Real Wedding of the Week: Sarah and Michael Brasky

Hales Studio

bride & groom: Sarah & Michael Brasky

wedding date: August 19, 2012

the bride says: With 233 guests, it would be easy to lose focus of the details—but we made this the most handmade wedding many of our guests had ever seen.

Michael and I are both Jewish, so we had a stunning fabric ketubah (wedding contract) designed by my mother, a Judaic artist (www.kuvinoren.com). She also made our huppah (wedding canopy), which is truly one-of-a-kind with its fabric papercut look. The bridal satin and silk georgette dress was custom-made by Callie Tein of Modern Trousseau. I wanted something simple in design and completely timeless. The hundreds of vases on the tables were collected by my family and friends throughout the year before the wedding, bought at tag sales, Goodwill and flea markets around the country. The napkin rings had a hand-picked ribbon that resembled a vine, each with a small tag attached that had a beautiful quotation from a love song and the guest’s name.

Our ceremony program included drawn portraits of our bridal party, and were assembled by my family. And who could forget the handmade invitations, designed by myself and my artistic mother, hand-rolled on our friend’s letterpress machine, and housed in the envelope by delicate hand-picked paper liners. The individual touches in this wedding were what made it truly one-of-a-kind and personal, while remaining tasteful and unique!

We loved our wedding. Our entire family was there to celebrate with us, as were all our close friends. It was such a great handmade day.

ceremony & reception: Congregation B'nai Jacob, Woodbridge

photographer name: Hales Studio, Brooklyn NY

dress designer: Callie Tein, Modern Trousseau, Woodbridge

hair: Frank DeMayo, Woodbridge

flowers: Judy Skolnick, Woodbridge

cake: Abel Caterers, Woodbridge

caterer: Abel Caterers, Woodbridge

music: Ike Walkover, Woodmere NY

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