This weekend, Ali and I had the most spectacular, whirlwind, pink-and-glitter filled celebration of our love for each other. We were so fortunate to be able to share our love with our closest family and friends, with an intimate ceremony and reception in the neighborhood we've called home since the day we met. We tied the knot at The Wythe Hotel, and exchanged our vows under a gorgeous, floral-covered Chuppah (a traditional Jewish wedding canopy) designed by our favorite local florists, Sprout Brooklyn. I wore a custom gown created by my friend and brilliant talent Christian Siriano, and truly had my Princess-for-a-Day moment, while Ali looked incredibly handsome in her bespoke suit from Bindle & Keep.I can't begin to explain how special and happy the entire room felt - everyone was beaming, excited, and sharing in our joy. Especially as a same-sex couple, it felt incredible to have our entire family come together and celebrate with nothing but sheer love and support. It was just... perfect. After our tear-filled ceremony, we celebration with a reception of dinner, dancing, cocktailing, and lots of photoboothing, a picture-perfect sparkler sendoff (though, actually, I don't know if any photos were taken of it!), and to top off the night, we continued with an afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl - where we knocked some pins down (all of 42, total, for me), in our formalwear. For the weekend, we stayed in the gorgeous South 8th Loft at the Wythe Hotel, and it felt incredible to wake up and fall asleep each day with Manhattan's glittering skyline in our view. I wouldn't change a single thing about our weekend!
All photos copyright of Clean Plate Pictures
A special thank you to all our amazing vendors who helped make our day so special. I will share more photos of their creations as we get them back from our brilliant photographer, but for now, thank you to The Wythe Hotel, Clean Plate Pictures, LadyFingers Letterpress, Sprout Brooklyn, Jove Meyer Events, Post Modern Jukebox, DJ Amber Valentine, Tammy Ann Tan Calligraphy, Laura Hooper Calligraphy, MVS Studios, Christian Siriano, Bindle & Keep, NST Pictures, Clarissa Luna Makeup, Adam MacClay Hair, Brooklyn Bowl, and all the individuals who helped make our day so special!