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
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. Read More