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
Venue: Prospect Park Boathouse


Comments (42)

Marie Summers | Reply

Love it! They look so happy and in love! Beautiful wedding flower arrangements!

Jackie | Reply

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.

Christine | Reply

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

Bonnie Berry | Reply

YOWZA. These are STUNNING images.

Ashlee | Reply

The lace bunting is lovely! This whole wedding is classic, but stunning! <3

Therese Dozier of My Sorted Affair | Reply

The bowties are to die for. Lovely wedding. Beautifully shot.

lydia {ever ours} | Reply

so elegant and beautiful!

HiLLjO | Reply

Beautifully done, very elegant yet not stuff whatsoever.

Sarah | Reply

Beautiful! Would love to know what the style name is for her Amsale dress…

kate | Reply

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…

Andrea | Reply

I love the wedding scenery, with the chiavari chairs! Also, the bride’s gown and the bridesmaid’s dresses are perfectt!! love it!


Eileen | Reply

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.


Eileen | Reply

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!!

Janice | Reply

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

Eileen | Reply

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!

Ridgely's Radar | Reply

What a beautiful wedding! Great spot to celebrate!

Chelsea | Reply

I hardly ever comment, but I love this wedding. So classic and chic. Beaming bride. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Lindsey Lou | Reply

Absolutely love the bridesmaids’ dresses! the different colors look great

Summer | Reply

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.

Melissa | Reply

I LOVE! And it’s so awesome the info on the BM dress was already on here :) I was just about to ask!

Sarah | Reply

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

Jennifer | Reply

I love your hair piece! It’s so elegant and graceful, who is it by?

Samara | Reply

very beautiful :) and those men look super suave!

Kaira | Reply

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! :-)

Maria | Reply

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!!

Bia (Engagement Rings) | Reply

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.

Ariana | Reply

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!

Ariana | Reply

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 :)

sofie | Reply

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!

Eileen | Reply

Hi everyone! The BM dress was bought from Barney’s New York. She bought it in May so hopefully it’s still around, I would call and ask! It might even be on sale now.

Maria, we zippy tied (black zip ties from home depot) the bamboo poles (8′ tall from Jamali garden), so it was easy to set up and cut down.

AND… my dress is listed here if anyone’s interested!


Alexandra | Reply

oh my goodness, this wedding is so precious

sofie | Reply

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!

Nicola Johnson | Reply

Amazing looking wedding. Beautiful photography by Tec Petaja. They look like a very happy couple

Amanda Starling | Reply

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!

Kirsten Asher | Reply

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

Eileen | Reply

Hi Kristen, the mexican wedding banners (papel picado) were from
http://www.casabonampak.com. I also have 7 more left that were never used, I can sell them for $12 each.

Hi Amanda, the bow ties were from ties.com!


Have fun!


Caprice | Reply

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

Janet | Reply

Where did the little chalkboards come from?

Christina | Reply

Where is the veil from? Love it.

Michael | Reply

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

Beautiful wedding!!