A Bold and Colorful Wedding All About Fun in Brooklyn

A Daring and Colourful Wedding ceremony All About Enjoyable in Brooklyn

Zoe Win Shewer and Sameh Elamawy first met in San Francisco, the place they’re each C-suite execs within the tech house. “We met in September 2016 in Mission Dolores Park,” Zoe remembers. “I had not too long ago relocated from Denver to San Francisco. I used to be with an acquaintance getting espresso and she or he talked about that her good friend Sameh had minimize a visit quick and was going to satisfy us within the park. The remaining is historical past.” 

Three years later, Sameh proposed to Zoe in one other park—this one throughout the pond—and the orchestration was no small feat. “Sameh proposed through a shock flash mob in Hyde Park in London,” Zoe says. Zoe thought she was within the nation for a ladies’ journey. On the way in which to satisfy her finest good friend, a pair stopped and requested her to take a photograph. As Zoe recorded, the person bought down on one knee, making her suppose she had stumbled into another person’s proposal. However then, the couple started singing, and extra individuals and musicians joined in. Then, out of nowhere, Sameh appeared. It was her proposal she had been filming. 

Their wedding ceremony on September 18, 2021, was a continuation of the enjoyable and celebratory nature of their whole relationship. “We needed our wedding ceremony to be a real reflection of us as a pair,” Zoe says. “We needed it to be colourful, festive, and FUN.” They enlisted a gaggle of distributors accustomed to working in vivid coloration, and totally loved the planning course of.

It was numerous enjoyable!” the bride remembers. “We cherished the design course of particularly—engaged on the save-the-dates, invites, signage, flowers, desk settings, writing our vows, and, after all, the meals.” She continues: “The method solely turned a tad demanding on the finish—crunch time—finalizing the seating charts and dealing via COVID protocol to make sure our visitors would really feel protected celebrating with us.” 

Ultimately, all 105 visitors have been protected and cozy—and dwelling a little bit extra colorfully for having skilled Zoe and Sameh’s joyous love. Learn on to see the massive day in all its glory, deliberate by Jove Meyer Occasions and photographed by Sylvie Rosokoff.

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The tone was set early with invites by Julia Bez that includes geometric watercolor designs, an explosion of coloration, ombré calligraphed addresses, and stylish stamps. “Julia created our save-the-dates, seating chart, menu, and desk numbers,” Zoe says. “She is the perfect.” When visitors arrived they acquired welcome luggage with gadgets hand-selected by the couple. “One among my favourite additions have been Fats Witch brownies,” Zoe says. 

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Their venue—a historic Brooklyn manufacturing facility that was reworked into the Wythe Lodge a decade in the past—provided a shocking view of the skyline. “We picked this venue after about 15 venues across the metropolis with our wedding ceremony planner,” Zoe says. “We needed an out of doors element to our ceremony—however one which offered a rain plan that equally excited us. Plus, not solely is the Wythe attractive, youthful, and enjoyable; it additionally has unbelievable meals and we’re huge foodies.”

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


The morning of the marriage, Zoe’s dad and mom offered their soon-to-be son-in-law with a particular reward. “They gave him cufflinks that have been initially given to my father by my mom’s dad and mom—and now to Sameh—so that they held numerous which means,” the bride says. 

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


The cufflinks completely complemented Sameh’s blue ISAIA tuxedo. He completed the look with a spritz of an aptly named cologne: Dolce & Gabbana’s The One. 

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“I advised our great make-up artist, Sarah, that I needed to look pure however just like the finest attainable model of myself—she did all of the magic!” Zoe says. They opted for a easy ceremony look and added extra dramatic liner for the reception and celebration. As for hair, “I’m an enormous Blake Energetic fan with regards to all issues magnificence and style. My costume undoubtedly suited an updo, however I needed one thing a bit lighter and extra trendy and playful.” 

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It was the primary costume I attempted on, and it simply felt proper.

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Zoe wore Oscar de la Renta all weekend lengthy, from rehearsal to reception. For the massive day, she selected a crepe wool little white costume with a domed skirt and stucco-inspired detailing. “It was the primary costume I attempted on, and it simply felt proper,” she remembers. “I nonetheless went via the motions of attempting on different clothes and types—hey, you solely get to do that as soon as!—however I couldn’t cease fascinated with how I felt in that first costume. It was magic!”

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


She accessorized with “jewellery that had sentimental worth,” she says. “A pearl and diamond ring from my mom, a diamond tennis bracelet that my dad and mom gave me on the marriage day, a pair of yellow diamond earrings borrowed from my mother, and, after all, my wedding ceremony band, which was my mom’s on her wedding ceremony day. She had it engraved with the date of her and my father’s wedding ceremony and the date of our wedding ceremony.” (The classic band? A classy Trinity ring by Cartier.) Her bouquet was likewise a press release accent, that includes all-white blooms with a vivid fuchsia flower within the middle for a pop of coloration. 

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I had such a rush of feelings that I may really feel all through my whole physique.

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


“Wow! What a second,” Zoe says of the couple’s first look. “Actually, I by no means thought I might get emotional throughout the first look, nevertheless it actually was. I had such a rush of feelings that I may really feel all through my whole physique. I keep in mind taking a deep breath strolling up the steps to satisfy Sameh as a result of, after that second, it was all actually occurring.”

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


“If you happen to’re completely satisfied and having enjoyable, your visitors will too,” Zoe advises different brides. “That’s an important a part of the day—not the meals, decor, linens, music, or no matter is stressing you out. Simply loosen up and revel in your self; everybody will comply with.” Stolen moments to seize playful portraits like these have been all a part of the enjoyable.

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Their coloration scheme was explosive: “A number of vivid colours—blue, fuchsia, periwinkle, orange—in every single place!” Zoe says. They even carried the theme intro to their portraits, discovering daring murals round Brooklyn to pose towards. 

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


“Flowers have been the focus of the decor and have been designed to look extra like set up artwork than conventional floral preparations,” Zoe says. Designs by Ahn introduced the couple’s imaginative and prescient to life, with a rainbow of florals in a heart-shaped arch for the ceremony. “It was unimaginable, and in addition served as an amazing picture op for each us and our visitors.”

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Put on what you’re keen on and really feel comfy in, no matter whether or not it’s conventional or surprising.

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In terms of wedding ceremony style, “Go along with your intestine!” Zoe says.”Put on what you’re keen on and really feel comfy in, no matter whether or not it’s conventional or surprising.”

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


For the ceremony, “We had an incredible trendy string quartet, Sterling Strings,” Zoe says. They performed “Someplace Solely We Know” by Keane because the groom entered together with his mom, then took up Stevie Marvel’s “Isn’t She Beautiful” for the bride’s stroll down the aisle together with her father. 

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The ceremony, officiated by Zoe’s finest good friend because the age of 5, Alyssa Puccinelli Browne, was a favourite second. “It was so private, filled with vitality, full of affection, and a real illustration of us as a pair,” Zoe remembers. “Alyssa did an excellent job; we additionally had a few of our nearest and dearest buddies do readings that we selected.”

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


“We wrote vows collectively as a pair, to share what we promised one another as companions,” Zoe says. Amongst them: “I promise to deal with each second we spend along with the thrill of a primary, and cherish it as if it’s our final,” and “I promise to like you every day greater than the one earlier than, and in each means I understand how.”  

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


The ceremony was made private in one other means, too. “We included elements of each of our religions into the ceremony—Zoe is Jewish and Sameh is Muslim,” the couple shares. “On the conclusion of our ceremony, Sameh smashed a glass and Zoe broke crimson clay, each symbolizing good luck for the longer term.” They recessed out to “Love on Prime” by Beyoncé. 

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Choosing daring design parts—from floral preparations to signage to desk settings—was among the many simpler planning selections. “It’s straightforward when you’ve nice distributors!” Zoe says. “Our tables have been additionally very colourful, with periwinkle tablecloths, vivid fuchsia napkins, orange notecards, lavender menus, and gold-toned flatware.”

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“The focus of the reception decor was our floral mobiles and desk preparations,” the bride says. “We had huge color-blocked orbs hanging from the ceiling, and colourful flower preparations on the tables to convey all of it collectively.”

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


One more standout association adorned the bar, the place a colourful menu outlined the signature cocktails: cosmopolitan, grapefruit margarita, and zero-proof Mediterranean mint lemonade.

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“We determined to serve dinner family-style as a result of we thought it might be a bit extra enjoyable and fewer formal than a conventional plated meal,” Zoe says. On the menu? Orzo cacio e pepe, salmon with sauce vierge, and roast hen with an every little thing crumble. For dessert, chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon sugar doughnuts accompanied cake. 

Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


“We wrote customized playing cards in envelopes for every visitor, which additionally served as place playing cards,” Zoe shares. “It was such an superior expertise taking the time to put in writing these playing cards, as a result of it strengthened how vital to us each individual attending was.” 

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One of the best a part of the entire day? “Being surrounded by these we love!” the couple says. “It was such a deal with to go searching the room and see so many individuals we love multi function place. We cherished seeing our family and friends from all walks of life join and befriend one another.”

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Along with catering, the Wythe Lodge additionally took on the couple’s request for a customized cake. “It embodied our theme with vivid, colourful paint strokes and stated ‘Yippee!’ on prime,” Zoe describes. The straightforward vanilla cake was iced with vanilla buttercream. 

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Some {couples} take dance classes—Zoe and Sameh took issues into their very own fingers. “We choreographed a dance for our first dance, which was surprisingly enjoyable!” they share. The tune? “Chasing Vehicles” by Snow Patrol. 

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Sameh and his mom danced to an Arabic melody, whereas Zoe and her dad opted for James Taylor’s “How Candy It Is.” 

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Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


Picture by Sylvie Rosokoff


“Our dance ground was poppin’!” Zoe says. “Towards the tip of the night, the air con broke, so everybody moved outdoors into the courtyard and continued to bounce beneath the celebrities. It was a kind of completely imperfect moments.” The celebration continued late night time on the resort’s speakeasy and theater. She notes, “We provided craft cocktails and popcorn, and screened When Harry Met Sally.” Subsequent up for the newlyweds? A honeymoon to New Zealand and Bora Bora—“the right mixture of rest and journey.”