Monica’s mother wanted to give her daughter a traditional New York wedding. Despite the fact that the Bride herself had originally intended for a more low key affair. Fortunately, both concepts blended in beautiful fashion by making the perfect vendor choices. Intimate in feeling, yet large enough in space, Deity Wedding Venue in Brooklyn provided planning and catering. Monica and Sean were married in the traditional way by Rabbi Scott Matous. Subtle and modern flowers were created by Until We Wed. Music performed by Divina Strings, gave ambience as well as energy. All of this was captured by Jimmy Chu Photography, and we can honestly say, he nailed it! Read what the bride, Monica, had to say about her New Modern Wedding Day:
“My wedding was surreal! Growing up, I never fantasized about my wedding day because it just seemed stressful. And while that was a bit so during planning, once we picked Deity, everything fell into place and really, there wasn’t much we had to do. We were absolutely able to enjoy yourselves surrounded by our favorite people and have the most fun ever!”
“You’re always told that the day goes by so quickly, but what we didn’t realize was how much of it we would miss out on. We of course weren’t there as guests arrived since we were upstairs taking final pictures and doing our rehearsal. After our ceremony, Deity was great about making sure we had a private moment to enjoy each other… and to eat! They gave us a sampler of all the cocktail hour treats. This allowed us to focus completely on our guests when we did finally make it downstairs. Yet, we were only able to greet so many guests because people like to talk! Once the dancing began, I let loose and had a blast, while Sean mingled with our guests. The whole day felt like a blur, but the absolute best blur ever.”
“We’re an interfaith couple that decided to have a rabbi officiate our wedding. We found Rabbi Matous online and met several times leading up to the big day. He made the ceremony feel deeply personal and did a fantastic job of explaining the meaning behind all of the Jewish rituals. He shared our personal messages of what we love about each other and we did our own vows. There was a lot of love and plenty of laughter too.
One of my favorite parts was the dancing! I’ve always been insecure about my inability to keep a beat. Yet, over the years, I’ve learned to care less and just have fun. I danced like crazy for hours, with so much adrenaline pumping, I never got tired. And since it was our wedding– people had to compliment me even if I was dancing horribly!”
“My mom was very heavily involved and is the reason we ended up at Deity. We originally were planning for a more intimate restaurant-style wedding, but she wanted traditional. We’re happy she was so pushy because we got to invite everyone we wanted and were able to have a dance party. Along the way, all of our parents and friends were involved with giving thoughts and advice. The day-of, it was all Deity. As the bride and groom, we were just able to enjoy ourselves and not worry about a thing.”
“To find our venue, we researched hard!– Two key pieces of criteria were that they were in our price range and they were “easy.” Deity made things simple in that they took care of everything. I hear from my friends that they only have a short amount of time to get into their venue and need to figure out who will set everything up. We were able to drop off things the day before and know that when we arrived – everything would be perfect. And all the little details– linens, chairs, etc. – they already have all that. We also loved that it wasn’t a stuffy catering hall, and felt more our vibe. To top it off, we barely like leaving our neighborhood, so it was pretty cool to get married two blocks down the street from where we live.”
“We were so so pleased with all of our vendors. It was incredible how they all seemed to be genuinely excited for our wedding even though it’s a job to them and they do weddings all the time. Jimmy Chu, our photographer was willing to thrown in extra hours to make sure he captured what he knew we’d want — and look how beautiful his work is! Rabbi Scott Matous was so sweet– even whispering to us — “you’re doing a great job!” — throughout the ceremony. II used Dvir, which is on the corner near Deity. Naho was great, and even let me run in for a quick touch up after taking photos in Dumbo before heading to Deity for the ceremony.”
Thank you Vendors!
Photography – Jimmy Chu Photography
Rabbi – Rabbi Scott Matous
Floral – Until We Wed
Music – Divina Strings
Hair & Make-up – Dvir Salon
Wedding Cake – Stock’s Bakery in Philadelphia, PA