Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Danielle and Max were married in September 2007 at the Tobacco Warehouse, under the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO – Brooklyn, New York. With such a picturesque setting, it is no wonder their photography is as beautiful as it is. And Danielle and Max truly planned the wedding together, making it that much more about the two of them.

Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Here’s a bit about the wedding in Danielle’s words.

How you knew he was the one:
I felt I’d known him forever – he made me laugh – feel so confident and comfortable and just simply happy.

Ceremony:
Our ceremony combined our cultural mix – with elements borrowed from Jewish and Christian tradition, and with so much friend and family support.

Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Reception:
The reception was an awesome party!  Our wedding location was pretty spectacular, under the Brooklyn Bridge in an amazing space. Our cocktail hour was outside, and the dinner/dancing was under a huge tent. We had toasts before dinner, then dinner, and then dancing for the rest of the night. I don’t think anyone sat down after dinner – a blast! We had a mix of DJ/i-pod music that worked really well.

Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Favorite detail about the reception:
Our tables. We named our tables after special places in our lives together – and placed a photograph of the place on each table, with a description. Also, my mother is a talented ceramic artist – and one amazing gift she gave us was making the centerpieces for each table – gorgeous wood fired pottery that held our flowers.

Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Advice for other brides:
I was so lucky that I had a fiance who was thrilled to engage in the planning process. There are so many stereotypes about “shutting up and showing up” for the groom – but if you can, work together! We had so much fun planning our wedding – and were able to bring in so many personal elements from both of our lives. Make it as personal as you can.

Real Wedding: Danielle and Max

Danielle’s wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier Melania
Photography by: Zach DeSart