In May 2014, Diandra Hoskins was visiting a friend in New York City when he introduced her to a friend of his, Luke Tubergan. “For our first date, he took me to a terrible hotel bar in midtown,” says Diandra. “Somehow we have talked every day since!” In August 2015, on Luke’s birthday, he told Diandra that he wanted to start the day with a sunrise surf. The ploy worked, and the pair headed down to the water as the sun came up—the perfect opportunity for Luke to propose.
On November 19, 2016, 150 family members and friends joined Diandra and Luke in Brooklyn for a wedding that felt like home. Why? Because it was as close to home as the couple could get! “We were the very first wedding at Trinity Grace Church, a church plant that we helped start,” says Diandra. “It’s right in our neighborhood, as are the hotel and reception venue.” For the reception, they sought a raw space that they could fill with a moody, fall palette of dark blue, gray, and maroon. “Dobbin Street provided so many options for how we could really make it our own,” says the bride.
With help from the designers at Rye Workshop, friend and wedding coordinator Stefanie Wessner and photographs by For the Love of It, this Williamsburg wedding is full of autumn inspiration.
Diandra’s Lihi Hod wedding gown featured an illusion neckline, off-the-shoulder lace sleeves, and a sheer bodice above a trumpet skirt. Luke’s bespoke gray wool suit had “Diandra and Luke” and the couple’s wedding date embroidered on the inside of the jacket. “The weight and texture were perfect for a November wedding,” says Diandra.
For their picture-perfect ceremony, the couple decorate of the altar of their neighborhood church with vibrant white and green flowers.
Guests showered the newlyweds with rice as they exited the church and headed to the reception.
On the roof of Dobbin Street, a new wedding venue in Brooklyn, guests sipped boulevardiers (think Negronis with rye instead of gin) and sidecars (with cognac and Cointreau) as they settled into mid-century-inspired lounge areas. Clear acrylic cocktail tables covered clusters of cotton and pillar candles.
As a sweet treat, a doughnut wall displayed some of the couple’s favorite flavors from Dough.
Instead of traditional escort cards, guests found their table assignments written on canvases brushed in shades of gray paint (to match the industrial venue and gray décor).
The couple made their grand entrance down a staircase decorated with greenery and roses.
Bare wood tables were topped with white runners, compact arrangements of roses and greenery, gray taper candles , coordinating napkins and dishes, and gold flatware (for a pop of shimmer!). Dinner was catered by one of the Diandra and Luke's favorite restaurants, Marlow and Sons.
A small, roughly frosted cake was perfect for cutting—but the bride and groom were all about the doughnuts.
“Dancing with everyone was so fun!” says Diandra, who slipped away to change into a two-piece halter gown for the reception. “At one point, we were lifted up on our friends’ shoulders. Luke and I looked into each other’s eyes, really relishing in the moment.”
“It had started to rain by the time our reception ended,” says Diandra. “Luke and I ran to the getaway car, and my dad—in his full suit—dropped on his knees as we pulled away and yelled ‘I’m so happy!’” The bride and groom were thrilled, too—even though the best man had forgotten to put the couple’s overnight bags in their car!
Wedding Designer: Rye Workshop || Ceremony Venue: Trinity Grace Church Williamsburg || Reception Venue: Dobbin Street || Bride's Dress: Lihi Hod || Bride's Shoes: Madewell || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Reformation || Groom's Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke || Groomsmen's Attire: Awl & Sundry || Floral Design: Rye Workshop || Cake & Catering: Marlow and Sons, Dough || Rentals: Rent Patina, Stark Productions, Drape Kings, Luxe Event Rentals || Photography & Videography: For the Love of It