Waterfront Celebration

Mollie Cohen & Andrew Berman

Liberty Warehouse
September 10, 2011

Mollie Cohen and Andrew Berman, both 29, met in 2001 as freshmen at the University of Colorado. “I tried to get her to come to my dorm room to drink vodka and dance to Tom Petty,” says Andrew, a custom furniture maker. At first, Mollie held him at bay. “He turned out to be the funniest person I’d ever met,” she says. “Plus, he’s extremely confident and very thoughtful.” That Valentine’s Day, they grabbed burgers during a 3 a.m. study break, a tradition they repeat every February. “I knew we’d be together forever, but I wasn’t sure about getting legally married,” says Mollie, a merchandiser for J. Crew. “Andrew thought it was really romantic to officially be each other’s family. After attending many friends’ weddings, I agreed.” Ten years after they met, the couple made it official at Red Hook’s Liberty Warehouse. Inspired by the venue’s all-American vibe (and Andrew’s hankering for Americana), they had an indoor barbecue and covered the floor with live grass to evoke a backyard feel. “I started off as the anti-bride and ended up having the best time,” Mollie says. “I have no regrets about really going for it.”

The Details

Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Veil: J. Crew
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair: Adrian De Berardinis
Suit: Against Nature
Event Design: Kate Dougherty for Silkstone
Catering and Flowers: Silkstone
Photographs: Les Loups pictures + songs

Andrew Berman and Mollie Cohen went all-out Americana for their Red Hook nuptials. Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

“Andrew and our dads wore jackets lined with mini American flags.” Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

“We filled a vintage refrigerator with Budweisers and put it near the dance floor. We didn’t want our guests to go too far to help themselves.” Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

“Instead of a wedding cake, we had tiered pies. I didn’t have any of the desserts, because when the music started, I kept dancing!” Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

“We stayed at the Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan. On the morning of the wedding, the guys walked over to the Water Taxi to take our guests out to Red Hook.” Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

“Each guest got a bag with a pair of Vans inside (we wear them all the time). We asked everyone for their shoe size on the RSVP cards.” Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

“Andrew’s grandmother was our ring bearer. It rained for two minutes before the ceremony, and she pulled out her leopard-print umbrella.” Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

“Because I love wildflowers, I kept my bouquet very natural.” Photo: Les Loups Pictures + Songs

Waterfront Celebration