Long Island City Wedding from Shannen Natasha Photography
December 28, 2012
Tri State
The Foundry is one of those venues that needs almost nothing in the way of decor, and this simple beauty from Shannen Natasha Photography proves this point perfectly. Just some jaw-droppingly gorgeous florals by Melarosa, adorable paper goodies from Anthologie Press and a sweet-as-can-be bride + groom are all it takes to turn the industrial space into a wedding dream. See the rest here!
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From the Bride... Tyler and I spent the last seven years traveling the world together. We lived in Korea, Australia, Oklahoma – you name it! But when it came time to plan our wedding, we couldn’t think of a better place than New York City. We wanted it to feel like a destination wedding, without having all of our friends and family (mostly based in Connecticut) travel very far. Once we viewed the Foundry for the first time, we knew immediately that it was the place. We loved the mix between a modern, industrial interior and the romantic cobblestone courtyard crawling with vibrant green ivy. I tried to have our décor capture that same blend of industrial romance. We chose a color palette of soft white, green and purple and had lots of mercury glass votive candles, rustic barn tables and chairs for the reception and antique crystal glasses. Our florist, Melanie Arden of Melarosa, did a phenomenal job incorporating this look into the flowers. The centerpieces were mixed collections of glass vases with hydrangeas, mini calla lilies and a splash of purple lisianthus. She also created custom metal chandeliers for the space to complete the look. And even though most brides are bummed when it rains on their big day; with the clear top tent, everything looked even more romantic.

Our guests are still raving about the food. Chef Rossi of raging skillet was a joy to work with. We were able to completely customize the menu (a must for picky eaters!), and she had all sorts of unique ideas of her own. Tyler’s brother, James, an aspiring baker, wanted to make our wedding cake. I was a little nervous at first because he hadnever made one before, but he absolutely nailed it. It was simple, delicious and from the heart. My dress was my favorite part! I’m petite, so I knew a puffy ballgown wouldn’t do me any favors. I opted for a fitted, lace Oscar de la Renta gown with a sparkly pearl belt. I didn’t want anything to take away from that dress, so I chose a small bouquet of lily of the valley. The bridesmaids wore gray, silk chiffon dresses from J.Crew, which I thought paired beautifully with their purple bouquets.

It was a whirlwind of a night, and the big hit was our favor: a photo booth. Almost every guest snapped a goofy picture, and we had some major laughs viewing them later. Shannen Norman’s photography also captured the day beautifully. Her candid shots, in particular, are very special. We are very fortunate to have worked with such amazing people on our wedding. It was such a joy to see all of our ideas brought to life. We cannot thank our friends, family and wedding team enough. What a blast!

Wedding Photography: Shannen Natasha Photography / Wedding Venue: The Foundry in Long Island City, New York / Floral Design: Melarosa / Officiant: Reverend Rick Alton / Catering: Raging Skillet / Wedding Cake: James Harris, The Groom's Brother / Travel-Themed Table Markers + Escort Cards: Anthologie Press / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals / Photo Booth: We Love Photobooths / Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride's Ring: A Family Heirloom / Hair: The Beauty Collective / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew