Mingie and Takeshi’s day was split in half, between a sweet and intimate backyard wedding at Frankies Spuntino and a casual reception at Fawkner with a denim outfit and a collector baseball hat. I personally love when a couple finds ways to be fully themselves, with all its contradictions and many facets. Mingie and Tak’s day was very genuine, and to me that’s what made it so beautiful.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful and included the couple’s family and Mingie’s best friend, who played the cello as the bride walked down the aisle. Followed by the ceremony was a gorgeous brunch in the garden with cheese, bread, and olive oil (the French in me LOVES this!). The bride’s sister Juju and her boyfriend did most of the work at Frankies Spuntino by gathering flowers at a Park Slope deli the day prior to the big day to make homemade flower arrangement in mismatched vases. Juju was also Mingie and Tak’s officiant.
After a little break, they all headed to Fawkner in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn for a fun reception with all their friends. Mingie and Tak changed in their evening outfits, which included a gorgeous denim cowgirl outfit for the bride with her favorite Patsy Cline’s lyrics embroidered on it. They had delicious cakes and bar finger food, as well as a sweet video retracing their lives playing in the backroom. Fawkner was filled with love for those two.
Check the pictures below as well as the list of vendors!
Bride’s first dress: Modern Trousseau
Bride’s second dress: Reformation
Bride’s cowgirl outfit: Penelope Gazin
Groom’s ceremony outfit: The Black Tux (shoes by Gucci)
Cakes: Buttermilk Bakeshop
Flowers: Zuzu Petals
Make Up Artist and Cello Player: Ivan Luza
About a month ago, I gathered a few badass ladies I know from the wedding industry and together we brought this minimalist, gem-loving industrial styled wedding shoot to life at a gorgeous loft in Red Hook, the Jupiter House.
My friends Lucie and Brian, who have been married for a few years, played the game and put on their fanciest outfits (A Huge Boss suit for him, a gorgeous backless Loulette Bride dress for her) to become bride and groom again.
I wanted this shoot to be as minimalistic as possible to focus on textures and colors. Blue agates were used as simple plate decoration, and mirrored the gems displayed all over the gorgeous loft. The flower arrangements by Liv Florally were so astonishingly beautiful that they stool out all on their own as the center of focus of the table. The warm colors of the bouquet and centerpieces contrasted with the industrial vibes of the loft, and they gave a pop of color to a rather dark set up.
Check the images below as well as the full list of vendors at the end of this blog post!
Thank you to all the amazing ladies who share their talent for this minimalist, gem-loving wedding styled shoot!
Flowers by Liv Florally
Cake by Buttermilk Bakeshop
Dress by Loulette Bride
Suit by Hugo Boss
Make Up by Aerica Grey
Hair by Jolie Mane
Plates by CB2
Linen and cutlery by West Elm
Who hasn’t dreamt of having a French wedding in a chateau? And who hasn’t dreamt of SHOOTING one? Anne-Laure and Richard trusted me to capture their special day, and boy am I glad they did. As soon as all the details were nailed down I packed my gear bag and a suitcase, I crossed the Atlantic, and off I went to witness their beautiful religious ceremony followed by an unforgettable wedding reception at the Chateau de Bois le Roi.
Anne-Laure and Richard wore their hearts on their sleeves so the day was full of very palpable emotions, and it was truly beautiful to watch all of it unfold. As someone who is more interested in the raw emotions than overly directed poses, these two were the perfect clients. They let go of everything and enjoyed the day fully with all its tears and laughters.
The chateau itself was a gorgeous setting and a treat to work in. It had the prettiest garden with statues and fountains and a great reception room that opened on an adorable courtyard. It was a perfect spot for a summer celebration.
I will never forget this beautiful French wedding at the Chateau de Bois le Roi. And who knows, maybe my pictures will inspire you to say I do in France!