My seventh wedding of 2017 was a miracle of connections. Reconnecting with me after a decade through an insta search for #weddingshoes (seriously!), I was so impressed you found me! You had planned everything as you wanted it for your intimate and personal Brooklyn wedding to A, and I was so honored to come on board in the final weeks (literally!) to help bring it all together. Passing the day-of duties on to my amazing assistant coordinator, Katie, we got you through a slightly rainy outdoor wedding without missing a beat. My every warm wish goes to you and your family for a memorable 2018!
As I look forward to my 2018 couples and weddings, I'm FINALLY getting around to featuring all of the gorgeousness and awesomeness of my 2017 couples!
The 2017 wedding season began early for me with this stunner of a wedding! With glorious Gowanus, Brooklyn as their backdrop, this Astoria, Queens couple gathered 120 of their nearest and dearest to celebrate their union at what has easily become one of my favorite wedding venues, The Green Building, which had a former industrial life as home to the Brass Foundry. The bride had a hand in every design detail - from consulting with her florist (Petals & Roots) on the tablescapes, to selecting chargers, flatware, lighting, signage, and welcome table decor - at every turn the choices felt uniquely like the bride and groom.
April showers came early for this late March wedding, moving the first look and all formal photos indoors while I oversaw final venue preparations (including place carding each seat at the table with my handwritten calligraphy). The ceremony, officiated by a mutual friend, was deeply heartfelt, from the couple's written vows, to the groom selecting a surprise song for his soon-to-be wife to process down the aisle to (inside scoop: she recognized it immediately and knew its meaning).
After vows, we flipped the room effortlessly, converting it from formal ceremony seating to reception space, all while guests noshed on delicious food and drink from Brooklyn's own Pies 'n' Thighs (who also catered the buffet dinner). Toasts, dances, and cake cutting followed, until the couple opened the dance floor for a late-night party, while friends scooped up Coolhaus Ice Cream and Pies 'n' Thighs signature pies and donuts. As the clock struck midnight, all departed to the afterparty, and we turned off the lights on this gorgeous venue. But for the bride and groom, their journey was just getting started!
TEAM SAM + ANTHONY:
Ceremony + Reception Venue | The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY
Catering | Pies 'n' Thighs, Brooklyn, NY
Dessert Truck | Coolhaus Ice Cream
Photography | Love + Wolves Co
Floral | Petals & Roots, Astoria, NY
DJ | 74 Events (James Mulry)
Cake | Patty Bakes
Hair + Makeup | Glam Squad
Bride's Dress | Lovely Bride
Groomsmens' Tuxes | The Black Tux
Event Rentals | Broadway Party Rentals + The Green Building
Officiant | Jason Mannion, friend of the couple
Signage Calligraphy | Dan Craig + Tim Stumm, friends of the couple
Place Card Calligraphy | Stephanie Gatton Events
Wedding Coordination | Stephanie Gatton Events
All gorgeous photography below courtesy of the amazing LOVE + WOLVES CO!
My sixth wedding of 2017 took me back to the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, my first home in NYC before I decamped to Astoria permanently. Shiralee, you were just an absolute dream client to work with! I had such a fun time getting to know you and help bring your day together! You chose one of my very favorite venues in all the city, and from that began a beautiful partnership with the amazing team at Frankie’s 457! Your attention to design and detail really made for a stunning wedding. House Landwin FTW! My every warm wish goes to you both for a memorable 2018!
Click HERE to view the full gallery of their gorgeous garden wedding!
You're first in the lineup of my 2017 couple thank-you notes! I'm honored to have been a part of making your big day a success. You are a beautiful couple, and assembled a crackpot team of vendors I've come to turn to again and again since your wedding day. Thank you for choosing a gorgeous venue in The Green Building, which has allowed me to grow and nurture a relationship with their team and space that I'll forever be indebted to you for. I SO enjoyed bringing together your Irish and Puerto Rican families for a heartfelt ceremony and raucous good party! My every warm wish goes to you for a memorable 2018!
Click HERE to view the full gallery of photos from this gorgeous wedding!