For Amanda + Sean, who tied the knot at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, a relaxed celebration with their nearest + dearest, embracing the beauty of their city surroundings, was exactly what they had in mind. They went with a classic palette of mostly black + white, but added a sense of romance to the industrial space through subtle, softer elements like a lace ceremony backdrop + dreamy garden-inspired blooms. We think their wedding is the perfect inspiration for other couples tying the knot in warehouse, factory or urban place – and Amanda tells us more about their vision below…
At the end of the day, we both really just wanted to have a fun party with all of our friends. We didn’t want anything cheesy bridal or over the top, so we tried to keep it low key and personalized. We had great friends, great food, great drinks and great music and that’s all you need!
Thanks so much to Phil Chester for the stunning images and congratulations to A + S on a beautiful day!
The entire day was amazing, but we had a really unique morning! Most brides & grooms have a 'first look' prior to the ceremony but in our case, Sean was also the hair stylist, so he was essential to the whole getting ready process. It was really special for him to be able to do his daughter and future wife's hair on his wedding day.
Love, love love Amanda’s gorgeous dress she purchased at Lovely Bride!
The bridesmaids each chose their own long black dress (which they’re guaranteed to wear again + again!).
Amazing, amazing portraits by Phil Chester!
Processional: Canon in D – Pachelbel
Recessional: A Midsummer Nights Dream - Wedding March – Mendelssohn
First Dance: When You Love A Woman – Journey
Amanda says, Use your resources, and enter contests! We were able so save a lot of money by doing things off season and letting helpful friends lend a hand. We were also so lucky to win a videography package from NST Pictures. It was really just the icing on the cake!
Be scrappy! If you don't have a big budget you can still have a fantastic wedding. One of my favorite vendors was our caterer. They were such a pleasure to work with, guests raved about their food, their yelp reviews were outstanding and they ended up being incredibly affordable. I truly could not have done it without them!
photography: Phil Chester // venue name: 26 Bridge, Brooklyn, New York // florals: The Dedicated New Yorker // wedding dress: Lovely Bride // bride's shoes: Steve Madden // hair stylist: Wedding Hair NYC // makeup artist: Ivy Ermert // groom attire: Ted Baker // videography: NST Pictures // paper goods: by the bride // catering: Bassett Catering // cake: Sugar Rush NY // music: Dennis Condon // officiant: Matthew Brian Bagley // day of coordination: The Dedicated New Yorker // alter design: Carl Kocis (father of the bride) // dress tailor: Sew Elegant // bridesmaid dresses: maid of honor from A.P.C., daughter of the groom from Candela, bridesmaids from Shona Joy, Alice + Olivia, Monique Lhuillier // photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. // bar: The Little Barmaid & Onieals Soho // cocktails: The Little Barmaid & Onieals Soho // rentals: Broadway Party Rentals