A Vintage, Speakeasy-Inspired Wedding at The Green Room in Brooklyn, New York

After originally planning to elope, Heather Lean (33 and an attorney) and Brian Harloff (40 and an officer) decided they couldn’t tie the knot without their closest family and friends. To celebrate their union, the couple planned a festive speakeasy-inspired affair at The Green Building in Brooklyn, New York. There couldn't have been a better setting than the former brass foundry, with exposed brick walls and wooden beams, brass chandeliers and a hidden speakeasy room dressed with vintage decor and red velvet curtains. Parties N’All crafted a specialty cocktail list with 1920s libations for the cocktail hour, to get guests in the mood to party, and guests were sent home with miniature bottles of whiskey decked out in art-deco-inspired gift tags to play up the prohibition theme. Boos Floral Showcase decorated the tables with beautiful tall arrangements of roses, hydrangeas, dusty miller and ivy and lots of warm candlelight to give the industrial warehouse space a romantic, ambient vibe. Heather and Brian combined traditions from their Jewish and Protestant backgrounds (like Irish hand-fasting and a stomping of the glass), and wrote their own vows to give the ceremony personal and sentimental flair. As a late-night treat, Heather and Brian surprised guests with a visit from the Wafels & Dinges truck, who served piping-hot Belgian-style waffles with an array of decadent toppings. A tip for the taking from Heather: “Something is bound to go wrong, someone is going to forget to bring something, you might be falling behind schedule, etc. And there is one thing you obviously can't control, and that is mother nature. But in the end, the little things don't matter. The big picture is a day filled with love, laughter and wonderful people. It also helps to have amazing vendors by your side to deal with the little hiccups that are sure to come up, so you don't have to.”