A Celebration of Love in Upstate NY

Love is everything. It is what we live for, strive for, and work to celebrate everyday. Give us all the feels and all the love and we’ll help create unforgettable moments of celebration. Our passion for love, coupled with Caitlin + Justin’s appreciation for the little moments led to a day of surprises and romantic gestures that invited guests and ourselves to examine what love looks like and all the ways it shapes our lives.

Despite already being legally married, the two wanted an all out celebration of love with their friends and family, and we were on board to create unforgettable moments of amour, all captured by Inbal Sivan behind the lens!

The day brought dark clouds and seemingly never-ending showers, but in their true spirit, the couple laughed and loved through it all.

The ceremony was held beneath the most gorgeous tree among rolling green fields and was full of color and smiles. Following the intimate celebration, cocktail hour was relaxed and fun. A maypole dance encouraged all guests to join in the fun, wrapping colorful ribbons around the pole, creating a stunning end result.

Love was celebrated in all the little details. Guests were encouraged to write “love notes” to the couple, and each table represented the word love in multiple languages. Vibrant and wild flowers filled the tables with rich hues and romantic vibes.

With a few surprises along the way, like a fully choreographed first dance and talented fire dancer, guests were absolutely delighted. Caitlin + Justin wanted a true celebration, not just for the two of them, but of love. And with a little magic and a lot of romance, Caitlin + Justin’s big day was a playful celebration that we were thrilled to be a part of!

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Planner + Designer: Jove Meyer Events

Photography: Inbal Sivan

Venue: Private Home in Ghent, NY

Florist: In the Brambles

DJ: DJ Shakey

Musicians: Appassionata Players

Tent + Rentals: Events Unlimited

Cake + Dessert: Sweet Amanda Leigh

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

 

Organic Beauty at The Green Building

As summer slowly comes to an end, we can't help but look back at some of the beautiful summer weddings that we've shared in.  And Tracy and Jai's summer soiree at The Green Building is one that jumps out as an unforgettable day of love! 

Inspired by the raw and exposed look that the Green Building is known for, Tracy and Jai wanted to keep things simple and natural with exposed wood, abundant greenery and white flower pops in their design.  Lanterns throughout the space provided romantic candlelight and natural linens along the tables added to the natural and organic style they loved!  We teamed up with the talented group at Starling on Bond to bring their organic inspiration to life!  

Walking hand in hand down the aisle, Tracy and Jai shared in beautiful promises while family and friends stood around them, in an intimate and close ceremony.  Once the vows were made, the celebration really got started.  In the outside courtyard under the beautiful bistro lights, Korilla BBQ catered the cocktail hour.  The guys of Korilla shared in some extra fun with the couple, as Jai jumped aboard and served his beautiful bride.  Dino BBQ took care of the dinner, serving delicious bbq in a casual and intimate cocktail style.  Traditional Haitian dishes added to the feast and brought a truly personal touch to the night.

Tracy looked incredible in her blush gown, with gorgeous full skirt.  And Jai was stylin' in his blue suit.  The two made a remarkable pair, in style and in heart.  It was a beautiful night full of family warmth and joyful celebration.  Dancing and summer love.  What a beautiful start to a beautiful marriage!

 

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Venue: The Green Building

Photographer: CAT Eye Photography

Design and Coordination: Jove Meyer Events

Florist: Starling on Bond

Caterer: Dino BBQ

Food Truck: Korilla BBQ

Donuts: Dough

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

Joyful Hearts at Greenpoint Loft

A loving couple.  An industrial charmer of a venue with a killer NYC view.  A heartfelt and joyful ceremony.  A reception full of good eats, good music and rockin’ dance moves.  These are the elements that make for a memorable wedding.  This is exactly what Blythe and Lee wanted for their big day and we were thrilled to be able to play a part in giving it all to them!

With warm hearts and big smiles, the couple enjoyed an early day getting ready surrounded by their favorite people.  They then shared a beautiful first look along the water and throughout the artful streets of Brooklyn.  A perfect start to a perfect day!

For the ceremony and reception, the Greenpoint Loft was adorned and decked out for all of Blythe and Lee’s special moments.  Lindsay Rae Design provided lush and abundant florals and deep greens throughout, adding warmth to the industrial space for both the ceremony and reception.  The gorgeous ceremony backdrop of greenery, paired with the adornment of the chuppah was absolutely amazing!  Fig and Pig took care of the delicious eats, with tasty bites, a family style feast and unique desserts such as chocolate pudding and individual strawberry pies.  Donuts from Peter Pan Donuts completed the delicious set up!

It was a night to remember, with dancing and love abound.  And once the music started, you couldn't get this pair to stop.  The bride even wore high-heeled lace white sneakers to rock her moves.  What a fabulously fun and memorable day.  Loved enjoying all of the special moments!

Venue: Greenpoint Loft

Design and Coordination: Jove Meyer Events

Photographer: Caroline Petters of Katie Osgood Photography

Flowers: Lindsay Rae Design

Caterer: Fig & Pig

Donuts: Peter Pan Donuts

Videographer: Love Brain

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

Awesome Green Building Wedding

Nicole + Terence's beautiful Brooklyn wedding at The Green Building was so much fun to be a part of! The couple really poured their personalities and style's into the details of their big day! From the hand made doily wedding backdrop to the table names of places they have been together! Nicole and Terence really thought through every special moment and even decided to have a sweet doughnut cake!

The Details

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The Ceremony

The Lovely Couple

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The Wonderful Wedding Party

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Beautiful photography by The Lovely Lens

New York City Winter Wedding

Matt and Rodney wanted a classic New York City winter wedding so together we created just that! They had their first look at the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. They were married in their church, the Madison Avenue Baptist Church in front of family and friends in a beautiful candlelit ceremony. Their wedding reception took place on a rooftop near the river with a fantastic view of the New York City Skyline! The couple created their own adorable monogram MR short for Matt + Rodney! It was incorporated in the invitations, the menus, the cake topper and they even got matching MR tattoos! We feel so lucky to have been part of their special day and wish them nothing but love and happiness!!!

Getting Ready

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The Candlelit Wedding Ceremony

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The Rooftop Reception

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The Fabulous Couple

The Behind the Scenes of the Big Day On THE KNOT

Photos courtesy of - Dreamscape Photographs

Brooklyn Garden Wedding

Camille + Jonathan's beautiful Brooklyn Wedding took place in a rustic and charming restaurant with the ceremony and dinner in a lovely garden. The weather was perfect and the personal details the couple poured into their wedding really made all the difference. They incorporated flowers they grew in their garden with locally grown flowers into the centerpieces and bouquets they created. The couple made the delicious wedding favors by hand including; lemon curd, sweet and spicy sauce, pesto and peach vodka! This intimate Brooklyn Wedding was so much fun and we are delighted to have been a part of their special day!

The Garden Wedding Ceremony

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The Lovely Couple

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The Wedding Details

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The Handmade Wedding Favors

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The Dance Party

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Photos by the talented Ely Brothers

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Romantic Green Building Wedding

Camille and Dorian's wedding at The Green Building was such a beautiful, romantic and rustic occasion! We feel so lucky to have been a part of their big day that was filled with family, friends and so much love! CONGRATS to the happy couple :)

The Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

The Fashionable Wedding Party

The Rustic + Romantic Wedding Reception

The Loving Couple

Beautiful Photos taken by the talented  Laura Ivanova

Catering by the delicious Pies 'N Thighs

Centerpiece Flowers + Day of Wedding Planning - Jove Meyer Events

The Kindness of Strangers

Nearly a month ago I reached out to every wedding vendor I know to help support a friend who is battling cancer and planning her wedding and the amount of support we received was tremendous. Cherise is not only my best friend but she is also a kind, caring, warm and strong woman. Cherise and Erik were engaged at Disneyland on August 15th 2012 and they could not be happier, he popped the question right in front of Sleeping Beauties castle and after many tears of happiness she said YES! 

Only five months later she was rushed to the ER as she could not breathe and life as she knew it changed as she found out she had stage four non-hodgkins lymphoma. She began chemotherapy right away and ended up in the ICU after the chemo caused her lungs to collapse. She was put on a ventilator and chest tubes were inserted into each lung to drain fluid in order to keep her breathing. While in the ICU, her kidneys failed, which put her on dialysis for 6 weeks.  She stayed on the ventilator for 3 weeks and in the ICU for 5 weeks. Her fiance Erik and her amazing mother and sisters stayed by her side through the whole thing. Because she was in the ICU and immobile for so long, she lost all muscle mass in her legs and developed neuropathy and myopathy. She had to learn how to walk again. For the past five years Cherise has also volunteered with Relay for Life and served on the events committee and over the years she and her family have helped raise at least half a million dollars, this past race Cherise was not an organizer but a participant.

After 8 rounds of chemotherapy, she took some scans where they found some residual Lymphoma left, this meant the battle was not over. I flew back out to California to be by her side in the hospital as she underwent her second cycle of chemotherapy. Planning her wedding was the main source of joy and hope for Cherise and as a wedding planner and her best friend I wanted to make sure she had the wedding of her dreams! Having been in and out of the hospital and unable to work for more than a year her budget was very small but I did not want that to stop her from having the wedding of her dreams!

In a matter of days Wedding Chicks posted about Cherise and her story on their Facebook page, Love Inc. posted her story on their website and my fabulous intern Alex also posted about Cherise on her Blog. Various wedding vendors across the country reached out to their friends and colleagues for support and the response has been incredible.

So far Cherise and Erik have received shoes for her and her bridal party donated by Chromatic Gallerie, Photography donated by Coeur De La Photography, flowers donated by Loop Event Arts, the wedding cake donated by Fizz Bakery, Day of Coordination donated by Jonathan Templeton Events, Custom wedding coat hangers by Delovely Details, Bridal accessories by Hushed Commotion and a donation by a wonderful couple for a large amount of money to put towards their wedding.

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Cherise and Erik cannot express their gratitude enough for all of the kindness they have received. They had no idea that so many people they have never met would be moved by their story and help out in such amazing ways. I want to also THANK everyone who reached out and offered kind words, support and donations for the couples big day, you really have made a huge impact on them and their families. It just goes to show how many wonderful people are out there!

Beautiful Brooklyn Wedding !

We had so much fun working on this beautiful Brooklyn wedding with Kevin + Laura! They spent their wedding day at a few of our favorite Brooklyn venues and places! The bride got ready at the Wythe Hotel, the couples first look was under and around the Brooklyn Bridge, their ceremony was at 501 Union and their cocktail hour and reception was at The Green Building. They really poured their hearts and souls into their BIG day and made so many of the beautiful details themselves or with their families help. From the wedding favors to the table runners and numbers the details really made the wedding shine!

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The Ceremony

The Reception

The beautiful photos taken by Clean Plate Pictures.

Catering provided by Betty Brooklyn.

A Lovely NYC Engagement Shoot!

Matt and Rodney are such a sweet, smart, passionate, kind and cute couple! We are delighted to be working with them to plan their NYC wedding! They recently did their engagement shoot and we could not resist sharing their fantastic shots at some of New York City's most iconic places!

Grand Central Station

Gantry Plaza State Park

The Lovey Dovey Shots ;)

All photos taken by David Castagneto of Dreamscape Photographs.