Art Deco lovers get ready for some eye candy, because it’s all about the roarin’ 20’s today. This Brooklyn Botanical Garden wedding captured by Kimberly Salem is amazing. The atrium is the perfect complement to their vintage theme with a stunning result (especially lit up at night). And the moon cake topper? Too gorgeous!
We chose Brooklyn Botanic Gardens because the space was stunning. The ability to have the ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors surrounded by nature was so appealing in its simplicity and beauty, no decorations needed! Our theme was “Roaring 20s” not only because I love the music and style of that era, but also because it was important to us that our wedding truly feel like a party. We had jazz music throughout cocktail hour, and I remember as everyone was walking in from the ceremony you could hear the strains of the jazz music playing, so it really felt like everyone was going to a party together.
My gown was fitted lace and I wore a jeweled headpiece in true 20s style, and my husband wore a jet-black tux with suspenders. We invited guests to also dress for the theme (if they wanted to) and some people really went all out, with feather headpieces, drop-waist dresses and three piece suits, which was incredibly fun to see.
The most important thing to us was having our daughter there as the flower girl. She was 4 when we got married, and she had been excited about the wedding for months, so it was very special to both of us that she got to see us take our vows. We also thought that the music was very important. We didn’t want cheesy wedding music, and our DJ (74 Events) was fabulous in helping us create a playlist of soul and honky-tonk, plus dance hits that would get everyone on the floor. People literally danced until the last song, including us!