Jess + Mike’s Intimate City Wedding, I

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

We’re kicking off this week with a sweet city wedding shot by photographer Heather Waraksa. I always get very excited to share NYC weddings, not only because it’s where I live, but its atmosphere emits such an amazing sense of style that it comes off effortlessly. Jess and Mike are no different. While on a modest budget, they had a meaningful and intimate wedding surrounded by close friends and family.

Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding

From the stylish bride, Jessica:
My dress was borrowed from a friend who was a stylist for many years, the coat was also borrowed from this friend, the gloves were vintage and a gift. My shoes are Dieppa Restrepo, unisex handmade shoes by two young Colombian/New Yorker designers. My bracelet is by Aesa (Randi Mates), a close friend and amazing jewelry designer, who also made us our rings. I bought the flowers for my bouquet at the flower market in Chelsea and two of my best friends put it together. The locations are my friend’s Randi and Gregory’s apartment in Brooklyn, City Hall and the Chelsea Hotel. Mike wore clothes found at various thrift stores, and Spanish handmade boots we’d bought this summer while in Andalucia.

Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Vintage New York NYC indie wedding
Check back soon for their wedding!



8 comments
  1. Dognbird

    These two are adorable, love the vintage touches – the stamp, the shoes, the dress. Great vibe.

  2. lydia

    love love the oxfords!

  3. Meredith Perdue

    You feature some of the most incredible intimate weddings, Amanda!

  4. Very Married

    how beautiful are these pictures???

  5. Elizabeth

    It looks like scenes from a Sophia Coppola movie! So dreamy and hip!

  6. Inky

    I love your photographs and I love how vintage-y their wedding looks. I would die to have you photograph my wedding! (Although it would take years before it happens) :D

  7. Dustin @ Diamond Studio

    Real people, depicted in a very realistic manner. The photographer sure knows her stuff and the honesty of her pictures are breathtaking in their simplicity, capturing the raw essence of NY folk. Jess and Mike really look and sound like an awesome couple, and I wish them all the best and a fabulous future together.

  8. Fatima

    I am having a wedding dress sewn to look like this gorgeous one, I wish there were more detailed photos of a dress. It’s absolutely the most beautiful wedding dress I’ve seen, I’m so nervous for the result if mine is going to look like this beauty.

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