Chic Brooklyn Boathouse Wedding

Groom Groomsmen Black Tux Grey SuitsChalkboard Wedding Sign Chic GuestsBranches Aisle MarkerWedding Ceremony On WaterRomantic Pink Green Lace Tulle White Wedding Bridesmaids PartyWedding At The MansfieldOutdoor Wedding On The WaterExchanging Rings Sweet Touch Hands CeremonyGroom Lifting Brides VeilExiting Wedding Ceremony Elegant Wedding Party PictureSweet Wedding KissVine Covered Wall Bride GroomWedding Reception At The MansfieldEnjoying Wedding ReceptionClassic Bride GroomHands Drink Wedding Reception

So sweet, right? Here’s a little (big) tip I was thinking about as I was looking through this wedding…something they did well… As you make your timeline for your wedding day, consider the light. If you want beautiful pictures you want to give your photographer the best light to work in. I like soft natural light the best so I always plan for the most important shots to be taken in the late afternoon to early evening. I also love that they found great outdoor locations for group portraits when and where the light was good. Remember: if at all possible, good light always wins.

Photography by Tec Petaja
Dress: Amsale
Groom’s suit: Theory
Event Design & Invitation: Eileen Chiang
Flowers: Stephanie Gueldner
Ceremony: The Boathouse at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Makeup: Kerry Crawford

42 Responses to “Chic Brooklyn Boathouse Wedding”

  1. Jackie

    this wedding is gorgeous! i love how it’s a mixture of a classy indoor building space and beautiful outdoor setting for the ceremony and pictures. so chic. and you’re totally right about the light.

  2. Christine

    I need to know where that bridesmaid’s lacy minidress is from. Beautiful.

  3. kate

    really lovely images! one little correction, the beautiful ceremony shots are at the boat house in prospect park (not the reception) and the mansfield hotel is in manhattan. just in case someone was trying to find this stuff…

  4. Eileen

    Hi everyone! Thanks for your kind words!! I am so honored to have our wedding on Once Wed since it’s my favorite wedding blog and I used it a lot for my inspiration while planning the wedding!

    To answer some questions, the wedding dress style is Calista from Amsale and I am getting ready to sell it so if anyone’s interested, let me know! I’ll find out the BM dress brand and report back!

    AND yes like Kate pointed out, both the wedding ceremony and reception were at The Boathouse at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. We got ready at The Mansfield hotel in Manhattan.


  5. Eileen

    The wonderful BM lace dress is from Imitation of Christ. It’s so sweet and fabulous!!! Oh and Tec did an amazing job, he’s simply the BEST!!

  6. Janice

    Would you mind sharing what nail polish color you wore? I think it’s just perfect! Congratulations!

  7. Eileen

    Hi Janice, the nail polish was called Hot and Spicy by OPI. It’s more of a coral red, perfect transition for a beachy honeymoon!

  8. Summer

    This was such a beautiful wedding to attend, and it could not have happened to a nicer couple or a more gracious and sweet bride.

  9. Sarah

    Eileen, Congrats! What’s the best way to contact you about selling your dress?

  10. Kaira

    wishing the happy couple the best! my husband and i got married on the 3rd of july in brooklyn as well! we took photos at the boat house and had our wedding and reception else where. they obviously have great taste! :-)

  11. Maria

    Eileen, I love your wedding. So elegant and still modern. I’m getting married at the same spot in 2 weeks (eeks!) and was wondering how you attached your bamboo poles to the existing poles? We planned to just tie them but did you find a better method? Thanks!!

  12. Bia (Engagement Rings)

    You’re right, these photos are -beautifully- lit. The dress is perfect, the venue even more so – nothing like a wedding by quiet water, I feel like it has such a calming, gentle effect on everything.

  13. Ariana

    Wow! I just fell in love with the white lace dress that the woman next to the bride is wearing (perhaps shes her sister?) !!! pleeeeeeease does anyone know where to get this dress? im getting married soon and having an intimate dinner and have been looking for a dress like this one but havent had the luck… and now that i saw it does exist, please someone help!!! :) and thank u for sharing this beautiful wedding!

  14. Ariana

    oh i just realized Eileen already posted who the BM dress is from … thank you so much and congratulations on your beautiful wedding! Eileen you looked so gracious :)

  15. sofie

    Does anyone know where i can find that beautiful BM lace dress? i see it is by imitation of christ but does anyone have the name or style or store …any details to find it… would really appreciate it! thank you! beautiful wedding!

  16. sofie

    Hi eileen! thank you so much for the info on the BM dress… but sadly it seems its unavailable everywhere though! it really is the dress ive been searching for to wear for my wedding dinner. Do you by any chance know if your BM is going to sell herĀ“s ??? that would be amazing! perhaps im in luck…thanks for all your help!

  17. Amanda Starling

    Please please please tell me where you found the bowties! My brother is getting married in three weeks, saw this picture of your groomsmen and is now in search of these bowties and we can’t find them anywhere! Thanks in advance!

  18. Kirsten Asher

    Hi. Your wedding was sublime. Very beautiful. I hate to ask but I’d love to know where you found the garland / banners for the ceremony site. Thanks! Kirsten

  19. Caprice

    Would live to know where those grey tuxedos on the groomsmen are from?

  20. Michael

    Love the tux with those suits. Any additional info on those? I couldn’t find any tuxedos on the theory website.

    Beautiful wedding!!


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