A Glamorous Vintage Wedding in Brooklyn, New York
Lauren and Jason in Brooklyn, New York
On October 20, 2012, eight years after meeting, and just seven blocks from the apartment they share now, Lauren and Jason got hitched in an elegant celebration befitting the season.
The First Look
A couple hours prior to their arrival at their venue, The Green Building, Lauren and Jason saw each other for the first time that day. A pre-wedding scouting trip resulted in picturesque locations around Red Hook, Brooklyn. The couple’s nerves calmed down shortly after a few snaps of the camera.
The Bridal Party
Posing With Their Pup
Benson, the love of Jason and Lauren’s lives, made an appearance for a few family photos. Images of the canine companion graced the couple’s save-the-date and ceremony program.
The Bride's Entrance
Under a veil borrowed from her sister, Lauren entered the ceremony to an acoustic performance of Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” accompanied by her mother and father.
Lots of Light and Love
Lauren and Jason became husband and wife in front of a curtain of string lights and under a simple chuppah. The intimate interfaith service was the couple’s favorite part of the day.
The ceremony concluded with the Jewish tradition of the breaking of the glass by the groom.
Lauren and Jason shared their first private moments as husband and wife in the speakeasy room at their venue. Jason shot Super 8 footage of his new bride, and Dara and Trent shot footage of the couple, which was incorporated into the pair’s final video in a split-screen format.
Family wedding portraits were on display in frames the couple found at a local flea market and in Lauren’s grandparents’ attic.
The Seating Chart
Michael Tabie of Two Arms Inc. created a chalkboard seating chart to assist guests in finding their dinner tables.
Centerpieces consisted of pedestals of roses, ranunculus, scabiosa, astilbe, lambs’ ear, and seeded eucalyptus, surrounded by chunks of marble.
A Crimson Accent
Red taper candles added a pop of color to the long dinner tables.
Vintage postcards were set on a table with pens and a sign that read: "To forever remind us that you were here to celebrate our special day, please take a moment to write us a note. Place it into the box or take one home to write and send at a later date." The cards were hung, and Lauren's mom has since sent a few to the couple on a sporadic basis.
Dancing With Dad
Lauren danced with her father to "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison after taking a spin on the dance floor with her new husband as "Fools Rush In" by Elvis Presley played.
Up in the Air
The newlyweds were raised in chairs as their 187 guests surrounded them during the Hora.
Handmade glass magnets incorporated black and ivory patterns and were given as favors packaged in small tins tied with a small tag with an image of the Brooklyn skyline.
To personalize the speakeasy area of their venue, Lauren worked with her stationer to create a series of framed prints. The artwork took its cue from the song "Autumn in New York," with the lyrics of the seasonal song on display. One verse now hangs in the couple’s apartment.
A Cute Cake
A dark chocolate cake was covered with cream cheese frosting and topped with the couple’s initials and an ampersand.
A mélange of sweets by Baked NYC were set out for guests to enjoy—including cupcakes, rice cereal treats, and s'mores bars.
Photography and Videography: Trent and Dara of Trent Bailey Photography
Location: The Green Building
Catering: Real Food Catering
Flowers: Fox Fodder Farm
Stationery: Swiss Cottage Designs
Calligraphy: Love, Jenna Calligraphy
Cake and Desserts: Baked NYC
Music: The Dream Team Band
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Facetime Beauty Concierge
Lighting: Solid Angle Productions
Chalkboard Signage: Two Arms Inc.