I am loving this stunning bouquet, I am loving this darling couple and I am loving the industrial oasis that is The Foundry for a venue. That's a lot of loving for a Tuesday, and it was all captured by the talented Karen Wise. A terrific blend of culture and style, it's one of those weddings where it seems as though New York City was an honored guest, and for good reason! There is so much inspiration in this wedding for the industrial loving brides out there, and it's all wrapped up in one full gallery of fabulous images.
From the Bride...It was a year ago this month that Matt proposed. One would think that after dating for five years that I would know exactly what I wanted. There was no question that I wanted something smaller than the traditional Indian wedding and that we needed to incorporate parts of both of our cultures. We realized quickly, that if were going to have people make the trek to New York (I am from California and Matt is from Illinois), we better have a fantastic venue, great food, and lots of dancing.
Once we walked into The Foundry, everything fell into place. The venue is beautiful, an industrial oasis just outside Manhattan. Its architecture and ambiance speaks for itself. We used their suggested vendor list and quickly recruited the dream team that would help make our wedding the most memorable day of our lives. We needed to find a DJ that could easily transition between the horah, bhangra, and west coast rap. The answer—DJ Gaza. As a good friend said months later “the best wedding DJ ever.” My feet still hurt from dancing the night away.
Our caterer, Yen Ngo with Real Food Catering, not only designed a wedding menu that met all of our needs, she was, for all intents and purposes, our wedding planner. She helped our ever-evolving vision come to fruition (including indulging us in our hot sauce station). She also introduced us to our florist, Melarosa, who knew exactly what I meant when I said I wanted flowers that I could not buy at the corner store and a focus on texture. The bouquet could not have been more perfect.
Finally, Karen Wise, the amazing photographer. I wanted someone who still worked with film and knew that The Foundry was not an easy venue to shoot and shoot well. She made it look easy and made everything look beautiful. We look through our pictures and still cannot believe how she captured our special day. We did not have a videographer, but I can feel the moment we were pronounced husband and wife and the emotion in my father’s speech just from looking through the hundreds of amazing photographs. Thank you, Karen! Wedding planning is far from easy in a place like New York City. With a patient groom and fabulous vendors (and the internet) you can have and do anything you want and truly make your wedding your own.
Photography: Karen Wise / Flowers: Melarosa / Event Design/Planning and Catering: Yen Ngo, Real Food Catering (Indian Food-Chola) / Ceremony and Reception: The Foundry / Invitations: Bride and Groom / Bride Shoes: Butter / Grooms Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Bride Dress: Melissa Sweet / Groom Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna / DJ: DJ Gaza