Wedding Under the Willows at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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If gorgeous bride Tracy looks familiar, it’s because we gave you a sneak peak of her June wedding. Now we are delighted to share more details on what made this wedding so wonderful.

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“When Mike and I got engaged we looked at a few venues, but I had always known that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was where I wanted to get married. I grew up in Brooklyn and there was always something special about going to the gardens,” said Tracy. “I was a flower girl there, along with my little sister, when I was ten and she was six.”

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“Mike loved the setting under the large willow and that is ultimately where we got married. We have been dating for seven and a half years but in process of getting married, we learned so much about each other,” said Tracy.

“For the the flowers, I knew that we wanted soft peaches and blush blooms, anything with a high petal count. I gave Rachel my overall vision and then let her have creative control to execute it,” said Tracy. “I’ve recently gotten into growing my own succulents and was excited to see Bride & Blossom work some of those into the pieces!”

Peonies, garden  roses, spray roses, orchids, succulents, dusty miller.  Image: emmamcdonaldweddings.com

Peonies, garden
roses, spray roses, orchids, succulents, dusty miller.
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“Instead of throwing petals, we had our flower girl hold a giant hand-made paper bloom made by our friend, the owner of Paper Portrayls.
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“Biking has been an important part of our dating life and I wanted to incorporate that into the ceremony and reception. The vintage Schwinn with flowers pouring out of the basket was amazing.”

“Instead of taking group photos right after the ceremony, Mike and I wanted some time alone with just the photographer and us as newlyweds,” said Tracy. “Our favorite moments from the photos came from this batch of us alone. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.”

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