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A Wedding That Embraces Greenery in a Big Way

Finding her point of inspiration in summer botanicals, this art director turned bride brought her vision to life for a garden wedding in the city. Adorned head-to-toe in natural, lush greens, the setting felt like an urban oasis and the ladies of Face Time Beauty Concierge made sure the bride, Yasmine completely stole the show. Judy Pak is to thank for every image, and there’s more to see this way.

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From the Bride… My family is Egyptian and my husband’s family is Iranian. We met in New York and wanted our wedding to reflect not just our past but also our present. To do this we brought people together in a space that embodies what we love about our city. The Foundry has history, modernity, character, elegance and warmth all in one beautiful space. It was exactly what we were looking for.

As an art director, I designed the stationery myself which helped me set the overall look and feel early on. To influence my palette of colors, textures, and flavors I found inspiration in summer botanicals, particularly olive, rosemary and eucalyptus.

The ceremony took place in the venue’s main space and had three parts to it. For our processional, we did a modern take on the traditional Egyptian Zaffa. This was followed by an Iranian sugar rubbing ritual. We then asked all of our guests to collectively marry us. In unison, they read out loud nine questions we’d written on the back of the programs to which we answered “we do”. It was important for us to feel like each guest was part of the wedding.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited into the Greenhouse room to enjoy specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We had a candlelit outdoor dinner under a tent in the courtyard. Adorning our long communal tables were low lush floral centerpiece arrangements that we interspersed with a collection of hurricanes and brass vases filled with more florals and herbs.

Food was a priority for us. We created a modern menu that we infused with some of our favorite Mediterranean flavors and aromas. We even gave the cake a Mediterranean flair by decorating it with olive branches.

After dinner, a roaring dance party took place in the main space where we partied the night away with our loved ones.

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Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Floral Design: Poppies & Posies | Cake: One Girl Cookies | Invitations: Yasmine Hamdy | Makeup + Hair: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Band: Sugartown Industries | Officiant : Babak Mokari | Venue: The Foundry | Welcome Sign + Easel: Sweet Carolina Collective

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Multicultural Thai-Chinese NYC Wedding

I love a wedding that celebrates culture while also celebrating all the love. Luckily, this bride and groom agreed and planned a day with nods to both their Thai and Chinese heritage, with gorgeous touches like florals by Occasion9. Head to The Vault from more from the lens of Cynthia Chung.

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Summer
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Rustic

From the Bride…I put a lot of though on how I wanted the wedding to look and what I needed to have at the wedding when I was planning. I ended up choosing the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel because it provided Chinese banquet food (my husband’s only request) in a more traditional wedding venue and space to hold a traditional Thai ceremony as requested by my mother. It also had a nice outdoor balcony for outside ceremonies. However, my taste has more of a rustic vibe so I tried to incorporate that in some of the details of my wedding. I also knew that I always wanted to do as much hands on as I could. I ended up making the ring box, the soap wedding favors, card box, ring bearers’ bow ties and other decorations at the wedding. My friends helped make the veil, the cake topper, “Here Comes the Bride” sign and the guest book sign. My colors were grey and mint green and when I was browsing for cake toppers, I realized Totoro was the perfect choice since he is grey and both my husband and I shared a love for Totoro. I was able to incorporate it into my soap favors, cake topper and photo booth. The thing I enjoyed doing the most was making the soap wedding favors, from cutting the soaps by hand to packaging and labeling each favor. It is also great that I can use the left over favors.

The wedding day went by like a whirlwind. I was worrying about rain for the week prior to the wedding, and alas it did get misty and drizzly the day of. It prevented us from having the ceremony outside in the surprisingly nice balcony at the Sheraton but it did provide for beautiful pictures at the Gantry. Everything else went by without any problems (that I know of!). I love the games and customized Totoro photo booth the DJ/MC provided and the games were one of the most memorable part of my wedding. They were really into making a Totoro themed photo booth for me and it came out more wonderful than I expected. I think in the end, everything came together wonderfully.

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Photography: Cynthia Chung Photography | Floral Design: Occasion9 | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | DJ: Sang Along Entertainment | Venue: Sheraton Hotel | Bolero: Lovely Bridal Shop

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A Modern Foundry Wedding in Full Bloom

A handful of blooms is enough to grab our attention, but add in the fact that this lovely was an intimate ceremony with Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography behind the lens and that’s a surefire way to make us smile. A stunning celebration complete with the unbelievably talented Face Time Beauty Concierge on hand ensuring the beauty was topnotch, we’ve got it all waiting for you to witness firsthand via The Vault!

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Spring
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Urban Space
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Whimsical

From the Bride…When we planned our wedding we wanted it to feel like us. The Foundry was the first and last venue we looked at! It had the perfect balance of an Industrial and garden-like space with the ivy covered exposed brick. In the summer the space transforms into a magical oasis overlooking the city.

We opted for an intimate ceremony in the green house followed by a cocktail hour with all our friends and family. Since we are both foodies the meal was such an important aspect of the night. There was a huge emphasis on local, simple food that felt like home cooking. Dinner was served family style under the bridge overlooking the Manhattan Skyline. It was a perfect summer night that allowed for the tent lining to be taken down and we could be immersed in the urban garden. The dinner setting was whimsical in every sense. The Foundry already had so much lush greenery and we emphasized it with beautiful, wild flowers arrangements that made the entire space feel both rustic and chic. It felt like a summer garden party with pops of pale pink, blue and gold.

For the cocktails we choose a sweet pink mix of grapefruit, elderflower with a shot of fresh beet juice called Drop the Beet as well as Back that Hass Up, a spicy creamy combo made with avocado. For our dessert bar we were inspired by our favorite sweets from trips we had taken together. The Nutella from our breakfast spreads in Turkey, macaroons from Paris, chocolate chip cookies from when we got engaged in Maine. We chose a hazelnut cake with layers of Nutella and salted caramel butter cream as well as a vanilla cake with lemon butter cream and cream cheese frosting. We also had a cookie bar with cookies shots filled with vanilla milk. Flourless chocolate pecan cookies and assorted pastel macaroons.

We wanted everything to feel natural and not overdone. The ceremony, dinner, dessert, the space and the way I wanted myself to look. My dress was a beautiful Vera Wang that I didn’t want to overpower. I had my hair pulled back in a simple bun, natural and soft makeup and no jewelry but our new wedding bands. The bridesmaids and groomsmen played perfectly off of each other and the space in rose hued gowns and blue suits.

The excitement of the night made it go by so quickly. After the speeches were given and the meal was served, we all danced the night away inside. One of the most memorable parts of the night was seeing how happy my husband was and dancing with all of our friends and family. It was a perfect evening that we will never forget.

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Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography | Event Planning: Loli Events | Floral Design: Poppies & Posies | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Fourteen-Forty | Catering: Purslane Catering | Hair + Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Calligraphy: Papersoul | Venue: The Foundry | Beverage Services: RAPT New York

 

P.S. See this couple’s engagement session here!

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