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Katie did her own make-up after a MAC Contouring Masterclass

Katie and Mark married at Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge, New York. “We wanted 1920s glamour with a modern twist – Essex meets New York!” says Katie. “We only had our nearest and dearest in attendance so it was kind of an elopement wedding.” Wowing in a Constantina & Louise gown, Katie had spent months sourcing her perfect dress. “I had an idea in my mind but I couldn’t find anything close,” she says. “I was getting married in NYC: it had to be unique, one-of-a-kind and made for me. I wanted Hollywood glamour, sexy but not too sexy, with a 1920s twist. Eventually, I found a designer on Instagram based in Australia and instantly fell in love: her dresses are divine. As soon as I saw the Elia silk gown, I just knew it would work as my wedding dress.” And Katie’s finished gown fitted her like a glove. “It suited my body type and my accessories added the perfect finishing touches,” she says, accessorising with Manolo Blahnik shoes “the ones Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex in the City!”, a Swarovski diamond and white feathered hair piece to which her bandeau veil was attached, and a Swarovski crystal rose-design hair comb for keeping her 1920s hairstyle to the side. Mark wore a tailor-made dark green suit by Paul Smith and brown custom loafers by Duke & Dexter. With help from Ultimate USA Weddings, who worked with the couple to bring all their ideas to life, the day ran perfectly. The highlight for Katie and Mark was, of course, becoming man and wife. “But,” says Katie, “the amount of attention we received was unreal. We got married at 6pm on Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge, so we had the whole day to run around NYC on our own little wedding day photoshoot. We had photos on the High Line, and all around the Bridge itself. There was such a buzz around us on the High Line we felt like celebrities: a passer-by even said ‘is this a photo shoot for a magazine?’.”

With thanks to Kamila Harris for her beautiful photography.

Katie did her own make-up after a MAC Contouring Masterclass

Katie did her own make-up after a MAC Contouring Masterclass

Katie loved photographer Kamila Harris' artisitc style of wedding photography

Katie loved photographer Kamila Harris’ artisitc style of wedding photography

Katie's jewellery consisted of something old (her mother-in- law's diamond bracelet), something borrowed, (her mum's pearl and diamond earrings), something blue (her shoes), and something new (her dress!)

Katie and Mark wow NYC on their wedding day

Katie and Mark nailed city wedding style in NYC

Aromaround in Essex created Katie's silk bouquet made up of large open and closed Peonies in white and baby pink, large tea roses, hydrangeas and gypsophila.

Aromaround in Essex created Katie’s silk bouquet made up of large open and closed Peonies in white and baby pink, large tea roses, hydrangeas and gypsophila

Katie & Mark celebrate tying the knot

Katie & Mark celebrate tying the knot

Katie accessorised her dress with a large Swarovski brooch

Katie accessorised her dress with a large Swarovski brooch

After the ceremony on the Pier, the couple attached a Love Lock to the bridge engraved with our names and the date

After the ceremony on the Pier, the couple attached a Love Lock to the bridge engraved with their names and the date

The couple's Love Lock on Brooklyn Bridge

Katie and Mark and their intimate wedding party of just 17 guests enjoyed the wedding breakfast at The Candy Bar private dining room at STK

Katie and Mark and their intimate wedding party of just 17 guests enjoyed the wedding breakfast at The Candy Bar private dining room at STK

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring this beautiful wedding!

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