Together with this beautiful couple, I planned this wedding in 3.5 months! We had to move quickly on many things, but the fact that Somia was always so decisive, confident in her choices and had excellent taste made it a complete pleasure. Watch their video highlight from Kiss the Bride Films below and read more about their elegant Rainbow Room wedding on our blog post here!
Spring is my favourite season as things start growing, everything slowly turns green and flowers become gloriously abundant! Emily and Michael were married in June in the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The weather was touch and go with the rain that day, but we managed to have the ceremony outdoors on a paved section of the gardens surrounded by the magnificent lush trees. Their close friend married them and their two brothers stood with them under the simple and elegant chuppah. Emily did not have traditional bridesmaids, but her four good friends helped as ushers and she gifted them personalized jackets.
I loved the palette with creamy whites and vibrant greens with a sunshine pop of yellow. Emily was leaning towards more muted colours and Michael to bright pops, so this was the perfect balance for them! The centerpieces by Mimosa were a mix of metallic copper terrariums and vase arrangements incorporating ranunuclus, passion flowers, tree peonies, allium buds and garden roses. The backdrop of the head table was a magnificent green wall with a neon sign “The Kuzies”. The calligraphy escort cards were hung with mini gold clothespins and displayed on a wall flanked by 2 green walls.
Emily surprised Michael with a groom’s cake from his favourite bakery, the “birthday cake” from Milkbar and had it iced with “let’s always have our cake and eat it too”. Their favours were super delicious whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies. Thank you to the amazing Judy Pak for these delightful images!
Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Planner: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Caterer: Patina Restaurant Group | Flowers: Mimosa | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Strings: Luminous Sounds | Videography: McKenzie Miller Films | Groom's cake: Milkbar | Favours: One Girl Cookies | Linens: Party Rental Ltd | Photobooth: Amazebooths | Stationer: Bella Figura | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Mary Ellen | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Hair: Liam Carey | Gown: Isabelle Armstrong via Kleinfeld Bridal | Transport: Leros | Valet: Advanced Parking Concepts
Halloween is Jenn and Alex's favourite holiday, so it was only fitting when they found that weekend available at the Liberty Warehouse, they decided they were meant to get married on Halloween weekend! Their favourite colours are black and red and they wanted to create a dark, moody and deeply romantic black tie event.
They were married under a dramatic chuppah of overgrown crimson reds and deep greens, with ivory candles in glass hurricanes at the base. Two black cast iron urns marked the beginning of the aisle. Jenn carried a bouquet with deep burgundy reds that were almost black. It was absolutely stunning against her elegant Lihi Hod two piece dress (a sequin, crystal and pearl top over a satin skirt). For the dinner reception Putnam & Putnam used black tapers in cut glass holders and black pillar handles in hurricanes which created a wildly romantic atmosphere. The crimson red and deep burgundy florals had such interesting texture and moment. They even used deep purple artichokes!
Jenn and Alex really wanted to create a fun party for their guests. We brought in the Brooklyn Oyster Party for the cocktail reception, where two attendants shucked a variety of oysters for guests to enjoy. We also had the Korilla BBQ truck come late night and serve Korean tacos and burritos to guests during the after party. Guests were encouraged to bring Halloween costumes to change into. For those who did not have them, we distributed a basket of masks for them to use.
Nine Cakes created a cake with a tumble of sugar flowers, metallic gold brush strokes on the top tiers and gold foliage accents. Inside it had alternating layers of banana chocolate chip cake and dark chocolate cake, with two layers of cream cheese and a center layer of salted caramel frosting. YUM!
One of Jenn's bridesmaids and good friends happens to be an amazing painter (Abe Design). She painted pictures of Jenn and Alex from special moments in their lives together, which were printed in their save the dates. She also painted the day of programme, cocktail signs and a portrait of the bride and groom. Fourteen Forty designed their invitations and I loved the pearl white seal with an image of a masquerade mask that was used to hold the modern suite together.
This was such a unique celebration and we were so happy to have been a part of! Thank you to Ron at Brian Dorsey Studios for capturing all these special moments!
Published on The Black Tie Bride
Wedding Planning and Design: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Liberty Warehouse | Floral Design: Putnam & Putnam | Cake: Nine Cakes | Lighting: Pegasus Productions | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd and Patina Rentals | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Photography: Ron at Brian Dorsey Studios | Ceremony Strings: Elan Artists | Hair: Liam Carey | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Food truck: Korilla | Oyster Bar: Brooklyn Oyster Party | After Party DJ: Lauren Ritter | Invitations: Fourteen Forty | Save the Dates and Day of Paperie: Abe Design Co. | After Party Skirt: Wardrobe by Dulcinea | Bridesmaids: Amsale