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  • Once Upon A Vow

Rochelle & Daniel's Tropical Greenpoint Wedding

Updated: May 22, 2020

Photographer: Brian David Weddings • Venue: Greenpoint Loft

Catering & Coordination: Naturally Delicious • Officiant: Once Upon A Vow

Florals: Flowers by Giorgie • DJ: DJ Shakey

Rochelle and Daniel were adamant about having a non-traditional, non-religious, fun, colorful, interactive, and modern ceremony to kickstart the festivities of their tropical-inspired wedding set in The Greenpoint Loft.

Daniel and Rochelle met through OK Cupid and on their first date wore matching tropical shirts. Hence the tropical theme for their wedding, of course! They clicked pretty much immediately and not long after went on a road trip together solidifying their ALL IN partners-in-adventure attitude towards life.

As experience-focused learners and lovers, they are always exciting to try something new and relish everything this world has to offer. So when it came to their ceremony, they knew every piece of it had to feel fun and authentic to their personalities.

For their ceremony, they chose to incorporate a ring pop pinky ring exchange as well as a ring warming with their parents, and my favorite, A UNITY SONG with lyrics written by them to tell their story. It was written to the tune of The Little Mermaid's 'Under the Sea' and every single guest sang their hearts out so that they too could be part of this wildly fun and vibrant world they were creating together.

Excerpt from Rochelle and Daniel's Ceremony:

"Knowing Rochelle and Daniel is knowing that Dr. Seuss was so right: “when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them, fall in mutual weirdness, and call it love”.

It’s in that spirit that we’re going to do something a little different to tap into their unique and awesome force of love. We’re all going to sing our hearts out - kinda karaoke-style, kinda choir - but definitely as a collective!

To inspire those of you who might be a bit reserved, research shows that when people sing together, their heartbeats become in sync and beat as one. Isn’t that fitting for today?

Now, you all have lyrics in front of you to the tune of Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea” so let’s welcome, “Fun Guy” Dennis to get us started and guide us in this melody."

On a personal note, I received my first lei at their wedding, and had the best time creating a jam-packed, fun-filled, colorful ceremony alongside these brilliant creatives, Rochelle and Daniel. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to laugh, sing, and celebrate alongside you!

Kind Words from Rochelle and Daniel

"We had a great experience working with Daniela! We were looking for an upbeat, non-traditional, and non-religious officiant for our wedding. Daniela fit that bill. We had some epic plans for our wedding including a sing-a-long, a ring bearer with ring pops, and confetti canons. Daniela helped organize our interactive elements with ease! She had great input throughout the process and made getting married not stressful. The ceremony was a lot of fun, heart warming and not a snooze fest! We highly recommend her!"


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