Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Farm Fresh and Brooklyn Beer

Flowers: Rena's Fine Flowers, Saratoga Springs and Mel Mackenzie
Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Slow and Steady Wins the Race - Dolce and Gabbana
Grooms Suit: Paul Smith
Beer: Kelso of Brooklyn (The Groom is the head brewer!)
Table Design: the Bride, Mel Mackenzie, and Jenn Armbrust
Caterer: Brook Costello - Red Table Catering, Brooklyn
Pies and Desserts: Homemade by Family
Live Music: Dan Ruckdeschel and Friends
DJ: Paul Dickow
Invitations/Paper Goods: Jenn Armbrust, Motel Projects

In her words:
Sam and I met in 1998 when we were both bike messengers in Portland, OR and started dating in the fall of 2004 when Sam was living in Seattle and I was living in Portland. For several months we had been seeing each other casually at birthday parties, cyclocross races, and art openings in Seattle and then one day Sam squeezed my elbow at a bike race - he is a master of subtlety. Later that day we kissed and we started spending weekends driving back and forth between Portland and Seattle and soon Sam moved back to Portland to be with me. We moved to Brooklyn in 2008 and Sam finally asked me to marry him on a cross country ski trip at Avalanche Pass in the Adirondacks last winter. The temperature was barely above zero.

Our wedding was really special because so many of our family and friends from the West Coast travelled to be with us and helped us pull off such a beautiful wedding. We felt really loved and thankful to have such a great community of friends. We were legally married the day prior to the wedding in our cycling kits in the state of Vermont (we rode there), where civil unions are not limited to a man and a woman. Our officiant for both ceremonies is a good friend, Daniel Menshe.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bridgehampton Beauties

Lis and Greg should have met when they were 5 years old. They lived 2 blocks from each other in Manhattan, went to brother/sister high schools, attended the same social events, but as things in NYC go, it took a party in another state to bring them together. He pursued her, she tried to take it slow, she knew she was done.
He proposed in Costa Rica on the beach in Tamarindo. She cried, they laughed, she accepted. Then they got to spend 8 days surfing, eating, and being alone together.
During the ceremony, on the beach in Bridgehampton, they literally glowed. The sun shined through her veil and lit up the chuppah. Really truly magical. Not to mention, it was the first day of the entire summer that wasn't 100 degrees.

Location: Bridgehampton Surf and Tennis Club
Dress: Carolina Herrera, The "Carolina" Dress
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Make-up: Shiko at Valery Joseph Salon
Hair: Nir at Valery Joseph Salon
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaid
Groom's Suit: Paul Stewart
Groomsmen's Suits: Perry Ellis
Day of Planner: Kimberly Pilson, The Wedding Sitter
Floral and Event Design: Claire Bean