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.

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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.

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outdoor first looks

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.

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indoor loft ceremonies

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simple reception centerpieces

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.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
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


Comments (16):

  • Kim on April 14, 2014

    I would love to get in touch with Asha. Can you send her my email address?We are inspired by her wedding! Thank you
  • Linda on December 20, 2013

    I love how fun all of the wedding details are of this fantastic wedding. The shot at the end is the cutest.
  • Natasha on November 15, 2013

    I was interested in approximately how much this wedding cost? We are looking for a unique venue and this surely fits! Everything looks amazing!! What did it take to put it all together as far as amenities like kitchen (did you need to rent a caterers kitchen?), parking, chairs, tables, valet, attendants? Did you have to purchase insurance? Anything that you wouldn't think of with a normal venue? ANY details would be greatly appreciated!!
  • cmm on September 9, 2013

    I love this wedding! I've been to this space and it's so gorgeous.
  • Meagan M. on September 4, 2013

    Marching band at a wedding! Great idea! This seems like a wonderful old-world touched wedding. Super awesome.
  • Wedding Flowers Wood Dale, IL on September 1, 2013

    What an amazing wedding, really unique!
  • Valerie on August 28, 2013

    Lovely! For those commenting on the dress as laser cut: it actually appears to be created from a type of vintage lace. My mother makes dresses somewhat similar to it.
  • Ron on August 27, 2013

    Amazing venue, great details!
  • Suzier on August 25, 2013

    This is ridiculously gorgeous! That dress is insane. Love!
  • Hens Night Invitations on August 25, 2013

    While all the wedding elements look great, the real winner for us is the truly showstopping laser cut gown!!
  • DIYTheKnot.com on August 25, 2013

    The couple had such an unforgettable moment and everyone really had fun.The wedding dress is so cool.
  • Chelsey on August 24, 2013

    All of these comments will for sure say AMAZING DRESS! IN LOVE LOVE LOVE! Really gorgeous wedding, congrats!
  • Jessica on August 23, 2013

    I've seen this venue before. I'm in love with it.
  • Amber Gress on August 23, 2013

    Thank you so much for this awesome feature!
  • Taryn on August 23, 2013

    Such an AMAAAZZING DRESS! Everything is beautiful! Well done!
  • Thea on August 23, 2013

    LOVE this wedding!! Amazing dress and it looks like they had such a good time. Great job capturing it Amber!


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