Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate with your plans for an outdoor ceremony, but if you have a great backup plan, it’s not a big deal! And that is exactly what happened to Julie + Ed. Their wedding was scheduled to be in Central Park but due to rain, they had to go with their backup plan – a photo studio in the SoHo district, which ended up being so unique + just perfect! Their reception was held at The Gutter which is a super fun bowling alley/bar located in Brooklyn. The side room was transformed into an elegant candlelit dinner and after dinner the guests enjoyed dancing and bowling – sounds like a fun time to me! :) I love that the couple designed so many elements for their day. The groomsmen wore driver style caps as it is the groom, Ed’s staple piece in his wardrobe. Flowers were put together by Julie and the bridesmaids. The reception flowers and decor were arranged by Julie’s pal and wedding designer Steve Doss. Thanks to Aimee + Troy of Troy Grover Photographers for the gorgeous photos!
From Julie, “Our biggest priority in planning the wedding was that people have fun! We wanted to have a big party with all our favorite people, so we decided to rent out our favorite spot in Brooklyn, The Gutter (bowling alley).”
We walked down the aisle to “Blue Skies”, exit song was “Orange Colored Sky.”
Most memorable moment from your wedding day? The wedding speech video. There were several members in our wedding party who could not attend the wedding, so we asked all of our wedding party and parents to make a wedding “speech” video. An editor friend of ours took all the videos and edited them into a little movie that was shown during dinner. It took my breath away, it was so beautifully done.
Any advice for those planning right now? My advice is to do what you want to do, no matter how wacky it may sound to other people. I thought my parents were going to die when we told them we were getting hitched in a bowling alley called “The Gutter”, but in the end I think everyone was blown away at how much fun it was!
Congrats Julie + Ed and thanks for sharing your day with us!
photography: Troy Grover Photographers // ceremony location: Divine Studio // reception venue: The Gutter // wedding dress: Jim Hjelm // hairpieces: Adrienne’s Bridal // shoes: Badgley Mischka // bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie & J Crew // hair: Sally Perez // makeup: Andrew Sotomayor // groom suit: Ralph Lauren // cinematography: Eric Schneider + Chris Ventura of Mutable Films // catering: Blue Smoke // cupcakes: Magnolia Bakery //ceremony music: Claudia Eliaza trio // reception music: Baby Soda