Happy couple after wedding

My, how we love the pictures by¬†Khaki Bedford Photography from Andrea and Grace’s amazing wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn, New York. Full of colour, creativity and character, their wedding was super stylish, quirky and fun. A display of colourful objects that each signified something special to the couple was set up for guests to admire, and guests could type a personal note on a vintage typewriter. Andrea and Grace set the mood of the evening by playing a clip from The Muppets before they walked down the aisle, and the fun and quirkiness continued all night…

“The night was about us, our friends and family, and what we’ve built over the years, not a promise of what could be. What we really wanted was a party.

“We didn’t exactly have colours or a theme, but one thread that ran throughout was ‘our favourite things.’ Our save the date was illustrated by Small Adventure, and featured some of our favourite things – Pee-wee Herman, books, Windex, gems, and our cats.

“I head up merchandising at Fab.com, so much of the decor either came from Fab or straight from our apartment; we wanted the space to feel like an extension of our home. Our best pal Barry made the doughnut tree and we made all the pennants from paint chips. Andrea’s mom made a mini jar of homemade strawberry jam for each guest and my mom did all of the flower arrangements. The food was a mix of Asian and Southern (like us) and we had our favourite doughnuts and cold brew for dessert.

“Our vows weren’t exactly traditional; I promised Andrea that I would eat breakfast every morning and Andrea promised that she’d lie if she doesn’t like my hair cut – I’ve eaten breakfast every day since.

“Our wedding was such a natural extension of who we are. While the event had the general structure of a wedding, we were pretty adamant that we’d do it on our terms. It was all about what we love and who we love – a Muppet video, plastic dinosaurs, vintage vases, library card catalogue place cards with personalized typed notes, calamansi margaritas, not a single slow song, a reading of the Majority Opinion in ‘Goodridge v. Department of Public Health’…”

Wedding chalkboard sign

Billy buttons

Wedding rings in wooden container

Wedding decorations

Purple flowers

Wedding rings on typewriter

Wedding decorations

Doll sitting on bookcase

Wedding date sign

Female couple walking down street

Female couple posing before wedding

Wedding party

Couple's shoes

Female couple

Bride holding bouquet Bride holding bouquet

Bride holding bouquet Bride holding bouquet

Groomsmen

Colourful bow tie and hanky

Groomsman with colourful bow tie and hanky Groomsman with colourful bow tie and hanky

Groomsman with colourful bow tie and hanky Groomsman with colourful bow tie and hanky

Wedding party in front of graffiti wall

Female couple in front of graffiti wall

Bride's hairpiece Bride holding clutch bag

Couple

Couple

Wedding order of service

Large A and G light letters

Wedding guests having picture taken

Cinema seats at wedding

Wedding guests

Long wedding table Small vase of flowers on wedding table

Bride holding bouquet Bride's bouquet

Couple entering wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Billy buttons on end of ceremony aisle Couple in wedding ceremony

Couple saying wedding vows

Couple saying wedding vows

Couple kissing

Couple holding hands in wedding ceremony

Newly wed couple walking down the aisle

Couple kissing

Just married happy couple

Chalkboard wedding table plan

Flowers in wedding table

Message inside napkin on wedding table

Message inside napkin on wedding table Long wedding table

Message inside napkin on wedding table

Flag in wedding table flowers Small vase of wedding table flowers

Wedding table flowers Flag in wedding table flowers

Wedding tables

Plates on wedding table Flowers on wedding table

Bunting on back of chair

Glasses

Bunting

Cocktails written on chalkboard Alcohol and glasses

Wedding paper napkins

Wedding guest holding cocktail Wedding guest holding cocktail

Tassels

Dessert table with doughnuts and wedding cake

Wedding cake Doughnuts

Wedding sign

Jars of homemade jam

Wedding food

Wedding food

Wedding place setting

Flag in wedding table flowers Wedding table flowers

Glass on table Striped purse

Wedding dessert

Dessert on wedding table Small vase of flowers

Message inside napkin

Billy buttons in vase Pots of food

Wedding guest being poured wine

Wedding guest reading message Wedding guest hiding message

Wedding message

Wedding guests

Bride watching speech Wedding speech

Bride watching speech

Wedding speech Bride watching speech

Wedding table for messages Photograph of couple

Wedding date sign

Wedding guest leaving message Wedding guest typing message

Typed wedding message

Wedding DJ

Wedding guests dancing

Bride dancing

Wedding guests dancing

Couple eating a doughnut

Photography: Khaki Bedford Photography

Venue: The Green Building

Caterer: Lone Star Empire

Cake: Make My Cake

Doughnuts and Coffee: Grady’s Cold Brew & Dough

Doughnut Tree: Great Plains Handmade Instruments

Rings: Blanca Monros Gomez

Flowers: Grace’s Mom

Ring Box: End Grain Wood Shoppe

Program/Menu Design: Pieter Jan Mattan

Illustrations: Small Adventure

Marquee Lights and Other Decor: Hem.com

Andrea’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

Andrea’s Wedding Dress: Gary Graham

Andrea’s Reception Dress: Rebecca Taylor

Grace’s Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo

Grace’s Outfit: Madewell and The Hill-Side

Corsage and Bouquet: Saffron Brooklyn

Guys’ Bow-Ties: Mrs. Bow Tie

DJ: Tony Bo Chan