NYC bridal style

my good friend Melissa Gray had the perfect NYC wedding, a testament to her INCREDIBLE style.

All photos by NYC wedding photographer & videographer David Diasz:

You know the feeling when you meet one of those people who just have inherent incredible style? Without trying this person exhibits ease and grace, and you can’t help but wonder who everything they are wearing is by… this isn’t a common occurrence for me, but when it happens I surely NOTICE. My close friend Melissa Gray is one of these women. I had the pleasure of meeting her back in college, and in our decade long friendship she’s worn everything from J.Crew to couture, making it her own, and adding her personal flare that makes me wonder why I never thought of it.

Melissa was recently married in New York City, and true to her strong sense of self – she did it her way. Surrounded by immediate family on Christmas Eve, with a big party for friends and loved ones a few weeks to follow. And this girl knows how to throw a party… so it was no surprise that her friends flew in from all over the continent to wish her well.  So if you’re planning any upcoming nuptials, take a page from Melissa’s playbook and do it YOUR WAY. I think these pictures say it all…

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Coco Chanel

what is Melissa wearing?

In the first six photos (from her wedding day), Melissa’s in a Joie dress, American Apparel tights, H&M jacket, J.Crew shoes, a Veil & flower from Etsy, and a vintage William Hobe choker (on her wrist as a bracelet) – Hobe designed and supplied the costume jewelry for The Zigfield Follies and “Funny Girl” star Barbara Streisand. This vintage choker was a gift from Melissa’s mother, another incredible woman I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with. The new Mrs. W did her own makeup, and her hair was blown out at Blow in New York’s meatpacking district. In the last photo (the night of her party), Melissa’s in all J.Crew (necklace, t-shirt, shirt, shoes). Her makeup’s c/o NARS Bloomingdales, and her hair Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in the meatpacking district.