The bride and groom helped each other get ready, and then they were off for a walk to the park for some couple's portraits. I know it's traditional to get ready separately, but I have to say, I just love the intimacy of these two helping each other and having these moments for just the two of them. It just goes to show that there is no "right" or "wrong" way to plan a wedding...just your way. And bravo to Katie Jean Photos for capturing these gorgeous images. I do love some black and whites, and the warm tones of this fall day along with the pure love that is so clearly felt between these two is truly moving...made even more precious knowing how close it came to being a very different story.
Alex had been dreaming of our Santorini gown. In fact, when she first contacted us, she said she was really just coming in to see that dress. Sometimes you just know. In her case, the colors of those chiffon flowers, the beaded waistline, the flowing silk skirt...it was all just perfect! We created a beautiful Juliet style custom beaded veil, and sprinkled in a few flowers to tie it all together. Alex popped into the public restroom to put it on herself (that might be a first!) and she's every bit the beautiful bride. Love her little pop of color velvet shoes too! Time for these two to get married! A pretty bouquet and some DIY flowers from Tiny Hearts Farm, and then it was off to the boathouse to recite their vows. Their closest family and friends gathered by the lake to witness, and then on to celebrations with a few beers at Threes Brewing in Brooklyn. It wasn't a big production, it wasn't lavish. It was simple. And genuine. And truly moving. A dream wedding in my book, because it was absolutely overflowing with joy and love. Don't get me wrong, I love all kinds of weddings and elopements, many of them quite elaborate, but more important than any of those decisions you may agonize over: seating charts, floral installations, menus, music, and yes, even your dress, the two of you being in the moment and sharing your love - that's what makes a wedding a wedding. Happy anniversary you two. Enjoy married life, and may you have so many more unforgettable memories to cherish together.
Dress: Santorini by Claire Pettibone
Photographer: Katie Jean Photography
Rings & Engagement Necklace: Hutcherson Goldsmithing
Bouquet & Diy Flowers: Tiny Heart Farms
Ceremony Venue: Purslane at the Boat House
Reception Venue: Threes Brewing