A Glam Park Wedding at Boathouse in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York
Dana Covarrubias (30 and a costume designer) and Ronan Babbitt (28 and an actor and comedian) took DIY to the extreme at their wedding at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. “Being a costume designer by profession, I decided early on that I would plan and design everything myself,” says Dana. “Since we were having the wedding in New York and not in Texas where I’m originally from, it was important to me to incorporate some aspect of my Texas and Mexican culture into the design of the wedding." The decor included lots of cacti and succulents alongside Mexican star lanterns with a glittery gold and metallic color palette. “It was the perfect marriage of New York glam with my Texan culture,” says the bride. At their sunset waterfront ceremony, Dana and Ronan recited their own vows underneath a birch arch draped in a live salal garland. The newlyweds recessed into the boathouse to “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies, a song that reminds Ronan of the year he and Dana started dating, and for their first dance, the couple chose “Sea of Love” by Cat Power—the song that reminds Dana of Ronan. “We decided early on that the most important aspect of our wedding would be the dance party,” says the bride. The DJ played a mix of 90s hip hop, yacht rock, and “of course, a TON of Beyonce,” says Dana. “At one point, a conga line formed!” Towards the end of the night, the speakers cut out, which led to an impromptu sing-along led by some of the guests!