Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

Black tie affairs are a staple in New York City but pulling off a crazy elegant garden wedding in the middle of that bustling metropolis is another story entirely. Oh does Brooklyn Botanical Garden fit the bill. And all gussied up with elegant details from Oleander Floral & Events, it’s nothing short of perfection, despite the pouring rain. Peek at the full gallery of images by Lauren Fair + the prettiest film by Willow Tree Films below.
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

Tucked away in one of the largest cities of the world, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a beautiful oasis of trees, flower borders, and pastoral lawns—the perfect place for your fairytale wedding! Whether you're interested in a gorgeous afternoon ceremony among the seasonal blossoms or a dance party beneath the stars, you'll find the Garden an unforgettable setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event. The iconic Palm House building is a classic choice for a couple desiring the utmost in elegance on their big day. This exquisite glass structure is truly magnificent. Imagine the majestic ambiance once the sun sets and the glass-walled building strung in twinkling white lights is lit up and the sound of glasses clinking mixes with amiable conversation can be heard. You may choose to hold a cocktail hour on the Lily Pool Terrace where guests will mingle around the serene reflecting pools and fountains. The white of the bridal gown and the dark men’s suits will stand out against the verdant green foliage of the Palm House creating the most breathtaking backdrop for your wedding portraits. Your guests will never forget watching you walk down the aisle at one of New York City’s most treasured landmarks!

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

Tucked away in one of the largest cities of the world, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a beautiful oasis of trees, flower borders, and pastoral lawns—the perfect place for your wedding or celebration. Whether you’re interested in a gorgeous afternoon ceremony among the seasonal blossoms or a dance party beneath the stars, you’ll find the Garden an unforgettable setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event.
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

The duo set the date for June 13, 2015, and started planning a celebration that would be unlike the many weddings the bride had attended before. “We knew that our dream ceremony was one that would allow us to have our feet in the grass, surrounded by nature, and was somewhat non-traditional compared to a typical catering hall-style wedding,” Alexis says. The bride's father suggested Alexis and Nathan consider the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, which immediately took the couple's breath away. With visions of an organic and blossoming bash, Alexis and Nathan dreamed up an ethereal wedding that was resplendent with wild flowers.
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

Alexis and Nathan decided on a ceremony in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's grassy Osborne Garden. Since their dreamy outdoor venue was already complete with flowering rhododendrons, azaleas, wisteria, and classic evergreens, the only necessary decoration was a ceremony arch made from branches and decorated with a spray of bright flowers.
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

To further personalize their day, Alexis spent her engagement collecting mismatched china to use as part of each place setting. Mini bread and butter plates in a variety of colors and patterns added to the whimsy style of the couple's wedding. For dinner, everyone enjoyed a locally sourced meal of beet salad with Brooklyn ricotta, roasted salmon, and filet mignon.
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

Alexis and Nathan chose custom-designed and hand-painted invitations, which were hand-tied with gold and white baker's twine. The floral suite, designed by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, was mailed in a metallic gold envelope, and the combination of punchy hues and formal details set the tone for this couple's take on a black tie wedding. “We didn't want it to be stuffy black tie, but a springy, light and bright kind of fancy wedding,” Alexis says.
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden Wedding

The bride wore a one-of-a-kind Edgardo Bonilla ball gown, complete with a sheer high neckline and layered tulle skirt. While the silhouette itself was absolutely stunning, it was the gown's layers of delicate silk appliqué blooms that made this wedding dress truly stunning. “It gave me the appearance of having stood beneath a light shower of flowers,” says Alexis. The vintage-yet-romantic style was the perfect complement to her gorgeous antique engagement ring.
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The highlight of the reception was Alexis and Nathan's stunning four-tier wedding cake. The lemon madeleine cake, which was filled with berry Bavrois filling and covered in Swiss Meringue buttercream, was topped with tons of fresh flowers.
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Leave the stresses of the city behind and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the Garden’s Lily Pool Terrace and iconic glass-walled Palm House. The exquisite Palm House event space provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable affair. Seated capacity: up to 275.
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Beneath a lovely living roof of native grasses and wildflowers, the sinuous floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium look out onto the Garden’s Cherry Esplanade and an outdoor terrace. This stunning, ecologically sustainable space offers an intimate, luxurious setting for your event. Seated capacity: up to 130.
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The Palm House Leave the stresses of the city behind and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the Garden’s Lily Pool Terrace and iconic glass-walled Palm House. The exquisite Palm House event space provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable affair. Seated capacity: up to 275. See Photos ›
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The Atrium Beneath a lovely living roof of native grasses and wildflowers, the sinuous floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium look out onto the Garden’s Cherry Esplanade and an outdoor terrace. This stunning, ecologically sustainable space offers an intimate, luxurious setting for your event. Seated capacity: up to 130. See Photos ›