Lindsay and Joe’s Garner Arts Center wedding was my last celebration of 2017, and boy did we have fun.
Honestly, it helps a ton when the bride and groom live a block away. Seeing our relationship grow from client-vendor to friends over the course of a few months really made their wedding day special to me.
Lindsay and Joe decided to have their wedding in a really cool space, Garner Arts Center, just north of New York City. The place is quite new to the wedding industry but they host a lot of artistic events and performances, which gives it a very edgy and original vibe. The rooms are filled with sculptures, paintings, and awesome trinquets of all sorts, creating a very unique backdrop for a wedding.
It poured all day and the sky never really lit up, but we had so much fun walking around the property taking pictures. Lindsay and Joe were really into it, and I know they had a blast throughout the entire day. Just look at the pictures, especially around the bottom of the page, where you’ll see them dance their asses off on the dance floor. Congrats to them both, and I will see you back in Brooklyn!
Cassie and Justin had the longest, and most fun City Hall and Gramercy Hotel elopement.
Usually, City Hall elopements last a few hours at least. But Cassie and Justin wanted to make it big. They invited friends and family members from all over the world, from Hong Kong to Canada.
We all headed to City Hall for a short and sweet ceremony, followed by a walk around City Hall Park. We stopped at a pretzel stand and grabbed some snacks, before taking the subway towards the West Village for a short stop in Justin’s favorite donut shop. We continued out journey through Manhattan with a stroll in the Village, all the way to the Gramercy Hotel. That is where more friends and family met us for a dinner on the rooftop.
Not much was planned during the day and we improvised a lot. From the streets and itineraries we took, to the speeches at the end of dinner, everything was done instinctively which made the whole day even more genuine and heartfelt. I definitely had a blast following Cassie and Justin around all day, even though I got home exhausted. Who knew a City Hall elopement could be so grand. Congrats to the happy quirky couple!
Juwita and Mike had a really beautiful, yet super low-key boho wedding at Maison-May Dekalb, in Brooklyn. They managed to organize the whole affair in a few months, without a wedding planner, to keep things as personal as possible. The couple wanted the wedding to look like them and incorporated elements that reflected their personalities and little quirks: they used carnation as the sole flower throughout the reception and ceremony space (Juwita loves how underrated they are), they got ready together at their apartment with their cats, they talked about zombies in their vows… Juwita and Mike stayed true to themselves during their wedding day, and I am sure it was so lovely, for their family and friends who know them so well, to see them unite their lives forever in such simplicity and truth. It was a real testimony of love between those two, and I can see nothing but greatness in their future. Juwita and Mike moved me with their love, and how they managed to create such a beautiful and perfect day without make a big show of it. Congrats to them both!!