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Organic Chic Wedding at The Foundry

The Foundry is one of those venues that I can spot from a mile away and instantly recognize. And every time I do, my eyes light up with joy and an eagerness to see how each couple will make it their own. It’s lovebirds like these two that keep setting the bar. Working with Workship LuxuryVillage Invites and so many more talents, you can see the entire day from Cly By Matthew here in the full gallery.

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From Cly By MatthewWe really loved the organic floral design and the simple decor of this chic same sex wedding at the Foundry. Workship Luxury did an amazing job decorating the center pieces and we really loved the bride’s bouquet with long stems. It was unique and beautiful. The bride with the wedding gown went for the vintage chic 1920′s hair style and red lipstick. She was really drop dead gorgeous in person and we really enjoyed capturing her beauty. They did not see each other before they walked down the aisle and when they did, I can’t forget their facial expressions. They were just so in love and in the moment together. They had many out of town family and friends who joined the celebration. There was so much love in the room and family and friends really had a great time.

Photography: Cly By Matthew | Videography: Cinema Factory | Floral Design: Workship Luxury | Wedding Dress: San Patrick | Invitations: Village Invites | Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Catering: Dish Food NYC | Makeup: VickyC5 | Hair: The Little Hair Shoppe | DJ: NRG Entertainment | Wedding Venue: The Foundry | Tuxedo: Vera Wang Lavender

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Intimate New York City Metropolitan Building Wedding

This might be the sweetest flower girl I’ve ever met—she’s the cute little cherry on top of this gorgeously intimate day captured by Boris Zaretsky. From the invitations crafted by Bella Figura to the Bride’s sweeping Madeline Gardner dress to the cozy reception filled with sounds from 74 Events, the entire fete is New York City elegance at it’s finest. Hop over to the full gallery for even more!

From the beautiful Bride… From the second Greg and I got engaged in the intimate setting of Greg’s parent’s backyard with only our dog Harley as our witness, we knew that we wanted to plan a wedding that was just as intimate and a representation of us as the proposal itself. We had been dating for a little over three years by the time Greg proposed and I had never previously thought about what kind of wedding I was going to have. With the help of pinterest, Style Me Pretty, and the wonderful but dangerous tool which is the internet, Greg and I set out to plan the party of our lives, to celebrate the love, respect and admiration that we have for one another.

The first and most important task was to locate the venue. Oddly enough, this did not take long as we fell in love with the first venue we saw. A co-worker of mine, who got married the previous year, listened to me go on and on about not wanting a hotel or a catering hall wedding and immediately suggested the Metropolitan Building. It was love at first sight. The Metropolitan Building, with its shabby chic style and a mystical romantic ambiance, spoke to us and we knew this was the place for us. It was different and unique and showcased our love for antiques. Going antique shopping had become one of our favorite pastimes and to incorporate this into our wedding was an unexpected treat. Not to mention, I couldn’t wait to see our wedding photos since the Metropolitan Building serves as a spectacular backdrop for any photo shoot.

Once the venue and date were set, we started to focus on everything else – the wedding planner, the photographer, the florist, the music, the stationary, etc. I was able to find Kate of Green Apple Weddings and Events and Melanie (florist) by combing the internet and seeing their incredible work. I could not have planned such a spectacular event without these two ladies. Kate was my organizer and sounding board while Melanie was my artist who painted with the most beautiful flower arrangements. The pink, white and orange flowers coupled with the candelabras turned the Metropolitan Building into a magical wonderland.

I struggled with the decision of whether to hire both a photographer and videographer or just a photographer. I happen to have attended high school with a very talented photographer. I would stalk his facebook page and blog in anticipation of seeing his recently posted photographs. I was ecstatic when he agreed to shoot my wedding! Boris’ shots not only tell a phenomenal story but also evoke emotion more than any other photos that I have ever seen.

The two things which did not come easy to me were the invitations and the wedding dress. It took me several months to narrow down the perfect invitation from Bella Figura, suitable for the space and the occasion. As for the wedding dress, I ended up buying two dresses. If there is any piece of advice that I would give a soon to be bride, it would be to take her time picking her wedding dress. Many factors can sway a bride’s decision – pressure from family members, pressure from store clerk, price, etc. It is important to take your time and not to make any haste decisions. In my search for the perfect wedding dress, I tried on dresses ranging from $900 to $14,000. My initial purchase was a body hugging mermaid dress which fit my figure and looked beautiful but unfortunately after much thought and consideration I realized that it wasn’t formal enough. I then started trying on A-line dresses, which I never previously considered. It is very important for brides to try on different wedding dress styles since you never know what dress you will fall in love with. Keep an open mind and keep looking. Don’t ever settle for a dress you are not sure about. My second dress was perfect for the space and for me. It was a dropped A-line which showed off my figure and had the ballroom style skirt. I also opted for a light cream/champagne colored dress as opposed to white.

Once the invitations were sent and the dress was found, I turned my attention to the bridal party and more particularly, the bridesmaid dresses. I wanted my bridesmaids to all be dressed in vintage-style dress but I also wanted all of the bridesmaids to be in different dresses to accent their individuality. We decided to all go shopping at the local department stores and we were able to find the perfect set of dresses – all in cool silver, blue and purple tones. At first I was not sure how it would turn out but now looking back at the photos, I could not have been happier with their choices. And not to mention, the bridesmaids can now easily wear their gowns to other events!

Oftentimes, I was consumed by the minor details which I was told repeatedly that no one would notice. Nevertheless, I spent a significant amount of time picking out the hand calligraphed escort cards, creating fun and playful programs, designing the custom napkins, and putting together the wedding favors. I think in the end it all paid off.

Photography: Boris Zaretsky | Event Planning: Green Apple Weddings | Floral Design: Melarosa - Melanie Cirulnick | Wedding Dress: Morilee By Madeline Gardner - AF Couture | Invitations: Bella Figura | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Calvin Klein | Catering: Maia Pearl Catering | Hair And Makeup: Gorgeous Bride NY | DJ: Duane Harriott | Bow Tie: Le Noeud Papillon | Groom's Attire: Tallia | Wedding Venue: Metropolitan Building | Bridal Robe: Linea Donatella | Bridesmaid Robes: Victoria Secret | Bride’s Bracelet/Jewelry: Nadri From Nordstrom | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Cake And Cupcakes: Baked NYC | Cufflinks: Men’s Wearhouse | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse (Calvin Klein) | Groomsmen Gifts: Personalized Cigar Holder And Flask | Groom’s Shoes: Prada | Love Sign: Handmade By Bride And Groom | Menus/Table Numbers/Escort Cards/Programs: Lion In The Sun | Portrait Location: Gantry Park | Save The Dates: Checkerboard Ltd.

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New York City Spring Engagement Session

This shoot takes us through a tour of some of New York City’s most stunning sights, as Alicia Swedenborg captures it all with this adorable couple. From views of the NYC skyline and the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign, to the blossoming cherry trees, we get a variety of scenes but one thing remains: the obvious love between these two. These pics are postcard worthy and the perfect memento for a day well spent.

From Alicia Swedenborg… Jennifer met Kevin through a mutual friend after paying for a six month subscription on eharmony…she didn’t really have a chance to use that dating website…He proposed on her birthday with all of her close friends. He bought her favorite cake from Lady M, and instead of saying happy birthday on the cake, it said “Will you marry me?”

Jennifer & Kevin live in Queens so we decided to do their engagement session there! We started by the blossoming cherry trees, got a little urban and then did a quick outfit change before we ended in Gantry Plaza State Park by the iconic Pepsi Cola sign and the sun setting behind the New York City skyline.

Photography: Alicia Swedenborg | Venue: Gantry Park Landing | Red Dress: BCBG At Bloomingdales | White Dress: 0'2nd From Bergdorf Goodman

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Romantic NY Metropolitan Building Wedding

When Michelle Edgemont and Brklyn View Photography join creative forces, gorgeous weddings are kind of a given. But truth be told? This Brooklyn love affair just might be my very favorite yet. Sprinkled with metallic details and stunning floral moments by Blossom And Branch, it’s redefining urban romance with all-out style and this little taste is only the beginning.

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From Michelle EdgemontOn a nice August New York City day, Dana and Jonathan were married at the amazing Metropolitan Building. Full of antiques, interesting spaces, and unique props, the Metropolitan Building was a perfect compliment to the couple’s urban style. Michelle Edgemont designed and planned their beautiful wedding day. The main colors, peach and pink, were accented with her signature metallic gold touches throughout. Notice the cascading ribbon on the bridal bouquet and the gold confetti inside the hurricane candles. Michelle worked closely with Blossom & Branch to execute her floral vision. With lush garden roses and fluffy hydrangea, Blossom & Branch created romantic, pretty centerpieces and a show-stopper of a chuppah. Jove Meyers Events kept the wedding day running smoothly with his impeccable style.

Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Event Design: Michelle Edgemont | Event Planning: Michelle Edgemont | Floral Design: Blossom And Branch | Cake: Sweet & Shiny | Invitations: Lion In The Sun - Huntington | Reception Venue: Metropolitan Building | Catering: Maia Pearl Catering | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Bride's Dress: Kleinfeld | Chalkboard Artist: Andrea Casey | Day Of Wedding Coordinator: Jove Meyer | Makeup Artists: Makeup Art By Bre | Music: Erin Hill

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Urban Chic Spring Wedding at The Foundry

With the bitter days of winter right around the corner, this pretty spring affair comes welcomed with open arms. It’s bursting with bright blooms by Xylem & Phloem, paper goodies by Village Invites and it’s all captured by the amazingly talented Dave Robbins. Click through the gallery for every lovely detail and don’t miss the video captured by Oakjo Wedding Films.

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From The Bride…Historically, the Foundry in Long Island City produced the metals used to build the NYC skyline we saw from its rooftops. What a romantic idea to build the foundation of our marriage in such a special venue. Besides, we fell in love with the place! We were immediately drawn to its industrial chic exterior and its warm, rich interior. Since Heath and I were high school sweethearts, when we envisioned our wedding, we wanted something that would reflect our relationship: sophisticated, timeless and overflowing with warmth and love. That venue helped us create the most incredible memory we could have imagined.

Our vendors were the best in the business; helping us design our dream wedding in the most perfect venue. Yen and Gary, our caterers and planners, outlined a day that would run with ease. No angst, no stress, they made it fun, and helped build a feast that was eclectic, elegant and delicious.

Our florist, Jenah Barry, helped us envision a whimsical selection of flowers, creating a wonderland garden. The lightness of the flowers was an incredible contrast with the harsh brick and metal. To honor and remember Heath’s beautiful mother who passed away only a few months prior, Jenah included extraordinary peonies (her favorite flower) in all of the arrangements, which added to the love and emotions of the day. The arrangements were lush and picturesque. Jenah also created a natural wood and floral chuppah for our ceremony that was magical, providing a sacred home for our vows.

As my mom and I searched for my wedding dress to reflect my personality and the feeling in the Foundry, I immediately fell in love with a soft, graceful, Gatsby era dress, by Jenny Packham. Heath wore a handsome navy tuxedo. That first look was magical and quirky; much like our relationship. The timelessness of our attire and the beauty of our wedding party was a perfect complement to our elegant vision.

Our incredible photographer, Dave Robbins, captured the moments of love and feelings of the day to perfection. He was creative, yet unobtrusive. His stunning pictures continue to make us laugh and cry. As a recording of that memorable day, we are forever grateful. Joe Petrilla from Oakjo was also amazing. His creative video is awesome.

Photography: Dave Robbins Photography | Cinematography: Oakjo Wedding Films | Floral Design: Xylem & Phloem | Wedding Dress: Mark Ingram Atelier | Invitations: Village Invites | Catering: Real Food Catering | Band: Hank Lane Music | Groom's Attire: My Suit | Hotel: Gramercy Park Hotel | Venue: The Foundry | Escort Cards: Shannah Michelle | Ketubah: Jerise - Etsy

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