Brooklyn’s Playful Garden-Inspired Wedding

Shannon McManus and Alex Costa found that the second time was indeed a charm. They met at the University of Delaware in 2009, when they shared a freshman dorm. They were friends and continued to date. Alex explains that ten years later, they reconnected in New York and Shrimpy Business realized very quickly it was meant to beShrimpy Business .

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They had shared a studio apartment of 400 square feet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for less than one year. In August 2020, Shannon surprised Alex by proposing to her in a normal, pandemic-style evening at their home. She 0presented her with a ring that was so stunning.

Alex says that her jaw dropped when she saw the ring. Shrimpy Business It was exactly the ring that I would have chosen for myself,Shrimpy Business  says Alex. Shannon spent months working in secret with Jemma Wynne on the emerald and diamond toi et moi design. They managed to keep it secret despite being kept in quarantine. Alex says that we celebrated in pandemic fashion on the couch with takeout and champagne.

They held their colorful celebration

The William Vale, Williamsburg, just a little more than a year later. They invited 60 friends to celebrate with them. The evening incorporated many of their favorite parts of Brooklyn life, including walking along the waterfront and stopping at Mister Dips to get ice cream. Bright, cheerful colors and frothy and floaty textures were the order of the day. From Alex’s bouquet, romantic, billowy dress, to Luna, the rescue dog, Luna stayed with them the entire day in a fluffy outfit.

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You can read on to learn more about the intimate, but beautiful, wedding and reception that Marian Frances Wedding & Events planned in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photos by Deborah Ann Photography.

Shannon collaborated with Jemma Wynne, a jewelry designer, to create Alex’s diamond toi-et moi and emerald engagement rings. Cartier made their wedding bands.

Alex prepared for The William Vale with Sleeper pajamas and a Lele Sadoughi headband. He also wore Cult Gaia clear, rhinestone kitten shoes.

Although the couple decided not to host a wedding party their rescue dog Luna was there for Alex. She was there for her throughout the day, from preparation to the reception.

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Alex’s bouquet was designed by Flower and dried flowers. It was based on the day’s bright and pastel colors: pinks and purples, blues and greens. The bouquet also included neutrals.

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Alex, who is a self-described beauty junkie, did her hair and makeup herself, applying individual eyelashes with some help. To make sure she looked super glowing, Alex used Biologique Recherche sheet masks prior to the big day. She also had a gua sha facial at Bathhouse the morning after.

Alex loved the romantic look of Alex’s gown with its billowy sleeves and embroidered organza patterns. However, she wasn’t quite as settled in her heels. Alex says that she is notoriously indecisive so she had several pairs of shoes ready. My favorite were my glass PVC pumps by Anima Muaddi, and my pink embellished satin pumps by Mach & Mach.

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Alex says that her dress was too long and she wanted to wear a pearl-and-jewelled headband from Lelet NY rather than a traditional veil. TAI Jewelry made her small pearl earrings and a gold link bracelet.

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The bride wore Diptyque Eau Rose for finishing touches and got a white swirl manicure at Paintbucket in Brooklyn.