Our Lovely bride Charity wed her love Greg at the incredible Green Building in Brooklyn in a gorgeous & glamorous 1930’swedding that was inspired by the stunning Alix and Kelly gown she purchased from our shop! This wedding is full of personal details, including one very special surprise for the groom!
Lovely: Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
Charity: It’s cliché, but as soon as I put on the dress, I knew it was THE dress. Lots of other dresses were pretty, but this one was different. When I put it on, I felt like I was looking at myself in the photos my grandchildren were going to look at someday. I felt gorgeous in it, and I knew Greg would love it as much as I did. The dress actually inspired a lot of the rest of the wedding. I’d had sort of an outdoorsy garden wedding in mind, but once I found the dress, the wedding had to take a turn toward 1930s glamour to match!
Lovely: What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
Charity: There were a lot of little details that we had fun putting together and that made the night feel like ours. One of the things I really loved: we didn’t have a typical wedding program. We put together sort of a booklet for the night. After the ceremony program pages, it included funny write-ups of everyone at the wedding, explaining how we knew them, a fake (and over the top) New York Times wedding announcement, wedding trivia, and other fun stuff. It’s such a great keepsake for us.
Another fun thing? We also made up dance cards for everyone! Since we had a sort of big band style band, we decided to go old school! We filled in one dance partner for each guest and then they filled in the rest from there. The most important thing, though, was the ceremony. Katherine Kurs, who officiated our ceremony, was so much more than just an officiant. She worked with us to craft every word. What we arrived at together couldn’t have been more meaningful and perfect for us as a couple.
Lovely: What was the most memorable moment?
Charity: I got choked up during the ceremony (okay, more than choked up. I cried.) And Greg, who was holding my hands just held them tighter. I’ll always remember how that felt. And then another teary moment — later in the evening I surprised Greg by singing a little song with the band (“Almost Like Being in Love”), and he started crying, which did me in again. I’ll always remember hugging him when I came off the stage.
Lovely: If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Charity: Etsy is amazing. We got our invitations, our favors, our favor boxes, gifts for all the groomsmen and bridesmaid, gifts for our families, my veil, my hair comb, and a whole bunch of other wonderful wedding-related goodies on Etsy. All at great prices and delivered right to our door!
DRESS DESIGNER: Alix and Kelly purchased at Lovely
ACCESSORY DESIGNER: A little shop on Etsy called Cleobelle
PHOTOGRAPHER: Three Winks Photography
FLORIST: A dear friend’s mother! The wonderful Veena Malik.
CATERER: Fancy Girl Table
WEDDING PLANNER: The bride & groom, with guidance from Fancy Girl Table
VENUE: Green Building in Brooklyn
BAND: Michael Aranella & His Dreamland Orchestra