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A Seriously Chic Industrial Wedding

When the bride works in fashion, you know her big day style is going to be impeccable. Between the Suzanne Neville short-sleeved gown and the statement-making bridal party who nailed the mismatched look, this wedding by Polka Dot Events is a fashionista’s dream. You won’t want to miss any of Ashley Caroline’s photos all waiting for you right here.

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From Polka Dot EventsJessica and Brent met during college when Brent visited their mutual friend, Kyle, who was attending Fordham University with Jessica. However, the timing was never right, and their relationship did not truly begin until years later at Kyle’s wedding when they were finally both single. The pair immediately reconnected, and they maintained a long distance relationship with Jessica in New York City and Brent in Chicago until Brent moved to New York shortly before their engagement.

For their wedding, Jessica and Brent knew they wanted an event that would bring all their friends and family together on a weekend escape without being too far from home. Jessica’s family is from Connecticut, Brent’s is from Lancaster, and their friends are from NYC, so Beacon, New York was the perfect spot! The two families rented an Airbnb property in Cold Spring, New York – close to the venue – where Jessica and her girlfriends shared a relaxing morning getting ready for the Friday evening wedding. The families also hosted a post-wedding brunch pool party on Saturday at the Airbnb.

As a fashion marketing professional and the owner of Jessica Allyn Design + Decor (a custom furniture refurbishing company), Jessica had a clear vision for her wedding day design. She chose to showcase the sleek, industrial decor of the Roundhouse with greenery and white floral centerpieces, which softened the room and brought in a natural element while still maintaining the venue’s modern and simple ambiance. Guests were greeted by a “Goodies” table including colorful pocket squares for men, as well as hankies, umbrellas, and custom fans for the ceremony.

Their ceremony was officiated by Kyle, the very same friend from college who introduced them, and the couple read their own vows. Brent’s Best Man was his father and Jessica’s Maid of Honor was her sister. After the ceremony, the escort cards were displayed in small frames under Jessica’s large collection of antique wedding cake toppers that she had been collecting since she was a little girl for this very day. The couple enjoyed a night of happy and emotional toasts from family, and they danced the night away with their families and friends from college, home, and city life. After the reception, everyone headed to the Roundhouse Hotel for an after-party and pizza!

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Photography: Ashley Caroline Photography | Cinematography: Cullen Wedding Studio | Event Planning: Polka Dot Events | Floral Design: Janette Burgess | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Hair and Makeup: Annaliese & Co | Band: Noiz Entertainment | Venue: Roundhouse

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Elegant Fall Wedding in an Old Textile Factory

For starters, Justine and Miles are college sweethearts and you know that gives us all the feels. Add in that their Big Day was a culmination of his love of modern simplicity paired with her love of rustic charm, and you’ve got the perfect party. It’s a day complete with Pinterest-worthy Bella Figura paper goods, a literal waterfall room, and one crazy-gorg couple. With fine art photographer Kate Ignatowski behind the lens, this gallery is frame-worthy from start to finish. See it all in THE VAULT!

From Kate IgnatowskiJustine and Miles are college sweethearts and best friends. There is a comfort between them that made my job as the photographer so easy. I absolutely loved working with them throughout the entire process and was thrilled to see them so happy on their special day.

As for the inspiration behind their wedding, Justine tells it best.

From The Bride…If Miles and I each had our own way, and planned two completely separate weddings, they would have looked very different. His would have been simple with modern charm. Mine, over the top rustic with a girly touch. The beauty in planning this wedding together was striking the right balance, and at the end of the day, always coming to an agreement on all details that we both couldn’t have been happier about.

The first two pieces of the wedding we booked were our venue and photographer. Both helped to set the stage for all future decisions we would make. The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls was the first venue we visited. Having never been to Beacon before, we fell in love with the charm of the town – flourishing with local artisans and designers. Our decision was further solidified after stepping into the beautiful event space on the grounds. The Waterfall Room offered a simple palette that had enough character to stand on its own, but we knew would light up with early fall floral accents.

Next was our photography choice. Photos have played a major part in both of our lives. We love going through family portraits and even more so, collecting old photographs to keep for memory’s sake. Finding a fine art film photographer was on the top of our list, and Kate’s work stood out to us. Her photographs are beautiful, and capture more than a moment. They tell a story, which is exactly how we wanted to look back and remember our day. Not only was Kate a fantastic photographer, but she also served as a wonderful creative partner. Always willing to brainstorm ideas and when sought out, Kate’s advice was consistently sound and reliable. She completely ran the show the day of our wedding, and we wouldn’t have asked for it any other way.

Food, music and flowers were all tremendously important to us. We worked with terrific vendors all around. At the end of the evening, we couldn’t have been happier than to have seen all of the smiling faces around us celebrating the start of our new lives together.

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Photography: Kate Ignatowski Photography | Floral Design: Forever in Bloom | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Invitations: Bella Figura | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair And Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Band: La Blanc Brothers Band | Groomsmen Attire: Zara | Venue: Roundhouse | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Ribbon: Silk & Willow

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Rustic + Elegant Hudson Valley Wedding

You know what we love? Couples who give back on their special day. Like Amanda and Jeffery, for instead of gifts they asked for donations towards the organization that supported the Bride throughout her cancer treatment. A day filled with endless love, and a story that came full circle at their barn with a chandelier celebration with Lindsay Madden Photography behind the lens. See it all in THE VAULT!


From the Bride… Mt. Gulian was the only venue we visited and we booked it on the spot. Our vision for the day was “barn with a chandelier.” Casual but still a little elegant. The venue staff and our vendors created just the feeling we wanted.Planning in general, and particularly planning something as complex as an out-of-town wedding, is not something that comes naturally to me. I often found myself frustrated with the process. My best advice is this: work with amazing vendors! I chose people who felt like friends and that made all the difference!

I can’t say enough good things about Jeanne Stark who was our “Day-of” coordinator. Actually, she helped me all year. Then, on the day of the wedding, she took over and made it all happen. Jamie at Bridge Creek Catering was amazing also. Our guests raved about the food. Our flowers were local and in season. I left the design up to our florist, Heather Lundy at A Night in Bloom, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

After all the stress of planning the wedding, I couldn’t believe how much fun we ended up having! The most precious part of the day was our first looks and enjoying that moment just the two of us.

As a brain cancer survivor, it was important to me to incorporate some gratitude to an organization that really supported me through my toughest times in treatment. So instead of wedding favors we donated to The Humboldt County Breast and GYN Health Project. All in all, it ended up being a perfect day for us. Having everyone we loved enjoying themselves in the same place at the same time was magical. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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Photography: Lindsay Madden Photography | Event Planning: Hudson Valley Ceremonies | Floral Design: A Night In Bloom | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Bridge Creek Catering | Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Bridge Creek Catering | Makeup & Hair: Jennifer Brent | Entertainment: Lucky In Love | Groom's Attire: Z by Zegna | Wedding Venue: Mount Gulian Historic Site | Bridal Shop: Ivy Bridal Studio | Table Numbers: Sweet Carolina Collective

Industrial Meets Rustic Chic Wedding

This wedding right here?  It’s everything.  I’m talking beautiful rustic meets industrial stylings, crazy cool DIY projects (crafted by one very talented bestie), fabulous centerpieces from Whispering Pines of Chappaqua and a super cute duo dancing the night away.  Head to THE VAULT for every moment captured brilliantly by Clean Plate Pictures… and prepare to be amazed.

From Clean Plate Pictures… Laura and David tied the knot at the gorgeous Roundhouse Beacon this past July! The area is full of great places to shoot, from the nearby railroad tracks to the beautiful falls outside the venue. After a sweet outdoor ceremony everyone headed inside for dinner, speeches, and most importantly, dancing! From tearing it up on the floor to posing for pics at the photo booth, everyone had such a great time at this beautiful wedding.

From the Bride… We really wanted our venue to be different from a traditional “wedding factory” style location. We wanted a site that had a rustic, industrial vibe. At first, we toyed with the idea of renting an empty space and filling it with food trucks, but it just became too complicated. In the end we chose a venue that combined the look we wanted with the practicality that we realized we needed.

I wanted a romantic industrial style- metals and woods with whites, grays and greens. Our vision was to capture the rustic/industrial feel while bringing an old retro romantic feeling to it. To complement the industrial space, we went with greens, grays, and whites. We chose bright white flowers to offset the muted gray tuxedos and dresses. My husband wore a midnight blue tuxedo which gave a punch of color.

I really lucked out that my best friend Annie did all of our DIY items.  We had paper cones with petals and little signs hanging off the cones that said “when the newlyweds walk your way toss the petals and say hooray.” Instead of having a traditional guest book, we opted for mad lib cards. We had baby’s breath and greenery bunches down the aisle. She used an old rustic ladder and stacked photos of David and me on there. She used an antique industrial iron and well bucket to add to the feel of the venue. We also picked as one of our buffets a BBQ station. David and I love BBQ!

I didn’t want to use a lot of colors. I walked down the aisle with calla lilies and had all my bridesmaids walk down the aisle with roses. For the centerpieces, I wanted to do something different than the typical standing vases. I had our florist take our color palette and she created really simple and chic centerpieces with my vision in mind. She used long rectangular metal containers and filled them with flowers, moss balls, succulents, and curly willow twisted over the top. Next to the metal containers we had glass cylinder with ivory pillar candles.  Instead of having a traditional guest card table we used boxes with wheat grass to place the cards.

Choosing my gown was by far the hardest thing for me during the wedding process. I must have tried on close to 70 dresses and nothing felt right.  I was nearing the end of my visit at Kleinfeld’s with no luck in a dress, when I just happened to see one that caught my eye. I wanted a classic wedding dress with a little bit of an edge to it. When I tried it on, I had that bridal moment that everyone talks about.

Since we got married in July, we decided to offer wooden fans to our guests to use during the ceremony since we anticipated it could be hot outside. That doubled as our favor for the guests. David and I love sweets, so picking the cake was easy. We chose chocolate cake with a white buttercream. We had the baker use a whipped look for the cake; we wanted something simple and not overdone.

Our favorite part of the wedding was our introduction. The venue had these big, dramatic re-claimed wooden doors that opened at the top of a staircase overlooking the entire party. It was a great way to step into the reception as a married couple. My favorites were the touches of rustic/industrial décor dispersed throughout the venue, like the antique wood and metal drawers filled with romantic touches such as the baby’s breath, twinkle lights and pictures of David and me.

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Photography: Clean Plate Pictures | Floral Design: Whispering Pines of Chappaqua | Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore | Makeup: Top 5 Management | Hair: Michael Livsey | DJ: Jimmy Dee Music Productions | Celebrant: Stuart Chernoff | Venue: Roundhouse

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Traditional + Elegant Wedding at the Roundhouse in Beacon Falls

It’s weddings like this that make my heart go pitter-patter. Because with sweet details like the Bride using her late grandmothers gown to fasten her bouquet, to the officiant being family, it’s meaningful moments that are sure to inspire. Sprinkled with showers, CLY By Chung shared their rustic chic day with us, and it’s happily at home in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Ryan and I are both from Ohio, met in New York City and have called the Big Apple home for 10 years. We have spent several weekends upstate in New York’s Hudson Valley and fell in love with the vibrant colors and culture to compliment our city lifestyle. Ironically enough, we chose a small town on the Hudson River, Beacon, New York. Literally our first venue. It was a gorgeous warehouse venue turned hotel-restaurant with a view into the past with a contemporary feel. We also chose Beacon as a ‘destination wedding’ to invite our family and friends to New York. We knew they would relish in the the charming feel of the cozy and quaint town just 90 minutes north of NYC. After 9 years of dating, we knew our family wouldn’t mind the road trip to finally see us tie the knot!

The Waterfall Room of the Roundhouse is a warehouse turned event space which fit our style perfectly, with its industrial feel, rustic details yet clean modern finish. Once we found the perfect place, we knew we wanted our wedding to be personal and truly be a reflection of us. I carried the memory of my grandmothers who had passed with me. I had the beading of one of their wedding dresses wrapped around the stems of my bouquet and my other grandmother’s handkerchief with blue flowers sewn into the tulle of my dress for my ‘something blue.’ Additionally, we wrote our own vows and asked Ryan’s uncle to marry us. He surprised us during the ceremony by telling a heartwarming story about how Ryan’s great-grandfather had arrived on Ellis Island from Italy over 100 years ago and settled down to start a life in America in Hudson, NY, just 50 miles north of Beacon. We felt very connected about starting the next chapter of our lives so close to where his family story began.

Our wedding day was pouring down rain, but that surely didn’t dampen our spirit. Moving our ceremony and cocktail hour indoors was such a blessing. The ceremony space indoors was much more intimate and romantic and our view out the floor to ceiling industrial windows really gave us the feeling of bringing the outdoors in. After my bridal party was down the aisle, sliding barn doors opened and I emerged on the top of a platform before heading down the stairs to meet my father. That is one moment I will never forget.

My discovery of Pinterest became my wedding inspiration obsession. I am someone who believes the love is in the details. We achieved a rustic chic style weaving grey and blush tones with pops of gold. We created ambiance with loads of candles in various shapes and sizes from clear glass votives, to gold mercury glass, tapers in hurricanes and varying teal and gold hurricanes that flanked the stairs and aisle. I spent a few weekends while in Ohio thrifting in barns and flea markets with family to collect all sorts of treasures that were used to create a “collected” vibe. This included vintage teal mason jars, galvanized buckets of varying sizes that held giant stems of baby’s breath for the ceremony, an old desktop mirror that was stained and used for a welcome sign, old drawers from a card catalog that were used to house succulents and an old post office mailbox that we sanded off the sheen and used to hold our cards. I found old slate pieces that we used to display some of our favorite quotes. Each place card was tied with a sprig of rosemary and displayed on salvaged brass trays. Menu cards were seated at each place setting and the bottom was etched with a quote that in the Victorian times, flowers had powerful meanings. Rosemary meant remembrance, which was a nod to those that couldn’t be seated with us that day, including Ryan’s brother, Eric, who passed away over a decade ago.

Our Craig Scott Entertainment band, Escapade, really made our reception rock! They were so awesome! We danced the night away. In between courses, literally every one of our guests was on the dance floor. The food at the Roundhouse was outstanding and capped off by our same day edit video put together that day from Red Bicycle Media to recap the whole day! The wedding cliche held true for us as well, where the night just flew by at lightening speed, but it felt so amazing to look around and see the people we love most. It was a night we will never forget, having all those who have shaped us over the years, together in one place celebrating us. We wish we could bottle that spectacular feeling!

Photography: CLY BY CHUNG | Cinematography: red Bicycle Media | Floral Design: Seed To Fruit | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Catering: Roundhouse | Makeup: Cati James | Band: Craig Scott Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Alton Lane | Venue: Roundhouse

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