Jacqueline and Michael’s wedding at Tribeca Rooftop is a celebration of love and NYC. The views are breathtaking and the design and florals by Rachel Cho Flowers are a vision in jewel tones. Jaqueline’s Berta sets the urban glam vibe that Hailley Howard captures beautiful in these lovely images.Click to expand for more
What made the wedding special and unique?
Mike and I wanted an urban setting for our wedding, that was classy but still modern and fun. Tribeca Rooftop provided the perfect city skyline views for our ceremony and cocktail hour. To contrast the industrial feel of the city, we focused on jewel tones, agate stones and gold finishes. We wanted to encompass the feeling of a true “urban jungle.”
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
After perusing wedding gowns online, I knew I wanted a Berta gown for my wedding. I was immediately attracted to the unique and modern designs from the Israel-based designer. L’fay Bridal was the only NYC boutique showing them at the time, so I visited one of their Berta trunk shows. My dress was the second one I tried on and I knew right away it was the one. I fell in love with the beading, sheer paneling and open-back design. I knew I wasn’t the type of bride to wear a veil, so I loved that the dress had a cathedral-length detachable cape that could be worn during the ceremony instead.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
With our jewel-tone and gold theme, we incorporated lots of little touches to warm up the industrial finishes at Tribeca rooftop. Our place cards were slices of agate, to compliment our invitations. We had gold decals of our names added to the front doors of the venue. I had 4-foot gold cat statues made for our ceremony and reception, as an homage to our two Persian cats. We were also lucky enough to work with some of our amazing friends and family during the wedding. My stepdad actually built the boxwood wall that we used for our ceremony backdrop and my mom did all the ivy and florals on it. My cousin, Valerie McHale did our makeup, my uncle was our officiant and Mike’s fraternity brother, DJ Teddy Brown provided our music. It made the day feel very intimate and relaxed.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Everything!! But seriously, our first look was perfect (thanks Hailley!) I was nervous because we were running late for our pictures but seeing Mike’s face and knowing we were about to walk down the aisle, was just an unforgettable feeling.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Mike and I met through a mutual friend when we rented a house down the Jersey Shore for a summer together in 2012. We maintained a friendship and the following summer we reconnected at one of our favorite local DJ’s shows in Brooklyn. We’ve been together ever since! Mike proposed the night before our trip to California in May 2016. We were sitting in our apartment and he brought over our cat, Jean Claude and a cookie cake (my favorite) and then got on one knee to pop the question!
Photography: Hailley Howard // Florals and Design: Rachel Cho Flowers // Invitations: Minted // Venue & Catering: Tribeca Rooftop // Dress Boutique: L’Fay Bridal // Dress Designer: Berta // Video: Le Image Inc. // Music and Lighting: DJ Teddy Brown // Groom Outfit: The Black Tux // Door Decal: I Do Wedding Decals // Makeup: Valerie McHale // Hair: Bobby and the Bride // Hotel: Duane Street Hotel // ‘Best Day Ever’ Sign: NgoCreations