The Newlyweds Wore Hawaiian Wedding Leis To Say “I Do” in Brooklyn

By Shayna Seid

Annie Greengard and Emory Lee met via OkCupid and had their first date at Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. After four years together, Emory proposed in front of the place where they first met with an original poem, surrounded by close friends.

The engaged couple thought about getting married on Maui, where Emory grew up, but thought Brooklyn would better allow for their families and older relatives to attend. They knew Brooklyn Winery was the right place, as soon as they walked in. To help plan everything for their June wedding, they hired Modern Rebel, and for florals, they rightfully trusted Molly Oliver Flowers.

Annie fell in love with Brooklyn-based label Lakum’s designs, and when she visited their boutique, she found a wedding dress style that suited her perfectly and added custom, beaded embroidery to the top. On the day-of, she got ready with Jackie Schneider. And to say, “I do,” Emory chose a Bindle & Keep tuxedo with Suitsupply shoes.

In the lush ceremony space, the couple’s friend, Jordyn Lexton, officiated and “was able to recollect the past in a way that was deeply sentimental and also funny,” Annie says. “We felt present, seen, loved, and honored for the couple we are. We are both relatively private and don’t usually feel comfortable with a lot of attention or focus on us, so it was very special to have our families and friends mixed together in one room, supporting us as we made our commitments to one another.”

Once the two were officially married, their guests were treated to a family-style meal of fried chicken, filet mignon, roasted seasonal vegetables, and more. “We thought the food was excellent, and we heard many guests share that they were a bit slow getting to the dance floor due to having seconds and thirds!” Annie remarks. 

Everyone grooved to a “Pride Month” setlist, spun by DJ Alicia, and stayed on the floor for the entire evening. And the unofficial after-party kicked off at Metropolitan Bar, where the owner gave the couple a few complimentary bottles of champagne on arrival. The next few hours were filled with dancing and chatting amongst friends and family before calling it a night on their magical wedding day.