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The Wedding Album
Brooke Williams and Joshua Liberson

University Club
February 2, 2003

  Wanting a classic, old New York feel for their winter wedding, Brooke, a photographer, and Joshua, co-founder of a graphic-design firm, booked the University Club. The bride opted to forgo a traditional frilly gown in favor of something more chic and fashion-forward—a custom-made Benjamin Cho dress. “It was a perfect excuse to wear couture,” she says. The silk-chiffon gown was paired with rose satin Manolos that Brooke had owned for years but never worn. It was her “something old.” Place cards were fashioned out of Polaroids that Brooke had taken throughout the city; a laborious project, to be sure, but the guests loved it. The entire room was lit by candles, and the centerpieces were white roses sprinkled with shimmery silver flecks. And the crowd? Northeastern black Episcopalians mixed with midwestern Jews. “You know it’s a good party when the cousins from Omaha and the Westchester folks are dancing together with hands over their heads.”  

  Bride’s gown: Benjamin Cho.
Bride’s shoes:
Manolo Blahnik.
Bride’s hair and makeup:
Michelle Mae Dittrich from Bobby Brown.
Bride’s bracelet:
Jill Platner.
Bride’s earrings:
Rebekah Brooks.
Groom’s tuxedo:
Best man’s tuxedo:
Maid of honor’s dress:
Ralph Lauren.
Denise Fasanello.
Catering and cake:
University Club.
Music: D.J. Belinda Becker.


From the 2004 New York Wedding Guide