Vibrant colors, 700 handmade paper cranes, and the coolest venues Brooklyn has to offer set the stage for Annamarie and Andrew’s eclectic wedding. Jove Meyer Events created a playful wonderland of texture and color in Acqua Santa for the couple’s ceremony, filled with greenery and hanging origami. The fun didn’t stop as everyone moved over to Lock Yard Beer Garden for dinner and dancing into the night, all of which was brilliantly captured by Kate Edwards Weddings.
Annamarie and Andrew
Acqua Santa, Brooklyn, New York
When Andrew and I first started planning our wedding, we wanted to make sure we chose a setting that was unique to our style and personality. We are a laid back, non traditional couple and one thing we both agreed on was that we did not want our wedding to be held in a traditional banquet hall.
I love crafting and DIY, so I knew I wanted to incorporate a lot of handmade elements into the day. My biggest project were the paper crane back drops I made for the ceremony. Over the course of about six months I hand folded 700 cranes on my own! It was a huge task, but so rewarding and worth it. I had sourced a lot of décor from various Etsy designers — including our vintage mailbox card holder, bunting flags, Guest Mad libs cards, wedding programs, and our wooden hart chip shadow box (our guest book alternative). I also love color, so my palette was a combination of bright turquoise (partly inspired by the chairs at Acqua Santa), deep corals, and plums, with accent neutrals like our burlap table runners and aisle runner. We wanted the day to be a celebration of our love, without the stuffiness of a traditional wedding, and thanks to my wedding coordinator Jove Meyer, I really think we nailed it!
There are so many amazing and memorable moments from the big day that it’s hard to choose just one but I would have to say my favorite part was walking down the aisle with my Dad to the Foo Fighter’s “Everlong” and seeing Andrew at the other end smiling as wide as can be. It was like a surreal experience that all of this was finally happening, I was so emotional and overjoyed! I also was so overwhelmed by all of our friends and family that came to celebrate our love. Just seeing everyone having a great time, laughing, dancing, smiling — it still brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it!
The Couple Recommends:
I would highly recommend Jove Meyer, my angel of a wedding planner. He executed my vision even better than i could have anticipated! Not to mention everyone at the wedding loved his friendly personality and his great style! Kate Edwards was also great — her photography is just beautiful and it was a joy to have her and her assistant Veronica shoot our big day!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Kate Edwards Weddings
Event Planning – Jove Meyer Events
Ceremony Venue – Acqua Santa
Reception Venue – Lock Yard Beer Garden
Floral Design – Ben’s Florist
Cake – Momofuku Milk Bar
Live Music – Frank Persico
Wedding Dress – Leanne Marshall
Rings – Anna Sheffield
Congrats to Annamarie and Andrew on their awesome colorful wedding! For more Brooklyn wedding inspiration, check out Lindsey and Sean’s industrial Brooklyn loft wedding.