If you haven’t already been introduced to The Foundry and it’s insane level of awesomeness, then today’s the day you fall head over heels in love with all things industrial and amazing. Because pair this modern meets romantic locale with the talents of Exquisite Affairs Productions and Marcey Brownstein and only magical things happen. See it all captured by Agaton Strom right here.
From Exquisite Affairs Productions… The bride, a Long Island Native and the groom, from Vermont, wanted to make sure they incorporated their roots throughout their wedding.
The guests were greeted by cheeses from Vermont upon the reception, before guests left for the evening with smiles spanning their faces, they were treated to a slice of cake and a bag of coffee from Blue Bottle.
We remembered their loved ones with white balloons, guests showed their love by circling words in a dictionary to describe Shawna and Wes.
The bride, a fashionista and television personality wore a stunning couture gown with swoon-worthy blue suede shoes.
Photographer: Agaton Strom | Florist: Atlas Floral Decorators | Cake: City Sweets & Confectionary | Caterer: Marcey Brownstein | Wedding Planner: Exquisite Affairs Productions | Lighting: Prestige Lighting Events | DJ: Sugartown Industries | Officiant: Jesse Hendrich | Invitations & Stationery: Type & Love Paperie | Musicians: Lucy Music, Tribute String Quartet | Transportation: Silver Star Limos | Venue: The Foundry
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The Metropolitan Building is one of my favorite places in the world to get married. It’s like this perfect combination of vintage charm and Jane Austen-esque romance that just screams for a pretty party. And when an adorable duo like this ties the knot amongst its historic charm (with the help of some of NYC’s most fabulous vendors), it’s more than a wedding… it’s an epically awesome celebration. See it all captured by Kaitie Bryant right here.
From the Bride… It was only natural that we get married in New York City, since it’s where we met and fell in love.
I also knew that because I live in NYC, I had no ability to search yard sales, haul craft materials in a car, or go to giant discount stores to find the little details that so many brides use to make their wedding personal. So the minute I walked into the Metropolitan Building, I knew it was our venue – it was so breathtaking and didn’t need a thing added to make it a gorgeous setting for our wedding. I loved the vintage, whimsical feel of the venue and tried to incorporate that in our details, such as displaying our parents, grandparents and great grandparents wedding photos, and the luggage tags and skeleton keys used for the escort cards.
My dear NYC friend LeeAnne did our wedding flowers – she has such talent and vision that I didn’t even know what the flowers were until the day of the wedding (one less thing to plan). The flowers were so gorgeous, as one friend said; they “almost stole the show.”
While I found the planning process to be extremely exhausting, I was able to completely enjoy our wedding day. We both felt present in the moments of the day and were overwhelming blessed to have all our friends and family share in the joy God gave us in our marriage.
One moment I will never forget from our wedding was during our ceremony – we chose to sing “Come Thou Fount” and everyone’s voices filled the room in such a powerful way, I got chills. It was so beautiful.
Photography: Kaitie Bryant Photography | Floral Design: LeeAnne Rickey | Catering: Maia Pearl Catering | Coordinator: Sara Kate Events | Hair and Makeup: Team Beauty NYC | Calligraphy: Handwritten Lettering | Ceremony Music: Morningside String Trio | Bridal Gown: Ulla Maija | Cakes and Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Sunshine | Getaway Car: The Checkered Guy | Second Photographer: Jamie Lefkowitz Photography | Second Photographer: Texture Photo | Venue: The Metropolitan Building
Modern meets industrial might be my favorite way to say “I do,” especially when that glorious gem of a day is planned by the genius that is Exquisite Affairs Productions, serves up yummy treats from Marcey Brownstein and is set against a stunning Foundry backdrop. That’s what we like to call a dream team of vendors, and the result is pure magic, right down to the tulip-lined tables. Get your city chic on in the full gallery captured by Brian Hatton. It’s amazing.
From the New York Times… Ashley Ellen Windle and Andrew Lowell Gurman were married on Sunday 5/26/13 at The Foundry by Cantor Lisa Shapanka Arbisser at the Foundry in Long Island City, Queens.
The bride, is a violinist with the Muse String Quartet and also teaches violin at the Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen J.C.C. on the Palisades in Tenafly, N.J.
She graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins and received a masters in music from the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Gurman, 37, is a managing director at Michael Lord & Company, a Manhattan firm that recruits lawyers. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale and received a law degree from Harvard.
Photography: Brian Hatton | Flowers: Flowers By Emil | Catering: Marcey Brownstein | Makeup Artist: Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry | Hair Stylist: Styles On B (Russell) | DJ: High Voltage Sounds (DJ Pete) | Cantor: Lisa S. Arbisser (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Ceremony Musician: Jeanette Stenson, Friend Of The Bride | Venue: The Foundry | Wedding Planning: Exquisite Affairs Productions (Christine Viola & Tara Geremia)
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