"Megi and her father showed up 20 minutes late—apparently that’s tradition in Italy," the groom says. "But the moment I was most nervous and excited was when Megi entered the church and slowly walked down the aisle. It seemed like eternity. Then everything went too fast!"
For the outdoor Jewish ceremony, the couple met under a chuppah made out of the bride's Bubby's handmade tablecloth and the groom's great-grandfather's tallit (prayer shawl) and decorated with florals by Kim from Toast Santa Barbara.
Samantha Mirkin, who postponed her July 25th wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is sharing how she and her husband, Spencer Bernstein, made the final call and decided to have a micro wedding in the backyard of her parents' home on Long Island.
"My dad wasn’t present, so I chose not to be escorted down the stairs. I am a confident and independent woman, and I was more than happy to make a grand, dramatic entrance in a killer dress, at the most beautiful and surreal venue we could’ve ever hoped for."
In the gardens of the castle, the bride walked down the aisle with her mother and step-father to "Fields of Gold," played live by a harpist from Dublin. Caitlin's cousin later accompanied the harp for a rendition of the traditional Irish song, "My Lagan Love."
"Having a wedding business focused around fashion and style, I knew this was sort of a marketing opportunity," Grant says of choosing an outfit. "I chose to wear a beautiful, blue Scabal fabric with a contrasting silver-blue-textured waistcoat underneath." As a sentimental touch, he also had their wedding date etched into the heel of his shoes.