One of our brides was featured on the Project Wedding Website! Described as “Artistic, Funky, Brooklyn wedding”, we couldn’t agree more. Our bride Clara could not look more beautiful and the perfect backdrop for such an amazing event our beloved DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Photos by Katie Osgood.
April 6th, 2012
February 8th, 2012
A little bit about the couple:
From the Bride…Branden and I met in Brooklyn, fell in love in Brooklyn, and make our home in Brooklyn, so it was a natural decision to invite our friends and family to celebrate our marriage with us in our beloved borough. In fact, we wanted it to feel as if Brooklyn was a guest at our wedding. We took care to spend as much of our wedding budget on products and vendors from Brooklyn, and to infuse a sense of our neighborhood into our wedding.
After attending a friend’s wedding at Bubby’s in DUMBO a few years prior and admiring it’s comfortable atmosphere, incredible views of Manhattan, ample space, and amazing food, Branden and I knew that Bubby’s would be a part of our wedding too. We chose the Brooklyn Historical Society for our ceremony and were married in the gorgeous library on the second floor—the perfect setting given my career in book publishing.
When we started envisioning our wedding in these unique Brooklyn settings, we saw a wedding where we were surrounded by books and the Brooklyn Bridge stood as a nearby witness; a reception where our guests feasted on fried chicken and pie, danced and drank all night, and left us photobooth strips full of smiles in our guestbook; an event where fluffy flowers and colorful bunting combined with a relaxed atmosphere and unexpected personal touches to form an elegantly eclectic feel. I am so lucky to have incredibly crafty and talented family: my mom sewed the bunting that served as a dominant decorative theme; and my sister designed and created the table number flags, menus, programs, and place-settings. The three of us had so much fun planning these details and I was so happy to be able to incorporate their creativity into our wedding.
Lisa’s Favorite Moment on her wedding day:
My favorite part of our wedding was our ceremony, which we crafted together with our officiant, Joanna Fernandes, to highlight our commitment to our partnership and to declare our love for each other. With the light of our friends’ and families’ love shining on us that day, our wedding will always be a bright spot in our memories.
January 18th, 2012
A little about their story: Casey and I had what most would call a love story you only see in the movies. I had been single until I met Casey and quite frankly given up on love. It never seemed to be the right time in my life – too busy in high school, attended an all women’s college and moved to NYC (the largest place in the world with the fewest “men”) – am I right, ladies? In a strange turn of events, for a longer blog posting, we both ended up at the same art/music festival and locked eyes as the sun was setting to Radiohead warming up on stage.. (read the rest of their story here)
Stephanie’s Search for her Wedding Gown: My search was easy. I made about 10 appointments and entered your (Our White Gown Valentine’s Day Contest) contest at the same time. I got the announcement that I was the winner and cancelled all of my appointments and made one with you. My mom and best friend flew up to NY from Texas to join my sister and I in the search. Perfect day with Erica at The White Gown. It was the first one I tried on. You sure know how to pick em!
Stephanie’s Favorite Moment on her Wedding Day: My fiance (now husband) set up a bridal suite at a Bed and Breakfast across from Prospect Park (where we got married) and my sis decorated. It was amazing – perfect time of day to spend with my girls. Then we walked from the Bed and Breakfast to the Picnic House and I felt like a celebrity! Everyone stopped to watch me cross Prospect Park West with my bridal party. The last and most magical fav moment was walking home from the park in our dress and suit as husband and wife. We live about 10 minutes from the venue and the weather was perfect. It was just perfect.
Bridal Gown: The White Gown
Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse – don’t knock it! They work very hard to make the perfect suit at a wonderful price for men AND have a lifetime guarantee with low costs to alter at any time.
Makeup and Hair: Makeup by Anni Bruno at and very natural and Hair by Sonia at Salon De Quartier. Very professional and they even let us go to the back room and gave us privacy. Super nice.
Photographer: Jessica Patch. She was the hardest working photographer I’ve ever seen. Got ALL the shots we wanted and know she is going big places – amazing work and easy to work with.
Venue: Prospect Park Picnic House Reasonable for the location. Not incredibly fancy but the park holds a lot of meaning for us and we turned it into the perfect scene for our wedding.
Flowers: The Room in Bloom
Catering: Sage Events. We got VERY lucky here. This was our most difficult category and when we met Leslie and her team we knew it was the best place for us. Delicious food and a very friendly and warm style. Loved it.
Wedding Cake: None! Our caterer made cupcakes and they were yummy – HUGE hit with our guests
Wine: Windsor Wines They have the best selection in Brooklyn.
Invitations: Lion in the Sun Very nice staff and lots of samples to look at.
Band: -Baby Soda Jazz band. They were incredible and huge hit for our sweet soiree. Aaron at Jazz Capital covered every last detail and coordinated specifics with the band. They let us use their sound system for the ceremony and Aaron even stopped by to make sure all went smoothly. We loved them.
Thank you for sharing your day with us Stephanie!
January 4th, 2012
A little bit about their story…
We met 7 years ago when I was doing a student rotation for Physical Therapy at the VA where Leif worked. When I was done with the rotation he asked me to dinner and the rest is history.
Leif completely surprised me. He said we were going to the Yankee game Tuesday night and that I had to get out of work right away. We took a car downtown to get the ferry boat, but instead we pulled over at a Helipad. Leif said he got an amazing deal on a helicopter ride around Manhattan. I told him we should be saving our money so he “can get me something special.” The pilot asked us if we were celebrating anything special and our response was no, just a random night. We flew up the Hudson River, did a couple loops around Yankee stadium, and on the way back downtown around midtown Leif took the ring out of his pocket and asked me to marry him. It was perfect.
How Liz found her wedding gown:
Three weeks after we got engaged, my mom and aunt were in NYC visiting and I thought it would be a good time to go dress shopping. Our first stop was The White Gown. Erica was amazing and I tried on about 8 dresses and ended up buying the first dress I tried on. The White Gown was such a relaxing and comfortable environment.
Liz’s Favorite moment on her wedding day:
My most favorite moment of the wedding day was saying our vows. We recited traditional Catholic vows and it was just so sentimental and special. In a close second was the look on Leif’s face when the doors opened at the back of the church and he saw me for the first time that day.
Liz and Leif’s Vendors:
Our Ceremony was held at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, NY
Our reception was at The Lodge at Welch Allyn. A rustic, elegant space with floor to ceiling picture windows overlooking a pond and raw wood beams.
The flowers were simple: orange Mokara orchids
The beams were uplit with amber lighting
Our DJ came up from NYC: DJ Center spun all night
Tom Harmon was our photographer and is an up and coming wedding photographer who specializes in candid artistic pictures versus posed
I would like to thank The White Gown, especially Erica, for everything. They were completely professional, but at the same time caring. They made what could have been a very stressful experience, easy and fun. I got so many compliments on my dress, veil and accessories. We had a perfect day and would not have changes a single thing!!
Bridal Gown: The White Gown
Tuxedo: Custom made by a tailor in NYC
Catering: The Lodge at Welch Allyn
Wedding Cake: Liz’s Aunt
Invitations: My Gatsby
December 20th, 2011
When it’s as cold out as it is right now, all you want to do is snuggle up on the couch with a good book and a glass of red wine. Well, maybe that’s just me. Regardless, we thought, what better way to convey this warm fuzzy feeling that we all love so much about winter, than through an inspiration board? We hope you enjoy it!
From the top: Venue Oh One Fine Day, Plaid inspiration: Ciara Richardson Photography, Clutch: BHLDN, Winter scene: Donna Geissler Etsy, Gown: Enzoani Gloria, Red Bridesmaid Dress: Jim Hjelm Occasions, Vintage bridesmaid dresses: Musings in Femininity, Skiing Bride and Groom: Carly Mitchell Photography, Boots: BHLDN
December 14th, 2011
A little of their history:
It began in Boston MA, the famed city of light… Dave and Jules met during the first few weeks of school while attending Emerson College. Exact details of their first meeting are often debated, however it’s generally agreed that they owe their initial introductions to their friend Alissa, who lived next door to Dave in their freshmen dorm, just two floors below Jules. They soon found themselves together for their first date with some friends at the Paradise Rock Club seeing the Rustic Overtones, a band neither of them felt strongly for until they played an awesome cover, the two had the same “yes!” reaction to: Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer. Sharing in the first of what would be many many musical experiences over the next eleven years and counting.
After Jules finished her degree in Boston, they found themselves living together in a cozy apartment in New Britain, CT. They became a family with the addition of a very special dog named Molly who they adopted from the local Humane Society. Over the next several years Jules would transition from a studio photographer to a career at ESPN in neighboring Bristol, CT as Dave worked in many aspects of sales from tile sales to stone fabrication to wholesale liquor. Tragically, they lost their Molly at the age of five, a loss they still feel today because of all the good times and, more so, because of some of the bad times that she very much helped them get through, and remain together through it all.
Time passed and on the eve of the arrival of two new puppies, sisters Penny and Maebel, to their home in New Britain all the way from a North Carolina rescue, Dave proposed over an elaborate homemade dinner he prepared himself and having waited years to be asked, Jules promptly agreed. The two girls arrived the next day to newly engaged new parents and the pitter patter of puppy paws returned to their home again.
A few months later, after more than seven years in the apartment Molly called home, they moved the family to Burlington, CT to begin a new journey in a beautiful new home they purchased on a quaint little lake in the southeast corner of town. Working together with a little help from friends and family, they’ve managed to almost completely renovate the lake house, shaping it into their ideal spot to start married life together. A new beginning even after having shared an entire young adulthood together.
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Julianne’s search for her perfect wedding gown:
My dress was the fourth one I tried on at the White Gown, my first and only stop for trying on wedding dresses. Erica chose the perfect gown for me to try on, it wasn’t even something I would have ever thought existed! It was perfect and fit perfect once the alterations had been made by the amazingly talented seamstress at White Gown. The entire staff was so helpful and accommodating throughout the process. I couldn’t have been happier, I loved my dress so much!! I only wish Hurricane Irene didn’t leave such an impact on it with so much mud!
Julianne’s Favorite moments on her wedding day:
After many adjustments were made due to the weather that day, entering the reception tent to walk down the aisle was by far my favorite and most memorable moment of the day. It was as if I could actually feel the love and energy radiating from our family and friends who made the journey (Hurricane Irene and all!) to be with us that day, and I took it all in. I’ll remember that moment as long as I live.
Julianne and Dave’s Vendors:
Bridesmaids dresses: by Amsale
Photographer: Tony Spinelli Photography
A link to our photos
Bridal Gown: The White Gown
Anjolique gown, the most beautiful gown ever!!!
Venue: Candlelight Farms,New Milford CT (we were outside under a tent with the a hurricane bearing down on us!)
Tent Rental: All Seasons Party Rentals, Danbury CT
Flowers: Bouquets and boutonnieres: Irene’s Garden Party, Monroe CT
Centerpiece flowers by brides’ father
Wedding Cake: Sugar Hoot, New Milford CT
Invitations: Done by bride’s sister
Hair: Joe’s Salon
Makeup: Emily Donahue (Friend)
A little message from Julianne…
My family helped make our wedding so special with all the personal touches they helped to create. From the dahlias my dad grew in his gardens for the centerpieces, to my mom’s homemade Italian cookies and homemade jam, to my sister’s amazing graphic design work with the invitations, programs, table runners, escort cards and all the printed stationary, and our friend’s who gave us the gift of music by playing at our reception, it was all truly beautiful and one of a kind. We couldn’t have done it without them all!
December 9th, 2011
December 8th, 2011
We would like to thank all of the brides that came to out to our clearance sale last month and would like to congratulate those who found their dream gown at the sale!
Here is one of our happy brides Rebecca that purchased the Holly gown by Alyne!
Looking forward to our next Clearance Sale!
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