Now I’d love to show you the venue. We wanted our wedding to have a British feel, so we were thrilled to discover the Down Town Association, a beautiful historic building in downtown Manhattan. A private social club founded in 1859, they recently began hosting weddings (lucky for us). We had the run of the entire four-story building all day, and, with the ship paintings, bookshelves, taxidermy and fireplaces, we felt like we were tying the knot in an old English manor.

To top it off, the staff was amazing. My mom told me that as she walked around all evening, every waiter and bartender would say to her, “Congratulations on the beautiful wedding of your lovely daughter.” How sweet is that?

Tomorrow, I’ll share photos of the ceremony, I can’t wait! xoxo

(Photos of the DTA by Max Wanger)