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Rooftop Farm Wedding

Modern Weddings

When you’ve got a bride who’s an urban farmer, there’s essentially no venue more ideal for wedding festivities than a rooftop garden. Luckily bride Alia just so happens to work at Brooklyn Grange, a site which provided the perfect backdrop for a celebration with beau Ian and their closest friends and family. Thank you Brookelyn Photography for capturing it all!

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From the photographer, Brooke of Brookelyn Photography: The Brooklyn Grange has got to be one of NYC’s most jaw dropping + unique venues. A full-time working rooftop urban farm with 380 degrees views of both the Manhattan skyline + Brooklyn + Queens. Although magical at any time of day, when the sun starts setting on the city guests can enjoy cocktail hour with quite possibly NYC’s best skyline views. Ian’s a photographer + Alia works on the farm, so I felt especially honored with the job of documenting their special celebration.

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Guests stood in-between rows of produce to watch them exchange their vows… + of course an epic meal followed with King Salmon that Ian’s dad caught in Alaska + most of the salads + veggies coming right from the farm itself. Doesn’t get fresher than that! As an activity for the kids, one of the grange’s farmers gave them an educational farm tour including a visit to the chicken coop + an explanation of the rooftops beekeeping operation + beehives. Custom made seed packets and vegetables made for gorgeous + sustainable table settings. It was a one of a kind celebration that was perfectly executed and perfectly them.

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Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Brookelyn Photography / Venue: Brooklyn Grange

Liberty Warehouse Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Laura and Guerin live in Brooklyn – so naturally, they wanted to have their wedding there to show their guests what they loved so much about this borough. My old stomping grounds have an amazing view of the city and lots of old warehouses, making the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook the perfect venue for their wedding! Brookelyn Photography

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From the bride, Laura: We wanted our wedding to be classic, all white, Brooklyn, Guerin & Laura, spontaneous, interactive, and fun! Most people have a particular vision when they hear the word “Brooklyn”: grungy, dirty, industrial – not wedding worthy. We wanted to show our family and friends why it’s our favorite borough. We wanted to surprise them when they walked through the venue doors (and I think we succeeded!). We also wanted our wedding to be active, fun, and full of surprises.

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We had a “classically chic Brooklyn park” type of theme, if that makes any sense. We had a bicycle covered in flowers and a moss runner down the tables. Our color scheme was white with greens. June 30th is a very verdant time of year, so our decor company (Hatch Creative Studio) combined white flowers, which I wanted to include, with the greens that are normally out.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Represent yourselves. Bring in the little things that mean a lot to each of you as individuals and as a couple. Have the wedding that YOU (as a couple) want to have. We had my brother-in-law as our officiant, which made some family members uneasy…until the day came and it was touching, personal, and, some say, the most emotional ceremony they’ve ever witnessed. This is your day and will one day be your memories, so make sure you’re happy with your choices. Also, if possible, think outside the box. It’s the unique things that your guests will remember and that you will forever cherish.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Fix You,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
We played a mix of Motown and pop. Our family/friend performances were “Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan, “September” by Earth Wind and Fire, and “Locked out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars.

Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Brookelyn Photography / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Liberty Warehouse / Wedding Planner: Chandelier Events / Event Design: Hatch Creative Studio / Wedding Dress: Nile Cmylo / Wedding Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Makeup: House of Makeup / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier / Groom’s Suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke / Groomsmen’s Attire: H&M / Wedding Cake: Empire Cake / Ice Cream Truck: coolhaus / Music: The Engagements / Wedding Invitations: Swiss Cottage Designs / Videographer: NY Filmworks

Elegant Alder Manor Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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A bride who wants a “Great Gatsby meets Great Expectations” vibe to her wedding? Say no more. Photographer Brookelyn traveled up to Yonkers to spend the day in one of our all-time favorite venues, Alder Manor, and photograph Carolyn and Tom’s amazing day.

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From the bride, Carolyn: We wanted a style and feel that was fitting for the venue. The Alder Manor is grand and ornate but after so many years, it’s also perfectly imperfect, with crumbling statues, creeping ivy, and peeling wallpaper. So we went with a vintage-inspired, romantic feel that recalled the glamor of the Manor’s heyday without being too polished. We tried to capture a “Great Gatsby meets Great Expectations” feel.

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vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

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vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? With all the endless inspiration out there on blogs, shows, mags, etc., it’s easy to get overwhelmed and second guess everything you choose. If that happens, just go with your gut. Ask yourself what was the first centerpiece/veil/bridesmaid dress, etc. that you truly fell in love with, and stick with it. You won’t regret it!

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Wedding Songs:
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Bride’s Entrance: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
Recessional: “Oh, It Is Love,” Hellogoodbye
First dance: “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke
Father/bride dance: “Unforgettable,” Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
Mother/groom dance: “Greatest Love of All,” Whitney Houston

Wedding Vendors (Yonkers, NY):

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Alder Manor / Wedding Photographer: Brookelyn Photography / Wedding Dress: Christos “Gracia” / Hair and Makeup: Joanne and Valerie, Salon V, Mamaroneck, NY / Wedding Shoes: Macy’s / Bride’s Jewelry: Bobbles and Lace / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters / Groom’s Tuxedo: J. Crew / DJ: DJ Ceremony / Wedding Caterers and Desserts: Chefs at Work / Wedding Invitations: Sal Trovato

Vintage New York Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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While the calendars may say it’s officially Spring, you would never know it by looking outside in our part of the woods! While we’re ready for warmer weather, we’re still relishing keeping nice and cozy indoors. This wedding reminds us of all the good elements of winter — keeping warm with good food, good friends, and good music. Christian and Natasha have a venue to die for, and Natasha plucked the perfect vintage wedding gown for her jazz-infused wedding celebration. Don’t miss all photos in the gallery!

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From the bride, Natasha: Our wedding was on February 21st, during the snowiest winter I can remember. Our wedding style was a little all over the place. We’re romantics and pretty creative, so we had a lot of ideas, but little direction. We just wanted to streamline everything so there were fewer details to miss, but still add some personal touches.

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We had originally planned a simple, intimate, restaurant wedding, but when we couldn’t keep the guest list under 100, we had to expand to a bigger, more traditional wedding. Our theme was mostly about our love for music and our love for all things “old” or “vintage.” We wanted it to be fun and personal but still beautiful and special. Also, since it was in the dead of winter I wanted something casual and warm and not so formal in case our guests had to travel in bad weather. We decided to try our best to express all these same things in a larger space. We were so lucky to stumble on the Green Building in Brooklyn, NY. It was the perfect embodiment of the ‘casual, warm, beautiful, old’ we were looking for. After that, everything else kind of fell into place.

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I chose the colors blue and gold from an inspiration board I saw once that had ice blue fabrics against gold embellishments. I thought it was stunning but I didn’t want my friends to be too uniform or bridesmaid-y. So they wore whatever dress they wanted, in any shade of blue. My husband wore a grey suit, so we asked the groomsmen to wear whatever they wanted in shades of grey.

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I bought my sample Angel Sanchez gown at The Bridal Garden, NY. It was the only wedding dress I tried where I didn’t feel like I was wearing a costume. It was damaged and off color when we purchased it. Since it’s an older dress, there was little chance of finding it anywhere else. I was completely smitten by the layered lace and I took a chance and bought it anyway. A family friend repaired the damages. My veil came from the hat my mother wore for her wedding. Christian’s suit was bought before anything else; it was a black and white tweed.

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To try and keep the restaurant feel, we set up the space into rows of square cocktail tables. We had the ceremony right where the tables were and afterwards served cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, instead of a sit-down dinner. The biggest hit was a photo booth we set up with props. When guests weren’t dancing or eating they were posing for photos, which we used as our guestbook and favors. For family and friends who couldn’t attend, Christian streamed our wedding and blasted the link online.

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Thankfully, we’re surrounded by the most amazing, creative people. The rest of the wedding details were gifts from friends. Our band and DJ consisted of our brilliant, musician friends. The caterer, another family friend, worked with us to make a cocktail menu that included soups and other cold-weather goodies. Our cake and cupcakes were a gift from a friend who has a baking business. Lastly, our amazing florist/friend magically combined 150 paper, sheet-music flowers, I had been collecting for six months, with fresh flower arrangements, on 2 weeks’ notice. In the end, with the help of friends and family, all of our loose ends came together perfectly.

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Wedding Vendors (New York):

Ceremony and reception venue: The Green Building on Union, NY / Wedding Photography: Brookelyn Photography and Lev Kuperman / Photobooth: We Love Photobooths / Wedding Dress: Angel Sanchez / Groom: Nom de Guerre / Jewelry: J. Crew / Makeup: Jessica Rodriguez / Florist: Ambiente Florist, NY / Catering: 4J’s Catering / Wedding Cake: Jossie Pacheco Cakes / Wedding invitations: Two Yellow Shoes