Kathleen & James
Could there be a more spectacular place for a destination wedding than New York? The Big Apple played host to the destination wedding of Australian couple Kathleen and James who chose Everly Studios to capture their wedding.
“We met 11 years ago at university through a mutual friend. And we started dating soon after. We shared similar interests from the beginning and picked up hobbies together along the way, from studying design (which is how we met), cycling, muay thai, basketball, running, hiking, cooking and travelling the world. We’ve had a lot of experiences over the years but our favourite has been renovating our home before we finally moved in together in 2012. We did everything from painting the walls, removing the carpets, landscaping the backyard to building the kitchen from IKEA flat packs. James proposed during a hike to Mt Pinatubo (a volcano in the Philippines) with a few of our close family members present.”
Kathleen chose a gown by Johanna Johnson , explaining, “The gown is by Johanna Johnson called “The Satine”. I had always loved her dresses because of their old world glamour. I picked The Satine dress because I thought it would look timeless. It was the most amazing dress I’ve ever worn and I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the day!”
Kathleen and James were married at Brooklyn Bridge Park , Kathleen remarking, “We picked Brooklyn Bridge Park because of the amazing backdrop and we are outdoors people.”
The bouquets were made by the bride’s mum and aunty, Kathleen remembering, “My mother and aunty went to the Chelsea Flower Market at 5am to buy the flowers. My only instructions were the colours to be in the shades of red and to include some greens. I left the rest up to them!”
Kim Worley performed the marriage ceremony.
Kathleen remembers, “All of our guests were from out of town, from Sydney, LA, San Diego, Maryland, Chicago and New Jersey. We were so touched that so many people made the trip to celebrate our marriage!”
The newlyweds made sure to get many iconic New York buildings and food into their wedding photographs!
Kathleen and James held their reception at ReBar (now closed). Kathleen remembering, “We booked ReBar because of the relaxed informal setting, and we loved the mural in the Low Rider room that we booked.”
Kathleen notes, “We were going for a “classic” New York / Brooklyn vibe for the wedding. One song that got our guests up and moving was Empire State of Mind –Jay Z was the track of the night! ”
The bride made the Brooklyn themed cupcake toppers for the “cupcake” wedding cakes which were a decadent red velvet with cream cheese frosting.
Congratulations Kathleen and James! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Everly Studios for sharing today’s wedding.