When Lauren and Paul first met at a party Paul was throwing, they ended up staying awake all night talking on the roof of his Brooklyn apartment. Because their love sparked in Brooklyn, it only seems fitting they wanted to design a wedding that was “very Brooklyn.” With its dark brick walls and industrial feel, MyMoon was the perfect place for Lauren and Paul to gather close friends and family as they exchanged their vows. With natural green vines covering the outdoor wall space and warm colored florals in mason jars hanging from the railings, the decor beautifully engaged with the industrial architecture to create a romantic, cozy feel. The Twins perfectly captured the amazing moments at this urban wedding.
Lauren and Paul
MyMoon, Brooklyn, New York
For the past few years we’ve been living in rural India, so we really wanted to have the wedding be in Brooklyn and also FEEL very Brooklyn. Over everything else, we wanted it intimate, comfortable – not too “wedding-y,” but more like a great party we’d want to go to. We ended up choosing MyMoon, a restaurant in Williamsburg, for both the ceremony and reception because it was modern yet cozy, industrial but not without warmth. It also has a great outdoor space, which we loved. I wanted to balance out the modernness of the space with a romantic dress and lush flowers, which I think made it really lovely in the end.
We really had a great time throughout, but my favorite thing was that we had a silent/Quaker meeting as part of our ceremony (I grew up going to Quaker school and this was the one thing I always knew I wanted for my wedding). It was really special because our friends and family members were able to stand up and speak to us directly – share their wishes for us, and say a few words on our behalf. Lots of grown men cried. It was wonderful. A good friend also flew in from England to officiate, which was an honor for us.
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Our photographers, Caroline and Kelly of The Twins, were out-of-this-world talented and we were so lucky to have them there. Not only did they work like little photo-ninjas, capturing all of the moments that made the day special – they also added their own gorgeous sense of style to all of the shots. I teared up the first time I saw our wedding photos because I couldn’t believe how beautiful they made everything look. They live and work in Newcastle, England so if there are any UK brides out there looking for a photography dream-team, I can’t recommend them enough. They’re amazing.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – The Twins
Event Planning – Adele Tonge
Venue – MyMoon
Floral Design – Edelweiss Floral Atelier
Cake – Nine Cakes
DJ – Scatch Weddings
Makeup Artist – Kaarin Lanyi
Hair Styling – Kaarin Lanyi
Wedding Dress – Anna Campbell
Bridal Accessories – Kitsch Bitsch Vintage Clothing (bride’s second dress)
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J.Crew
Favors – Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies
A huge thank you to The Twins for giving us a glimpse into Lauren and Paul’s romantic urban wedding at MyMoon. Looking for more urban wedding inspiration? Check out this laid-back urban Chicago wedding and this romantic wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.