Ali & Sean

From the first time we met Ali, we knew she was a very special bride. She is beautiful, kind, smart and simply lovely to be around. We even had the pleasure of meeting both of her amazing parents (to do a bit of sash tying practice before the big day!) From the proposal to their bike getaway, Ali & Sean's wedding is full of this couple's personality and love for one another. She couldn't look any more gorgeous in our HB6622 dress, the perfect choice for the simple elegance of the Brooklyn Grange. Thank you so much to the bride and groom's dear friend Phil Anema for capturing all of the beauty this day had to offer. Congratulations again to Ali and Sean, we wish you and your family all the very best! 
Saja: How did you meet? 

We met at church
Saja: How did he propose?

Ali: Sean planned an entire adventure day around the city (beginning at 5:30AM). We got on our bikes and began by crossing into Brooklyn to our favorite coffee shop (Ted & Honey). Then we went back to Manhattan and biked up to central park where we walked down lovers lane as well as spent some time in my favorite wing of the MET. We then biked back to the west village to a German Beer Garden (Laderhosen). Finally we ended up on my rooftop with iced coffees in hand. Throughout the day, Sean was taking pictures of us on his new Polaroid camera. He had over the past few months written 5 different letters to me about the life he wanted to commit to together - a life of: stillness, generosity, gratitude, adventure and curiosity. In each letter, he had placed Polaroid pics from the day's adventure which connected to each. Then, he said that none of this mattered without love and faithfulness. He then got out a ring and proposed... 
Saja: Where did the wedding take place? What made you choose there?

Ali: The Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard - we had to get married on a rooftop. In the midst of the crazy city we call home, rooftops offer a respite as well as a moment of stillness to reflect and appreciate the life's beauty and simplicity.
Saja: What was your favorite part of the day? 

Ali:  We had a single banquet table with our 86 guests. The best part of the day was sitting at the end of the table with Sean, sunshine on our backs, and looking down the line of the incredible friends and family who were with us. 

Saja: Is there anything you can point out in the photos that we might not have noticed?

 I loved how easy going the dress was - it was elegant, but it also held up when Sean and I climbed up a water tower and road away on our tandem bike!

Saja: Which of the photos is your favorite? Why?

Ali: When we are on the bike and Sean is kissing my forehead. It's my favorite because no one was around us for that photo and it felt so right to be on the bike riding home together...also i like it when he kisses my forehead. :-)

Leave a comment