Real wedding: Amanda + Jeremy

I caught glimpses of Amanda’s wedding on Facebook, so when she sent me the pictures to post, I jumped at the chance!  Its so sweet and simple, and I love that she did all her own florals, and thought about the personality of each bridesmaid for their bouquets.

What is special about a wedding is that it allows every detail and choice to reflect your personality. When Jeremy and I began the planning process we knew right away that we wanted to keep our guest list small and have a relaxed and informal wedding. We call Brooklyn home and we wanted our out-of-town family and friends to experience the best of Brooklyn as they celebrated with us.

A neighborhood garden on Bergen Street served as the perfect location for our ceremony and a pre-ceremony cocktail hour. We served fresh fruit and cold drinks and Jeremy and I were able to greet each person as they arrived. After everyone arrived we invited them to stand near us for the short ceremony. Afterwards everyone walked over to the Flatbush Farm for an amazing meal.

As a florist, I love so many different flowers and it was tough to decide what I wanted to use for the bouquets and centerpieces. My personal style tends to be very clean and simple, and I don’t like too many flowers mixed together. My bridesmaids carried bouquets of all one type of flower that I thought fit their personality. Jeremy wanted his boutonniere to be a dark flower– so I used a great summer flower called scabiosa. My bouquet was a bunch of white astilbe. For the centerpieces I filled mason jars with hosta leaves, fern, chamomile and millet grass.


Brides’ ring: St. Kilda
Grooms’ ring: Fly Rite Tattoo
Favors: black & white cookies from Mazzola Bakery
Officiant: Rev. Charles Gilmore
Photographer: Marisela Vargas
Flowers: QuatreCoeur
Reception dinner: Flatbush Farm

[iages from Marisela Vargas]

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8 Comments to “Real wedding: Amanda + Jeremy”

  1. Emily Says:

    Oh wow… I’m getting hungry just thinking of the potential menu options for this reception. Flatbush Farm is amazing. What a lovely little affair!

  2. Rock Paper Scissors Events Says:

    I love the bouquets! Awesome work ladies!

  3. Kimberly Says:

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amanda on a few occasions and also an opportunity to meet Jeremy. A sweeter couple, you cannot find.

    So excited to see their special day and all the beautiful and thoughtful details that made it all about them. So personal and absolutely perfect!

  4. Alison @ The Knotty Bride Says:

    Awww Amanda! You look so lovely! I am LOVING the florals. Way to go taking it on yourself. Amazing job!

  5. Dognbird Says:

    Such a beautiful and creative wedding. Love the vibe.

  6. Sarah Says:

    Too TOO lovely. I love Quatre Couer and Amanda you look stunning. Perhaps most importantly, gorgeous blooms :)

  7. Hunter Valley Gardens Says:

    The DIY garden wedding is the new trend! We love the shots!

  8. Pattie Wall Says:

    Love that little girl at the ‘goodies’ table!! (That’s my granddaughter!!)

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