Brooklyn Terrarium Wedding: Kim + Matt

Kim + Matt met in Brooklyn – Matt was managing a café + Kim came in for soup. They had some funny + flirty flatware dilemma and the rest is history. :) So, there was no question that their wedding would take place in Brooklyn. They had so many personal details which I just love and Kim is wearing one of my favorite BHLDN dresses. She looks so gorgeous! Congrats to Kim + Matt and thanks so much to Made U Look Photography for the stunning photos!

bride in birdcage veil

feather bouquet


From Kim, “Matt had given me a DNA trace kit for Christmas that traced my DNA on my mothers side back to West Africa (he’s a geneticist). He then sourced a champagne colored conflict free diamond from West Africa and presented that along with silver ore from Idaho (where he grew up) in a little box when he proposed. He then found a jeweler in Brooklyn who took those elements and made the engagement ring. The idea was to have a symbol that linked our beginnings to our present and into our future. He also presented what he called a ‘ghost ring’ in the engagement box, which was a champagne colored acrylic representation of a classic Tiffany set diamond ring from the artist by:AMT. He asked me to wear that as a placeholder for the ring to come.” Wow! I just love that. Those awesome fingerprint rings below are by Fabuluster.

pinwheel bouquets

feather boutonniere

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

Love that they did their first look and portraits in a café since that is where they met – so cute!

bride and groom in cafe

bridal party

feather bouquet

Oui ring also from BHLDN and such a perfect wedding day accessory.

bridal party in a tunnel

old car at wedding

key escort cards

They used antique keys for the seating placement, which they fell in love with after walking over the Pont des Art bridge which is covered in locks engraved with sets of initials while vacationing in Paris – which Jason + I stopped by yesterday and left a lock with our names also! :) The locks are meant to symbolize eternal love. Kim + Matt fashioned their own homage to this tradition by creating the love keys to symbolize the keys to their hearts.

shelves of vintage finds

warehouse wedding

warehouse reception

guest book on rocks

Ok, I just LOVE this idea. Their reception was filled with terrariums on the tables, which guests made and participated in a Terrarium Challenge. If guests wanted they brought their own terrarium they made especially for the wedding and then everyone voted and awards were given by Kim + Matt and they also had a People’s choice. Such a great idea to get friends + family involved – and it worked out great since they then used all these for their centerpieces!

vintage plates

terrarium centerpieces

food truck wedding

Food was served from a traditional Brooklyn style food truck – Mexicue. :) And instead of toasts, the couple had moth-style stories told by their dear friends + family. Super fun!

wooden wedding sign

Such a beautiful + personal wedding! Congrats to Kim + Matt! And if you are loving their terrariums, stay tuned for our fun terrarium DIY we will be sharing later today!

photographers: MadeULook Photography // venue: The Green Building // groom’s suit: Monkey Suit Vintage // wedding dress: BHLDN // bride’s fascinator: Ann Leslie Designs // oui ring: BHLDN // bride’s necklace: BHLDN // pinwheels: Rule42 // bride’s bouquet: Ardesign // invitations: LetterBox Ink // wedding rings: Fabuluster // guest book stones: The Papery Nook // caterer (Food Truck): Mexicue // cupcakes:Sugar Sweet Sunshine

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  1. They did a great job with their choices. What lovely use of keys and stones… it pulled all the pieces together

  2. Such fabulous style! Love, love the food truck & the bridal bouquet.

  3. I love the rings! We ordered fingerprint rings from fabuluters too and adore them (though our [prints are on the outside). What a special way to make their rings personal!

  4. I just ADORE the story about their rings! That is something to share with generations to come and something to treasure forever! It is just so… beautiful, you know, on a deeper level than just outward love, it’s spiritual love and I LOVE that! Everything about the wedding was super sentimental and romantic and that’s how a wedding should be! I wish all of our weddings could be like this! <3

  5. Could there be a more gorgeous couple or a more romantic story? Loving all the unique details. Thrilled to see he got his suit from our store too. Great stuff to see it all in action, and what a beautiful day for a couple so in love!

  6. I really love this rustic venue and all the cute details. The boutonnieres, pinwheels and vintage keys are so perfect.

  7. I’m so madly in love with everything about this wedding. I love the story of her ring and their idea of having a terrarium challenge plus the photography is brilliant!

  8. That story about the rings is just amazing! It’s good to know men that romantic still exist! What a lovely lovely couple, you can see how much love they have for each other in each picture and just how much fun they had at their wedding.

  9. I love the terrarium contest – simply genius. And such a fun want to get guests to participate.

  10. This is the sexiest wedding I’ve ever seen. Ever.

  11. The food truck is very cute idea and the venue is unique.

  12. What a cool venue and I love the details on the rocks.

  13. Never would have thought of using terrariums at a wedding – but that’s a great idea!


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