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.

View all wedding photos here

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


Comments (24):

  • Ati on July 10, 2012

    Hello! everything looks lovely. Do you have contact info for your makeup and hairstylist? Thanks!
  • Zachariah Ishmael on April 7, 2011

    Stunningly beautiful!
  • jamie on April 4, 2011

    holy moly, at home goods??? oh goodness. now i gotta stalk every tj maxx in the city.
  • n.ace. on April 2, 2011

    the shoes are Vince Camuto... from Lord&Taylor ;) & the teal ruffle stand was bought at Home Goods on sale.
  • marilyn on April 1, 2011

    omg. i love the chic vintage style... i love how you kept it city and classic ... i gotta say i love how you guys made it... NICE
  • Brettan on March 31, 2011

    I am with you all on the shoes. I love them! And she just glows throughout these photos.
  • buttonsLACEandLOVE on March 30, 2011

    Wow, this ring pillow is SO cute! This is such a good idea and has inspired me! Thank you!! :) Seriously, it is to die for!!
  • Maria on March 29, 2011

    Amazing....looks beautiful. Never seen anything like it. WOW!
  • Ana R. on March 29, 2011

    Lovely wedding,where can I find those gray shoes??
  • The Bookness on March 29, 2011

    Hello, just came across your website and found it to be lovely. The pictures are beautiful. Will follow. Maybe you should stop by my blog as well.
  • Isabel DreamWeddingItaly on March 29, 2011

    Ohhhh, that photo with umbrellas is so beautiful! Really sweeet vintage wedding! Love it ! Thanks for sharing!
  • Naomi on March 28, 2011

    This is simple, sweet, and elegant. I love how they infused family keepsakes throughout. Great way to remember the past and those gone. And have you ever seen prettier dimples on a bride? So sweet!
  • Leslie on March 28, 2011

    beautiful! thanks for sharing such great pictures! WOW
  • kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} on March 28, 2011

    Gorgeous! Adore her shoes!
  • Emily Heizer Photography on March 28, 2011

    BEAUTIFUL! The bride is gorgeous and the first shot on there; it's the money shot!
  • nathan on March 28, 2011

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Compliments to the photographer and the lovely stars of the show.
  • lydia {ever ours} on March 28, 2011

    love her bouquet! gorgeous wedding and pretty colors!
  • jamie on March 28, 2011

    beautiful, beautiful!! can you tell me more about the teal ruffley cake stand??
  • nina {nina renee designs} on March 28, 2011

    I love the bride's style...especially with her simple birdcage veil...pretty!
  • Marissa Coleman on March 28, 2011

    I LOVE the bride's necklace! What a fun and creative spin on wedding jewelry!
  • Whitney on March 28, 2011

    Agreed on the shoes!!! Would love to know where you got those, they are beautiful!
  • Tess on March 28, 2011

    Where did you get your gorgeous shoes?????
  • Robyn on March 28, 2011

    What a beautiful & sweet vintage wedding! I love weddings that showcase a couples true style. Breathtaking! Many, many congrats.
  • Libby James on March 28, 2011

    WOW! Where do I start? This is beautiful. Her necklace, dress, the ring pillow... all of it is brilliant. Simply GORGEOUS!


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