Peplum is bar none my favorite trend of the season. Skirts, shirts, dresses, you name it. But when I came across this bride bold enough to rock the prettiest Oscar De La Renta peplum gown, let’s just say I found a wedding that will forever be a fashion favorite. Throw in one of the coolest city venues plus design by Hatch Creative Studio, and you’ve got an urban affair that’s made to be swooned. Get ready for Photopink NYC’s gallery of stunning captures and a film from Tweed Weddings that’ll have you reaching for the nearest tissue.
From the Bride…When we envisioned our wedding we saw a very organic, woodsy and mismatched vibe. That is why we fell in love with the Metropolitan Building from the start. The collection of furniture, alcoves, vignettes and unique rooms-it was exactly what we were looking for. In fact it was the only venue we saw because when we found out they had the date we wanted we immediately signed up! We also wanted the wedding to be very personal and very “us” so we incorporated goofy, creative accents to add to the already unique vibe. We used mismatched chairs, a mix of round and rectangular tables with different centerpieces and floral arrangements throughout. We loved the vintage feel of the Metro Building and I played off of that idea for my dress, a 50’s-esque peplum to which I added black band around the waist.
Our color palette was deep and autumnal. We didn’t want it to feel like there were any set color schemes so we went with a mix of jewel tones like bordeauxs, greens and eggplants mixed with neutrals. We wanted a warm and intimate feeling that coordinated with the loft-like atmosphere in the building like bringing a bit of the outside in. The floral arrangements spoke beautifully with the brick and wood in the room and we kept the rooms dimly lit with candlelight. All we wanted for our wedding day was to fill the room with love, laughter and a whole lot of dancing. We were so happy to be surrounded by all of our friends and family and couldn’t wait to finally be a Mr. and Mrs. The entire night was full of smiles and crazy dance moves which is everything we could have asked for. I wanted a mix in the floral arrangements so each table was a bit unique. Adding mercury glass, bell jars, candles and vases the tables added to the organic and wild look that we were going for.
Aaron and I tried to make the wedding as unique and personal as possible. Starting with the ceremony- my oldest brother composed our wedding march, which was absolutely beautiful, it meant a lot to us to involve our family in more ways than one. We designed the programs ourselves (along with all of the other invitations) including custom illustrations of each member of our wedding party which were later projected onto white balloons, a creation of my other brother, over the photo booth- it added a bit of humor and whimsy. We also custom designed our escort cards using a vintage chair motif, which was incorporated in our save the dates- a nod to the furniture collection at the venue- on post-it notes. Aaron always leaves post-its with funny and sweet messages around our apartment for me and we wanted to work them in in a special way. The guys all wore custom Converse sneakers with the date and their nickname embroidered on the side in Aaron’s favorite colors-orange and black of the Baltimore Orioles. One more special touch was dessert, which I had overnighted as a surprise for Aaron. Since our wedding also happened to be our 5-year anniversary I had his favorite dessert, Ted Drewes Custard, shipped directly to the venue from St. Louis, where we met during college.
Wedding Photography: Randy at Photopink NYC | Wedding Planning: Loli Events | Floral + Event Design: Hatch Creative Studio | Wedding Cinematography: Tweed Weddings | Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. | Invitation Design: Tiny Awesome Things | Officiant: Rabbi Sari Laufer | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Metropolitan Building | Lighting: Lightworks Interactive | Music: Bobby Attiko with Hank Lane | Catering: Inhouse + Baked Red Hook | Cake: Nine Cakes | Hair: Lacy Redway with Timeless Glow Bridal | Make-Up: Anthea King with Timeless Glow Bridal | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Shoes: Valentino | Jewelry: Miriam Salat | Tuxedo Cuff: C Wonder | Ring: Grandmothers Heirloom | Groom + Groomsmen: J.Crew + Converse