Annette and Dan met at a party in 1996 and soon began dating. Three years later, they moved in together. Two years after that, they went their separate ways. "I was ready to get married," says Annette, a designer and art director. "He had cold feet." Five years later, in 2006, a mistake brought them back together when she sent him an email that was actually intended for someone else. They cautiously began talking again and then dating; a year later, Dan proposed. Annette went to work gathering ideas for their summer wedding at the boho-luxe Bowery Hotel.
Here, Annette and Dan gaze out at the New York City skyline from one of the Bowery Hotel's outdoor terraces. The bride carries an abundant bouquet of white peonies.
For Annette and Dan, their wedding was a family affair. Sean Berry and Stephen Miller, the bride and groom's brothers, were ordained for the occasion and performed the ceremony together. "It made us so happy and proud to have them do it," says Annette. Here, flower girls Dylan and Maxine Miller, the groom's nieces, wear stephanotis wreaths and sprinkle rose petals down the aisle.
Location & Catering: The Bowery Hotel
Flowers: E.G. Geddes Inc.
Stationery: Annette Berry Design; SoHo Letterpress; Artale Graphics
Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Cake: Fortunato Brothers, 718-387-2281
Sugar Flowers: Sugar Flower Cake Shop
Music: Tim Ouimette Big Band
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals
Wedding Photography: Jake McBride of Christian Oth Studio
Gown: Derek Lam
Headpiece: Jennifer Behr
Bridesmaid Dresses: Butter by Nadia
Flower Girl Dresses: My Girl Dress
Hair: Lishl Rigg-Reives
Makeup: Anna Bernabe
Favors: Egg Shaker World (custom egg shakers); William Greenberg Desserts (cookies)