Where to begin with this Brooklyn wedding? Asha and Aaron married in the new wedding venue Greenpoint Loft with photographer Amber Gress by their side, and had day filled of head-to-toe cool. Most remarkable of all has to be Asha’s lasercut wedding gown, which was accented perfectly with yellow heels.
From the bride, Asha: We wanted our wedding to be casual, celebratory and meaningful. We wanted to cut through all of the conventions and make choices that we felt really resonated with us deeply – by doing so we had hoped that we would come out with something truly PERSONAL rather than formulaic – and it absolutely worked.
We made choices that we felt would reflect the beauty of our venue – this raw, dramatic abandoned warehouse space with a startling view of Manhattan. The place didn’t need much! My favorite DIY moments: My best friend hammered every guests name into these metal brass tags for the table assignments. My mom and father-in-law made the chuppah, utilizing fabrics from the matriarchs of our families. I bought napkins from IKEA and my girlfriend tied each one in twine and put a flower twig for each place setting.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? MAKE IT PERSONAL. Make choices that you are actually excited about and don’t get carried away with other people’s expectations. In the end, everyone will love it because you do.
Processional: “Blues and Pants,” James Brown (so fun, the entire crowd was on their feet dancing as I walked down the aisle)
Recessional: “I Was Made to Love Her,” Stevie Wonder
First Dance: “Hold Yuh,” Gyptian
Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Amber Gress / Second Shooter: Brandi Webb / Florist: Yvonne Brown / Day of Coordinator: Maria Hernandez Garcia / Wedding Venue: Greenpoint Loft / Hotel: Box House Hotel in Greenpoint / Wedding Dress: EBay! Hollywood Vintage Seller / Wedding Shoes: Barneys / Rings: Lola Brooks / Wedding Caterer: Jackson Diner / DJ: Kenan Juska of Chances With Wolves / Band: High and Mighty Brass Band / Wedding Invitations: Nathan Eames