This Brooklyn wedding combined so much of what we love about New York: that iconic skyline, one of the city’s best restaurants, and a love story fitting of a New York romcom. Madeline + Matt’s minimalist and natural wedding was a dream. They knew two things right off the bat: they wanted a wedding in the city where they met + fell in love, with a beautiful outdoor ceremony. That’s exactly what they got. Their ceremony was in a lush Brooklyn park overlooking the East River with that stunning New York skyline. Then, they opted for the reception to be at one of Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants: Sunday in Brooklyn. Intimate. Minimalist. A hint of tropical. Natural. Cozy. These are just some of the words we would use to describe this special day. And did we mention that Madeline wore her grandma’s vintage wedding dress?! What a dream!! We were so happy to be a part of this wedding from so many angles… from venue sourcing, to designing the wedding programs, to coordinating the big day, and creating multiple large frame floral installations, we loved supporting Madeline + Matt’s vision from the very beginning. Take a look for yourself and hear what Madeline + Matt have to say about planning their wedding with advice to those of you starting now….
When it came to the inspiration for a lot of the design elements of this wedding, Madeline was really inspired by a romantic tropical style with touches of jewel tones. So we brought that through everywhere—from her tropical ceremony arch installation, to her lush hanging greenery in the reception, to the florals on the reception tables, and of course, her bridal bouquet. We were thrilled to use locally sourced garden roses from Grace Rose Farm for her bouquet, which really brought in those romantic elements. Hear more from the bride + groom about their vision…
When envisioning your wedding what was the one most important thing to you?
“When envisioning my wedding, the most important part to me was to have a place where everyone felt comfortable and that I knew people would have a good time. Our venue was so homey that I didn't worry about that for a second once we booked it! I didn't want anyone to feel out of place.”
What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
“Honestly, probably the ceremony! Not only was it so special to stand in front of everyone I know and tell Matt how much I love him, but it was also such a unique outpouring of love and support to have so many people we care about tell us be there to support our marriage from the start. It made us feel so loved and made it easier to love each other all the more.”
What was the most stressful part of the planning process?
“The most stressful part of the planning process was probably scheduling when everyone was scheduled to arrive there! I spent hours putting every detail into a Google doc...only to have it not even matter on the day-of because no one even looked at it anyway.”
What was the best piece of advice someone gave you leading up to your wedding?
“The best advice came from one of my coworkers: don't worry about having to talk to everyone! Enjoy the dinner! Sit and eat the food you paid for! Which really helped me think about my priorities that night--there were SO many people to talk to, that even if I had made myself miserable by walking around the entire dinner hour, I don't think it would have made much of a difference. People (some of who I don't even remember seeing the entire day) still told me later what a good time they had and thanked me for including them--and, as my coworked said, they're going to remember seeing you no matter what (you're kinda the center of attention!).”
How cute are they?! We truly loved being a part of Madeline + Matt’s special day from the beginning and bringing their vision to life. It’s an honor to know our clients trust us with the biggest day of their lives, and we wouldn’t change any of that for a minute. Madeline + Matt— here’s to you, your love, and lifetime of just that.
Planning + Coordination + Floristy: Willow & Wine
Reception Venue: Sunday in Brooklyn
Photographer: Kurt Wiegand
Makeup: Jaclyn Diamond Makeup
Wedding Dress: Vintage