Modern Brooklyn Waterfront Wedding: Sara + Steffen

brooklyn waterfront wedding

The twinkling of city lights, mingling with the idyllic vibe of waterfront harbor might be one of our fave juxtapositions of all time. And for New Yorkers like Sara + Steffen, who split their time between the city and a sleepy beach town, the unsurpassed setting provided by The River Cafe in Brooklyn was just so right. We love timeless, modern feel of their celebration + their fashion picks are totally winning us over. Just wait ’til you get a close up on Sara’s Alexander Wang shoes + Stone Fox Bride dress. Oh-so ideal….

A few words from Sara, Steffen and I split our time living in Brooklyn, NY and the eastern tip of Long Island, NY – a little beach town called Montauk. We knew we wanted to incorporate the juxtaposition of a rustic, natural vibe alongside a sophisticated, classic “city” feel. Our location and venue of course provided the city element. Our hand-written ceremony, attire, flowers and small details incorporated the more natural elements – succulents, sand and rocks hand picked from our favorite beach in Montauk. Thanks so much to Lev Kuperman for the lovely photos and congrats to Sara + Steffen on a beautiful wedding!

dress in the window

bow heels

wythe hotel

dad seeing bride

first look

boutonniere

Such a cool city spot for a first look!

brooklyn first look

brooklyn first look

brooklyn first look

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

Texture, texture, texture in Sara’s beautiful bouquet made by Steffen’s mother!

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

rock place cards

rock place cards

ceremony program

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

The CEREMONY! Our best friend, Louise Storey, from the time that we lived in London together married us in a Humanist Ceremony. Louise and the two of us collaborated to write the entire ceremony, which incorporated a moving letter from Steffen's late father, answers to secret love questions that were unveiled on our wedding day and personally written vows. Louise put a voice to our hearts, values, told our story and what matters the most to the both of us in life.

 

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

fall colored flowers

striped chairs

orange centerpieces

orange centerpieces

table number

brooklyn waterfront wedding

What a dream…

brooklyn waterfront wedding

brooklyn waterfront wedding

Break down the planning into manageable monthly to-dos, no need to overwhelm yourself and lose sight of the most important outcome of all of the work - your marriage and love for your partner. Be decisive - do not over think the little things, go with your gut. Stay calm throughout, be present and protect your energy and where it is going - during the planning process and on the big day.

 

photographer: Lev Kuperman // venue + catering: The River Cafe Brooklyn, New York // event design: Sara & Steffen Ringelmann (the bride & groom) // second photographer: Justin Lee // event planner: Sara Spieker Ringelmann (the bride) and Luke Vossen (Manager of The River Cafe) // florals: Maureen Andariese, of The River Cafe, Bride, Groom + family bouquets and boutonnieres by the groom’s mother, Cheryl Ringelmann // celebrant: Louise Storey // wedding dress: Custom Nomia Dress designed by the bride and Stone Fox Bride // floral hairpiece: Red Rose and Lavender // bride’s shoes: Alexander Wang // groom’s shoes: Mr. B’s for Aldo // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair + makeup: The Karcher // groom suit: Jil Sander // paper goods: Kimberly Canale, Inspired Goodness // ice cream sundae bar: Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory // music: Jazz Trio during cocktail hour – Lapis Luna, and DJ for dancing – Kevin Manning (DJ Consuelo)

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Comments

  1. Love the skyline pictures! The pictures also seem so natural

  2. love the vibrant feel of these wedding photographs and what a location for a wedding.
    The photograph with the wedding dress and the skyline behind, is it two pictures blended? the dress is in focus and so is the building behind are but the window frame and the objects in-between arn’t? nice effect

  3. Vibrant!! Colourful and different- love the unique venue- a new one to me!

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