A Whimsical, Boho Chinese Wedding at Dobbin St

Wedding Coordinator: Poppy + Lynn | Venue: Dobbin St | Photographer: Khaki Bedford Photography | Florals: Rosehip Social | Catering: Birds of a Feather | DJ: Allison Kinney | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

One thing I will always preach as a wedding planner is to be true to you, and that’s exactly what Claire and Austin did for their gorgeous wedding at Dobbin St in Brooklyn. Instead of getting ready with a wedding party, they opted to get ready together. Enjoying cocktail hour was a big priority for them, so we got all of their photos done before the wedding started. They weren’t into the idea of a long, involved ceremony. Instead, they opted for a short and sweet ceremony officiated by their close friend. The whole day they wanted to be together rather than apart, and they even entered their ceremony side by side.

As we went into the reception, they skipped on the traditional formalities and dances, with the exception of a few speeches from their close friends and family. And in lieu of a wedding cake, they brought in one of their favorite desserts- pineapple buns. A must try if you’ve never had the joy of having one!

When it came to the decor of the day, they wanted things to feel relaxed and true to them. One of my favorite things they incorporated were in their place settings. Instead of renting their dishes, they went to Target and grabbed sets of dishes for $0.50 a piece! They mixed and matched 3 colors (blush, grey, and green) and made a color block pattern on each table. I LOVED the pops of color and the fact that they could keep the dishes, donate, or sell them after. They even handmade their table numbers, menus, and favors. Rosehip Floral came in with gorgeous dried florals that tied it all together perfectly.

Claire and Austin were so sweet and so full of love for one another. I loved getting to be a part of a day so personal to them and so inherently “them”. A big shout out to all of the incredible vendors that made this beautiful day at Dobbin St Brooklyn possible!

Plate setting detail shot with multicolored plates with menu in both English and chinese
Detail shot of pink and green plate settings and floral center piece with paper design
Detail shots of floral center pieces with multi-color plate settings
Wide shot of long rectangle tables with pink green and blue plate settings and cups with floral center pieces
Wide shot of multiple circle tables with pink green and blue plate settings and cups with floral center pieces
Overhead detail shot of long rectangle and circle tables with pink green and blue plate settings and cups with floral center pieces and bar
Detail shot of gift table in front of brick wall in courtyard with greenery
Couple looking at each other by Hudson river with Empire State building and Manhattan behind them
Couple in front of Hudson River happy
Couple in front of each other looking into each others' eyes by Hudson river water
Couple holding each other side by side in front of the Hudson river with rocky coast and skyscrapers in the background
Couple holding hands and walking together on green grass in front of Hudson river
Couple holding hands and looking in opposite directions in front of grassy marsh by Hudson River
Woman with arms in front posing happy in front of greenery by Hudson River
Couple holding hands and walking past building with graffiti artwork
Couple standing in front of garage doors looking at each other by Brooklyn building
Couple holding hands and kissing with plants partially obscuring the picture
Couple holding hands and walking on Brooklyn sidewalk with graffiti on the building
Couple holding hands and crossing Brooklyn street during the day
Portrait of Groom with hands on pocket in front of black painted brick wall
Groom kissing Bride on the cheek in front of black paint brick wall
Bride with translucent umbrella with Bridesmaids with graffiti Brooklyn building in front of them
Woman pouring drink into cup at long rectangle building and detail shot of hors d'oeuvres
Couple sitting together and feeding each other food with chopsticks
Couple sitting together and feeding each other food with chopsticks
Candid shot of guests grabbing food from hors d'oeuvres platter
Just married Bride and Groom walking down indoor staircase for Reception
Just married Bride and groom entering Reception together
Bride and Groom facing each other for indoor Ceremony with guests watching
Guests watching and listing to Wedding Ceremony Homily
Closeup of emotional Bride wiping tear during Ceremony and Just married couple kissing
Closeup of guest scooping out of vegetable from bowl in family style Reception dinner
Guests passing family style green bean platter to another guest
Closeup detail shot of seating numbers for guests and Polaroid picture book
Portrait of DJ at reception and overhead shot of guests eating at long rectangle tables with multi-color bowls and plates
DJ mixing and playing songs at station
Detail shot of circular lantern lights hanging from the ceiling
Just married couple entering Reception together
Bride giving speech at Reception with Groom next to her with beer in hand with guests listening
Closeup of delicious Chinese food
Couple sitting with drinks listening to Best man speech at Reception
Couple laughing during speeches and raising drinks in the air
Detail shot of circle baked pineapple buns

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