A Modern Red-and-White Wedding in a Loft in New York City
The Happy Couple
Randi wears a silk dress and jacket with pearl buttons that she helped design; Jacob's suit is by Paul Smith
The Stationery Suite
The stationery, designed by Randi, is letterpressed in brown ink. The stickers on envelopes and addresses on reply cards are outlined with a rubber stamp inspired by a vintage label. The invitations are blind hit (impressed with ink) in Hebrew with the biblical love story of Jacob and Rachel (Randi's Hebrew name); highlighted are the words "Jacob kissed Rachel." Each bundle is tied with baker's twine.
Randi signs the ketubah before the ceremony begins.
The couple attached Jacob's grandfather's prayer shawl to bamboo poles to create the huppa.
The Wedding Program
A bridesmaid reads the program, a photocopied collage of inspiration, such as the ring Jacob used to propose and a label noting the date.
The Bride's Bouquet
Randi's bouquet mixes chrysanthemums, celosia, ranunculus, scabiosa, eucalyptus fruit, hypericum fruit, and a medley of other blooms and berries; the stems are wrapped in pink fabric and embellished with a vintage French hat pin and a mother-of-pearl button; Randi tucked a handkerchief from her grandmother, who was unable to attend, among the blooms before walking down the aisle.
The Couple's Dog
Mingling with guests is the couple's dog, Olive, who wears a festive string of faux pearls.
Groomsmen's boutonnieres combine flowers found in the bride's bouquet, like scabiosa and eucalyptus fruit, and are bound in red-and-white seersucker.
Bridesmaids look on as the couple recite their vows; attendants chose their own attire in chocolate-brown hues with pink or red accents.
Randi's sister, Cindy Kasner, and a young guest smile for the camera.
The couple adhered to a red-and-white color scheme for reception tables; oversized helium balloons are tied with baker's twine to small rocks wrapped in red-and-white striped cotton shirting; table numbers painted onto hang tags using stencils from a hardware store are tied in place on the twine.
White bowls filled with cushion moss on a red-and-white-striped runner dot tables; napkins are tied with striped ribbon.
The groom's sister, Anna, mother, Debby, and father, Kenn, listen as toasts are given.
In addition to fresh summer fruit and ice cream, guests are treated to coconut-flecked red velvet cake with sweet buttercream frosting for dessert; the cake, like many elements in the celebration, bears stripes in the wedding's principal hues: red and white.
Following Jewish tradition, Jacob and Randi are hoisted in chairs for the hora as friends and family dance around them.
Randi's sister-in-law and bridesmaid, Lisa Brookman, applauds the newlyweds.
At the Reception
Randi's uncle, Murray Brookman, claps to the beat during the hora.
More Comfortable Shoes
After the ceremony, Jacob and Randi wear more comfortable footwear: white sneakers for him, gold ballet slippers for her.
According to Jewish custom, when parents marry off their last child, they are honored in a congratulatory dance called the mezinka; here, Randi's mother and father, Judy and Shim Brookman, are encircled by guests as they wear crowns of orchids.
Wedding Favor and Seating Card
A CD of the couple's favorite music doubles as a favor and seating card; the adhesive labels on the vellum envelopes are marked with the same rubber stamp as the one used for the invitation packet; vintage stamps were used to indicate table numbers.