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Real Wedding | Bailey + Dante

Tell us a little about yourselves!

Dante and I first met in middle school. We grew up in Queens, NY together, we then transitioned to high school where Dante became the cool boy and drove a motorcycle to school and I became the brainiac. We lost touch and then reconnected while I was in Medical School studying for a board exam. He would come into our local Starbucks every day and order an iced green tea (because he hates Starbucks coffee) and we would talk for hours. I finally asked him on a date and the rest was history!

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

We chose Sadelle’s because it was the perfect size and had an equal amount of grunge and warmth to set the tone of a romantic New York City wedding. They offered a family style Carbone seated dinner which felt quintessential- we really wanted our guests to feel integrated in our special day. We wanted to focus on the moments and connections and less on the entertainment of a party. Dante and I are very eclectic humans and it just felt right having an elevated Italian seated dinner in a bagel shoppe. 

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Tell us about your outfits.

I chose an Eisen Stein beaded gown that was a sample and entirely the wrong size. It had a fishtail train on the bottom which wasn't really my style so I decided to chop the whole train off and make a bridal hood out of it. It felt really unique and special.

For Dante we decided to go with a modern Tuxedo from suit supply. We chose a monochromatic white look for the jacket and paired it with a white cashmere sweater and a classic tuxedo pant. We both wore Gucci shoes, mine a blush pink and bedazzled and Dante’s, velvet tuxedo shoes with their infamous double G symbol imprinted throughout. 

What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?

It was very important for Dante and I to be comfortable and enjoy ourselves. We both have social anxiety and have a hard time attending big events such as weddings. We knew we wanted to have intimacy and be surrounded by people who we know and love. We also wanted our guests to feel entirely at home and at ease. A room filled with smiles and conversation was the goal.

Any tips for couples getting married?

We set time aside before the reception to gather with our parents and grandparents. It was important for us to share a moment with them on our special day and really cherish the generational experience. We all took pictures in our hotel lobby and then gathered on some chairs and sofas to just spend time.

Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?

Amira Fern Rosenbush was our florist. She is such a creative human. We really valued using small businesses for our vendors. She is a part time florist and we gave her full reigns to do what she does best and it was more than we could have imagined.

Photographer: Kindred @kindredweddings | Getting Ready Location: Fouquets, @fouquets.newyork | Reception Location: Sadelle’s @majorfoodevents | DJ: Myraan Mays @bydjblvd | Saxaphonist: Noel Hayes @saxman_noel | Flora: Amira Fern Rosenbush @a.miracle.bouquets | Makeup: by the Bride | Groom's Haircut + Style: 12 Pell @12pell | Hair: Vanessa Jean @hairbynessa516 | Catering + Beverages: Carbone @majorfoodgroup | Wedding Gown: Eisen Stein @eisen.stein.bridal | Reception Dress: Nana Jacqueline @nanajacqueline | Groom Tux: Suit Supply @suitsupply | Engagement + Wedding Rings: Sackowitz Jewelers @sackowitzjewelers | Shoes: Gucci @gucci | Groom's Watch: Vintage Rado @rado


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