Dreamy Wedding Inspiration at Prospect Park

Located in the heart of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the Boathouse is an architectural gem. Notably, it has a memorable green tiled ceiling, which often lends itself to neutral weddings in green and white tones. However, Ness of Ness McGovern Events & Design notes, “I wanted to do something a little different for that venue, highlight the architecture but bring in some excitement so often foregone for a more neutral approach.” Images captured by Manda Weaver Photography brought fresh life to the space.

The main inspiration for this shoot was a dinner table at a hotel in Florence, Italy. Ness was vacationing with her husband when she found herself enchanted by the persimmon-patterned tablecloth and etched lace ceramic plates. That moment was rich in old-world romance. While pulling together the look for the shoot, that Italian memory fused with other recent color inspiration of corals and oranges. Instead of neutrals, we see the Boathouse color story of aquas and seafoam melt into the corals and oranges in a perfect harmony of “opposites attract.” The bricks and tiles of the boathouse are contrasted with the layered tulle ballgown, as soft as the filtered lighting. The blush-toned dress flounces through the grandiose hallways as the bride enjoys moments at her whimsical table setting and, later, floats along the waterway.

Photography: Manda Weaver Photography | Venue: Prospect Park Boathouse | Planning: Ness McGovern Events & Design | Floral: Whisper and Brook Flower Co. | Stationery: East Birch Studios | Videography: Red Kite Video | Cake: Mini Melanie | Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Hair: Alessarro Beauty | Makeup: Alessarro Beauty | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Props: Schwinn Bikes | Backdrops: Ultraviolet Backdrops | Dress: Valentino | Shoes: Alexander McQueen | Wedding Dress: Styled | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Model: Little Mai Sunshine | Presets: Goodlight Presets | Film: Fujifilm X/GFX