First of all, I love my job. I really do. People sometimes ask me if I get tired of talking about weddings, but I enjoy it and I really love when I get to talk to friends about their weddings. So I was THRILLED when last summer I got a facebook message from my college friend Robyn telling me about her engagement. I told her to call me and, during a cross-town cab ride she told me a bit about her soon-to-be hubby Jermaine and I tossed out some referrals and some ideas. And then she was off to plan her awesome day! From the beginning Robyn and Jermaine knew they wanted a small, intimate affair and their dream was to have it Brooklyn AND to be married outside at the Botanical Gardens. They knew they were on a budget, and wanted to make some smart choices. The result was a stunning, thoughtful, Brooklyn brunch celebration whose images absolutely moved me! One of the best suggestions I made (patting myself on the back here) was to hire Elisabeth Millay, who was just the perfect person to capture this intimate celebration. I’m so excited to post this! I love seeing gorgeous weddings, but it’s even nicer when they are weddings of someone that I just adore.
The couple had a morning ceremony in the Botanical Gardens one week before the Cherry Blossom festival. I think they made a BRILLIANT move by selecting such a stunning location and what a great investment in the harpist- elegant, live music for such an intimate affair. The locaton gave them a great backdrop for photos. Their 40 guests then made their way to Frankie’s Spuntino on Court Street where they took over the stable and gardens for their brunch. The bride and groom rented a classic car, which not only gave them a great photo op, but gave them some alone time too! The bride selected a fitting springtime color palette that added a lot of life to the event. thoughtfully tied up pashminas for her guests as gifts as well as a traditional black cake- a Guyanese tradition. Their more traditional wedding cake was baked by Made In Heavenand their lovely flowers were done by Jenny Bayley . She selected delightful letterpress place cards that added an additional element to the table as well. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did. Many, many blessings to Robyn and Jermaine, who are just too adorable for words and THANKS to Elisabeth for sending these over.