Wednesday, 23 December 2009

michelle + john get married at the knitting factory

I've been excited about sharing Michelle and John's wedding with you ever since I saw their engagement photos taken by David Mielcarek. You can tell this couple had a blast celebrating their marriage from beginning to end. I love how they infused their personal style into every last detail and made sure their guests had a night to remember. David did an amazing job capturing the day in true documentary style. His work here is truly iconic. As for the details, I'll let the bride have the stage...

"John and I wanted a wedding that would really represent us...a little bit of tradition and a little bit rock ' roll...and most importantly lots of fun.  We're happy we were able to treat our guests to a really Brooklyn experience. We love the contrast of our elegant, historical library ceremony in Brooklyn Heights to our big, rowdy reception in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (our respective neighborhoods when we first met).
John is the designer and contractor behind the new Knitting Factory, a fantastic music venue and bar with a long history of great music. We were lucky enough to have our reception there... and keep it going until 4 am.
The wedding was a collaborative work in so many ways. We made invitations, tablecloths, and countless other details ourselves. Our wonderful friends and family contributed their time and talents to the food, music, flowers, decor,etc. Throughout the night we were treated to live music and great dj's..the super fantastic Tracey Bonham, Lynn Wright, John's band the Dales of course, and a killer hava nagila on the bagpipes! That's what we're most proud of..all the love that went into this beautiful day. It takes a village to raise a child...and to throw a wedding.
We're thrilled to be featured on Perfect Bound and David is the best photographer out there!! We had too much fun working with him and no one could have captured our memories better.

The Details:

Bride's gown: Badgley Mischka from Kleinfeld Bridal

Brides make up: Jessica Gentile

Groom's suit: Hugo Boss with a vintage vest

Venue: The Brooklyn Historical Society and The Knitting Factory

Photographer: David Mielcarek of CINEMATICbyDavidM

Florist: Opalia

Caterer: Dinosaur BBQ (buffett) and Sosie Hublitz of Watty & Meg

Music/Dj: Penguin Wedding Music (ceremony) Brett Fuchs (DJ for reception)

Invitations: handmade by the bride and groom

Reception Flowers: designed by the bride and groom (and handpicked at 5 am in the flower district in Manhattan)

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