Metropolitan Building Wedding by DM Events + Ryan Jensen Photography
February 3, 2012
Tri State
Apparently the Golden State isn't the only place to have a succulent infused affair; one ripe with laid back elegance and more unique details than we could ever possibly rifle off in one little post. Nope, New York is bringing the casual cool wedding to a whole new level of city chic today. With the help of DM Events, the Metropolitan Building was transformed into a sea of mismatched farm tables, beautiful birch menu cards by Paperfinger and maybe our favorite detail of all, a lovely little macaron bar. See every last bit of pretty straight from the camera of Ryan Jensen Photography in the full gallery.

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From Melina of DM Events... When you have a bride who loves succulents as much as hydrangeas and burlap as much as silk, the first design hurdle is to find a space as eccentric, stylish, and unique as the duo saying “I do.” When we first brought Amanda and Mike to the Metropolitan Building, it was a perfect pairing! Every nook and cranny of this amazing warehouse is filled with antiques and memorabilia of a glamorous age gone by. The next challenge was to create a wedding so beautiful it could outshine this one-of-a-kind locale. The floor plan is vast and open, so we opted for both square and rectangular tables to give the eye variety as guests entered the room. The long tables were mismatched barn tables paired with a linen runner in a natural hue and square tables were covered in matching linen. Amanda did not want a lot of flowers so we used a combination of florals and casual objects in the centerpieces including lanterns, wooden boxes of lush green hydrangeas and succulents, buds vases of white flowers on wooden slabs, and tons of romantic candlelight.   

The table décor was all about subtle details: The napkins we chose were actually kitchen towels, complemented by rattan chairs to incorporate natural elements.  Bryn, the amazing gal behind Paperfinger, created menu cards printed on birch! The table numbers we selected were glass bottles affixed with metal numbers, which could double as bud vases for the centerpieces. One of our favorite (and tastiest!) design elements was the dessert bar. We teamed with the fabulous Emily of Lael Cake who whipped up three gluten-free confectionery creations, including a large apple spice cake with caramel icing and two smaller, complementary vanilla bean cakes with lavender/rosemary icing.  Can we just say … yum!!!  Around the three cakes, we used antique trays and cake stands to display a variety of macarons. Our goal was to create an atmosphere where the bride and groom would feel as if they were celebrating in their own private vintage mansion for the night.

Wedding Photography: Ryan Jensen Photography / Event Planing, Design + Flowers: DM Events / Wedding Venue + Catering: Metropolitan Building / Wedding Gown: J.Crew / Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. / Wedding Stationery: Paperfinger / Wedding Cakes: Lael Cakes / Macarons: Macaron Cafe / Hair & Makeup: Facetime Beauty