25 Oct

Brooklyn backyard wedding: Jess + Jeff

categories Neat Venues, Real Weddings

industrial Brooklyn wedding

A beer garden in Greenpoint, Brooklyn turned reception area, a crew of talented friends lending a hand, and as Brooke of Brookelyn Photography points out, quite possibly the most epic photobooth backdrop ever (it’s massive we tell ya). It all came together to make for one rad wedding. And when we say they had a crew of talented friends contributing, they really did. Jess will explain exactly how in a sec, but wow, this was definitely a labor of love.

letterpress bunting wedding invitations

Bhldn wedding dress

Bhldn wedding dress

How snazzy is that rifle tie clip? Nice pick Jeff!

retro tax cab wedding portrait

industrial Brooklyn wedding portraits

industrial Brooklyn wedding party portraits

Brooklyn warehouse wedding party portraits

wedding polaroid

Brooklyn backyard wedding ceremony

vintage chalkboard sign

Brooklyn backyard wedding ceremony

Bhldn wedding dress and J. Crew suit

hanging tag escort cards

picnic tables and paper bunting

blue hydrangea and and bottle centerpieces

paper flag accents and vintage picture frames

Greenpoint Brooklyn mural backdrop

See, and the place already has a massive photo backdrop included!

wedding portrait polaroid

From Jess: Let other people share responsibility and involve your friends as much as possible– our friend and designer, Chris Taylor, made a lot of the choices about flowers and decorations. It felt good to trust other people to make decisions. Our friend Lauren offered to make our wedding cake– not only was it beautiful and incredibly delicious, it was unforgettable, and meant so much more because we knew who baked it and how much work it was. Our friend Dan played mandolin during the ceremony and we would never have found our venue without our friend Ryan, who tended bar there. We enlisted our friend Nicole as our event coordinator– she kept us on schedule and sane. Our friend Tyler got ordained and performed the ceremony, and I can’t overstate how incredible it was to have someone we love stand up with us and make everything official. When we remember the wedding, we remember all of these people– and the whole wedding party hanging pennant flags– which is exactly the way we want to remember it.

Congratulations J + J!

Photography: Brookelyn Photography / Music: The Prenups / Wedding design: Taylor Design,Inc. / Catering: Pig and Fig Catering / Venue: TBD Brooklyn / Casey Rubber Stamps / Letterpress: Sesame Letterpress / Bride’s dress: BHLDN / Groom’s suit: JCrew

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  2. What a cool idea for a place card holder. Are those mini clothes pins?

  3. “@100LayerCake: A Brooklyn beer garden turned ceremony + reception area in this wedding shot by @brookelynphoto: http://t.co/oZGfYe18” legit

  4. What a cool day! :) I love the venue and the polaroid photos!

  5. What an amazing design. Incredible colours and the photos have just topped it off nicely. I love the idea of garden benches!

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  7. So different and so cool! I love this!

  8. Love the industrial look … feels kind of old skool :)

    Congrats guys oxox

  9. I love the retro taxi! SO cool.

  10. the set-up is really nice. very laid back and friendly look :)

  11. love this, group shots are superb, i miss polaroid!

  12. Very beautiful wedding! The venue looks awesome!

  13. I have been searching for a rifle tie clip for my boyfriend. Where is it from?

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