An Intimate, Modern Pink-Colored Wedding in Brooklyn, New York
Leah and Michael
Leah Phillips and Michael Rafalowich are the winners of the Pop-Up Wedding contest that we hosted with the Brooklyn Bride and the Wedding Library. The couple -- who met in Brooklyn -- wed in front of 20 loved ones at our pop-up chapel in Brooklyn, New York. The wedding decor was inspired by the Pop-Up Party story that appears in our summer 2009 issue.
Leah and Michael visited a few nearby sites in Williamsburg for portraits. The neighborhood is where the couple first met.
The couple also sneaked over to a neighboring Brooklyn cafe for a few portraits before the ceremony.
For the groom's boutonniere, senior style editor Kate Berry used a tissue paper bloom from the Martha Stewart Tissue Paper Bouquet kit.
Tigerlilly outfitted the bride in a pearl bracelet and matching earrings.
The bride's bouquet was created using the Martha Stewart Tissue Paper Bouquet Kit, available as part of the Martha Stewart Create line of craft products available at Walmart.
Leah walked through the space and down the aisle to Michael. The couple timed it perfectly so as the song they selected for the processional ended, they were both standing together for the ceremony.
In addition to lemonade during the cocktail reception, guest also sipped on Pommery's Pop Champagne. Perfect for a "pop up" wedding!
Mini Montauk Lobster Rolls made by Bridgewaters.
Grilled Herb Crusted Shrimp with Chipotle Sauce.
Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Mango Chutney, Wonton Crisp. All hors d'oeuvres were served on trays covered in white tissue confetti from x-streamers, tying in with the surrounding tissue paper decor.
Brooklyn-based Llubav made a custom ring pillow in the palette of the wedding.
The rings were made by Michele Angelo Sartini of Santini Designs, based in Manhattan.
Cheryl Kleinman also prepared mini red velvet cupcakes for the reception.
Michael gave a toast of thanks during the cocktail hour.
A pair of guests pose for a portrait in front of the tissue paper garland wall. All of the tissue garlands by Beistle hung from the ceiling to the floor.
Another couple poses in front of the tissue garland wall, which served as an ideal spot for photos throughout the evening.
Snapshot with Darcy
Martha Stewart Weddings Editorial Director Darcy Miller stops for a snapshot with the bride Leah.
The Wedding Library
Jennifer Zabinski and Claudia Hanlin, of The Wedding Library. The Wedding Library played a key part in the nuptials of Leah and Michael.
Anchored above the reception area was a custom peach tissue paper pinata by Confetti System.
Many of Leah and Michael's friends offered to DJ on the big day. Here, one of their friends totes in his case of vinyls.
Another friend spins a record during the cocktail hour.
The guests and happy couple popped outside for a group photo with photographer Mel Barlow.
Photography: Mel Barlow Photography and Allan Zepeda
Videography: Milk and Honey Productions
Coordinators: The Wedding Library
Venue: 303 Grand
Rentals: Taylor Creative Inc.
Catering: Bridgewaters of The Glazier Group
Cake and Cupcakes: Cheryl Kleinman, 718-237-2271
Favors: Gifts for the Good Life; Martha Stewart Crafts Water Lilly Favor Box; gumballs from Dylan's Candy Bar
Honeymoon: Sandals Resorts
Invitiation: Custom design by Ice Cream Social, sent on Pingg.com
Lingerie: Le Mystere
Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless
Wedding Rings: Michele Angelo Sartini, 212-391-0916
Veil: Bride's Head Revisited
Hair and Makeup: Butterfly Studio
Water: Smart Water
Champagne: Pommery Pop Champagne
Pinata: Confetti System
Beistle Tissue Decorations: Bulk Party Supplies; Party Cheap
Aisle: FLOR tiles
Gift Bag: Tallu-lah
Officiant: Weddings of New York