Erin and Joseph were married on a spring day in May at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
The day began at the Aloft Hotel where Erin’s family and friends helped her get ready.
Erin’s Vera Wang wedding dress was STUNNING!
Two special commemorations were made in honor of Erin’s grandmothers. The necklace Erin wore was a gift to her grandmother on her mother’s side from her cousin Russell. She also carried a blue handkerchief with her that was made by her grandmother on her father’s side.
Rain covered the gardens in the morning, but ended just in time for the guests to close their umbrellas and enjoy the ceremony.
Erin walked down a stone aisle at the Brooklyn Botanic Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.
The celebration continued with a brunch at Park Slope’s Watty & Meg’s.
Union Square is a very special place for the couple. Erin shares, “Our first real date ended after an evening in Manhattan. We walked the city and talked until midnight when we ended up in Union Square. For some reason we both felt the urge to dance with each other, even though there was no music around us at all.
As we were dancing, our foreheads together, he told me he was falling in love with me and I told him I felt the exact same way. So, naturally, almost two years later he proposed in the exact same spot with his grandmother’s engagement ring.
Since we knew we wouldn’t be having a traditional wedding with dancing, I still wanted to have a first dance. I’m a professional dancer and it felt wrong to not dance at all! And, of course, what better place to dance than in the place where we first danced together two years ago. I sang The Shins Simple Song into his ear, although I couldn’t get much past the first verse and chorus and just let the sounds around me take over.”
Congratulations Erin and Joe!
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Ceremony: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Photography: Jessica Schmitt