Jamie and Asaad are a very unique couple. Jamie is an emergency medical doctor, and Asaad is a videographer who’ve been together for over 10 years! The two actually got married on their 10-year dating anniversary, which is also exactly one year after they got engaged.
This gorgeous wedding is another micro-wedding that bred from 2020. As I’ve mentioned before, I think this is how things will be for a couple of years to come. Initially, they had 120 guests at an indoor venue. Due to indoor dining restrictions in NYC, the two had to find a last-minute space outside, three weeks before the wedding.
Finding Dobbin St
When Jamie and Asaad found Dobbin St as a replacement venue, they were elated. Centrally located in Williamsburg, Dobbin St is a tailored event space. The venue is a transformed Brooklyn factory that exudes a minimalist and luxury feel. With over 8,900 square feet of combined space, Dobbin St offers carefully curated packages as well as a team of experienced planners and event designers who are ready to take your event to the next level.
Jamie and Asaad’s original wedding was scheduled to be held at a bookstore, which meant they were going to use books as decorations. After the big switch, Jamie decided she wanted to have lots of floral decorations. She worked with Flowers by Ford (Molly Ford) and shared a lot of photos via Pinterest. The end result was a lot of whites, soft blush tones, orchids, and roses.
“I enjoyed the planning process so much, even with the added stress of a global pandemic. I loved pinning all my visual inspirations on Pinterest and sharing them with our vendors, planning a menu with our caterer to have items that reflected our Korean/Filipino/Bengali roots, picking out website design/invites, etc. The hardest part had to be having to change the venue last minute and having so many details up in the air until the last couple of weeks.”
Before their ceremony, Jamie and Asaad had a private first look and shared their written vows/letters to one another. For the ceremony, Jamie and Asaad video-broadcasted their wedding on YouTube Live for more than 100 guests. After they said “I DO,” there was a quick Zoom session for friends and family who couldn’t be in attendance.
For dinner, Jamie and Asaad opted to cater to their roots. The menu reflected Korean, Filipino, and Bengali flavors. Some dishes of note include kimchi arancini, beef bulgogi, roast chicken inasal, samosas, and slow-cooked octopus with gochujang. During the reception, some guests surprised the two with some singing performances (totally spontaneous). The live band was fantastic at accommodating their requests. They ended the night with “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Dionne Warwick and everyone joined them in a slow dance.
“It was all very lovely. It was perfect that we ended up having a much smaller wedding than originally planned. We tend to enjoy hanging out with our friends in small groups- we really had the chance to talk to and hang out with our closest friends and family during our wedding which would not have been possible with a bigger group!”
Venue: Dobbin St.
Dress: Katherine Tash Bridal // from Lovely Bride NYC
Flowers: Flowers by Ford (Molly Ford)
Makeup/hair: Allbrides New York
Photographer: Jenny Fu
Videographer: Forged in the North (Ryan)
Band: Silver Arrow Band
Catering: Chef Cava
Cake & Dessert: Sarah & Simon Cake Design NYC
Furniture Rental: Two of a Kind NYC