A Funky Wedding at Bat Haus in Brooklyn, New York

Emily Humphrey (30 and a health coach) and Ericka Hart (29 and a health educator) met while serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. On a sunny Septemb

Emily Humphrey (30 and a health coach) and Ericka Hart (29 and a health educator) met while serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. On a sunny September day, the couple exchanged vows by the lake in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. They invited their guests to be active parts of their ceremony and say “we do” together, encouraging their loved ones to hold them accountable for their promises to one another. Before heading to the reception at Bat Haus in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the brides and their wedding party, wearing hues of red and charcoal, took in the colorful murals in the neighborhood. Emily and Ericka shared their first dance as newlyweds to John Legend’s “Stay With You.” Emily is a fan of punk music, so the couple and their guests danced to lots of punk tunes as well as R&B and hip-hop. In between rounds of dancing, Ericka surprised Emily with a rendition of “Eight Days a Week” from The Beatles. The newlyweds sent their guests home with succulents as favors because, as they say, “We wanted people to have something that would just keep growing forever.”

Ericka wore a bold flower crown of white and red roses.
Ericka wore a sleeveless fit-and-flare wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and intricate floral lace straps.
Emily’s attendants wore gray suits with pops of red. Ericka’s attendants wore dresses in hues of red with styles to match their personalities.
Emily and Ericka Brides in Prospect Park
Ericka wore gold metallic loafers for comfortable glamour on her wedding day.
At the ceremony, Emily and Ericka’s friend made their bouquets on the spot! Emily carried a cluster of flame calla lilies, and Ericka held a bundle of fiery red ranunculus.
Emily wore a white jacket with a black lapel and bow tie, accented with a bright red pocket square.
Friends of the couple played the violin and cello to Rihanna’s “We Found Love” at the ceremony.
Emily and Ericka Wedding Vows
At their ceremony, Emily and Ericka invited their guests to participate by saying “we do” to hold them accountable for their promises to each other.
Emily and Ericka With "E" Balloons
Emily and Ericka at Brooklyn Graffiti Wall
Whimsical Brides at Brooklyn Graffiti Wall
Bat Haus Loft Reception in Bushwick, Brooklyn
The couple’s escort cards doubled as a guest book setup; guests searched for their picture on the ladder and replaced it with words of wisdom for Emily and Ericka!
Whimsical Modern Ceremony Program Fan in Brooklyn
Emily and Ericka really wanted to host their reception in a loft, so the Bat Haus in Bushwick,  Brooklyn, was perfect for them.
Emily and Ericka Cutting Wedding Cake