I think this Brooklyn wedding may be one of my favorites of 2017. I admit I do say that a lot… However, having a Brooklyn Winery wedding will not disappoint. The light in the ceremony room is to die for, the brick walls are so classic New York, and the hanging succulents break up the brick and give it a warm and cozy feel. It was the perfect spot for my vintage style bride and groom who, by the way, wrote their own vows, had a friend officiate, had cheesecake and cannolis in lieu of cake, served lemonade and fried chicken (!) on the prettiest vintage china, wrapped a purple iris in the bride’s grandfather’s handkerchief as her bouquet, and skipped the bridal party. And check out that little nook with old photos and faded wallpaper where they waited after the ceremony.
And if you love vineyards and all things wine, check out this other vineyard wedding on my blog.
A little about our stunning couple:
Brooke and Brett met on the dance floor in Fire Island in the summer of 2015. Brett spotted Brooke dancing in a circle of friends and was immediately drawn to her energy. His next thought was, “How can I meet this girl?”. When the song “Footloose” came on, Brett used his best dance skills to win his way into her heart. And these guys have some serious skills.
Their first date took place two weeks later. While sharing a kiss in a doorway, Brett cradled Brooke’s face in his hands. At that moment, Brooke knew she had met the man she would marry. Her thought was “I’m home.”
Their relationship quickly progressed and a year and a half later Brett asked Brooke to be his wife. The day was Brett’s birthday, the place was House of Yes in Brooklyn. They were out with friends celebrating Brett’s birthday, all dressed up in Carnival gear. Brett was nervous all night, and Brooke noticed he was acting weird but thought nothing of it. At around 1 a.m. Brett and Brooke were pulled on stage by dancers from the club. Brooke noticed a cake and thought his friends got him a special dance. As the club goers were singing Happy Birthday, Brett got down on one knee. Brooke was taken off guard and in true fashion started crying and hyperventilating. Of course she said yes! Sigh…
Four months later they married at BK Winery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A perfect place for two wine lovers. The funky, eclectic vibe of the venue perfectly matched their personalities. The day was intimate and personal, from the homemade Chuppah to their handwritten vows. They had the wedding and party they wanted…a day that would be memorable and fun for all the people they love. And that DJ was a-mazing.
Location- BK Winery, Williamsburg, NY
Dress- Abigail dress from BHLDN
Shoes- Blue Suede sandals from Banana Republic
Girls’ Dresses- Target
Boy’s Bowtie – Crewcuts by JCrew
Groom’s Suit- Suit Supply
Jewelry- Brides’ bracelet was borrowed from her Mom; Earrings from BHLDN; Groom’s cufflinks were a gift from the bride purchased on Etsy; pocket square was handmade by a family friend
Fascinator– Petite Coat Lane
Officiant- Friend of the Groom- Jeffrey Novack
Ceremony Music- Guitarist- Brandon Hayes (friend of the groom) and cellist- Kate Kim (a close friend of the bride)
Reception music- DJ Gio
Lace Chuppah Cover- Handmade by a family friend
Hair & Makeup- Sunny Johnson
Flowers- Flower Garden Inc.
Tableware and china -Provided by BK Winery
Cake/dessert- Cheesecakes and Cannolis from Venieros
Caterer- BK Winery
Party favors were wine bottle shaped cookies (as both bride and groom share a passion for wine). The men involved got a tie, socks, and a monogrammed handmade handkerchief; women involved got a piece of jewelry