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Dina & Dustin

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Photography by Rebecca Yale Photography

Many couples marry in New York because they are from there or currently live there, or are about to start their journey there together. Dina and Dustin’s motivation for having their fall wedding in the city was different- they were saying goodbye. The bride was about to relocate with her groom to Texas and leave Brooklyn, her home that she loved dearly. The couple considered this wedding a homage with its beautiful elements, surroundings, and people that loved them joining in their celebration of new beginnings. Kind of perfect, right?

Dina and Dustin chose 501 Union for their venue because of the  immediate comfort they felt there. Its industrial chic and modern design would be complimented by their color palette of dark blues and gray. Choosing gold as an accent color, the couple was ready to plan their fall wedding, “my favorite time of year in NYC” says the bride. Designs by Ahn to created beautiful floral arrangements of muted roses and “cafe au lait dahlias for a hint of color to liven it up.” Dina was overwhelmed by the gorgeous designs, “I was so thankful to our florist… she was still there when I arrived and I just hugged her for making it more than I ever envisioned.”

Many brides fall in love with the first gown they try on- not Dina. The dress that became the one was number 40. After many traditional bridal appointments and dresses that just weren’t right, Dina finally found her gown on Instagram. “I just remember feeling so comfortable in it when I put it on and it fulfilled all the things I was looking for: soft, light and romantic.”

With the right venue, the right gown, and vendors Dina and Dustin loved working with, they pulled off a wedding friends and family will never forget. Acknowledging the difficult times of planning from long distance, none of that mattered when it all came together beautifully. There is nothing the couple would change about their “goodbye” to New York.

Photography Rebecca Yale Photography
Wedding Coordination Ashley Chamblin Events
Venue 501 Union
Floral Design Designs by Ahn
Wedding Dress Designer Sarah Seven
Bride’s Veil Sara Gabriel
Invitations Minted
Signs and Escort Cards: Janet Yang Calligraphy
Vow Books: Seniman Calligraphy
Catering Fig and Pig Catering
Wedding Cake Lucky Bird Bakes
Videography Atomic Tangerine
Music DJ Philmatic
Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Attire Hugo Boss
Groom’s Shoes Bruno Magli
Groom’s Watch Rolex
Groom’s Tie The Tie Bar
Wedding Rings Tiffany & Co.
Bridesmaids’ Dresses J.Crew and Jenny Yoo
Hair Andy Tseng
Makeup Anny Chow