December 28, 2015

Whimsical Winter Vow Renewal

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What could be more romantic than a wedding? This vintage-inspired vow renewal ceremony, designed by Dee Kay Events at Octavia & Brown Studio, will affirm your belief that love lasts long beyond the honeymoon phase. Mary and Eric celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with a ceremony designed to honor everything they have gone through as a couple, and the strength of their still-deepening love.

Alisa Tongg led the couple in a hand fast, an ancient ritual that has been making a comeback in contemporary weddings.

Long ago, the exchanging of rings was only possible for the very rich. Ordinary people would pledge themselves to each other, often in a field, and symbolically have their hands fasted together with a piece of ribbon, cord or cloth. The phrases ‘tying the knot’ and ‘bond of matrimony’ are thought to stem from this practice. Alissa Tongg via Dee Kay Events

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March 4, 2015

A Wedding at The Picnic House in Prospect Park

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The Picnic House in Prospect Park is one of Brooklyn’s most beloved wedding venues. The park’s natural beauty provides wonderful views and a lovely setting for wedding photos, any season of the year. The Picnic House was certainly the perfect place for the vintage-bohemian wedding flowers we created for one beautiful Brooklyn bride.

Mini succulents played a starring role in the bridal bouquet. The fresh green of the succulents and viburnum played perfectly against pink lisianthus and white garden roses and spray roses. Another mini succulent became a striking groom’s boutonniere. Ranunculus, in two shades of pink, gave bridesmaids’ bouquets a look of their own.
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