A Whimsical, Vintage Wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York
Alexandra Rosenburg (26 and a production assistant) and William Floyd (27 and a PhD student) always knew they wanted to have their wedding in New York and found the perfect outdoor space at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York, where they mixed vintage and whimsical touches to create their perfect garden wedding. They incorporated their Jewish and Methodist faiths and kept their families in mind for their ceremony and reception, all captured by Sarah Tew Photography. Both Alexandra and Will are fans of Wes Anderson films, and wanted their wedding to reflect his films' styles, with touches reflective of 19th-century England. "From the start we knew we wanted our wedding to have a vintage feeling with touches inspired by some of our favorite books and movies," Alexandra says. "We knew we wanted something romantic and vaguely Victorian with a modern twist." She credits the wedding day's florist, Rebecca Shepherd Floral Designs, for creating the unique and beautiful flower arrangements seen throughout the day. Following the color palette of soft blue, purple and green, arrangements included roses, peonies, irises and hydrangeas. Every ounce of Alexandra and Will's wedding was a reflection of their own styles and personalities. Using Alexandra's grandfather's tallit, or prayer shawl, and Will's grandfather's wedding band really made their ceremony special. While their wedding day was very much about them and their love, it was also important to them that their guests truly enjoy their time. "By throwing a great party we made sure everyone was happy and that made our day even better," Alexandra says. "Getting to celebrate surrounded by family and friends really made our wedding the best."