A love story that starts in Paris and ends up with stylish nuptials at The Foundry? That just screams chic. And from the look of these stunning images captured by Levi Stolove Photography, chic barely scratches the surface of this stunning affair. Filled with heart-felt touches and understated yet elegant design, this wedding totally has my heart. See even more in the VAULT.
From Levi Stolove Photography…On a sunny summer day Eliza and Patrick started their day at home in Williamsburg. She grew up in Massachusetts and he on an Island off of Seattle. They met through New York friends while in Paris and made their home in Brooklyn. Eliza, getting ready with all her close friends, she wanted to share this intimate part of the day with her crew. Up on her apartment roof we all went to mess around a bit and take some photos. The women wore loose comfortable dresses. Heading over to the Foundry to meet up with Patrick emotions were high. They loved the Foundry for it’s secret garden feel. It has urban charm with an elegance. The great courtyard allows for much of the festivities to be outside. Wanting to have a ceremony that was personal they had Eliza’s aunt marry them. Under a tent their guests watched on and cheered as they had their first kiss as husband and wife. They wanted a stylish laid back affair where everyone had fun. Dinner outside under the tent first with some great toasts that brought tears and laughter. After dinner everyone headed inside for dancing and more partying. The feelings were warm and full of joy. This wedding had the elegance they wanted but with a downtown feel, so by the end of the night everyone was letting loose and Eliza put on a jumpsuit – her clothing of choice so she could really get down.
From The Bride…Patrick proposed at the same club in Chinatown where we had our “first date” in New York (we met in Paris a few months before through friends). I had absolutely no idea and thought I was arriving with another friend to see a performance art piece. To my surprise Patrick was there, proposed and then walked me inside where our closest friends were waiting to celebrate with our favorite dj.
*The overall ‘inspiration’ for wedding design/decor simple and elegant lines, fresh, white and green.
*Some unique or special wedding details: our good friend artist Elizabeth Jaeger created unique wedding artwork and designs that were used on all of our invitations, and materials at the wedding. Eliza’s cousin Lala played Aphex Twin, Beach House, Erik Satie and Fleetwood Mac during the ceremony and our good friend Justin Strauss was the DJ for the wedding dancing. The next day we had a breakfast at M. Wells at MoMA PS1 where I work.
*Any DIY touches I organized it all myself with the help of my mom. Our florist Ariel Dearie created the most beautiful arrangements for us based on a few conversations we had – she totally go it and nailed it. Her exquisite taste was helpful for any other design question we had.
*A favorite moment of the day is having everyone we love in one place celebrating.
*Advice for future brides/grooms don’t try to do anything on your wedding day – prepare in advance and hire for the help you need so you can be fully present and enjoy every moment with your groom/bride and guests.
Photography: Levi Stolove Photography | Floral Design: Ariel Dearie Flowers | Cake: Lori Stern | Invitations: ELIZABETH JAEGER CUSTOM | Shoes: Prada | Catering: Real Food Catering | Makeup: Lisa Aharon | Hair: Robbie Macaulay | DJ: Justin Strauss | Groom's Attire: Theory | Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew | Ceremony Music: Lala Ryan | Venue: The Foundry | Sound: Jim Toth