Diana: We met through friends. My best friend and Matt's brother were interning together and became friends and that's how we were introduced. The firs time we met was over brunch at Essex in the Lower East Side during Memorial Day weekend five years ago!
Diana: We were at Storm King Sculpture Park in the Hudson Valley. It is one of the most unique places either of us has ever been to and we used to love taking day trips out of the city to go up there. It was Spring and it was the first really nice, warm day of the year and we decided to take a trip up. Matt had to wait all day for the perfect moment to propose, he almost gave up because we kept getting interrupted or the moment wasn't right. Some of our friends also happened to be headed there that day and so we ended up meeting up with them which was fun to surprise them with the news!
Diana: We had our wedding at ICI restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It's about 5 minute walk down the street from our old apartment and a place we walked by all the time. It's in an old brownstone with a small yard, just like the apartment we were living in. We loved the idea of doing it in our beloved neighborhood and keeping everything super local. We used a florist, Saffron, in the neighborhood that we LOVE as well. They own a small boutique/shop in Ft Greene that we would always stop into any time we needed gifts or flowers or were just passing by. We had sort of become friends with the owners so it was special to have them do our flowers.
Diana: The vows and the speeches were probably the most emotional and I loved them. But I also loved dinner, and getting up and visiting all our tables and seeing everyone! Things were relaxed but not too crazy yet and the light in the garden was magical. I loved it all though- it really does go by so fast, just like everyone says!
Diana: I love some of the dancing photos because you can see how much fun everyone is having, we didn't even have a DJ, just an ipad! But I actually really love the photos of the paper cranes we strung up. They were strung into garlands across the entry into the back garden where our ceremony was held. Several of my closest girlfriends decided to take that on. They spent hours folding paper cranes and then set them up for the wedding. It was such a generous and beautiful gesture. I was really moved by their dedication and enthusiasm. Lucky me to be so loved!