With a venue as beautiful as the Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, you can never go wrong with a simple and classic design just to simply enhance the beautiful backdrop. That's exactly what this couple did with stunning white florals and lush greenery by Seaport Flowers. This couples' happiness and love shines through the entire gallery all captured to perfection by Brklyn View Photography! From the photographer...Weddings at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens are my absolute favorite. You are in the middle of one of the busiest boroughs in all of New York City, yet once you enter beyond the gates, you find yourself inside a luscious garden that is quiet, calm, and completely picturesque which is exactly why Marilyn and Dan wanted to get married at The Palm House!The bride got ready at the ever stunning Crosby Street Hotel located in SoHo, Manhattan. The hotel rooms have an eclectic decor and abundance of natural light which is a photographers dream. Marilyn wore her grandmother's gold necklace, which has been worn by all the women in her family on their own wedding days for three generations and counting! It is a true family heirloom. The Bride wore a delicate lace embroidered wedding dress that took everyone's breath away once she slipped it on.Dan and his groomsmen got ready at the couples' apartment in historic Brooklyn Heights. Looking dapper in his tuxedo, he was excited to travel to Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the couples first look in front of The Palm House. We took full advantage of the sun drenched magnolia plaza during their bride and groom portraits. Their wedding ceremony was held outside in front of a stunning tree just before sunset. Their priest was one of the funniest officiants ever and had everyone in attendance laughing out loud to his cheery annotates and clever analogies. Guests were treated to sunset cocktail hour outside on the terrace before the reception began inside stunning glass atrium of The Palm House.One of the most memorable speeches was given by Marilyn's father. He gushed about his daughters accomplishments before recounting one of his favorite childhood memories of Marilyn in her swimsuit as a baby. He even brought it from home for everyone to see! Marilyn and Dan know how to d-a-n-c-e and had a great time on the dance floor while Hank Lane Band brought the house down - no one sat down during the reception!The Bride and Groom are just the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful couple and I'm so honored I was a part of their wedding celebration! Congratulations Marilyn and Dan!
Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Floral Design: Seaport Flowers | Wedding Dress: Essence Of Australia | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Brides Shoes: Badgley Mishka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Hair & Makeup: Lynette Gutierrez from Angelo David Salon | Groom's Attire: Black Lapel | Groomsmen's Attire: Black Lapel | Getting Ready: Crosby Street Hotel | Wedding Band: Hank Lane Music