BROOKLYN, NY, — Haitian publisher and editorial director of World Bride Magazine, Myrdith Leon-McCormack is looking to highlight Brooklyn as a go to wedding destination for brides and grooms to be.
On April 13, Leon-McCormack and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted “Get Married In Brooklyn” at Borough Hall. The event featured a fashion show with Brooklyn-based designers and appearances by several high-profile models.
“Brooklyn has fast become the new utopia for destination weddings within New York. The city’s gentrification fueled by its rich cultural fabric, the arts, dining, entertainment and hospitality is a big allure for newlyweds because everything is in close proximity,” Leon-McCormack said.
Her goal, through her partnership with the borough president’s office, is to not only position Brooklyn as a wedding destination, but to also help increase business for local wedding vendors.
Over the last few decades, there has been considerable change to Brooklyn, making it a worthy rival of higher-priced Manhattan. Millions of dollars have been invested in commercial developments and campaigns to position the borough as a cultural hub for the city.
Leon-McCormack’s push to raise the profile of Brooklyn as a go to wedding destination has been in the making for years.
“I believe that due to the gentrification of Brooklyn, it is creating a different vibe and style and opening options for couples planning their weddings,” she said. “I think couples are also becoming more creative and are not limiting themselves to the traditional hotel ballroom setting but are open to museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Brooklyn is the perfect location “for those who prefer classic simplicity.”