The day when two become one can be overwhelming. Make the most of it with our newest crop of wedding photographers, caterers, vendors, dresses, and cakes.
Handmade, vintage-inspired bands from Erica Weiner’s new 1909 collection seal the deal with texture (yellow gold chevrons) or flash (knife-edged rings with diamond flecks).
Two months out? Houghton designer Katharine Polk’s fall line comprises modern white dresses, maxiskirts, and tailored suits. For those with more time, appointments to see her debut bridal collection (classically romantic gowns cut from imported silk and lace) start mid-October.
DIY save-the-dates and invitations are no match for your artistic prowess, thanks to lessons from The Arm Letterpress.
If that’s too much pressure, enlist NYC-based design duo Alfie Cooper for ready-to-be-customized suites (we love the same-sex options).
You say you want to Instagram your elopement. Opt for stylized (and clear) photos from pro shutterbugs Weak at the Knees NYC. They don’t need filters, just a stash of high-end digital, vintage film, Lomography, and Polaroid cameras.
Like a photo booth with better lighting, One for the Book mobile studio lets guests pose, review, project, and print snaps — one to keep and one for your album — on the spot.
Forget paper pom-poms and garlands; the best part of any reception is what happens on the dance floor. Book Kinky Spigot and the Welders — a ten-piece soul, Motown, blues, and funk outfit — because it’s not a rager ’til everyone sweats.
For room to schmooze plus a banquet (75 guests max), double down at Radish’s newly minted event hall.
The Williamsburg fine foods and catering company happily hits the road (to say, the Queens County Farm Museum) to bring farm-fresh cocktails, apps, and a feast.
It all goes by in a blur. Recall details (and smooth over rough edges) with a romanticized highlight reel and documentary-length movie from Kiss the Bride Films (a favorite of our go-to planners, Tinsel & Twine).
And because not all cakes wear white on their wedding day, top your tiers with mini wooden doppelgangers from Lil’ Cake Toppers.
You’ve been a bridesmaid 98 times. Now all your best buds have adorable yet loud 3-year-olds. Avoid the awkward no-toddlers-allowed convo with a separate nanny-run kids’ party (arts and crafts, movies, dancing) from Project Playdate.