This incredibly stylish Brooklyn wedding comes to us form Ed Hafizov of Zorz Studios based in NYC! Here’s Ed to tell us more:
Heather and Brian worked in insurance for the same big company but never actually ran into each other in the building, partly because Brian at the time worked as an outside Rep and didn’t come into the office frequently. They met each other out at a company sponsored event, after which point became inseparable.
See more after the cut!
The bride got ready at the beautiful Wythe Hotel with amazing floor-to-ceiling windows of the Manhattan skyline, and an interior staircase leading to a private terrace. Surrounded by the toile wallpaper, and beautiful exposed beams, she was in love with the space and felt completely calm and at ease getting ready with her beautiful bridesmaids.
For the ceremony, Heather wore a gorgeous lace mermaid gown which she found at The Bridal Garden, a not-for-profit bridal boutique in New York City in which all proceeds benefit education for disadvantaged children. “It was awesome to know my purchase went to such a terrific cause! I bought it off the rack and it fit me almost perfectly!” says the bride.
Brian gifted Heather a locket with a picture inside of her mom and her. Her mother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago and was physically not able to attend the wedding and this was extremely difficult for the bride.
We expected the heavy rain… Just as the skies opened and it started to pour, we arrived safe and dry inside Jane’s Carousel where I managed to capture the incredible moments and some of clients’ favorite pictures are of them outside in the rain!
The couple fell in love with The Green Building for its effortlessly beautiful interior and the vintage flair. The Green Building was previously a brass foundry and has beautiful original brick walls, exposed beam ceilings, gold chandeliers, and even a back speakeasy room equipped with vintage decor and red velvet curtains. Their vendors helped create a warm and intimate setting.
“The rabbi read our vows of why we wanted to marry each other, the touching vows Brian wrote brought me to tears and my favorite part during the ceremony was when Brian reached over to wipe my tears away,” says Heather. “I am Jewish and Brian Protestant, so we decided to fuse our backgrounds by incorporating an Irish ‘hand-fasting’ and a stomping of the glass, both beautiful traditions and incredibly sentimental.”
After the dinner, dancing, and cake we ended with a food truck by Wafels & Dinges which was a huge hit! Paying homage to the speakeasy theme, guests took home little bottles of whiskey.
Congratulations Heather & Brian and thank you Ed for sharing! For more information about Zorz Studios, please visit his website.
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Photographer: Zorz Studios
Calligrapher: Butler’s Pantry Calligraphy
Dress Designer: Marchesa
Transportation:Supreme Valet Parking Inc.
Makeup Artist: Marlena Singh Makeup Artistry
Favors and Gifts: Pope Liquors
Hair Stylist: Pravana Hair Studio
Caterer: Purslane Catering
Location: Wythe Hotel
Floral Designer:Boos Floral Showcase
Equipment Rentals:Broadway Party Rentals
Linens and Coverings: For Your Party
Photo Booth Equipment:Good Times PB
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Hugo Boss
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection
Cinema and Video: Kiss The Bride Films
Event Planner: Parties N All LLC
Jewelry:Rent the Runway
DJ:Rhythm of the Night Entertainment
Groomsman Attire:The Black Tux
Dress Store: The Bridal Garden
Reception Venue: The Green Building
Cake Designer:Wafels and Dinges
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas