16 Jan

Vintage inspired Brooklyn wedding: Melissa + Ken

categories Real Weddings

green bow Kate Spade heels

We love sharing fun weddings like Melissa + Ken’s. It’s the type of wedding you scroll through a few times and catch new details you didn’t see before. And considering Melissa spent a good year and a half planning, it’s safe to say she collected plenty of whimsical and colorful items on eBay and Etsy to add flare to every table setting. But here’s a little secret – she also does this for a living! Yep, she’s a party-planning extraordinaire, so working with a dream team of creative vendors, including amazing photographers Les Loups, was fun for her. Getting the guest list down to 100, not so much.

classic sweetheart cut wedding dress

hot pink rose bouquet

We love us hot pink anything, but this all roses bridal bouquet is extra hot.

emerald green jewel earrings

green bow Kate Spade heels

golden rocking horse and wedding rings

brooklyn graffiti backdrop

brooklyn street wedding portraits

brooklyn street wedding portraits

red ring barer shoes

That dapper little fella in the orange suede shoes, that’s their adorable son.

family wedding portrait

red ring barer shoes and family portraits

musical parade to the church

marching band wedding procession

Love that her son walked her down the aisle.

warehouse wedding ceremony

family wedding ceremony

marching band celebration

wildflower centerpieces

chalkboard sign

crystal etched glasses

gold animal figurines and framed table numbers

illustrated table linens and gold animal figurines

chalkboard table assignments

colorful floral arrangements and napkins

brooklyn warehouse wedding

wedding reception oil painting

Artist Mike Rohner was there to ‘live paint’ a scene from the celebration.

classic wedding cake toppers and chocolate frosted cakes

brooklyn warehouse wedding reception

"dance dance dance" floor graphic

The statement piece of the dance floor was this “dance, dance, dance” sign Melissa’s brother-in-law taped to the floor.

romantic first dance

late night ice cream truck

And this is where our mouth starts watering. The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck cruised up for a late night snack. Definitely a sweet way to end the night and then get back on the dance floor.

Congratulations Melissa + Ken!

Photographer: Les Loups / Event coordinator + planner: Events by Melissa McNeeley (the bride!) / Hair: Corvette Hunt from Graceland Salon / Make up: Nicky Posley / Florist: Tom Borgese / Pie: Pies N Thighs / Ice Cream Truck: The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck / Invitation designer: Shannon O’Brien / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals / DJ: Kenan Juska of Les Loups Pictures and Songs / Brass Band: Raya Brass Band / “Live painting”: Mike Rohner / Calligraphy: Sharon Morgera / Small cake: Poof Pastry / Catering: Pies N Thighs / Crostini during cocktail hour fromFrankies 457 / Bride’s Dress: Kleinfeld / Shoes: Kate Spade / Earrings: little boutique in Newport, RI called Rib and Rhein / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Bros / Shoes: Cole Haan / Tie: J.Crew

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  3. Oh my goodness, hello Jim Parsons! He’s lucky to have witnessed such a pretty wedding!

  4. So beautiful! Love the Green building almost as much as those earrings!

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  6. Love the napkins — where can I find similar ones?!? Especially Jennifer A’s napkin.

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  8. I’m loving the emerald accents and ice cream!


  9. I love the colours – that green, fushia and orange are beautiful! I kinda want dance, dance, dance on my kitchen floor now – must have words with the hubby!

  10. Bazinga!

    Love the theme and some nice DIY touches.. ice cream vans always go do well.

    Congrats xoxo

  11. Who needs a photographer when you have an artist live painting you wedding? Cool playful #wedding via @100LayerCake http://t.co/Sg003HMp

  12. All of the details bring out the #vintage feel of this #realwedding! http://t.co/SBj4cFzM #vintagewedding

  13. Taping huge letters onto your dance floor = major dance party points. It looks pretty rad too, no? http://t.co/p8F9HVS1

  14. Gorgeous wedding theme and diy touches. Love the lil guy’s orange suede shoes – how cute are they?!?

  15. holy smokes! this wedding is AMAZING. beautiful photography, gorgeous couple and high-five to the artist live paining the reception!

  16. Best Wedding EVER! We were lucky to have attended this fabulous event. LOVE the Bride and Groom and the wedding lived up to the fantastic people that they are! Not a moment wasted, pacing was PERFECT, and the details were outstanding. I recommend that anyone who can hire Melissa to plan their events – REALLY should. She knows her stuff!
    the brass figures given as favors to each guest now live prominently on our Rookwood fireplace mantle in Cincinnati. I will never forget a minute of their wedding!

  17. Absolutely beautiful! So many unique touches and this venue is truly incredible!

  18. Melissa, Your wedding was beautiful! And looked to be so much fun. I was honored to have the privilege to do your calligraphy. Thanks for sharing these photos with me.

  19. Beautiful wedding and amazing images!!

  20. There is certainly nothing quite like a beautiful vintage wedding. Those photos are nostalgic and enchanting!

  21. What a beautiful story – love the colour toning to these images, must be VSCO film?!

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