We're not even going to lie, we're totally crushing over this long sleeve mermaid wedding dress. The beading, the open back. Wow! In fact, the whole shoot has left us speechless. It's pure location goals and proves just because you have a small wedding it doesn't mean your day can't be extra!

Long sleeve mermaid wedding dress in Brooklyn for an edgy inspiration shoot with stylish decor and flowers.

Moody, deep, dark colours perfect for Autumn/ Winter wedding season. Incorporating some celestial design elements (crystals, moons, geometric shapes). Lots of dramatic rich colours for the reception table and ceremony backdrop.

Planner Margaret Rose Events


In a sea of white, green and gold weddings, Margaret aimed to create something different to show that weddings can be edgy, moody and still glamorous enough to invite all of your family and friends. We thought back to the roaring '20s and the lavish lifestyles that many were enjoying in New York City at that time. This can be seen in the details and styling of both models as well as the amazing floral arrangements provided by Botanique NYC.


The long sleeve mermaid wedding dress by Carol Hannah was dripping with intricate beadwork reminiscent of the 1920s. The bride's hair featured a crystal crown and elegant half-up half-down style created by hairstylist Lauren DeCosimo. The makeup started out light and dewy at the beginning of the shoot and later transformed into an edgier vibe courtesy of makeup artist Nina B. The groom's grey velvet tuxedo from ASOS helped to set the tone as well with its luxe fabric and texture. Jewellery from Everett Fine Jewelry helped to complete the day with beautifully dainty bands and not so dainty diamonds!

Small doesn't have to mean scaling back. You can still be EXTRA!

The all-female supplier team that put this shoot together put their hearts and souls into the design and really nailed it! Every detail, from the calligraphy to the tablescape was perfectly captured by talented ladies at Forever Photography.

Planner Margaret Rose Events

We love seeing all the different wedding dress designs featured on our site. Today we share a long sleeve mermaid wedding dress and tomorrow who knows! If you're just about to start wedding dress shopping, listen to our Buying Your Wedding Dress podcast for lots of advice from boutique owner Maddie, and check out our wedding dress guide for a helpful graphic detailing all the silhouettes, trains and necklines available.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Planner: Margaret Rose Events | Venue: Kinfolk 94 | Floral Design: Botanique NYC | Cake : Sugar Monster Sweets | Female Model: APM Models | Male Model: Red NY | Hair Stylist : Lauren Decosimo | Makeup: Nina B. Make Up | Photography: Forever Photography NYC | Tables + Chairs + Glassware: Please B Seated | Stationery/Calligraphy: KA Kalligraphy | Linens + Marble Chargers: Nuage Designs | Jewellery: Everett Fine Jewelry | Wedding Dress + Headpiece: Carol Hannah | Sofa + Vanity Set + Chalices: Acme Props

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