Juliette + Brett

I just remember it feeling really natural and easy because in reality, we were in love.

Brett and I have known each other for many years — we really ‘met’ when I moved into his apartment building in Chelsea, Manhattan on the same 23rd floor.


Our first date was to a wine bar in the West Village followed by dinner at an Italian Restaurant.  


One night, on his birthday, we were at a concert with a bunch of friends, and he asked me join them afterwards to a nightclub. I said no thanks. The next morning (his actual birthday) I went to his apartment, opened the door to his bedroom and he was with another girl. I was so upset, knew I had feelings for him and would find a way to make him mine.

Brett and I were in bed one weekend morning when I told him I loved him. Actually, I think I may have said it first and then Brett said it to follow. I just remember it feeling really natural and easy because in reality, we were in love.

In July 2016, Brett surprised me while I was on vacation with my entire family in St. Barths. We were sitting at the dinner table and Coldplay's ‘Sky Full of Stars’ started playing. Someone came behind me and it was Brett. He then got down on one knee and proposed.


We early-mooned in Greece a few months before our big day — it was an awesome escape and we came back fresh and recharged to finish the planning process.


Our wedding was at the Natirar Mansion. I envisioned the space being right out of a Ralph Lauren photoshoot meets Great Gatsby House on the Long Island Sound. The high cathedral ceilings, steel casement windows, and dramatic fireplace drew us in. 


That morning, I woke up extremely early, had coffee and got ready with all my bridesmaids.

Both my father and mother walked me down the aisle to Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ played by live musicians on the keyboard and flute.


I had 11 bridesmaids in black gowns with gold or silver shoes.


Following the reception, guests were lead into the conservatory room of the mansion where we had an after party with a DJ. It was Gatsby chic with ostrich feather accents and Venetian masks.


Vali Entertainment packed our dance floor all night long. Of course, it went over the top when Bon Jovi's violinist, Lorenza Ponce took the stage as sliders and french fries were passed around.


 


Vendors:

Photographer: Jonathan Scott for JSP Studio

Location: Natirar Mansion

Wedding Planner & Producer: Chandelier Events

Video: Fiore Films

Band: Vali Entertainment

Invitation: East Six

Floral: Fleurs NYC

Lighting: Pegasus Productions