The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Miller & Bloomgarden Wedding by Ali Barone Events

6.29.13

The sun was out with not a cloud in the sky, a perfect day for a wedding. Our wonderful couple, Lauren and Zach, stood side by side all day through their photographs, to the chuppah and even as they shared their delicious treat at the end of the night—a true sign of their love and devotion.

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens served as a beautiful background for their ceremony in “the meadows,” giving a secret garden feel. It was a magical moment when it all came together, from Pedestals floral décor to Laurens graceful walk down the aisle. It truly was a sight to see and photographer, Shari of Brett Matthews photography and her brilliant team, captured every moment.

We also loved how Lacey, the family dog, got to walk down the aisle as flower girl, too cute!As the heartfelt ceremony came to an end, the ABE team dried their eyes and prepared for the rest of the evening’s festivities.  Luckily, as the sun went down so did the temperature and everyone was finally able to cool off with a refreshing drink from cocktail hour by the serene reflecting pool and fountain.

Finally, for the first time, Lauren and Zach were introduced as man and wife and the Dylan Mathews Band of Hank Lane kicked off the night with a bang! The transition from cocktail hour to the reception blew the guests away with the gorgeous floral centerpieces, the romantic glow from all the candles and the blend of light pinks and ivories even tied into the 5 tiered cake!

The crowd was lively and by the end of the night they weren’t ready to end the celebration. Fortunately, Zach and Lauren knew their guests well and set up a surprise treat outside for everyone on their way out. They all loved the Wafels & Dinges truck! It was a delicious, personal touch that everyone enjoyed and a memorable conclusion to an extraordinary evening.

It was a pleasure collaborating with everyone involved in this production process. We all worked hard to give Lauren and Zach their dream wedding.

Another flawless day with a beautiful couple and their families.

Mozel Tov!

Event Planning: Ali Barone Eventswww.nyweddingmaven.com

Photography:Shari of Brett Matthews Photography www.brettmatthews.com

Flowers: Robert of Pedestals Floral Decorations www.pedestalsflorist.com

Band: Hank Lane (Dylan Mathews Band) www.hanklane.com

Catering/Venue: The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens www.palmhouse.com

Specialty: Wafels & Dinges www.wafelsanddinges.com

Beat the Heat with these Cool Summer Wedding Dresses.

Don’t let the summer weather limit your dress selection.  Even if you have a wedding planned for the middle of the season where 90 degrees and humidity are strong possibilities you still have so many options to find a dress that’s unique and ready to keep you cool!

This Jenny Yoo design has chiffon and tulle fabrics that create a perfect pretty yet functional wedding day attire.

 Spaghetti straps, light fabric, and pockets!? This simplistic design is gorgeous and one of the hot new trends. Perfect for beach or garden weddings, just dress it up with a pretty head piece like the model below.  Find this fun gown by Pure MagnoliaCouture at Etsy.com.

This is for all our girly-girls looking for their summer princess gown.  Charlotte Balbier designed a gown with the full princess look that’s perfect for warm months.  While the floral details add a soft feminine touch, the one shoulder look keeps fabric minimum at the top to have you looking hot without feeling hot!

 When you’re focusing on light fabrics and simple dresses to keep you from burning up put some of that extra drama and detail in the back! Detailed backs are one of the hottest (or coolest ;)) trends of 2013.  This champagne colored dress by Retro Vintage Weddings is simply breathtaking!

 Or you can always just go backless! Sometimes the less fabric the better right?  This Lihi Hod design incorporates so many elements from the elegant buttons in the back to the textured details all over you don’t need a back on it!

 Don’t forget there is always the option of going short! 2013 brought so many amazing short styles on the runway it makes it hard to decide between long or hemmed wedding dresses. One thing is for sure though, you’re guaranteed to look and feel cool in this adorable design by Lyn Ashworth.