Where historical significance and natural elegance converge, Prospect Park is one of Brooklyn's premier wedding venues – and for good reason. Against the stunning backdrop of the park, with its winding paths, canopies of trees, and sparkling water scapes, events are held at either the Picnic House or the Boathouse.
Our favorite, the Boathouse, was built in 1905 and was one of the first buildings in Brooklyn to be granted historical landmark status. And as a venue, it's unparalleled.
Natural light streams in through large, arching french doors, perfectly illuminating the smooth tiled walls and softly curving ceilings. The classic and clean aesthetic of the space lends itself to florals in the same style.
For this event, we opted for dusty greenery set against brilliant whites – with flower selections of roses, peony, [other flower, and other flower]. The effect was classic beauty, drawing the eye without taking away from the overall elegance of the room and the natural surroundings just beyond the doors.
The room was styled with light green accents, golds, and coppers, creating both richness and depth, while also breathing a bit of life and vibrancy into the space. Crisp, white linens and chairs enhanced the natural brightness of the room, making it feel illuminated, from the inside out.
Small flower accents covered every surface, with varying heights and composition to create visual interest without being busy. As designers, we know well that every detail matters, and space can help create a feeling of sophistication and beauty.
At Julia Testa, we love working with our surroundings, letting the couples' and our inspiration converge into something magical. For more wedding inspiration, view our gallery here.