Bridal gown designers and wedding cake
bakers came together at Prospect Park on July 28 to celebrate
the reconstruction of the Bailey Fountain, a two-year, $1.5 million
project which improved the Fountain and the surrounding landscape
at Grand Army Plaza.

The fountain, with its central figures of a man, woman and child,
has served as a backdrop to countless wedding portraits, according
to the Prospect Park Alliance.

Models whirled about in wedding dresses and bridesmaid gowns
by Lui Antinous, Myr Jan of Prospect Heights (pictured), Ouvrez
La Porte of Boerum Hill and Nigerian Fabrics and Fashions of
Clinton Hill. Fort Greene’s Cake Man Raven Confectionary along
with Park Slope’s JollyBe bakery and Two Little Red Hens, brought
samples of their wedding cakes.

Among the improvements to the fountain and its surroundings are
restored pavement and steps, new benches, lighting, landscaping
and a new plumbing and drainage system. Restoration expert Mark
Roussel replaced the lost elements of the central sculpture at
his studio in Queens.