If you are like Carrie and Jonathan, your wedding 2020 wedding vision was most likely crushed thanks to COVID19. Not only did they have to rework all of their plans, but they also had to do without many friends and family. Most recently, the two had been planning to be married in June. They had been planning a small wedding in Brooklyn, but the pandemic changed that. Even if it had been safe to gather, much of Jonathan’s family lives in Canada and couldn’t attend.
By the end of July, Carrie and Jon decided that they couldn’t wait any longer to get married. They decided on a micro wedding that was planned in just 3 weeks! The two wanted something intimate so that their loved ones could watch over Zoom. They also wanted something visually interesting that we could memorialize with beautiful photos. Enter the Brooklyn Winery.
Bliss in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Winery is a boutique urban winery set in the heart of Williamsburg. With wine crafted on-site, exquisite cuisine, and the beautiful winery as a backdrop, they knew it would be a fantastic spot to host their wedding. It’s a naturally gorgeous space with fresh plants and rich neutral tones, which required minimal decor. “We had a very simple Chuppah that was anchored with candles.” A Chuppah is a canopy under which a Jewish couple stands during their wedding ceremony. The space had dark colors (browns and metallics), so the chiffon draping on the Chuppah really popped!
Jonathan’s brother is a Rabbi, who officiated over Zoom. Oh, So Beautiful Events planned the entire event. Carrie says this was the single best choice they made for the micro wedding to save time and stress. “Literally, all I had to do was show up with my dress.”
In the room were just Carrie, Jon, Carrie’s daughter, and two relatives. Oh, So Beautiful Events hired the most amazing violinist who played their favorite songs, which was perfectly intimate. Carrie had the most beautiful bouquet of wildflowers from Stems Brooklyn. Stems also made a smaller version for Jonathan’s boutonniere. The two also had their vows written in calligraphy, which made the ceremony that much more special!