A New York City Wedding: Julie + Ed

Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate with your plans for an outdoor ceremony, but if you have a great backup plan, it’s not a big deal! And that is exactly what happened to Julie + Ed. Their wedding was scheduled to be in Central Park but due to rain, they had to go with their backup plan – a photo studio in the SoHo district, which ended up being so unique + just perfect! Their reception was held at The Gutter which is a super fun bowling alley/bar located in Brooklyn. The side room was transformed into an elegant candlelit dinner and after dinner the guests enjoyed dancing and bowling – sounds like a fun time to me! :) I love that the couple designed so many elements for their day. The groomsmen wore driver style caps as it is the groom, Ed’s staple piece in his wardrobe. Flowers were put together by Julie and the bridesmaids. The reception flowers and decor were arranged by Julie’s pal and wedding designer Steve Doss. Thanks to Aimee + Troy of Troy Grover Photographers for the gorgeous photos!

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peach pink wedding bouquet

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bridesmaids in pink dresses

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Vintage look for groomsmen

From Julie, “Our biggest priority in planning the wedding was that people have fun! We wanted to have a big party with all our favorite people, so we decided to rent out our favorite spot in Brooklyn, The Gutter (bowling alley).

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ring bearer in vest and hat

bridal party photos j crew

wedding fan programs

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We walked down the aisle to “Blue Skies”, exit song was “Orange Colored Sky.”

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loft wedding new york city

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bride and groom with newsboy hat

bride and groom in the rain

bride and groom in the rain

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wedding reception with lights

wedding reception with lights

desert table for wedding

wedding reception at bowling alley

wedding reception at bowling alley

wedding reception at bowling alley

Most memorable moment from your wedding day? The wedding speech video. There were several members in our wedding party who could not attend the wedding, so we asked all of our wedding party and parents to make a wedding “speech” video. An editor friend of ours took all the videos and edited them into a little movie that was shown during dinner. It took my breath away, it was so beautifully done.

Any advice for those planning right now? My advice is to do what you want to do, no matter how wacky it may sound to other people. I thought my parents were going to die when we told them we were getting hitched in a bowling alley called “The Gutter”, but in the end I think everyone was blown away at how much fun it was!

Congrats Julie + Ed and thanks for sharing your day with us!

photography: Troy Grover Photographers // ceremony location: Divine Studio // reception venue: The Gutter // wedding dress: Jim Hjelm // hairpieces: Adrienne’s Bridal // shoes: Badgley Mischka // bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie & J Crew // hair: Sally Perez // makeup: Andrew Sotomayor // groom suit: Ralph Lauren // cinematography: Eric Schneider + Chris Ventura of Mutable Films // catering: Blue Smoke // cupcakes: Magnolia Bakery //ceremony music: Claudia Eliaza trio // reception music: Baby Soda

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  1. Love, love, love the striped bridesmaids dresses! So bright and pretty (and I sure they will wear them again in a second!) The entire wedding was charming, from bowling socks to table runners. Congrats.

  2. Oh my gosh, I love that portrait of them kissing on the front stoop of the building with the rain in the foreground. Beautiful! And I love the way her dress fits her- definitely flattering!

  3. LOVE the bridal party outfits. Those colors on the bridesmaids are scrumptious. What a fun day.

  4. i love the mix of patterned and solid bridesmaids dresses, with the 3d flowers on the flowergirl’s dresses sprucing up the mix even more. so cute. and i agree with abby grace- love the picture of them on the stoop! i just sat and stared at it for a few minutes. ha

  5. Aw I love it all! I’m right in the middle of wedding planning, I’d love to know where she bought the ring bearer’s outfit?!

  6. What a great combination! Bowling, pink and the city…. So sweet!

  7. what a great venue! It looks like the ceremony was shot in a photo studio! So beautiful and I am loving the fun bowling alley reception.

  8. I love this wedding! Especially the men in the crosswalk and the rainy brick building with them kissing. So sweet!

  9. Wow, the ceremony was GORGEOUS but the reception looks like so much fun too! Great idea and beautiful wedding!

  10. Thanks for featuring their wedding! Julie and Ed are an amazing couple! It was such an honor to be apart of their day :)

  11. I love love love the use of the stripes!!

  12. Such a neat idea! Love the bowling socks too!

  13. I adore this wedding!! All of the outfits are so stunning, and the girls all together look fantastic. The venue is amazing too, and the photo of them in the rain – ahhhhhmayzing!!

  14. ADORE the bride’s shoes & bouquet!

  15. Such an amazing New York wedding~! The groomsmens outfits are so cute, reminds me of a paperboy. And the reception dining area is exceptionally stylish ~ love the brick background and the hanging lights! :)

  16. definitely one unique fun wedding. love the color palette!

  17. I just did a post about a wedding in a bowling alley! I was in Brooklyn on 7.3.11 and we tried going to The Gutter, but it was closed for a wedding and I thought that was amazing, and was trying to see inside. So so so happy to find these pictures. Thanks!

    sara alana

  18. Where are the striped dresses from ..i adore them :) This is almost my exact color scheme

  19. Can we see the wedding speech video?? Pretty please?? :)

  20. So, so cute, from the venue and room decor to the color scheme, so cute and the shoes are adorable

  21. I won’t say anything new, as I simple love the photos:) Especially the groom’s outfit. It’s not easy to find something interesting in this department.

  22. This is absolutely precious, love it.

  23. WHERE did you find those shoes? They’re amazing!

  24. Hi,

    all the pictures are gorgeous! The dress is so pretty… Who is the designer?

    I´m really grateful for all information about the dress!

    / Anna

  25. Absolutely in love with the bridesmaids dresses! What a fun way to mix things up.

  26. Wow, I think pretty much everything has been said so far, but I will say again wow…. what a wedding.

    The ceremony venue, boy is that white, so clean and fresh looking, amazing.

    Bags of style in this from both sides (grooms and brides) with their groomsmen and bridesmaids looking fantastic.

  27. This is perhaps the coolest al round wedding I have stumbled across on here! great looking wedding indeed!

  28. Can someone please tell me where the “custom” bowling socks came from??? I’d dying to get some for my son’s party!!!

  29. These images are gorgeous! The rain adds a beautiful mood. Congratulations!

  30. Wow, this is amazing! This is the same idea of what I’m planning for my wedding next year! How did you co-ordinate the ” first dance ” at the bowling alley? I know it may seem a silly question, but it is a moment I want to make sure happens. Thanks! I also love the sock idea!!


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