A Refined Love at 501 Union

Every wedding is a celebration of the love and life between two people. And every love is as unique and genuine as the couple themselves. Andrew and Jonathan’s big day was no different. It was a day of devotion. Of beauty and style, drama and sophistication. Stolen kisses and wild dance moves. Good drinks, good people, great fun!

501 Union’s swanky and sophisticated ambiance was the perfect setting for Andrew and Jonathan’s stylish wedding. And Katie Osgood Photography was there to capture all the fabulous details.

Mimosa Floral killed it with the flowers with a dramatic ceremony backdrop and lush table centerpieces. Paired with dark foliage, long blooms cascaded and provided rich coloring and vibrancy to the design. Their distinctive style was showcased with their unique take on florals.

Even the menu and place settings were thoughtfully curated, taking on a more modern aesthetic to make their mark on the evening. Personalized name plates for each guest added a sophisticated personal touch. With all of these details, paired with the dark furnishings and dramatic lighting, the design was implemented beautifully!

Their marble and copper styled wedding cake, the beautiful creation of Madison Lee's Cakes, was a showstopper. Truly a work of art. And their other desserts were some of NYC’s finest. Including cookies from Levain Bakery, pudding from Magnolia Bakery, and Doughnut Plant donuts. Some of our favorite things!

Despite the gray skies, their love shone brightly! And we were thrilled to be a part of it all.

Venue: 501 Union

Planning and Design: Jove Meyer Events

Photography: Katie Osgood Photography 

Florals: Mimosa Floral Design Studio

Catering: Real Food Catering

Cake: Maddison Lee Cakes

Brooklyn wedding designer Jove Meyer Events, specializes in crafting personalized weddings that are a reflection of the couples' style, personality and relationship.  Brooklyn wedding designer Jove Meyer believes in a relaxed approach when guiding couples through the design process, creating an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

Marriage Equality makes me HAPPY!

Yesterdays rulings by the Supreme Court on DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and Proposition 8 were a huge victory for the gay community and the institution of marriage! I cannot tell you how moved I was when they announced that part of DOMA (the part that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples) was unconstitutional! Then shortly after they ruled that Proposition 8 ballot initiative (which defined marriage as a man and a woman) could not stand in the State of California! As a gay man and a gay wedding planner I am elated that the federal government ruled in favor of marriage equality ! Their ruling really proves that there is no law higher than love. Gay couples want and deserve the same thing as everyone else, the legal right to love one another, and little by little it is happening. I cannot wait to plan more gay weddings and watch more and more couples begin their journeys of love which is now legitimized by the government.

These photos really capture the simple yet powerful meaning behind the mantra "LOVE IS LOVE"  Whether it is same-sex or opposite sex weddings I love what I do because I help to create one of the happiest and most memorable days in couples lives! Yesterdays rulings were a step in the right direction but we have to keep the momentum high and help make marriage equality possible in all 50 states! Currently 13 states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage so we have much work to do!