Claire told Alex she wanted to their proposal to take place someplace special that she could “visit every day,” so he had her girlfriends take her out for the day while he decked out their apartment in rose petals, candles, and champagne. When she walked in the door, he was down on one knee, with a gorgeous 1920s vintage art deco diamond and sapphire ring that he had kept a complete secret from everyone (even her sister and maid of honor!).
About the Dress
Sareh Nouri //
Claire wore Sareh Nouri’s Jannan dress, sleeveless and top-to-bottom french lace and Italian silk. The long lace train and the buttons down the back made it the perfect timeless dress for a spring wedding. Claire wore her hair in an updo dotted with real flowers to match her bouquet, provided by Stems, the couple’s favorite local florist in Brooklyn. She went without a veil but chose to wear large chandelier earrings by Twigs and Honey from the Blushing Bird, a bridal accessory store in Los Angeles.
About the Wedding
April 22, 2017 //
Brooklyn, NY //
The wedding was held at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The weather was cloudy but nothing could put a damper on the smiles of the bride and groom! The processional was Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” and the bride walked down the aisle to Etta James’ “At Last,” played by a string quartet. The groom’s cousin and friend of the couple got ordained for the occasion and officiated the short ceremony, and the couple each read their own vows, which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. After the ceremony, the 200 guests went downstairs for an elaborate, food-filled cocktail hour. The couple danced to Al Green’s “Tired of Being Alone,” before guests were served dinner and danced the night away under edison bulb lights provided by Pegasus Lighting, with jams provided by DJ Neza. The tables were dotted with a mix of potted plants and small floral arrangements by Stems. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, the couple chose Cannoli (a nod to Alex’s Italian heritage) and Baklava (a nod to Claire’s Armenian heritage) for their guests who had any room left to eat. At midnight, night owl guests traipsed across the street to continue the party at Sunny’s, Brooklyn’s oldest bar, where they danced to the bar’s pickup bluegrass band.
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