Can’t get over this stunning Deity Brooklyn Wedding! In a year like 2021, being able to pull off a Wedding with such style and substance is no easy feat. Capturing the one-of-a-kind experience was Heather from the photography Never There Yet Photography. Taking a glamorous look in style, while at the same time merging it with a true party atmosphere, the results were pure magic. This wedding got all the details right. We asked the couple themselves to describe their big day and they gave us the low down here:
Describe your wedding day Things went incredibly smoothly which was such a big deal for us. We both wanted a day that was stress free where we were able to just enjoy our time with friends and family and to savor every moment. Although there were a few anxious butterflies leading up to our first look, as soon as Brandon and I saw each other they dissipated. Our first look was incredibly emotional and intimate – even though were were surrounded by a crew of videographers and photographer. We loved our (faux) candle lit ceremony and being able to recite our vows in front of our nearest and dearest. And although our vows certainly weren’t traditional – being able to laugh and cry at the same time was definitely very on brand for us. After the ceremony we were whisked away to the bridal suite for cocktails and appetizers for two but couldn’t contain our excitement for too long and made our way downstairs to join our guests for cocktail hour. The room was absolutely stunning and seeing the little details such as our custom cocktail menu and photo tree justified our months of planning. Dinner and speeches were the perfect amount of time – enough to make our rounds with each table and of course to take a shot with each as well. One thing during wedding planning that was very important to us was having bottles on the table. Culturally Russians are big drinkers and the concept of waiting for drinks is unheard of – so having Deity work with to accommodate this request definitely kept up the mood of our party. Probably our favorite part of the night however was when we headed downstairs to the basement. We wanted our wedding to be one huge party and it was – DJ Dhundee (Deity In-house DJ) made sure that our guests didn’t stop dancing and partying until the last song. Having a belly dancer was a great addition to our party – Zhanna was amazing and kept our guests fully entertained. Ultimately we capped out the night at Sunday Bar with pizza and tequila shots ( the perfect combination). When we look back at our wedding day – all I can say is that it was perfect. We wanted an event that would highlight our love and happiness and that’s exactly what November 11th 2021 was.
Was there something that surprised you on your wedding day? Brandon: We are very organized people so we try to keep surprises to the minimum -we usually think of “what could go wrong and plan accordingly “. We were surprised with how Anna (Deity Event Coordinator) had such a handle on timing of things and when we should start getting ready for the next leg of the wedding. Having her as our day of coordinator was amazing. We needed to order pizza for our after party and she recommended a pizzeria that was only available on Ubereats. I did not have Uber eats and had a few drinks already by that point and was struggling to download the app. She ordered the pies for us, showed me the receipt and I just venmo-ed her the cost of it. Its little things like that for which I am extremely grateful.
If you had to pick one favorite memory from that day what would that be?
Margaret: My favorite memory was when we headed down to the basement and just partied – all of the stress anxiety and what ifs of wedding planning disappeared and we were finally able to enjoy ourselves
Brandon : Being introduced as husband and wife while a Mase song played during the last leg of the event. It was a vibe .
Whose help did you enlist the most?
Brandon : Definitely my wife. Deity was also so easy to work with. Anna was a great day of coordinator
Margaret: Brandon and I definitely relied on each other during wedding planning.
What was your crowd like? Dancing crowd? Foodies? We are a big loud bunch. Everyone of our guests loves to dance and party and our wedding really reflected that spirit. Although we have a good amount of foodies – we definitely had a rambunctious group of drinkers. The bar staff kept the drinks flowing and our guests happy.
Was there a particular detail that a vendor did for you that was special? Janais and Kathy of Curled + Contoured were my go to glam team + emotional support for the morning of. They spent the entire day with us prepping, glamming and touching up literally until the ceremony began. When Brandon and I left Deity to take photos Janais stayed with me the entire time fixing my hair and makeup as needed and being my personal hype woman. They are an amazing duo and made me feel and look amazing.
How did you find and decide on Deity as your Wedding Venue? When we first started researching wedding venues I was sure it would be an uphill battle. We had a list of specific non negotiables that were important for us as a couple. Deity was the first and only venue we saw and as soon as we walked in we knew. The location was great and it was centrally located for most of our family and friends to make it to in relatively good time.The venue is stunning – exposed brick, stained glass windows and an old world charm . We fell in love with the history Deity venue and its Jewish roots. Ultimately Caio (Deity Owner) sealed the deal for us. We loved his style of communication which was laid back and we felt as if we were speaking to someone we had known for years. He was able to work with us and accommodate our quirks, requests and ultimately gave us our dream wedding.
Thanks to the Vendors!
Photo Heather @Neverthereyet
Hair & Makeup – Janais and Kathy @Curledcontoured
Rabbi Jonathan Pearl
Dessert Campbell’s Bakery