NYC Wedding on a Magical Snowy Day
Brandon and Stacey, newlyweds and new parents, had their Brooklyn Wedding at Deity Events & Wedding Venue on a magical snowy day. This lucky pair wed with New York City blanketed in white. This is what the Bride had to say about the fairytale day:
“On December 9, 2017, we woke up to a gray day with white flakes falling from the sky. There was talk of snow, but we weren’t sure if it was actually going to happen! Brandon being the eternal optimist and artistic director was excited because he knew this weather would make for beautiful outdoor pictures. I, the native Floridian, was wondering how my friends and family would manage. By 9am, the snow was definitely here to stay.”
“Ladies entered our hotel room for makeup done by Brittney Garrison, the Brandon’s niece. It was a quiet busy because I wasn’t feeling well. I chalked it up to nerves. We chatted, played music, and wondered if the snow would let up by our 2pm call-time for outdoor photos.
2pm, we were all ready to hop in the Sprinter for our photos. The snow didn’t let up but that didn’t dampen our spirits. We shot pictures around DUMBO, Brooklyn, at Jane’s Carousel, and the cobblestones streets of Vinegar Hill. I was still feeling ill but again thought it was nerves.”
“By 5:30 we arrived at Deity.. It was nice and warm, a sharp contrast to the outside weather. Yulia and Ana whisked us up to the loft where they asked if there was anything they could do for us and our wedding party. They were so attentive and caring, it was the best feeling anyone could ask for on such a nerve-wracking day. As the party sipped on green tea or water, we waited while listening to the smooth sounds of a mix played by the venue. Then it was showtime.”
“7:30, curtains were pulled back as Father Anthony walked down the aisle. Then our Wedding DJ, DJ Jamal, started our curated list for the groom and wedding party. Then my dad and I walked down the aisle. It was surreal.”
“There was such a beautiful glow in the room. The feeling was pure love. On either side, all our loved ones; behind, the supportive Deity Event’s staff. The ceremony went off without a hitch. DJ Jamal cued the recessional song (Never Too Much- Luther Vandross) and the crowd loved it.”
“Now cocktail hour. It was amazing. Such good food! James was an awesome bartender! The screens were projecting our pictures and videos to the music we picked and DJ Jamal played. Everyone was having a good time.
Dinner was a hit as well with the Deity Catering. So many delicious choices, perfect service, good wine… again, Yulia and Ana were at our side for any and everything we might need. Dinner went off without a hitch and at DJ Jamal’s call, the guests made their way to the cellar for the dance portion of the night, WHICH WAS SO MUCH FUN! First there were introductions of our parents, wedding party, then of course us as we went into cake cutting and first dances.”
“Finally, the dance floor opened up for all of our guests to dance, and it all happened seamlessly. DJ Jamal knows how to work the mic and the crowd! All in all, our wedding day was a perfect! If there were any glitches, we nor our guests noticed! Deity did an A+ job from start to finish to execute our Brooklyn Wedding.”
Was there something that surprised you on your wedding day?
Nothing surprised us. Brandon did a good job planning and Deity did a perfect job executing!
If you had to pick one favorite memory from that day what would that be?(okay maybe two I know it’s hard to choose)
Photos in DUMBO, dancing down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs. Garrison, and the intros for parents, wedding party, and us!!!
Whose help did you enlist the most? Your partner’s, mom’s, sister’s, friend’s, wedding planner’s?
Financially, our parents. As for planning before the wedding, Brandon did most of the legwork and Yulia talked us through a lot. On the day of, the Woman of Honor (Erica Olson) and her husband (Dan) were helpful and Brandon’s niece, Brittany Garrison.
What was the most important part of your wedding that you wanted to make sure was done right?
Groom- I wanted to make sure Stacey was okay the whole time. Turns out she was having contractions!
Bride- I wanted the auditory aspect to be perfect. We thought long and hard about what music we wanted played and when it was played.
Photographer- Rose Katz
Flowers- Rosehip Social
Cake- Whole Foods
Makeup- Brittney Garrison