There are so many possibilities in Brooklyn for a great wedding, both a blessing and a curse as Amy + Anthony found out! Wanting an outdoor ceremony narrowed it down and after coming to the realization that basically 100% of outdoor space in Brooklyn is public, they found an amazing spot in Williamsburg at the East River State Park. It was also conveniently located only 5 blocks from their reception restaurant (My Moon) with a stunning view of the east side of Manhattan and the Empire State Building where they had their first kiss on the observation deck!
I love that their friends helped with the decor, their ceremony music was played by the grooms’ best friends, and their officiant was another of their dear friends – and Amy has the most adorable wedding dress by Ivy & Aster! Big thanks to Oh, Darling! for the beautiful photos today and congrats to Amy + Anthony!
Love that they did their first look in a restaurant – so sweet!
Tell us a bit about your music
Processional: composition by the groom. “Uptown City Air” (First song he wrote her)
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s wedding march
First Dance: Florence and the machine, Cosmic Love: KEXP acoustic version
Most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Anthony: The ceremony was one of the less meticulously planned moments that just came together flawlessly. We did it independently in a NYS park, with an old friend officiating and the groomsmen providing musical accompaniment. Rings were passed between all of our guests and the easy side of manhattan was our backdrop. The reception was amazing, but a memorable ceremony is something we are both very grateful for!
Amy: Anthony wrote a song to surprise me with at the reception and he emailed the lyrics to all of our friends and family in advance. About half way through the reception we all gathered outside and Anthony led all of our guests in this awesome song. For a day where everything is planned out down to the minute, this was the most fantastic gift and surprise he could have given me!
Any advice for those planning now?
Do your homework! Work with local vendors and avoid “wedding factories”, DIY is not always the best, cheapest, or easiest option, so choose your crafty contribution carefully to avoid waste and stress. Remember what is most important to you. Focus on sentimental elements and don’t compromise on these meaningful moments.
Thanks so much Amy + Anthony and congrats on your beautiful wedding!!
photography: Oh, Darling! // florals: Sycamore Brooklyn // wedding dress: Ivy & Aster Helena from Lovely Bridal in NYC // reception venue: My Moon // shoes: J. Crew Mona Heels // veil: Twigs and Honey // hair flower: Lo Boheme // earrings: Lara Lewis // bracelet + engagement ring: vintage + family heirloom // wedding bands: Blanca Monrós Gómez // cufflinks: Waxwing Jewelry // hair: Commune Salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn // bridesmaid dresses: KayEmKay // grooms attire: J. Crew // grooms shoes: Aston Grey // ties: TopShop Men // dj: Taro from PopShop DJs // invitations: ElloThere // rubber stamps: Return Address & Thank you Stamps: The Paper Wink // escort cards & table numbers: Love vs. Design // cake topper: Ready GO // wedding cake: TuLu’s Bakery // cupcakes: Norbert Birman (email@example.com) // ring bowl: Paloma’s Nest