Real wedding at Loft Seven: Melissa + Bob

sweet moment between couple

Loving this chic palette of greys, whites and greens with just a pop of the burgundy!  More details from their wedding planner below.

black bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen

black bridesmaid dresses and white bouquets

wedding shoes

red calla lily bouquet

bridal portrait on staircase

bridal couple with red bouquet

white centerpieces on grey linens

white floral centerpieces

grey and white wedding reception

grey tablecloth with white centerpiece

all white table setting for wedding

white wedding cake with fresh flowers

From their wedding planner:

Melissa & Bob were one of my favorite couples last year. As soon as I met them, I knew they didn’t want the traditional wedding.  Instead, they wanted a sophisticated dinner party reception with great food, great drinks, and lots of quirky fun.  From the beginning, the bride had her eye on a fabulous loft in downtown LA (LoftSeven) which as you will see really captures the essence of city living in Los Angeles – the noise, the smells, the traffic, who knew!  The couple fell in love with a neutral palate of soft, pale grey, white and green.  We added deep burgundy calla lilies in the bouquet for that extra pop!  Of course no dinner party catered by Heirloom LA can be complete without a full dessert bar with everything from carrot cakes to inside out s’mores courtesy of Cake Monkey.

Vendors:
Catering:  Heirloom LA
Coordinator:  Love in LA Events
DJ:  Red Shoe DJ
Desserts:  Cake Monkey
Dress:  Michelle Rahn 
Florist:  Peony and Plum
Rentals:  Town and Country
Venue:  LoftSeven
Photography:  Picotte Weddings

[images from Picotte Weddings]

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Real Brooklyn wedding: Yoona + James

Lets start the week off with a nice Brooklyn wedding shall we?  This one was held at Brooklyn Winery, quickly becoming one of my favorite local venues!

 

VENDORS

Photographer: Miho Aikawa
Ceremony Venue / Reception Venue: Brooklyn Winery
Hotel: Hotel Williamsburg
Florist: DIY flowers
Caterer: Brooklyn Winery’s kitchen
Hair / Make-up: Jina Pak at JAC Beauty
Bakery: Keavy at Kumquat Cupcakery
Wedding Dress: Priscilla’s of Boston
DJ: DJ Matty D. Stuart

[images from Miho Aikawa]

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Real wedding: Sarah + Moses

VENDORS

Photographer: Laura Miller for Weddings by Two
Photobooth: We Love Photobooths
Ceremony & Dinner Reception: Korean Church Of Queens
Post Reception & Portraits: Gary’s Loft, Penthouse
Caterer & Traditional Korean Ceremony: DaeDong Manor
Cupcakes baked by: Samantha Murer
Hair: JoshB
Make-Up and Lashes: VaShaya Ramsey
Bridal Dress: WHITE by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Veil and Bridesmaids Hair Pieces: Handmade
Groom Suit: John Varvatos
Bridesmaid Dresses: asos.com
Bridesmaids Jewelry: Handmade by Easter Ahn aka my sister-in-law
Handmade, DIY, help of family and friends: All floral arrangements and hair pieces, Veil, All ceremony decorations, Cupcake decorative table, Gary’s loft decorations, Print work (invites, programs, message cards etc..), partial hair and make-up, even the Emcee and DJ.

As a young Korean American couple living on a budget, we wanted to have a wedding honoring our Korean parents without compromising our own style and fun. Traditionally, Korean weddings are celebrated honoring the bride and groom’s parents where the guest list can be anywhere from 250 to 500+ people of mostly friends of the parents– that meant having an open invite wedding. A wedding with a guest list of 300 people can be bad for the pocketbook of a budget minded couple in NYC. This meant bringing out the true Martha Stewart in me. From the programs to the flowers, cupcakes to the even the Emcee and DJ, our wedding was mostly handmade/DIY with the help of our dearest family and friends. Our parents had their fun during the ceremony and dinner reception which was held at our church. Afterwards, close friends and family headed over to Gary’s Loft for a post reception with a more personal touch of who we are as a couple. Thanks to Gary’s Loft, we had a country meets city theme in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. With heartfelt toasts, photobooth frenzies, and some good ‘ol booty shaking the work put out was well worth it.

[images from Weddings by Two]
Weddings by Two is a sponsor of Brooklyn Bride

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Real Australian wedding: Letitia + Michael

This Australian wedding has one of the coolest invitation & signage suites I’ve seen in a while, designed by the bride herself!  I’m just loving all the bright colors!

 

 From the bride:

As I am a big fan of modern design, and bright colours, I tried to keep our wedding day modern, but the vintage twist snuck in (deco dress, our vintage e-type, mansion surrounds) & also using the Australian flowers and natives in the bouquet Hard as it is, I became so addicted to making mood boards for modern weddings in the city/ art gallery spaces/ cool bars etc, it was strange how we ended up with a mixed theme on the day! But the venue was only a 30 minute drive from the city- so it was a perfect weekender location, with a recovery lunch the following day at Shadowfax Winery for pizzas and live jazz music.
Our garden ceremony was held at a historic homestead on the property of one of Australias’ oldest Mansions, Werribee Mansion, nestled amongst stunning Jurassic trees and never-ending gardens, with a true Australiana feel. Next door to the Mansion, is the Open Range Safari Zoo, as guests entered the property they could view over the river giraffes and other African animals running in this bush home. Michael & Letitia chose this venue to celebrate their pasts, Letitia having lived in South Africa along the Crocodile River for 5 years, and Michael having been brought up as a teen in the same area as the Mansion, and to celebrate a new future together filled with our selected friends & family! 
The Australian/ African/ slightly vintage yet still modern inspired day was set from the beginning in all of the design for the invitation suite that Letitia delighted in creating and illustrating! From the invitation suite, the badges, the ceremony cards and the little sign cards for guests to write on.
Dress was by Gwendolynne (a local Melbourne designer)
Head Piece was Richard Nylon

[images from Sayher Heffernan]

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Real elopement: Anka + Josh

 Anka + Josh came over from Switzerland with 2 friends as witnesses to get married on The Highline….seriously, how cool is that?  So low key and relaxed, it looks totally dreamy.  Afterwards, they headed to a tattoo parlor and got each others initials tattooed…that just brings the coolness factor up even more!

VENDORS

Anka’s dress: Jenny Packham
Anka’s shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Josh suit: Hugo Boss
Anka’s hair & makeup were done at the hotel by people from the hotel
Tattoo parlor: Infinity Tattoo (614 8th Avenue)

[images from Jennifer Sosa Photography]

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