May 26, 2015

{LIFESTYLE} I Now Pronounce You...



This weekend, Ali and I had the most spectacular, whirlwind, pink-and-glitter filled celebration of our love for each other. We were so fortunate to be able to share our love with our closest family and friends, with an intimate ceremony and reception in the neighborhood we've called home since the day we met. We tied the knot at The Wythe Hotel, and exchanged our vows under a gorgeous, floral-covered Chuppah (a traditional Jewish wedding canopy) designed by our favorite local florists, Sprout Brooklyn. I wore a custom gown created by my friend and brilliant talent Christian Siriano, and truly had my Princess-for-a-Day moment, while Ali looked incredibly handsome in her bespoke suit from Bindle & Keep.

I can't begin to explain how special and happy the entire room felt - everyone was beaming, excited, and sharing in our joy. Especially as a same-sex couple, it felt incredible to have our entire family come together and celebrate with nothing but sheer love and support. It was just... perfect. After our tear-filled ceremony, we celebration with a reception of dinner, dancing, cocktailing, and lots of photoboothing, a picture-perfect sparkler sendoff (though, actually, I don't know if any photos were taken of it!), and to top off the night, we continued with an afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl - where we knocked some pins down (all of 42, total, for me), in our formalwear. 

For the weekend, we stayed in the gorgeous South 8th Loft at the Wythe Hotel, and it felt incredible to wake up and fall asleep each day with Manhattan's glittering skyline in our view. I wouldn't change a single thing about our weekend! 


All photos copyright of Clean Plate Pictures

A special thank you to all our amazing vendors who helped make our day so special. I will share more photos of their creations as we get them back from our brilliant photographer, but for now, thank you to The Wythe Hotel, Clean Plate Pictures, LadyFingers Letterpress, Sprout Brooklyn, Jove Meyer Events, Post Modern Jukebox, DJ Amber Valentine, Tammy Ann Tan Calligraphy, Laura Hooper Calligraphy, MVS Studios, Christian Siriano, Bindle & Keep, NST Pictures, Clarissa Luna Makeup, Adam MacClay Hair, Brooklyn Bowl, and all the individuals who helped make our day so special! 

54 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! I actually cried when I saw your photos on Instagram because the joy was just radiating off of you and Ali and everyone else. Thank you for sharing your special day with all of us, it looked amazing.

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  2. Congratulations to both you and Ali! I'm so happy for you, and it looks like this day couldn't have been any more incredible. xoxoxo

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  3. So happy for you both, You guys looked wonderful. Nicolette, your gown was so dreamy. These photos show all the love and joy you shared. Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful future.

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  4. So beautiful Nicolette!!! Congratulations!!! Wishing you and Ali a life of love and happiness!! <3

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  5. Kelly Ford-ZachrauMay 26, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Thanks Nicolette,
    I know I was one of the ones who wanted to see more of the "wedding porn". You and Ali are luminous! When my wife and I got married 7 years ago we had a three day party with family and friends. Like you, I wouldn't have changed a thing.
    Wishing you so much love and even more happiness in your marriage!

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  6. Congrats Nicolette and best wishes to you and your wife!

    Ps- I just started a new blog. It's called Mildly Moody and its aimed towards female entrepreneurs and career IT girls. Perhaps you can take a look when you get a chance?
    Now following you!
    Xoxo, Cori

    www.mildlymoody.wordpress.com

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  7. You guys looked amazing. Congratulations to you both and wish you all the best.

    March and May

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  8. CONGRATS!!! Your dress was incredible ;)

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  9. You both look SO happy! These pictures are amazing and I can't wait to see more. ENDLESS CONGRATS! xxx

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  10. Super gorgeous. Congratulations to you both!

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  11. YOU ARE A PRINCESS! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! so happy for you two.

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  12. what a lovely couple and as we say in France "Vive les mariées" <3

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  13. Congrats!!! :) You both look so cute and happy together and I wish you all the best! :)
    The dress is absolutely gorgeous! :)

    Hugs and kisses from Belgrade, Serbia. xoxo

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  14. Two two are perfect! Looks so gorgeous and pretty! So happy for you Nic! Congrats to you and Ali!

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  15. One word: PERFECTION (and all the cat-eyed emojis)

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  16. I absolutely love it all. Francoise...soo adorable. I do have a question...where can I get the headband?

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  17. Congratulations - it looks like it was a wonderful day and you both look so happy.

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  18. Obsessed with your dress!! Love it so much that I want to get married all over again! So happy that you got the wedding day you always dreamed of:-)

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  19. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! So so so so so so amazing. I have been following you since day one and it makes me SO happy to see you happy. Like an old friend xxxxxx

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  20. Gorgeous wedding! Your dress is stunning, and I love your little pug as the ring bearer! Congratulations!!!

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  21. Your Dad wasn't kidding when he spoke of the anticipation of this wedding amazingly Beautiful day it must have been for all of you.! Congratulations to you both may you have many years of love and happiness the ring bearer is too cute.

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  22. Everything was absolutely beautiful and Magical. You both looked so beautiful and so happy as was everyone else in the room. A dream wedding. Wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

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  23. I love you both. I started crying (all over again) reading this. Thank you again for inviting me & allowing me to share your special moment with you. Hugs and kisses and so much love.

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  24. Brittany TargaryenMay 26, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Your wedding is beautiful-and your look amazing. Your dress is amazing and congrats on getting married!!!!

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  25. Everything about your wedding was gorgeous from beginning to end! Sending you both all the well wishes!

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  26. Records&amp;RedLipstickMay 26, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the experience with us. Your dress is lovely!!!

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  27. Is it bad that I started tearing up just by looking through the photos? That dress is amazing and you both look so happy. Congrats!

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  28. Like Lydia, reading this post made me teary all over again (I cried so hard the moment you and Ali walked in at the ceremony, and then couldn't stop smiling for the rest of the night). It was such a beautiful celebration of the love you share, and a truly magical evening befitting a Princess. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day; I will always treasure the memories of that evening.

    Love, Briony xoxo

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  29. Looking at these pictures makes me want to break out in song. 'All You Need Is Love', Love Actually style in particular. Sending you and Ali all the love my little heart has.

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  30. I love it. Makes my heart song glad. And your style is so inspirational.

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  31. What a beautiful wedding! You both looked gorgeous, congratulations!

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  32. First of all: congratulations! You looked amazing and the pictures are stunning. I feel very happy for you!! My wife and I got married five years ago and every time I see two other girls getting married my heart just fills with joy! Even more if the families support the marriage. We weren't that lucky, though, but our wedding was still perfect because we were surrounded by our very best friends. Truly the happiest day of my life. So I wish you both the happiest life together! And I hope lots of couples around the world can be just as happy as we are!!
    And now onto the honeymoon!!! Yay!!! Have fun!!!!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

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  33. Congratulations! You both look wonderful, and I wish you all the happiness in the world. Your dress is gorgeous!!!

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  34. Congratulations, you were an absolutely stunning bride!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  35. Congratulations, Nicolette! What a gorgeous, joyful wedding. I love every single one of those details. How did you find the time?? If you don't mind me asking, what service or set up did you use for the instant photobooth pictures?

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  36. That dress though I neeeeed it with silver instead of gold :) Lovely pics

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  37. Congratulations! There's nothing so wonderful as seeing a couple blissfully in love. <3

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  38. What a beautiful wedding for such a stunning couple. Cheers! And Congrats!

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  39. ZombieWaylandFlowersMay 27, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    You both look so elegant! May you have many, many years of joy and love ahead of you.

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  40. Congratulations! !!!

    Www.teawithme.com.au

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  41. Congrats from France! Vive les mariées!!

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  42. Sorry if I missed it, but where oh where is your dress from!? It is SO BEAUTIFUL!

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  43. it's a custom piece by christian siriano

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  44. wow, thanks for answering ! You looked like a goddess wearing it!

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  45. Congratulations, Nicolette & Ali! Your words made me smile - seems like it was quite the magical day!

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  46. Found your blog on The Coveteur and absolutely had to stop by and say:
    1. CONGRATULATIONS to you two! Wishing you a happy and wonderful married life together.
    2. Your dress is spectacular, and you both are a STUNNING couple.

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  47. www.vardagskonst.seJune 2, 2015 at 2:34 AM

    Beautiful. Congratulations <3

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  48. Congrats! I hope you and your wife are as happy everyday of your marriage as you were on the wedding day. I regularly follow Gabifresh which led me to this post. Initially I was oohing and aahing but then suddenly I found myself crying out loud which is something I very rarely do. So I realized it touched me so much to see two women entering into a marriage surrounded by love and support and I'll be honest it made me jealous because this is something my wife and I didn't get. I'm human so jealously comes with the territory but I'm still so happy for you two. Happy Honeymoonning!


    windycitywardrobe.com
    @windycitywardrobe

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  49. I can't even handle how stunning you are. That dress, how you are looking at each other, the flowers, everything. It's perfection & I am blown away. Congratulations on being spectacular!

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  50. It's a bit belated, but congratulations! I just discovered your incredible blog today, and it was all the better once I came across the photos and story of your recent wedding! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, joy, laughter and love! I can't wait to read more of your posts. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful celebration with your readers!

    Tracy S.

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