Joye and Scott ran in the same circle of friends during college, but they didn’t start dating until after graduation. “I finally caved and let him take me out,” Joye says with a laugh. They clicked immediately and soon realized their connection went far deeper than anything they had experienced during those casual get-togethers at school. “I can honestly say that I wanted Scott in my life for the long-haul from the beginning. He really wasn’t the type to be in a steady relationship. In fact, I was his first serious girlfriend, so I knew that he had the same feelings.”
We are excited to introduce Joye, our BB Featured Bride for October. She and Scott married on the Fourth of July at Tribeca Rooftop. Here is the first chapter of their Real BB Wedding story.
Part 1: Proposal & Planning
It was clear that upon becoming a couple, Joye and Scott had met their perfect match. “Scott says that when we started dating, it was like sarcasm (him) met sass (me). He was always cracking jokes (his way of flirting) and I would dish it right back.” Joye continues, “Over the last seven years, he is just as sarcastic and I’m probably sassier. I love that about us.”
On the eve of Joye’s 29th birthday, Scott asked her to be up and ready before sunrise. The request roused her suspicions. “He’s a ‘snooze-your-alarm ten times type – the opposite of a morning person,” she says. The next morning, Scott led Joye to a park under the Brooklyn Bridge where they arrived just after the sun had come up. “No surprise here,” she jokingly comments on their habit for running late. Punctuality aside, Scott’s romantic New York proposal played out perfectly. He got down on one knee and asked Joye to marry him. “He must have been so nervous, because he snapped the ring box in half,” she remembers. “We spent the rest of the morning exploring and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.” Afterward, the newly engaged couple met their families at Frankies 457 in Carrol Gardens to celebrate.
When it came time to look at venues, the couple visited numerous spaces throughout New York City. “Honestly, we didn’t really have a dream venue in mind,” Joye says. “Once we saw Tribeca Rooftop, we couldn’t see ourselves getting married anywhere but in Manhattan. The views were incredible.” Housed at the top of a printing press building from the 1920s, Tribeca Rooftop was fully renovated into a chic industrial event space. The combination of high ceilings and large windows works to create a light, airy atmosphere. Retaining historic charm, it offers access to the cobblestone streets mapping out the iconic neighborhood.
The couple originally planned to get married in July 2020 but had to postpone due to Covid-19. When the venue offered a new date of July 4, 2021, they decided to make the best of the situation and accepted. “We went with it, thinking there will probably be fireworks and most everyone will have Monday off. Still, I was completely shocked at how well we could see the fireworks display,” Joye remembers.
We’ve done numerous weddings at Tribeca Rooftop over the years. From a floral designer’s standpoint, what makes this space so fun to dress up is the versatility. It stands like a blank canvas that can be decorated to suit any style and Joye’s décor proved this. “Looking for inspiration on Pinterest, I fell in love with the natural look of Pampas grass and palm leaves but wasn’t sure how they would translate to a city wedding. It ended up working,” she says. For a color palette, the bride looked to what she was going to be wearing. “My dress had blush undertones, so I knew that I wanted my flowers to have blush and neutral undertones as well,” she says.
Stay tuned for next week when Joye shares all the details about her stunning Pallas Collective gown.
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: Tribeca Rooftop + 360
Photographer: Rafal Ostrowski Photography
Bride’s Dress: Pallas Collective
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tux: J.Crew
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Fame + Partners
Groomsmen’s Suits: Generation Tux
Hair: Seneda Ceka
Makeup: Jisel Nunez
Seating Chart + Table Numbers: Up Close + Personalized
Lighting: AV Workshop
Neon Sign: Howdy Dudey
Band: Hudson Horns
Favors: Moms 4 Moms