Laura And Nic Photo By Brian Dorsey Studios

Laura & Nic

Real Weddings



Photography by Brian Dorsey Studios

Art lovers, Nic, a painter, and Laura, a comedienne and author of the book This is Why You’re Single, found themselves at the Brooklyn Museum quite early in their relationship. And it must have been going well, since Laura thought “Gee, if things work out with this guy, this would be a great place to get married!”

After they got engaged, Laura and Nic decided to get married at the Brooklyn Museum, just as the bride had envisioned, in the borough’s historic Prospect Heights neighborhood. The historic building’s Beaux-Arts style reflects a neoclassical style and houses several venues within for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

When it came to choosing a bridal gown, Laura chose a convertible dress by Israeli designer, Galia Lahav. At the designer’s trunk show the head designer sketched a custom design and explained that in their homeland weddings are typically 11 hours long, “so Galia Lahav’s gowns are made for comfort, to be worn all day long, and most importantly are made to feel like a ‘second skin.’”

Laura loved the idea and she kept coming back to the pearl fitted dress, but she wanted to feel more bridal, so the idea of a ballgown skirt as an addition to her dream dress was exactly what she needed. For the reception the bride took off the skirt to reveal a more fitted silhouette. She also changed her hair from an updo to long, luxe waves. Laura completed her look with stunning emerald earrings she borrowed from jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. Laura had interviewed the celebrity jewelry designer for People magazine, and when Schwartz invited Laura to come in, try some on, and pick her favorite to use on the wedding day Laura was thrilled. “Nic spent so much time worrying that nothing happened to the earrings,” Laura says, “my bridesmaids were on earring patrol all night.”

For the reception, Pat Glenn Productions successfully took the bride’s inspirational pictures and executed the design. “The space is full of neutrals, and there is a teal color in the flooring that we wanted to pick up,” the bride tells Twirl New York. “We wanted it to feel organic and the design really played off of the natural architecture of the space, which is beautiful on it’s own.”

I liked the idea that we were dancing among the Monets. —Laura

One of the cool and unusual personalized details the couple included was their cake topper. A 3D model of the bride and groom was made by DOOB in Chelsea Market, where photos were taken of them from every angle. Laura and Nic posed in the outfits they were wearing when they first met and included their dog, since they couldn’t include him in the actual wedding Atop a naked cake from Momofuku Milk Bar in Williamsburg, their custom cake topper was the proverbial icing on the cake!

Possibly the most special moment of the wedding for Laura and Nic was their first dance. The groom’s client, a singer whom he had designed album covers for, sang a cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” They loved having a personal connection with the singer, a well as the venue.

Photography Brian Dorsey Studios
Wedding Planning Pat Glenn Productions
Venue Brooklyn Museum
Wedding Dress Designer Galia Lahav
Bridal Salon Bridal Reflections
Invitations Mia Maria Design
Wedding Cake Momofuku Milk Bar
Music, Ceremony Sidewinder String Trio
Music, Reception DJ Alias
Bride’s Shoes Stuart Weitzman
Jewelry Lorraine Schwartz
Cake Topper Doob
Hair & Makeup Jillian Halouska