Amie + Jonathan | Vera Wang Real Wedding From Clean Plate Pictures

This NYC wedding is full of charm.  The amazing venue, pretty color palette and delightful florals  are picture perfect. We love how both Amie and Jonathan radiate with happiness in every photo.  But what we can’t stop swooning over is the bride’s Vera Wang Ophelia. Created with four different kinds of lace, the gown is especially romantic.  And the voluminous tulle skirt is quintessentially bridal. It’s no wonder Amie knew it was her dress as soon as she saw it!

Amie +Jonathan  |  August 1, 2015 | New York, NY

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The Ceremony
We had a fun, short, non-denominational ceremony officiated by a fabulous family friend who everyone calls “Uncle Eddie”. He kept things light and made everyone smile. We had one of the bridesmaids do a reading, which was actually a reading of song lyrics from the bride’s parents’ wedding song ((Where Do I Begin?) Love Story–from the 1970s). We wrote and exchanged our own vows, which was great–neither of us knew what the other would say and it was hard to not laugh and cry at all the things we pointed out about each other and vowed to each other. The bridesmaids and bride (with her parents) walked into the ceremony area to the version of I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Sleeping At Last, and after vows were exchanged and sealed with a kiss, we all walked out to the version of I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers.

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The Reception
The reception was all about eating and dancing. We had a cocktail hour and then dinner was served throughout the night with dancing in between courses. We also had some refreshing treats passed out on the dance floor to keep people cool and hydrated. The maid of honor and best man gave sweet and goofy toasts, and the groom gave a quick ‘thank you’ speech after the cake cutting.

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Amie’s Dress Search
I tried almost 80 dresses! I did it with my mom, and she liked a lot of dresses I tried on, but didn’t feel any dresses were “the one”. I agreed to keep trying on dresses until she loved one. Finally, the new season dresses came in at Vera Wang and we tried on several at the first trunk show they held. Voila–there it was–the dress that made my mom (and me) smile! It was absolutely perfect in every way for the venue, the season, my personality, and the spirit of the whole wonderful day.

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How She Felt In Her Vera Wang Ophelia
Happy, romantic, fun

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown
I am thrilled to share this gorgeous dress with someone else who will love it. It is too special to just be worn once!

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Credits
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Ophelia |Photographer: Erica Beckman at Clean Plate Pictures | Venue: The Lighthouse at Chesea Piers | Planner: Richard Martin at Pier Sixty LLC | Floral:  Superior Florist | Catering + Cake: Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty LLC

 

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