination of both! The minute we laid eyes on this stunning dusty blue Carol Hannah gown we were instantly blown away by it’s romantic movement and ethereal style. This dress paired with the iconic location of the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise and there you have it – the most romantic NYC photo shoot ever.

From Erika Parker Photography… The Brooklyn Bridge is an icon in New York City. It’s a remarkable work of architecture. It evokes emotions of nostalgia, romance, but is also very industrial, and urban. Carol Hannah makes beautiful gowns, that flow and have such incredible personalities. They Myrina gown made by Carol Hannah is one of my favorites. I love it because its not traditional, yet is so elegant and ethereal.

The fabric moves in a way that doesn’t seem like its from this Earth. I always see this dress photographed at the beach, or on a beautiful mountain top. These venues absolutely do it justice, but I wanted to show that an urban setting can be equally as spectacular. Not every bride can have a wedding in the mountains or at the beach, and there are a lot of ways to be creative in your own environment.

For years I’ve wanted to do a sunrise shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge, and this shoot was everything I’d hoped it would be. True, we were up at 3am to start hair and make up, but it was oh so worth it. The sun crept up over the bridge, making the sky pink, and slowly warmed into yellow. It was truly an incredible morning. I want couples to be inspired by this shoot, and to realize that they can also do something like this, if it is planned correctly.

Photography: Erika Parker Photography | Gown: Carol Hannah | Hair and Make Up: SB Beauty | Accessories: Mickey Lynn | Model: Natalia Harris | Model: Nick Zibz

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Ethereal Brooklyn Wedding at Prospect Park Boathouse

Can we talk about boathouse weddings for a sec? They’re kind of the best of both worlds if you ask me. Waterfront, check. Charm, check. City vibe, check. Well, the latter is definitely the case for this Brooklyn affair at Prospect Park Boathouse! Jing and Chiyoon called on Brilliant Event Planning to elevate their Big Day, while Sophie Kaye and Elysium Productions documented every detail and every smile so beautifully. You can feel the love jumping right off the screen—have a look here for even more.

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From Brilliant Event Planning… Jing and Chiyoon got married on a perfect July day in Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Boathouse! They first got ready at The Lotte NY Palace. Both the bride and the groom had two wedding day looks. The groom wore a classic black tux for the ceremony and then changed into a white tux for the reception. The bride wore a ballgown and veil for the ceremony and then changed into a simpler dress for dancing.

The day had oodles of special details! The color palette was grey, green, ivory, and a touch of blush, which complemented the green tiled ceiling of the boathouse. The menus were custom and printed directly onto cloth napkins. The escort card display was designed with wax seal, deckled edge escort cards with gold calligraphy. At each place setting, guests had a small gift waiting for them – rosé gummies with hand calligraphy on ribbons for place cards. Gifting candy is a Chinese wedding tradition!

Poppies and Posies decked out the staircase in a cascading floral treatment complete with pillar candles, which gave the whole room a romantic glow in the evening! They also designed modern, lush floral tablescapes, utilizing gold brushed vessels to coordinate with the gold flatware from borrowed BLU. During dancing, guests had the opportunity to get a fashion-style sketch of them in their gowns and everyone went home with a keepsake piece of artwork!

Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Cinematography: Elysium Productions | Floral Design: Poppies & Posies | Cake: A Simple Cake | Stationery: Regas | Reception Venue: Prospect Park Boathouse | Hair and Makeup: VickyC5 | Officiant: Christopher Frost Shelley | Transportation: All Star Limo | Favor: Sugarfina | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Live Painters: Drawn Together NYC | Music: Generation Events | Planning: Brilliant Event Planning | Rentals: borrowed BLU

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Moody + Neutral Boho Wedding Inspiration at 501 Union in Brooklyn

We don’t often see the words moody, neutral and boho strung together, but that’s why we love today’s wedding inspiration so much—especially when we see rich tones and moody vibes taking center stage in 2019. Styled by Stylish Details Events and set at 501 Union, the marriage of deep hued walls and that iconic wallpaper make way for a gorgeously dark canvas where the Bride pops in her Schone gowns and florals transform the space into a tropical bohemian love shack. Join us in the full gallery from Sara Joan for more.

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From Stylish Details Events… This styled wedding photo-shoot was inspired by the mid-century design of 501 Union. This Brooklyn venue is a hot spot for couples who are looking for a unique and stylish space to say “I-do”, while skipping the bustle of the city. Sophie Mae of Stylish Details Events wanted to highlight the industrial vibe of the venue, while incorporating the soft color tones of the moment. She chose some of the best vendors from the East and West Coast to execute the vision!

The editorial was captured by Brooklyn local Sarah Joan of Sarah Joan Studio. Her photography style was perfect for the overall look and feel of the shoot, which was classic with an modern edge. The highlight film was shot by Emma of Emma Lynn Cinema. We love how Emma brought the shoot to life in her film!

We partnered with the wonderful ladies of Designs by Ahn, the Manhattan based florist who specializes in intricate and whimsical designs. We loved how she mixed classic floral selections with unexpected blooms to create a unique tables cape that offered an outside of the box “wow factor”. We opted for ice grey velvet linen from Luxe Linen to add texture to the tabletop rentals provided by Signature Party Rentals.

The marble table was custom designed by the talented team at RentQuest NYC. They also provided the dreamy velvet chairs which complimented the tableware to perfection. We especially loved the hand crafted menus and place cards created by Emily of Eclaire Paperie.

Photography: Sara Joan Studio | Videographer: Emma Lynn Cinema | Event Styling : Stylish Details | Florist : DESIGNS BY AHN | Hair and Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Venue: 501 Union | Gowns: Schone Bride | Jewels : The Jewel Princess | Linens : Luxe Linen | Model: Kiara Ailene | Model : Isaac McKinley | Rentals : RentQuest | Stationary and Paper Goods: Eclaire Paperie | Tabletop : Signature Party Rentals

Chic Modern Inspiration with Wild Florals at the Top of the Rock

The second we saw this ridiculously chic, golden-toned inspiration from Kylee Yee Photography we were IN LOVE. I mean, how could we not be? With soaring Manhattan skyline views, perfectly imperfect blooms from Sarah Saunders Studio in mustard and auburn hues and not one but two stunning gowns from The Law Bridal and Dan Jones Bridal – this heavenly NYC day is everything. Hey, modern brides, prepare to be swept off your feet…

From Kylee Yee PhotographyWith the bride and groom coming from different countries and backgrounds, this union was a love they had to fight for.

Having met while on vacation in NYC during the Fall, they decided this is where and when they are going to marry; in an intimate rooftop ceremony with only their closest inner circle. How romantic is that?

After the wedding, NYC is to be their home where they will lay down their roots.

We wanted to mix a clean, translucent modern vibe with wild fall flowers embracing amber and mustard Fall tones. Sarah Saunders Studio did such an incredible job bringing this vision to life through her gorgeous floral arrangements. 

The images are inspiration for the modern chic couple, with a focus on modern fashion-forward pieces, and a real love strong enough to overcome major challenges and transcends race, religion and borders.

Photography: Kylee Yee | Florals: Sarah Saunders | Wedding Dress: The Law Bridal | Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitations: Erin Braun Design | Shoes: Bella Belle | Ring: Bliss Lau | Make Up: Stacie Ford Weddings | Hair: Frank Giacone | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Bridal Dress Shop: SPINA | Bridal Stylist: Madly Bride | Concept/Design: Kylee Yee | Earrings: lele sadoughi | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: borrowed BLU | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Shoes 2: Manolo Blahnik | Top of the Rock: Top Of The Rock | Wedding Dress 2: Unbridaled by Dan Jones

Inside Sharleen Joynt And Andy Levine’s Romantic Wedding Anniversary

If you’re in need of a few romantic ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary – leave it to Bachelor alum Sharleen Joynt and husband Andy Levine to give you all the inspiration you’ve been looking for. These two adorable NYC residents knew exactly how to take advantage of all the city has to offer for their one-year anniversary, from an intimate lunch date in Brooklyn to an exciting night on the town, all captured by Judy Pak Studio. But our favorite part of their special day… it has to be the incredibly thoughtful anniversary gift Andy gave to Sharleen.

The romantic date. Sharleen looked so effortlessly gorg (per usual) in an elegant little black sweater dress from Sezane paired with Zara booties to meet her husband for their anniversary lunch date. The handsome couple met at The Osprey at 1 Hotel in Brooklyn, it was the perfect place for an intimate evening where they could reminisce for hours about their amazing first year as a married couple. Andy, being the perfect gentleman that he is, greeted Sharleen with the most beautiful bouquet of flowers from B Floral and a gift wrapped in shimmering gold ribbon.

The gift exchange. Throughout the entire date, Andy couldn’t help but be anxious for Sharleen to finally open his anniversary gift – a brand new bottle of perfume that she absolutely adores, Beautiful Belle by Estée Lauder. Sharleen just can’t get enough of it and wears it practically every single day… how could she not when it smells as lovely as it does! Beautiful Belle is an irreverent blend of Lychee, Mimosa, Rose Petals, Orange Flower, Gardenia and Marzipan Musk. Of course Sharleen absolutely loved it… there may have even been a happy tear or two.

The night out on the town. After their lunch date and tear-filled gift exchange, Sharleen changed into the most stunning all-white Alexandra Grecco jumpsuit that made her feel like a bride all over again – complete with a fresh spritz of Beautiful Belle of course! The two roamed the charming cobble-stone streets of Dumbo hand-in-hand, caught some breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge and danced the night away on cloud nine. We couldn’t dream up a more magical way to celebrate the happiest of endings.

Photography: Judy Pak Studio | Flowers: B Floral | Dress: Sézane | Shoes: Zara | Creative Direction & Wardrobe Styling: Veronica Rogers | Hair & Make UP: Anna Breeding | Jewlery/Clutch: lele sadoughi | Jumpsuit: Alexandra Grecco | Perfume: Estee Lauder | Restaurant: The Osprey at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Bright Summer Elegance at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

We’re back in the New York groove on SMP! Since this adorable duo got engaged in the West Village and tied the knot in Brooklyn, they decided to incorporate all of their favorite NYC sips and eats on their wedding day. We’re talking New York pizza, Momofuku birthday cake balls and a specialty cocktail from their go-to West Village bar! With a little help from Sasithon Photography of The Wedding Artists Co., NST Pictures (their video is MUST-see!), Jove Meyer Events and DESIGNS BY AHN… their wedding was everything they could have dreamed of and more.

From the Bride… Our wedding was an elegant, black-tie affair at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on a perfect summer evening. The Palm House is all glass, with an open, organic feel that we wanted to keep consistent with our décor, which was sophisticated with bursts of color and plentiful flowers.

We had so many special touches that made our wedding uniquely ours. Our specialty cocktails were mementos of our relationship: the Matahari (Nick’s favorite) is an invention of a West Village bar we frequent, and the Aperol spritz (Amanda’s) is one we enjoyed on our trip to Italy a few years ago.

Before we go any further, check out this amazing video from NST Pictures!
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We got engaged in the West Village in NYC, where we live, so we wanted to incorporate some of our favorite spots, especially for our out-of-town guests. Towards the end of the night, guests had amazing New York pizza – and Joe & Sal’s crushed it with their famous garlic knots! For our wedding favors, we gave guests our favorite Momofuku birthday cake balls. When the band finished its amazing set, our guests sent us off with rose petals to a party bus, where our bridal party and families joined us! Our entire wedding day was perfect in every way.

Photographer: Sasithon Photography of The Wedding Artists Co. | Videographer: NST Pictures | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Cake: Nine Cakes | Stationery: Julia Bez | Ceremony Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Reception Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | Band: Elan Artists | Wedding Favors: Momofuku Milk Bar | Officiant: Peter Boruchowitz | Bride's Hair: Jessica Gillin | Bridesmaid's Hair: Glamsquad | Photo Booth: We Love Photobooths | Planning: Jove Meyer Events | Rentals: Party Rental LTD

Contemporary Red Wedding Inspiration at West Edge in New York City

Is it too early to think about Valentine’s Day? For those of you who are saying I do in February, probably not! It’s just a short couple of months away. If you’re tossing around the idea of classic reds, this one is for you loves. And the trick to not going overboard with red? Let your backdrop sing with whites like Simply Sunshine Events and Faye and Renee Floral and Event Design did here. Have a look in the full gallery from Asher Gardner for even more.

From Lindsay with Simply Sunshine EventsIn a neutral yet contemporary setting, we created this look to exhibit an edgy, modern yet minimalistic style with a high focus on textures, natural elements and repetitive design themes. The inspiration for this event design was drawn from the simplicity and complexity of a violin. The soft curves yet strong lines, the melodies it produces… a clean, vibrant and provocative sound. The design sense is a cross between mid-century and Scandinavian sensibilities all the while being softened with organic elements. We did this through the use of lush florals paired with details with slim profiles and refined accents – harder lines relaxed through the use of more delicate textures

We celebrated this inspiration by layering a limited color palette – various shades of white and sultry reds, accented by brass and wood accents for the most impact. By focusing on just a couple of colors, we reveled in the art of restraint while exuding a fashion-forward style.

Photography: Asher Gardner Photography | Floral Design: Faye and Renee Floral and Event Design | Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri | Reception Venue: West Edge | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Catering: Creative Edge Parties | Hair & Makeup: Melissa Daloia Co Luxury Hair Make Up | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue : West Edge | Cake Design: Sarah & Simon Cake Design | Calligrapher / Stationer: Belles Lettres Calligraphy | Furniture Rentals: RentQuest | Gift Boxes: Fountain Greetings | Planning & Event Design: Simply Sunshine Events | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Stationer: Simply Sunshine Events | Tabletop Rentals: The Tabletop Company | Wedding Dress Atelier: Bridal Atelier Montclair

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High School Sweethearts Who Overcame Tragedy to Celebrate Pure Love

Taylor and Brenden’s anniversary session, and entire love story, fully embodies the ‘for better or worse‘ in ways most people could never imagine! From meeting in high school (seriously, it was meant to be), to a terrifying and grim cancer diagnosis, to truly experiencing a medical miracle and surviving… their story, captured by Brenden’s sister Mikaela Marie Photography, has my whole heart. You can feel their undeniable love in these photos and I adore their sweet and simple details celebrating a big move to the city. You HAVE to read Taylor’s recollection at the bottom of this post!

From Mikaela Marie PhotographyWhere to start with these two? Brenden is my brother and Taylor is my sister-in-law and I am just so proud of these two. When they moved to the NYC area for Brenden to attend law school I just knew that I needed to set up a shoot for them! It wasn’t long ago that we didn’t even know if Brenden would survive, let alone move to NYC to attend law school as a happily married, fully healthy 25 year old! Capturing Brenden and Taylors unwavering love for each other was a breeze. These two haven’t always had it easy but they handle life with grace, strength and a wonderful sense of humor. It rained the morning of our shoot and in true Brenden and Taylor fashion, they rolled with the punches with smiles!

From Taylor… Having someone who dreams your wildest dreams with you isn’t something you expect to find at 15, yet somehow here we are, almost a decade later living the dreams that provided a foundation for what we both thoughts was only going to be a ‘first love’. Brenden and I met each other for the first time, three different times.

When we first met as high school students in driver’s education, and that meeting didn’t go to well. I was a bubbly freshman and Brenden was a sophomore who frankly, would have rather been asleep. Long story short, we exchanged not so pleasantries without even introducing ourselves, and went our separate ways.

The next time we met, Brenden was surprising a friend and he jumped around a corner to surprise who he thought was his friend which Just happened to be me. Embarrassed, we ran separate ways, only to find out later that this was the second time we met. The third time we met was just a matter of days later. As a freshman, Our teacher partnered us up for a practice, round and by the end of class I felt so drawn to this dark haired and eyed boy, compared to my very blonde and blue eyes. But more than anything I was drawn in by his passion for debate, he was well read and he had a knack for masterfully articulating complex details.

From there we started talking nearly 24/7 and haven’t stopped, trust me if you know us you would agree. We bonded over our ambitions that felt too big for our little farm town, and our individual dreams of big city living. We entered our relationship responsibly, as all 15 year old’s obviously do. We agreed that when we were no longer having fun together we were done, no questions asked. Then one week became two, and that became a month, and then all the sudden we were racking up years of photos in the couple’s page of our high school year book.

Like any other Friday in late March, Brenden and I went out on our standing Sushi and dessert date. Brenden had a terrible toothache and we called the date short, so he could rest. The next day he was driving 13 hours to Georgia where his parents had just moved while he stayed behind to finish the last month of high school. Brenden’s pain became unbearable over the drive, and after arriving he went straight to an emergency dentist to see what was wrong. From there it kind of snow balled, the dentist sent him to the ER, the ER ran about every test under the sun and he was admitted to pediatrics for observation because while they still didn’t have any official diagnosis yet, they did know that he was that he was very sick.

On March 21, 2011 Brenden was diagnosed with advanced T cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL for short. From there he started chemo and began his 4-year battle with cancer. Through the first year, and hardest part of Brenden’s chemo he lived in Georgia. His abrupt move to Georgia meant that he would not physically finish his senior year and that we would begin a long-distance relationship at 17 years old, which is a uniquely challenging situation before you even factor in his diagnosis.

During the beginning stages of treatment Brenden was in a clinical trial. Due to the combination of drugs they were using in the trial, he suffered an incredibly rare set of complications. Brenden was giver less than a 5% chance of survival in early June of 2011. We were told if he did survive, his quality of life would leave hi his severely handicapped. We were also told to prepare for the significant possibility that he would die and if he did indeed survive that he would spend the remainder of his life in a vegetative state and needing around the clock care. A major stroke, a craniotomy, and another brain surgery later I stood huddled over the virtually lifeless body of the boy that I had fallen in love with not so long ago.

As I was told after the fact, I stood unwavering and afraid for 3 days strait watching what we were told to assume were the final hours of life for this beautiful boy of mine who had given me his class ring and a promise ring just a few months earlier. In a miraculous act that rewrote medical books, we watched Brenden slowly get better. Over the course of a year he continued a high regimen of chemotherapy while learning to walk, talk and live again. While the summer of 2011 came crashing down around me far away from all of this at home in Kansas, I clung to the notes we had written each other and the promises we had made to one another. After the fact, Brenden and I would later come to find that summer, more than ever we would both loose ourselves in the dreams we had dreamed together. Our idealistic dreams as high school sweethearts like traveling the world and moving to the big city far, far away where we would live, Brenden as a lawyer and I as a child life specials. Dreams of one day having a beautiful home, 4 kids, 2 dogs and a cat, all which had pre-selected names, because that’s type of wanderlust dreams and ambitions you have at 16 before you give up on your dreams and settle for what comes easily.

On the night before his last chemotherapy appointment Brenden told me to dress up to celebrate his final appointment with a dinner at his favorite steakhouse. What he didn’t tell me, was that before dinner we were going to a rose garden and arboretum, and he just happened to have an engagement ring to replace my promise ring from years ago. After he was given a clean bill of health we packed up and moved to attend Missouri State University and being a new chapter of our lives together. Before we knew it, we were wrapping up our bachelor’s degrees and preparing to begin master’s degrees. We did take a break from our near contestant mounting to do lists and go back home and get married in Kansas.

On our wedding day, the majority of things that could go wrong did. It rained all day and night on June 24, 2016 accept for one golden hour that somehow lined up perfectly with our outdoor ceremony. I had dress issues, nearly half of our venders had major issues and our wedding ice cream cake melted before we could cut it. Yet somehow all of this chaos just fell into the background because we were finally, and blissfully living out the first of many dreams we had once clung so tightly too for hope.

When we got married, had you told me we would celebrate our second anniversary in NYC I would have laughed at you. Brenden applied to Seton Hall Law School along with nearly 20 other schools. Seton Hall has a unique program opportunity called the Legal Education Opportunity fellowship. When applying perspective student write an essay on hardships they have overcome in their life. Brenden of course submitted a summary of the last 7 years of his life and was fortunate enough to receive this scholarship. In June of 2018, the weekend of our second anniversary at that, we loaded all of our earthy belongings into our tiny car and a rental truck and then drove two days east to move into our tiny city loft sight unseen.

I truly believe our meeting not once, not twice but three times before it actually stuck and laid the groundwork for our relationship was an adventure that you only see in romantic comedies. I know that the way our lives and relationship changed in 2011as two scarred kids was an unlikely heart break with a hiding blessing at the end that we are still reaping benefits from. Now we are here, in the busiest city in the world, starting the life and living the dreams we dreamed nearly a decade ago. This leap of faith we are taking together in the fearless pursuit of what sets our soul on fire is our greatest adventure thus far, and little did we know that we were being prepared for this very adventure in what felt like the most hopeless time of our lives.

Photography: Mikaela Marie Photography | Floral Design: Mikaela Marie Photography | Dress: Morning Lavender | Film Lab: The Find Lab

This Coney Island Engagement is Guaranteed to Make You Smile

This Coney Island engagement complete with happiest yellow dress will give you life. Or, at the very last, plant a big, huge smile on your face. It has the carefree Summer vibes of a day spent by the sea, with a couple who’s happiness is contagious and a photographer who’s images capture that love and light so beautifully. Dive in to all of Kati Rosado‘s pretty pics right here.

Bill and Taeler met 8 years ago in NYC when their mutual friend invited Bill to a performance at the Bryant Park Dance Festival where Taeler would be performing. Following the performance, they greeted Taeler backstage where she was surrounded by friends that had come to view the performance. Bill remembers being “paralyzed” by her smile, her graciousness, and her sincerity, as she thanked everyone for coming.

They saw each other when out with friends a few times over the next few months, but Taeler was often between legs of her tour, and Bill was in a relationship. One day on a whim, Taeler sent a Facebook chat to Bill, while on tour. It read, “Hiya!” and Bill remembers instantly feeling like all of the butterflies in the known universe were besieging his stomach.

 He asked when she was returning, and for her number. She got a call on a rainy day a few weeks later. It was Bill. He said, he had a friend in town, and was wondering if she’d like to join them for dinner. At the end of the night, Bill asked if he could see her the next day, and she said, only if he wasn’t tired of her. Something must have clicked, because they’ve been together since that day! Their wedding will be next summer in New York City!

Photographer: Kati Rosado Photography | Dress: Reformation | Shoes: Aldo | Earrings: KT Collection, NYC

Metropolitan Building Engagement Session On The Vintage Prop Floor

We don’t feature a lot of engagement shoots, but when we do, they’re usually incredible. This one, sent to us by CLY BY MATTHEW Photography was seriously too charming not to share! Setting the scene among the vintage props on the third floor of the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York, was pretty much pure genius. With towering 12-ft ceilings and soaring windows, not to mention all of the goodies strewn about, it was beyond perfect for this couple’s antique-loving hearts… which only served to bring out the best shots EVER.

From CLY BY MATHEWGlamorous antique style? You got it! The couple wanted an engagement session that would reflect their personality as well as set the same tone as their wedding concept… which will take place in a warehouse in Brooklyn. They couldn’t have chosen a better spot than the Metropolitan Building.  ~ It’s filled with antiques and rustic vibes, yet it carries an unmistakeable, underlying elegance.

Incredibly charming, right?! Want to see more recent work from CLY BY MATTHEW? Head on over to the blog {right here}.

Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW | Gown: Marchesa Notte | Gown: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Makeup: Kumi Craig | Makeup: Nicole Elle | Hair: Deluxe Williamsburg | Groom's Attire: Garrison Bespoke | Warehouse: Metropolitan Building

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Radiant Pops of Red For the Win With This Brooklyn Bash

I’m all for a good pop of color and these bursts of red are beyond perfect. With a vintage chic vibe, this Brooklyn wedding wows from start to finish with color and style, and Brklyn View Photography captured all the chic and sweet looks that make this a real winner. See it all here – and be prepared to start pinning pretty red bridesmaid dresses pronto (so good, right?!)!


From Brklyn View Photography… On a perfect day in Brooklyn, Jenna and Evan prepared to get married in front of their closest family and friends at 501 Union. Jenna is an artist by trade and designed the couples intricate and beautiful wedding invitations. The Bride wore a detailed lace wedding dress with a mix of vintage and modern flare adorned with her grandmother’s clutch, mother’s earrings and crystal encrusted headpiece. Jenna’s engagement ring is a stunner! The diamond and slightly ovaled shaped diamond is a family heirloom that Evan had created into her engagement ring – so romantic!!

The bridesmaids each picked our their own dress in similar vibrant hues of red and coral creating such a lovely pop of color among the bridal party. Stems Brooklyn constructed an incredible floral Chuppah that had a tropical twist.

For the couples first look, we walked over the Gowanus Canal to find a bit of greenery in Brooklyn which made for absolutely perfect portraits. Their Jewish wedding ceremony was filled with honored traditions, lots of love and even a few happy tears.

Simple and elegant touches decorated the reception space at 501 Union while guest enjoyed cocktail hour at the bar and danced the night away under the disco ball. It was truly a magical wedding day and I’m so honored to have been there with them to capture all the special and shared moments.



Photography: Jainé Kershner Photography | Coordination: Modern Kicks | Floral Design: Stems Brooklyn | Wedding Invitations: Jenna Stempel-Lobell | Bride's Shoes: Altuzarra | Catering: Purslane Catering | Hair + Makeup: Rouge NY | DJ: Love Junkies | Groom's Attire: Nordstrom | String Quartet: Lucy Music | Wedding Venue: 501 Union | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Bride's Headband: Lovely Bridal Shop | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals