Hayley Kaufman met Gregg Rudner and knew right away they would be together. Timing wasn't right and they were living on different coasts, but years later he serendipitously found her on Facebook and they began talking every day. When she moved to New York they went on their first date her second night in town. After five years of dating, on November 3, 2012, the Brooklyn-based duo tied the knot just a borough away, in Queens. The soiree was a night of rock 'n' roll romance with a bohemian and vintage-minded spirit.
Hayley and Gregg both sported custom suits by Amber Doyle at Against Nature. "We commissioned bespoke suits inspired by 70s-era 'it couple' Mick and Bianca Jagger to help carry over our theme."
Hayley's bouquet included red charm peonies, chocolate cosmos, Pieter B roses, ranunculus, Sally Holmes roses, and forsythia.
The bridal party entered to a rendition of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart", Gregg walked down the aisle to "This Charming Man" by The Smiths, and Hayley made her debut on the arms of her parents to the couple's "official” song, “"Postcards From Italy" By Beirut, performed by the Mixtape Cover Band.
A yellow cake with chocolate buttercream filling was enrobed in white icing (the bride and groom are complete "dessert purists" and love their confections kept classic) and finished with a few fresh flowers and a whimsical unicorn cake topper bought on Etsy. A unicorn appeared on the couple’s invitation, which was strongly inspired by a Ouija board, so it came full circle with the cake.