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Saying I Do at the Most Romantic Urban Garden Escape

The Foundry completely nails it in the romance department. From ivy walls to cobblestone streets and skyline views, it can’t be beat. Now add to that equation soft pastel blooms by Ivie Joy Flowers  an entire bridal party dressed to the nines ( hello gold loubs) and the gorgeous photographs of Brklyn View Photography and you get this perfect in every way celebration. Psst… head to the vault for even more!

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From the photographer…The Foundry is a one of the most magical wedding venues in New York City. Between it’s mix of romantic and industrial locations, it’s a dream to photograph. Laura and Shevon began their love story inside the dorms of New York University. The happy couple are avid travelers who love to explore and decided to throw and intimate fete at The Foundry in Long Island City. Laura wore the most amazing structured wedding dress from Carol Hannah and jaw dropping gold Christian Louboutin shoes. The groom and groomsmen got ready at The Foundry’s greenhouse before the couple shared their first look outside on the private rooftop terrace. Shevon’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride to be was simply amazing to capture. In the courtyard, we used full advantage of the stunning ivy covered walls and vintage cobble stone streets. I could have photographed them for hours! Ivie Joy Flowers created a simple yet stunning white bouquet for the bride and used lots of peach and pink blooms for their reception. Lots of happy tears were shed during their intimate wedding ceremony and the room exploded with cheers when Laura and Shevon shared their first kiss as husband and wife. The warm September evening was perfect for their tented outdoor reception. Guest enjoyed cocktail hour in greenhouse before moving outside in the courtyard to enjoy dinner under the stars. I’m so honored I could be part of their modern, romantic, and very glamorous wedding day!

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Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Cinematography: Mint Wedding Cinematography | Floral Design: Ivie Joy Flowers | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Wedding Cake: Billy's Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: The Foundry | Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events | Makeup: Face the Day NY: Makeup and Hair Services | Hair: Styles On B | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | DJ: 74 Events | Favors: Dominique Ansel | Groom's Suit: My Suit | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Photo Booth: Premiere Photobooth | Photobooth: USL Lighting | Table Numbers: Sweet Carolina Collective

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They Pulled off a Garden Wedding in the City

The task? Plan a lush, organic, Napa-inspired wedding…and do it in the middle of New York City. Luckily, floral genius DESIGNS BY AHN didn’t even flinch but instead took their vision and ran with it. The result is an urban garden party photographed by Sawyer Baird and there’s a whole lot more this way in The Vault.

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From the Bride…When it came to planning our own wedding, my husband and I knew we didn’t want to get married at a banquet hall. As a native Californian, it only made sense to be surrounded by nature but since my husband wanted hard liquor served at our wedding, a Napa venue was out of the question. We also found it difficult planning a wedding across the states amidst our busy work schedules. I was then recommended by two of my coworkers to check out the Foundry. The Foundry was definitely a stunning unique space amidst a desolate area. What drew me in was the lush ever growing ivy wrapped around the exterior of the old restored building and inside the greenhouse. I never imagined finding a garden venue in the city. Even though my husband and I had our concerns of the limited capacity the space could hold it helped us narrow our guest count to our closest family and friends.

After selecting the venue, everything else fell into place. I am usually drawn to neutral, organic and very simple aesthetics. Since the venue is naturally beautiful in itself, it allowed me to keep decorations minimally romantic with lots of greenery, candles, and ivory flowers. It tied back to my flowing gown, the bridesmaids’ long chiffon dresses and lush ribboned bouquets. We opted out of the bridal party prom look and had the groomsmen in classic dark navy suits while my husband wore a midnight blue and black tuxedo. My florist, Victoria of Designs by Ahn took my vision and created something more than what I dreamed it would look.

My amazing calligrapher, Esther Clark, whose style I adore, created all the delicate organic paper pieces for the day. Our DJ, James Mulry played our favorite rock songs during cocktail hour and then uptempo beats after dinner. With the help of our caterer everything was cohesive, lush and absolutely beautiful. Our wedding definitely looked like a secret garden party and served as an amazing backdrop for photos.

Planning for the wedding can at times be overwhelming especially during an extreme work schedule but it was well worth it in the end because we got to celebrate the love we have for each other with all of the wonderful people in our lives ALL on the same coast and city at the same time. And there may never be a time when that happens again. We only wished the party lasted a few more hours.

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Photography: Sawyer Baird | Cinematography: Live Pictures Studio | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Baked NYC | Invitations: Esther Clark | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Real Food Catering | Hair + Makeup: Agata Zmudka & Sachiko Yanase | DJ: James Mulry | Groom's Attire: Theory | Groomsmen's Attire: SRG Fashion | Hotel: Paper Factory Hotel | Venue: The Foundry | Flower Girl Dress: Rainey's Closet | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Invitations + Menu: Plume Calligraphy | Photo Booth: Lumi8 | Ring Bearer Attire: Zara

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Romantic Long Island City Engagement Session

From the coziness of their home to the glow of sunset high above the Manhattan skyline, Lauren Fair’s photos take us on a romantic journey with this adorable engaged duo. By the end of the photographic adventure, we feel like fast friends – can we join you guys on that picture perfect rooftop patio?

From the Bride-to-be… The very first wedding-related decision we made was that we absolutely had to have Lauren Fair Photography shoot our wedding. One of the major criterion that our venue had to have was an opening that matched with Lauren and Tim Fair’s available dates. We looked at venues in NYC, Philadelphia, Mexico, and finally decided on Shadow Lawn in The Hudson Valley region of New York. The quaint and rustic venue was perfect for us and we couldn’t have been more excited to learn that it worked out with our photographer’s schedule as well.

We weren’t interested in engagement photos at first, but decided to have them done since Lauren and Tim include them in all of their packages. They explained to us that it helps them get to know each couple before the big day and allows the couple to gain some experience with “acting naturally” while being photographed. We were super excited to meet them, so we happily took their advice, and couldn’t be happier that we did. We had so much fun during the shoot and can’t stop gushing over the photos. As an added bonus, Lauren and I discovered that we have a lot of similarities including our names, our love for our dogs (both named Oliver) and our style (which came in handy when I realized I forgot a belt and Lauren gave me the one she was wearing!)

We began the shoot in our apartment in Long Island City, with our beloved pup Ollie, and then headed across the street to Gantry Park, which spans about 3/4 mile and abuts the East River, with spectacular Manhattan views. Our favorite photos were underneath the gantries themselves. Next we headed up to the rooftop of a 32 story high rise for some of the best views of Manhattan right at sunset.

Needless to say, we cannot wait to have the opportunity to work with Lauren and Tim again for our wedding in September. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did!

Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Venue: Shadow Lawn

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