Lara and Nicole’s Brooklyn, NY Wedding

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Some real weddings get everything right from the get-go. Not because they’re over-the-top productions or have crazy details that would be impossible to recreate. Some real weddings just get it right because they factor in just one key element: A love story.

Nicole and Lara’s love story began when Nicole first moved to New York City. I’ll let them explain it, below, but it’s this love of not only each other but their city that all but guaranteed an amazing wedding day (of course, having the talented Sarah Tew Photography capture those special moments ALWAYS helps). Read on to find out more about this adorable couple!

From bride Lara:

“Nicole and I met on a true blind date a few months after Nicole moved to New York City. We spent most of those first few months together wandering the city and its streets often losing track of time and never having a care as to where we ended up. Our wandering took us to the steps of the famous New York City post office, over the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset a few times and eventually around the world.

After getting engaged, we knew that we wanted a wedding that reflected our love of the city and travel and provided our friends and family with an insight into all the things we’ve enjoyed together. We absolutely fell in love with the Green Building in Brooklyn for taking you back in time with its elegant simplicity and the ability to turn a raw space into your own. The GreenBuilding is set up with a secret ‘Speakeasy’ room that houses vintage luggage and other cool props from a past era, so we used this and our love for travel as the inspiration for the look and feel of our wedding.

We worked with our designer to create a wedding invitation suite that would make our guests feel like they were stepping back in time. We created vintage ‘Save the Date’ postcards with the Brooklyn Bridge as the main background. We then used that bridge image as the icon throughout our invites. In keeping with our vintage theme, we used twine to tie our set together and craft paper envelopes penned with simple calligraphy…”

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© Sarah Tew Photography   2013   http://www.sarahtewphotography.com

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“We chose pictures of cities we’ve traveled to and had our designer lay a filter over the images to create an old postcard feel for our table numbers. The day of we used a vintage suitcase as place for guest to drop their cards, an old typewriter with a short note to welcome our guests to our special day and framed pictures of our grandparents’ wedding day to honor them.”

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© Sarah Tew Photography   2013   http://www.sarahtewphotography.com

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“We worked with our caterer to recreate some of our favorite dishes from restaurants we love around the city and at the end of the night our friends and family were greeted with a food truck serving up delicious grilled cheese sandwiches for the ride home.”

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“Our wedding day was magical and our guests seemed to appreciate all the little details we loved planning”

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Photographer: Sarah Tew Photography//DJ: 74 Events//Shoes: Jimmy Choo//Invitation Designer: Milk & Ice Cream Design//Caterer: Naturally Delicious//Dress Designer: Nicole Miller//Floral Designer: Rose Red & Lavender//Event Venue: The Green Building//Specialty Foods:The Milk Truck//

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