Cilene + Montez

Our goal for this event was to create an edgy, moody atmosphere that also felt romantic and beautiful much like the neighborhood we shot in – Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Using a color scheme of grey, emerald green and mauve with gold accents we were able to capture a dark, yet idyllic vibe that is quintessential NYC. We drew inspiration from downtown NYC neighborhoods that are both eccentric and cool yet effortlessly glamorous.

Highlighted by its geodesic dome-like enclosure made of red cedar and leveled interior, Kinfolk 94 provided the perfect enclave for our moody love story to take shape. Kinfolk 94 is the third space within the multidisciplinary Kinfolk compound which also includes a menswear boutique and a café.  

The amazing team at Botanique NYC designed the florals including the framed floral installation that gave life to the white brick wall featured in the space. They absolutely nailed the theme and hit it out of the park by somehow making the flowers look both antique and fresh at the same time. They also made the lovely smudge stick favors which smelled as pretty as they looked. 

Ashley Holt of Sugar Monster Sweets (and winner of TLC’s Next Great Baker!) designed the four-tier eggplant and gold cake with black accents. Ashley is a creative force and a new mom who was able to deliver this cake within days of giving birth to her first child! What a rock star.

The delicate, feminine jewelry was provided by Everett NYC, a New York City-based brand founded by Alexandra Cole Nelson. Her pieces are simple and clean in design, set with complex and brilliant stones. They provided just the right amount of sparkle while maintaining the effortless beauty we were looking for. 



Venue: Kinfolk 94

Photographer: Forever Photography 

Florals: Botanique

Dress and Head Piece: Carol Hannah

Jewelry: Everett NYC

Models: Cilene Guiadeen and Montez Brenard

Cake: Sugar Monster Sweets

Hair Stylist: Lauren DeCosimo

Make Up Artist: Nina Buttacavoli

Stationary: KA Kalligraphy

Linens/Chargers: Nuage Designs

Tables/Chairs: Please B Seated

Sofa: ACME Props