Bridal Market: Kenneth Pool

I think the Kenneth Pool line tends to go more towards the classic bride, but everyone can find something to love in this collection.  These were some of my favs…

[images from Trent Bailey]

Trent Bailey is a sponsor of Brooklyn Bride

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Outside the Flower Box

Fall is in the air! We’re suckers for crisp cool air and ruddy cheeks. After the long warm summer days, piling on big, comfy sweaters and having cozy dinners at home couldn’t be more welcome. During these autumn months there are so many gorgeous flowers (I’m mean look at those dahlias; they are good enough to eat) but there are also a plethora of fruits and veggies to be found at local farm and supermarkets alike. We decided to utilize all of the season’s bountiful harvest in our floral inspiration this month. From tiny crabapple seating cards to a crisp radish bouquet there are endless possibilities when it comes to designing an autumn wedding. Serving a family style meal at large farmhouse tables is a great way to encourage your guests to interact with one another. Placing your centerpiece in a petite vintage crate helps to carry the earthiness of the fall aesthetic through to the tablescape. Last but not least…don’t forget to serve up plenty of apple cider!

Trent Bailey photographed this months ‘Outside the Flower Box’ for us and we couldn’t have asked for a more talented photographer! Originally from Louisiana (same home state as Sierra) his Southern charm is just as lovely as his photographs! He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we can’t recommend him enough to anyone looking for some one to capture their big day.

credits:
floral and event design by poppies & posies
photography by Trent Bailey Photography

Trent Bailey and Poppies & Posies are sponsors of Brooklyn Bride

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Real elopement: Danielle + Gregor

When this adorable elopement landed in my inbox from Trent Baily, I just let out a big sigh…everything was just sheer perfection…her Zoey Deschanel bangs & kicky dress, to their wedding bands made out of NY quarters!  And of course, capturing their updated Facebook statuses….genius!

Eloping to New York filled us with excitement of the old school charm of the recently renovated court house, the private wedding chamber and the escapism that follows but there was also a bit of anxiety…we would be alone, no family mostly reliant on new connections to help make our day spectacular.   Those new connections were a gift.
We met Trent the day before our wedding to stroll through the city and guide us with a friendly smile and encouragement through the first heat wave.  We strolled through the streets and stopped in quaint spots, smiling and laughing with Trent as he snapped pictures, hailed cabs and cajoled us to press forward even as the temperature increased.
That evening, Greg and I had dinner with his good friend, Alyson.  It was the first time I met her and we gleefully confessed our plan to elope the next day.  Alyson called her boss on the spot, took the day off and met us in our hotel room before the ceremony with her mother’s pearls in hand (something old and borrowed), a wonderful wedding gift and a superman-attitude that more than filled the shoes of best man, bridesmaid, and general all-time cheering section.
Trent met the three of us at the court house and our dream became reality.  The court house was filled with joyful couples dressed in casual shorts and elegant dresses and even the occasional tux and frilly white dress.  A buzz of happiness filled the room as Greg and I and Alyson and Trent chatted and walked through the most important day of our lives with the camera lens quietly clicking in the  background.  Congratulations from strangers followed us onto the streets from the courthouse to the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to the champagne toast that followed.

I cannot not imagine those moments without remembering the kindness of the strangers that made our day.  It spoke to how important connections in life really are…the photographer I found on the internet, an old friend of Greg’s I just met, the florist who created the perfect bouquet, the genuine joy and warm of a NYC court house wedding.

Vendors:

Flowers: Elizabeth Ryan Floral Design
Dress: Victoria Simons

[images from Trent Bailey]

Trent Bailey is a sponsor of Brooklyn Bride.

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