Modern meets Renaissance at this New York wine cellar wedding #Real Weddings: Northeast US#jewish#new york#new york city#renaissance November 7 2017 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Studio A Images Photos by Studio A Images Judith and Nick had a chic New York City wedding with Renaissance-inspired outfits, Jewish cultural traditions, and a wine cellar venue. There was a little DIY, a lot of help from family and friends, and now we have a ton of great advice from the couple. Let's see what they had to say about their gorgeous New York wine cellar wedding… We loved our venue. It was absolutely perfect and the staff at Lafayette were incredibly lovely and organized. The food was incredible — it was like having a fancy dinner out with all of our favorite people. We deliberately chose a venue where we could have the ceremony and reception in the same place. We didn't bother with things that were not important to us (i.e. no flower decor, no wedding cake, no wedding party). For our invitations, we ordered rubber stamps from Etsy and DIYed them. It was a really fun project and fairly budget-friendly. If I had to choose something to omit, it would be the wedding favors. Barely anyone took them and now we have a basket full of mini beer jelly jars. A few things that helped us along the way: My beloved aunt and uncle provided most of the funds for our wedding. They were incredibly generous and wanted us to have exactly the wedding we wanted. Our families were incredibly supportive and gave us the space to create our wedding without outside judgment or pressure. We were so lucky in that the whole process from beginning to end was a joyful one. My friends were also so helpful in the planning process — coming along to meet vendors, visit venues, pick out stationery. These tasks would have been so much more stressful without them. Also, luck: there were several times when things just sort of fell into place (like when both my husband and I found our wedding attire). My best practical advice for my planning self: if you have the time, allow your vision to evolve. There were many times during wedding planning when I thought I had set on something and found a perfect idea. Then, after letting the idea marinate for a while, it morphed into something better. Allow yourself to go through the process of considering and rejecting ideas. The advice that I received and continued to use throughout the process was: don't sweat the details, the day will be a success no matter what if we end up married at the end of it. Also, start with the guest list and determine the venue after. Having everyone important there is the top priority, there are beautiful venues for every size wedding. And bring a change of comfortable dancing shoes! Vendors Photography: Studio A Images • Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo • Floral Designer: Buds of Brooklyn • Hair Stylist: Devachan • Restaurant: Lafayette Grand Cafe and Bakery • Groom's Attire: Noblesse Oblige • DJ: Phonograph DJ MAC • Makeup: Sirena Solis • Invitations: The Print Mint • Rings: Donna Distefano This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Studio A Images Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Have guests riff your wedding with an MST3K photo booth NEXT This seriously skilled documentary photographer may be your ninja photographer bestie Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] So Gorgeous! Bride looks really beautiful, I'm jealous of the great texture her hair has! I love "We didn't bother with things that were not important to us (i.e. no flower decor, no wedding cake, no wedding party)" … exactly the attitude we're going with! 3 agree Reply I love the Bride and Groom's Dress and Jacket. I love how they match. I would have never noticed that there was no cake, flowers, etc. This wedding was so good it did not need it 🙂 I don't think I have been to a wedding were they had favors other than taking the flower centerpiece if anyone of each table wanted them. Even the really fancy, expensive weddings I've been too. So if I was invited to your wedding it would have been a 1st for me to have a favor! Reply I absolutely adore theme weddings. Love these pictures. They have come out really well. Reply Leave a Reply to Mitzi Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. 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