Quirky + Colorful Brooklyn Wedding: Grace + Andrea

brooklyn wedding

Today’s super rad wedding took place at The Green Building in Brooklyn, which just so happens to be one of my absolute favorite venues! Since Grace + Andrea love to have fun and don’t like to take themselves too seriously, their day echoed their playful personalities and was filled with lots of quirky + colorful details. But nothing was included just for the sake of taking up space. They incorporated objects + elements that signified something special to the two of them and, in turn, their day was a natural extension of the life they’ve built together. Here’s a bit more from the newlyweds:

While the event had the general structure of a wedding, we were pretty adamant that we do it on our terms. It was all about what we love and who we love. A Muppet video, plastic dinosaurs, vintage vases, library card catalogue place cards with personalized typed notes, calamansi margaritas, not a single slow song, a reading of the Majority Opinion in “Goodridge v. Department of Public Health,” etc, etc!

Big thanks to Khaki Bedford Photography for the awesome photography and congrats to Grace + Andrea!

crystal hair piece

wood ring holdeer


blue suit

brooklyn wedding bouquet

brooklyn wedding

One of the most memorable moments was one we didn't actually witness, but it set the tone for the evening and we assume was rather memorable for our guests. Before we walked down the aisle, we projected "Somebody's Getting Married" from the Muppets Take Manhattan on the wall above the ceremony. What was most surprising, I think, was that no one seemed overly surprised that we'd play a Muppet video at our wedding. Or that Andrea and I would agree, without much conversation at all, that it would be a good idea.

brooklyn wedding

Grace + Andrea exchanged their vows on a mini stage decorated with marquee letters of their initials. Majorly love it! :)

marquee letters

warehouse wedding

brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

Their save the date was illustrated by Small Adventure, and featured some of their favorite things – Pee Wee Herman, books, Windex, gems, and their cats. Such a fun idea to include it as part of their wedding decor!

table seatting


brooklyn wedding

typewriter letter

brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

The playful tone carried through the reception decor with personalized notes typed on library cards at every place setting, terrarium table numbers, and floral centerpieces put together by Grace’s mom.

flag table numbers

brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

And petite pennant banners made from paint chips were scattered around different areas of the venue. So cute, right?! And would be easy to DIY for your own day!

chair decor

chalkboard seating chart


While I truly love everything about this wedding, my favorite detail of their day just might be this incredible “donut tree” created by the couple’s best friend, Barry! Something about it just makes me happy — and hungry! :)

brooklyn donut cake

ombre cake

marquee letters

Our advice would be to remember that while the day is yours, it's really about all your friends and family who want to celebrate with you. And they won't realize that the tequila ran out in four minutes or that the officiant is a little more cheesy than you would have liked. They just want to celebrate with you.

photography: Khaki Bedford Photography // second shooter: Jonica Moore Studio // venue: The Green Building Brooklyn, New York // catering: Lonestar Empire // cake: Make My Cake // doughnuts + coffee: Grady’s Cold BrewDough // donut tree: Great Plains Handmade Instruments // rings: Blanca Monros Gomez // floral centerpieces: Grace’s mom // bouquet + boutonnieres: Saffron // ring box: End Grain Woodshop // program/menu design: Pieter Jan Mattan // illustrations: Small Adventure // marquee lights + other décor: Fab.com // andrea’s shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo // andrea’s wedding dress: Gary Graham // andrea’s reception dress: Rebecca Taylor // grace’s shoes: Dieppa Restrepo // grace’s outfit: MadewellThe Hill-Side // guys’ bow-ties: Mrs Bow Tie // dj: Tony Bo Chan

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  1. Fun wedding! Beautiful headband- where did you get it?

  2. I can see why this is one of your favorite venues. It feels very cozy and definitely has that “Brooklyn Look.”

  3. I love the string of pom-poms behind the dessert table. May I ask where you got it from?

  4. Looks like such a fun wedding! We’re in LOVE with all of the bright & eclectic details!! We are vendors to FAB.com, and are BEYOND honored that you chose to use our Vintage Marquee Lights on this very special day!

    Much love!
    Machel @VintageMarqueeLights


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