Modern Meets Industrial Wedding at Colicchio & Sons
June 19, 2014
Tri State
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If I were to marry tomorrow, this would totally be my wedding.  A modern meets industrial love fest with just a dash of traditional thrown in for good measure.  Think the epitome of a romantic NYC affair with the fab stylings of Erganic Design, some crazy cool Jimmy Choos and the beyond gorgeous captures of Sara Wight Photography.  See every last amazing moment in the full gallery
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From the Bride... We both enjoy dining out and good food, so we wanted our wedding to feel like a dinner party with the people who matter most. That still ended up being 125 guests, but it felt perfectly intimate, yet big enough to make an unforgettable celebration. We didn't want to do anything just for the sake of it, so we broke convention and skipped a few traditional wedding details and elements and approached the day in a way that felt authentic to us.

We met on a Sunday and got engaged on a Sunday, so it was only fitting we were married on a Sunday. We were married in our church, where we have a personal relationship with the pastor. Our wedding party consisted of our siblings, with the flower girl being my niece. We asked our two closest friends to be the greeters at the church, as we wanted our guests to be met with who we felt best represented us. We didn't choose wedding colors. We just went with what looked fantastic, if we do say so ourselves. When it comes to design, we both respond to "less is more" and understated elegance.

The reception location was chosen kind of serendipitously. We were having brunch at Colicchio & Sons one day, and casually noticed a couple coming to look at the space for their wedding. We noted then that it was indeed an awesome space, but left it at that, as we weren't even engaged at the time. Of course, it came back up, once we were. The restaurant itself was such a compelling space with industrial modern design that we didn't feel we needed to do much. We kept table decor simple with anemones, dusty miller and brilliant balls in modern vintage metallic vases, succulents for a pop of color and manzanita branches I discovered on the street in the floral district of Manhattan for unexpected texture and some candlelight. Then we filled the tables with awesome food and wine. The cake was simple with a salute to fall, but some of the best cake you've ever had thanks to Stephen Collucchi, the pastry chef. Our favors were incredible pumpkin muffins that Colicchio normally hands each guest after their meal. It was the perfect favor with purpose -- breakfast the next morning, our favorite meal!