A Hip, Vintage Americana Wedding at TBD Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York
After returning home from an unforgettable trip through South East Asia, where Chris Wiezorek (32 and a first assistant camera) asked Jen Pyle (32 and a hairstylist and graphic designer) at sunrise at the legendary Angkor Wat temple to marry him, the couple dove headfirst into planning a fun summertime affair in Brooklyn, NY. With Jen’s family living in California and only having the summer months free to travel, the pair knew a summer wedding was a must. Not wanting to wait until the following year to say, “I do,” Jen and Chris decided to throw caution to the wind and plan the entire event in only three-and-a-half months. TBD Brooklyn in Greenpoint offered the cool, casual atmosphere they were after and allowed the couple to introduce their family and friends to their neighborhood and home. A vintage Americana theme was chosen for the day and Jen spent months collecting vintage trays, bottles, flags, postcards and apple crates to the give the decor a charming, rustic vibe. Shades of navy, white and gold dominated the wedding’s color palette, introducing an element of romance and elegance to the overall design, while arrangements of eucalyptus and white blooms softened the urban-industrial feel of the venue. Jen put her design credentials to work, creating all of the wedding’s stationery, from the invitations to the programs and menu cards, each detail reflecting the day’s vintage theme. The couple kept the ceremony short and sweet, then kicked off the celebrations with some classic down-home cooking and lots of dancing. Pies 'n’ Thigh’s served up a delicious spread of fried chicken, catfish, mac and cheese, biscuits and more, followed by their famous apple, banana cream, key lime and s’mores pies, which went over big with guests. The newlyweds and their guests danced the night away under the stars to an upbeat mix of classic rock, indie dance and throwback hits and ended the night on a high note with the New York City Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show. A tip for the taking from Jen: “At first I was stressed that we decided to have a short engagement, but I think it made the planning easier because we didn’t have as much time to change our minds about the wedding details and designs. Being a perfectionist and designer myself I could have driven myself crazy if I had too much time. We just chose what came to mind right away and in the end it was so perfectly us and it all came together beautifully.” Check out the images below photographed by Edward Winter at READYLUCK.