Merci New York is featuring our images of Emma and Kareem’s wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
The wedding was casually sophisticated, including a delicate cake by Brooklyn artisan One Girl Cookies, with lush romantic florals by another Brooklyn artist, Denise Fasanello. Emma got ready at The Mercer Hotel while Kareem donned his Dior suit and went for a beard trim. The reception was inside the incredible candlelit Palm House and culminated in the exuberance of a Zaffa, an Egyptian dancing processional, complete with a band and a belly dancer. I truly feel that Kareem could enter dancing contests and win. The toasts told me much about how much Emma and Kareem are valued by their friends and family, but what really spoke volumes was that instead of favors, they donated to The Hunger Project.
Please…enjoy how special these two are…congrats to Emma and Kareem!
The Emma and Kareem team:
Ceremony: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Reception: Palm House
Flowers: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Gown: Oscar De La Renta
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Invitations: Arthur’s Invitations
Calligrapher: Mary Anne Wolfe
Linens: NY Linen Rentals
Cake: One Girl Cookies
Make up artist: Samantha Lau Makeup
Hair Stylist: Song Isabel Hee
DJ: 74 Events
Music: Josua Levine
Music: Itai Kriss
Belly Dancer for zaffa: Nourhan Sharif
Favors: Donations to The Hunger Project