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This NYC Venue Is the Perfect Industrial Chic Space You’ve Been Searching For!

When industrial-chic meets enchanted garden – the results are truly breathtaking, and this wedding is proof of just that! If you’re in NYC, you know there’s no better place than The Foundry to pull off this timeless look, thanks to its charming exposed brick walls and climbing ivy at every turn. Vision Event Co. brought the bride and groom’s dream to life by bringing the outdoors in, with a little help from Ivie Joy Flowers who transformed the space with spectacular hanging installations and a wow-worthy arbor. Head on over to the full gallery to see the magic unfold – all captured by CLY BY MATTHEW!

From CLY BY MATTHEW… The couple met in the med school, started dating and finally tied the knot at the Foundry in Long Island City, NY. The industrial yet modern flare with lots of ivy, cobble stone, exposed red brick charm added so many layers of beauty to this wedding celebration.

The bride wanted to make a whimsical greenhouse-like setting by putting hanging greens and flowers and a beautiful arch at the ceremony site. Later on it became a gate for the reception where they walked through for the entrance.

Transforming from NY industrial chic to enchanting greenhouse with garden style offered an amazing atmosphere throughout the day. The bride and groom’s mothers wore a Korean traditional outfit, called Hanbok, to represent their cultural background.

Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Lucky Bird Bakes | Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Pronovias | Catering: Bartleby & Sage | Hair and Makeup: VickyC5 | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: The Foundry | Flower: Ivie Joy Flowers | Photo Booth: Cly Booth | Planning: Vision Entertainment

Industrial Romantic NYC Wedding Inspiration shoot at Boro Hotel in Long Island City

When it comes to NYC weddings, a chic industrial vibe is where it’s at. But what if you want to soften that industrial edge a bit? This editorial from Williamsburg Photo Studios, Wonderlust Events and DESIGNS BY AHN is exactly how. Layered with florals, blooming patterned plates and a delicate palette, a feeling of warmth and Hygge pours from every image. See it all here.

From Williamsburg Photo Studios and Wonderlust Events… We based ourselves at the ‘Boro Hotel’ where we got the chance to turn the industrial wedding space into a romantic and elegant space with feminine touches for our same-sex couple. The views from this room in the hotel located in Long Island City provides an amazing panorama of the New York skyline however for us it didn’t last too long because instead we got to experience the first snow day of the year.

We wanted to bring a feeling of warmth & Hygge into this room through the use of stunning florals and decoration. We focused our colour palette on soft pinks, purples and greys. We decorated the table with a grey linen tablecloth, black cutlery, taper candles, floral patterned chargers and the show-stopper flower cloud above the top table. This really added an element of understated luxury.

​This beautiful buttercream flowers cake is almost too pretty to eat! We focussed on minimalistic stylish stationery and added a simple embossed design to add some texture. A seating plan was made using biscuits – ‘seating for eating’ which included the guest name and table number, while also doubling up as guest favours. Our beautiful ladies wore stunning gowns by the talented Marina Semone.

Photography: Williamsburg Photo Studios | Event Planner: Wonderlust Events | Event Stylist: Wonderlust Events | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dresses: Marina Semone | Cake: Brooklyn Floral Delight | Stationery: Pale Press London | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Ashely Zhang Jewelry | Hair & Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Hotel: Boro Hotel | Venue: Boro Hotel | Biscuits: Honeywell Bakes | Chargers and napkins: Zara Home | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Hair pieces: Hushed Commotion | Model: Tout Talent | Model: Morgan Glenn | Model agency: Morgan Glenn | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Ring box: JePromis

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Metropolitan Building Engagement Session On The Vintage Prop Floor

We don’t feature a lot of engagement shoots, but when we do, they’re usually incredible. This one, sent to us by CLY BY MATTHEW Photography was seriously too charming not to share! Setting the scene among the vintage props on the third floor of the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York, was pretty much pure genius. With towering 12-ft ceilings and soaring windows, not to mention all of the goodies strewn about, it was beyond perfect for this couple’s antique-loving hearts… which only served to bring out the best shots EVER.

From CLY BY MATHEWGlamorous antique style? You got it! The couple wanted an engagement session that would reflect their personality as well as set the same tone as their wedding concept… which will take place in a warehouse in Brooklyn. They couldn’t have chosen a better spot than the Metropolitan Building.  ~ It’s filled with antiques and rustic vibes, yet it carries an unmistakeable, underlying elegance.

Incredibly charming, right?! Want to see more recent work from CLY BY MATTHEW? Head on over to the blog {right here}.

Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW | Gown: Marchesa Notte | Gown: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Makeup: Kumi Craig | Makeup: Nicole Elle | Hair: Deluxe Williamsburg | Groom's Attire: Garrison Bespoke | Warehouse: Metropolitan Building

Enchanting Blush + White Summer Wedding

Amid the hustle and bustle of NYC, there is a green oasis, The Foundry, covered in beautiful ivy and host to enchanting weddings such as this one right here. Brklyn View Photography captured it all, from the lush surroundings to the tender moments between the new Mr. and Mrs. and this gallery of gorgeousness is putting us in one heck of a great mood. Want in on all this happy energy? Follow our lead right this way

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From Brklyn View Photography… The Foundry is one of the prettiest and most unique wedding venues in New York City. It’s the perfect mix of old and new, soft and hard with an amazing outside reception space and that’s why it was the perfect location for Laura and Kim’s wedding day! Laura and her bridesmaids got ready at The Foundry while Kim was with his groomsmen at their apartment in Brooklyn. The bride wore a stunning wedding dress by Alvina Valenta and everyone was a little obsessed with her head piece by Twigs and Honey (including me!!). The Foundry’s beautiful backyard garden space was in full bloom and the ivy was the perfect shade of green for their wedding party photos.

As the ceremony began, Kim saw Laura for the first time as she walked down the aisle arm and arm with her Father. The couple each wrote their own wedding vows that had everyone wiping their eyes by the time they said “I do”. With the help of their friends, the couple created the copper frame for their ceremony space that Mahir Floral Events dressed up with a detailed floral arrangement. I love how the couples mixed metals, shades of blush, rose gold, and greens for their wedding decor.

Under the clear tent in the garden, guests were invited to dine under the stars. Speeches by the Maid of Honor, Best Men and Laura’s father gave further insight into how deep their love goes and how they are absolutely perfect for each other. I’m so honored to have been part of their incredible day and excited to share some of my favorite wedding photos!

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Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Floral Design: Mahir | Wedding Dress: Che Bella | Invitations: Paperless Post | Reception Venue: The Foundry | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddington Way | Hair + Makeup: Beautini | DJ: Expressway Music | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Bridal Accessories: Twigs & Honey

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The Most Breathtaking Warehouse Wedding We’ve Ever Seen

With the Bride’s father unable to travel to the wedding because of health issues, the photography and videography took on an even greater importance.. and the finished results are just as stunning as the celebration itself. CLY By Matthew captured every ounce of beauty, from the grandeur of the venue to the tender moments between this beautiful Bride and Groom, and Fred Lee filmed the action live and it all came together oh so perfectly. This is a gallery not to be missed.

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From the Bride… Our wedding was bittersweet. As we were finalizing the details and readying ourselves for marriage, we were hit with the crushing and heartbreaking news that my dad had suffered a stroke just two weeks before the big day. He wouldn’t be able to travel from Korea to NY. Plans to cancel or postpone the wedding rushed through my mind. In the end, with tears and heartache, we decided to go through with the wedding at my dad’s request. I would have given anything to have had him there, but he was able to experience every detail and relive the day through the work of our talented photographer, Matthew of CLY by Matthew, and our amazing videographer, Fred Lee, who truly captured the raw emotions of that day.

If you’re not familiar, Long Island City is an industrial area across the river from Manhattan, where our view is the beautiful and towering NYC skyline. This place is special to us. After nearly seven years together, it’s where my then boyfriend and I chose to move in together for the first time. It’s where he proposed the very night we moved in. It’s where we built our home full of so much love and constant laughter. That’s why, when it came to choosing a place to get married, Long Island City was a no brainer. It was, after all, where we joined our lives together.

Our venue, The Metropolitan Building, is quite simply, a breathtaking warehouse hidden within the industrial remnants of Long Island City. Though unassuming at first glance, you’re transported to a different era once you walk in. The space is enchantingly beautiful, and its details are hauntingly captivating. With its multiple floors, each full of individual character and charm, we knew that we could bring our vision to life here in this century-old gem.

It was important to our families that in addition to our Americanized ceremony that we performed a Korean ceremony as well. With the vibrant colors of our Korean outfits contrasting against the muted colors of the warehouse’s walls, it was a special moment where two cultures met and blended beautifully.

Greens and candles flooded our reception floor, creating a warm, natural and inviting atmosphere against the unadorned warehouse aesthetic. Garlands of leaves lined the long tables while thick bundles of tall eucalyptus branches were scattered throughout the open space. As a focal point, fairy lights were suspended over our sweetheart table giving us the feeling of sitting under a canopy of stars.

It takes a village, they say. We couldn’t agree more. All of our vendors were so wonderful to work with. Special shout out to our planners, Emily and Jasmine of Events by O9, who guided us every step of the way to make sure every detail was taken care of and nothing was overlooked.

I thank my lucky stars that my dad is better now. Looking back on our big day, however, even though his absence inevitably coated a layer of sadness throughout the celebration, our vendors worked so hard to ensure that everything was perfectly executed and that all we needed to do was to enjoy the moment. Our family, friends and everyone who brought that day to life managed to make our wedding magical, and for that, we’re forever grateful.

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Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW | Videography: Fred Lee | Event Planning: Events by O9 | Floral Design: Events by O9 | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Pauline Bakes | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Bassett Caterers | Hair + Makeup: VickyC5 | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | DJ: URE Events | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: Metropolitan Building | Bridal Boutique: Wedding Salon Of Manhasset | Day of Coordinator: Events by O9 | Floral Assistance: Occasion9 | Korean Ceremony: The Hanbok | Photobooth: Cly Booth

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A Modern Wedding With Serious Flow

From the ceremony to the late night snack (s’mores by the fire pit – yum!), each activity of this modern wedding flowed through the different spaces of The Foundry in New York. We adore the views during the dinner, which took place in the tented courtyard beneath the Queensboro Bridge, and the industrial vibe of the main building where the couple held a full out dance party lead by Jarrell Entertainment. See how they used each space in this gallery of photographs by Bia Sampaio and Jason Walz – there’s a whole lot of pretty from beginning to end.

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From Bia Sampaio Photography… Liz and Hadi wanted to plan a personalized and meaningful celebration despite having busy schedules. In the end, their time limitations forced them to stay focused on what mattered most and make quick, intuitive decisions that reflected their sensibilities.

From the Bride… We really wanted it to be a fun, intimate party that reflected our personalities. We originally came to The Foundry because we loved the industrial feel of the main room. We then also fell in love with the greenhouse and the ivy that covers the building; the space seemed both edgy and romantic. We loved that the event could flow through the different spaces at The Foundry with a surprise around every corner: dinner in the beautiful tent under the Queensboro Bridge, dancing and the photo booth in the main space, and then make your own s’mores by the fire pit.

DJ Ray Jarrell (of Jarrell Entertainment) was amazing – we were told by many friends that it was the best dance party they’d been to, and their feet hurt for days! Originally, we were so focused on the party that we did think about the ceremony itself. However, the ceremony was really a highlight for us. We worked with our officiant, Alice Soloway (of Alice Soloway Weddings), to create a ceremony that was light, personal, and funny. I did not expect to laugh so much, and we felt so much love from everyone there.

For the decor, while we gravitated towards the industrial space, we also wanted a more modern vibe and incorporated geometric shapes wherever we could. I loved using the geodes (which we bought from different sources online) as a way to add color, and our florist Melanie (of Melarosa) was amazing.

My advice to other brides is this:

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Think about all the weddings you’ve been to – you probably never noticed the type of glass they had! Soak in every moment of your wedding. Our officiant had us stand and face our guests during the ceremony to acknowledge all who came there for us; it was one of the most moving and overwhelming (in a positive way!) moments for me.
  2. Enjoy the process. We had so much fun at our tasting and coming up with (read: tasting) our speciality cocktails. Even picking out table settings turned out to be enjoyable; Hadi picked the napkin color, which really pulled together the entire place setting (he is still so proud of himself).
  3. Eat and drink. Our food (courtesy of Marcy Brownstein Catering and Events) was incredible. Many guests said it was the best meal they’d ever had. I would have been so bummed if I’d missed eating such a great meal!
  4. Hire vendors whose work you like, but also who you like as people. They’re going to be a part of your special day! Our photographer (Bia Sampaio Photography) was so easy going and relaxed – she made me feel so comfortable throughout the day. We had discussed in advance pictures I knew I wanted taken/people we wanted to make sure to get pictures with – I would highly recommend doing this!
  5. Hire a wedding planner. We hired a wedding planner for the month of our wedding, and it was the best investment we made. José Rolón (of José Rolón Events) and his team were incredible and thought of every detail. If you are very organized and have the time, then perhaps this is not a must, but for us, it was one of the best decisions we could have made.
  6. Finally, stay true to who you are a couple. It is your day!

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Photography: Sampaio/Walz Photography | Photography: Sampaio/Walz Photography | Event Planning: Jose Rolon Events | Floral Design: Melarosa Inc. | Wedding Dress: J. Mendel | Shoes: Nina | Catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events | Makeup and Hair: Kristine Cruz | Calligraphy: Prelude Paperie | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | DJ: Jarrell Entertainment | Band: La Vie En Rose | Groom's Attire: My Suit | Officiant: Alice Soloway Weddings | Hotel: Gansevoort Turks And Caicos | Venue: The Foundry | Bridesmaids' Gifts: Green On a String | Cufflinks: Cuff Links Depot | Invitations and Stationery: Minted | Photo Booth: We Love Photobooths | Ring Bearer Badge: Nanny Goats Closet-Etsy | Ring Bearer Briefcase: Personalized Mom-Etsy

Saying I Do at the Most Romantic Urban Garden Escape

The Foundry completely nails it in the romance department. From ivy walls to cobblestone streets and skyline views, it can’t be beat. Now add to that equation soft pastel blooms by Ivie Joy Flowers  an entire bridal party dressed to the nines ( hello gold loubs) and the gorgeous photographs of Brklyn View Photography and you get this perfect in every way celebration. Psst… head to the vault for even more!

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From the photographer…The Foundry is a one of the most magical wedding venues in New York City. Between it’s mix of romantic and industrial locations, it’s a dream to photograph. Laura and Shevon began their love story inside the dorms of New York University. The happy couple are avid travelers who love to explore and decided to throw and intimate fete at The Foundry in Long Island City. Laura wore the most amazing structured wedding dress from Carol Hannah and jaw dropping gold Christian Louboutin shoes. The groom and groomsmen got ready at The Foundry’s greenhouse before the couple shared their first look outside on the private rooftop terrace. Shevon’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride to be was simply amazing to capture. In the courtyard, we used full advantage of the stunning ivy covered walls and vintage cobble stone streets. I could have photographed them for hours! Ivie Joy Flowers created a simple yet stunning white bouquet for the bride and used lots of peach and pink blooms for their reception. Lots of happy tears were shed during their intimate wedding ceremony and the room exploded with cheers when Laura and Shevon shared their first kiss as husband and wife. The warm September evening was perfect for their tented outdoor reception. Guest enjoyed cocktail hour in greenhouse before moving outside in the courtyard to enjoy dinner under the stars. I’m so honored I could be part of their modern, romantic, and very glamorous wedding day!

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Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Cinematography: Mint Wedding Cinematography | Floral Design: Ivie Joy Flowers | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Wedding Cake: Billy's Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: The Foundry | Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events | Makeup: Face the Day NY: Makeup and Hair Services | Hair: Styles On B | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | DJ: 74 Events | Favors: Dominique Ansel | Groom's Suit: My Suit | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Photo Booth: Premiere Photobooth | Photobooth: USL Lighting | Table Numbers: Sweet Carolina Collective

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A Wedding That Embraces Greenery in a Big Way

Finding her point of inspiration in summer botanicals, this art director turned bride brought her vision to life for a garden wedding in the city. Adorned head-to-toe in natural, lush greens, the setting felt like an urban oasis and the ladies of Face Time Beauty Concierge made sure the bride, Yasmine completely stole the show. Judy Pak is to thank for every image, and there’s more to see this way.

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From the Bride… My family is Egyptian and my husband’s family is Iranian. We met in New York and wanted our wedding to reflect not just our past but also our present. To do this we brought people together in a space that embodies what we love about our city. The Foundry has history, modernity, character, elegance and warmth all in one beautiful space. It was exactly what we were looking for.

As an art director, I designed the stationery myself which helped me set the overall look and feel early on. To influence my palette of colors, textures, and flavors I found inspiration in summer botanicals, particularly olive, rosemary and eucalyptus.

The ceremony took place in the venue’s main space and had three parts to it. For our processional, we did a modern take on the traditional Egyptian Zaffa. This was followed by an Iranian sugar rubbing ritual. We then asked all of our guests to collectively marry us. In unison, they read out loud nine questions we’d written on the back of the programs to which we answered “we do”. It was important for us to feel like each guest was part of the wedding.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited into the Greenhouse room to enjoy specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We had a candlelit outdoor dinner under a tent in the courtyard. Adorning our long communal tables were low lush floral centerpiece arrangements that we interspersed with a collection of hurricanes and brass vases filled with more florals and herbs.

Food was a priority for us. We created a modern menu that we infused with some of our favorite Mediterranean flavors and aromas. We even gave the cake a Mediterranean flair by decorating it with olive branches.

After dinner, a roaring dance party took place in the main space where we partied the night away with our loved ones.

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Photography: Judy Pak Studio | Floral Design: Poppies & Posies | Cake: One Girl Cookies | Makeup + Hair: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Band: Sugartown Industries | Venue: The Foundry | Welcome Sign + Easel: Sweet Carolina Collective

Multicultural Thai-Chinese NYC Wedding

I love a wedding that celebrates culture while also celebrating all the love. Luckily, this bride and groom agreed and planned a day with nods to both their Thai and Chinese heritage, with gorgeous touches like florals by Occasion9. Head to The Vault from more from the lens of Cynthia Chung.

From the Bride…I put a lot of though on how I wanted the wedding to look and what I needed to have at the wedding when I was planning. I ended up choosing the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel because it provided Chinese banquet food (my husband’s only request) in a more traditional wedding venue and space to hold a traditional Thai ceremony as requested by my mother. It also had a nice outdoor balcony for outside ceremonies. However, my taste has more of a rustic vibe so I tried to incorporate that in some of the details of my wedding. I also knew that I always wanted to do as much hands on as I could. I ended up making the ring box, the soap wedding favors, card box, ring bearers’ bow ties and other decorations at the wedding. My friends helped make the veil, the cake topper, “Here Comes the Bride” sign and the guest book sign. My colors were grey and mint green and when I was browsing for cake toppers, I realized Totoro was the perfect choice since he is grey and both my husband and I shared a love for Totoro. I was able to incorporate it into my soap favors, cake topper and photo booth. The thing I enjoyed doing the most was making the soap wedding favors, from cutting the soaps by hand to packaging and labeling each favor. It is also great that I can use the left over favors.

The wedding day went by like a whirlwind. I was worrying about rain for the week prior to the wedding, and alas it did get misty and drizzly the day of. It prevented us from having the ceremony outside in the surprisingly nice balcony at the Sheraton but it did provide for beautiful pictures at the Gantry. Everything else went by without any problems (that I know of!). I love the games and customized Totoro photo booth the DJ/MC provided and the games were one of the most memorable part of my wedding. They were really into making a Totoro themed photo booth for me and it came out more wonderful than I expected. I think in the end, everything came together wonderfully.

Photography: Cynthia Chung Photography | Floral Design: Occasion9 | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | DJ: Sang Along Entertainment | Venue: Sheraton Hotel | Bolero: Lovely Bridal Shop

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A Modern Foundry Wedding in Full Bloom

A handful of blooms is enough to grab our attention, but add in the fact that this lovely was an intimate ceremony with Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography behind the lens and that’s a surefire way to make us smile. A stunning celebration complete with the unbelievably talented Face Time Beauty Concierge on hand ensuring the beauty was topnotch, we’ve got it all waiting for you to witness firsthand via The Vault!

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From the Bride…When we planned our wedding we wanted it to feel like us. The Foundry was the first and last venue we looked at! It had the perfect balance of an Industrial and garden-like space with the ivy covered exposed brick. In the summer the space transforms into a magical oasis overlooking the city.

We opted for an intimate ceremony in the green house followed by a cocktail hour with all our friends and family. Since we are both foodies the meal was such an important aspect of the night. There was a huge emphasis on local, simple food that felt like home cooking. Dinner was served family style under the bridge overlooking the Manhattan Skyline. It was a perfect summer night that allowed for the tent lining to be taken down and we could be immersed in the urban garden. The dinner setting was whimsical in every sense. The Foundry already had so much lush greenery and we emphasized it with beautiful, wild flowers arrangements that made the entire space feel both rustic and chic. It felt like a summer garden party with pops of pale pink, blue and gold.

For the cocktails we choose a sweet pink mix of grapefruit, elderflower with a shot of fresh beet juice called Drop the Beet as well as Back that Hass Up, a spicy creamy combo made with avocado. For our dessert bar we were inspired by our favorite sweets from trips we had taken together. The Nutella from our breakfast spreads in Turkey, macaroons from Paris, chocolate chip cookies from when we got engaged in Maine. We chose a hazelnut cake with layers of Nutella and salted caramel butter cream as well as a vanilla cake with lemon butter cream and cream cheese frosting. We also had a cookie bar with cookies shots filled with vanilla milk. Flourless chocolate pecan cookies and assorted pastel macaroons.

We wanted everything to feel natural and not overdone. The ceremony, dinner, dessert, the space and the way I wanted myself to look. My dress was a beautiful Vera Wang that I didn’t want to overpower. I had my hair pulled back in a simple bun, natural and soft makeup and no jewelry but our new wedding bands. The bridesmaids and groomsmen played perfectly off of each other and the space in rose hued gowns and blue suits.

The excitement of the night made it go by so quickly. After the speeches were given and the meal was served, we all danced the night away inside. One of the most memorable parts of the night was seeing how happy my husband was and dancing with all of our friends and family. It was a perfect evening that we will never forget.

Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography | Event Planning: Loli Events | Floral Design: Poppies & Posies | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Fourteen-Forty | Catering: Purslane Catering | Hair + Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Calligraphy: Papersoul | Venue: The Foundry | Beverage Services: RAPT New York

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P.S. See this couple’s engagement session here!

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They Pulled off a Garden Wedding in the City

The task? Plan a lush, organic, Napa-inspired wedding…and do it in the middle of New York City. Luckily, floral genius DESIGNS BY AHN didn’t even flinch but instead took their vision and ran with it. The result is an urban garden party photographed by Sawyer Baird and there’s a whole lot more this way in The Vault.

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From the Bride…When it came to planning our own wedding, my husband and I knew we didn’t want to get married at a banquet hall. As a native Californian, it only made sense to be surrounded by nature but since my husband wanted hard liquor served at our wedding, a Napa venue was out of the question. We also found it difficult planning a wedding across the states amidst our busy work schedules. I was then recommended by two of my coworkers to check out the Foundry. The Foundry was definitely a stunning unique space amidst a desolate area. What drew me in was the lush ever growing ivy wrapped around the exterior of the old restored building and inside the greenhouse. I never imagined finding a garden venue in the city. Even though my husband and I had our concerns of the limited capacity the space could hold it helped us narrow our guest count to our closest family and friends.

After selecting the venue, everything else fell into place. I am usually drawn to neutral, organic and very simple aesthetics. Since the venue is naturally beautiful in itself, it allowed me to keep decorations minimally romantic with lots of greenery, candles, and ivory flowers. It tied back to my flowing gown, the bridesmaids’ long chiffon dresses and lush ribboned bouquets. We opted out of the bridal party prom look and had the groomsmen in classic dark navy suits while my husband wore a midnight blue and black tuxedo. My florist, Victoria of Designs by Ahn took my vision and created something more than what I dreamed it would look.

My amazing calligrapher, Esther Clark, whose style I adore, created all the delicate organic paper pieces for the day. Our DJ, James Mulry played our favorite rock songs during cocktail hour and then uptempo beats after dinner. With the help of our caterer everything was cohesive, lush and absolutely beautiful. Our wedding definitely looked like a secret garden party and served as an amazing backdrop for photos.

Planning for the wedding can at times be overwhelming especially during an extreme work schedule but it was well worth it in the end because we got to celebrate the love we have for each other with all of the wonderful people in our lives ALL on the same coast and city at the same time. And there may never be a time when that happens again. We only wished the party lasted a few more hours.

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Cinematography: Live Pictures Studio | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Baked NYC | Invitations: Esther Clark | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Real Food Catering | Hair + Makeup: Agata Zmudka & Sachiko Yanase | DJ: James Mulry | Groom's Attire: Theory | Groomsmen's Attire: SRG Fashion | Hotel: Paper Factory Hotel | Venue: The Foundry | Flower Girl Dress: Rainey's Closet | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Invitations + Menu: Plume Calligraphy | Photo Booth: Lumi8 | Ring Bearer Attire: Zara

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A Skyline Soiree That’ll Sweep You off Your Feet

A stunning soiree complete with crazy cool skyline views? Count us in. Because this incredibly chic day has got all that and more. Complete with a beautiful ceremony where guests warmed their weddings bands with a silent wish, 4Eyes Photography captured it all to share and it’s waiting for you in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Junior high. 1996. Girl sees boy and says to herself, “I’m going to marry that boy one day.” Twenty years later, it actually happened. Don’t get it confused…we are not high school sweethearts. I laid eyes on him that fateful day in junior high and that was it. Period. End of story as we knew it. We would continue to live our separate lives all throughout high school, college, and into busy adulthood. It wasn’t until years later, on one chilly May evening in 2009, that this girl and that boy would finally find themselves at the same Memorial Day barbecue (thanks to the mutual friend gods, and fate, and destiny, and perfect timing). He gave me his sweatshirt because I was cold. The rest is history. Mike proposed to me on a park bench, under the Spanish moss, on a lazy Saturday afternoon in Savannah, Georgia. A year and a half later, on January 16th, 2016 we were married at The Foundry in Long Island City, New York.

Everyone thought we were crazy to plan a January wedding in New York. “What about the weather?” they said. “What will you do if there is an epic snowstorm and none of your guests show up?” they asked. My response, “It will be the most perfect day ever.” And it was. From the delicious food, to the amazing band, not to mention the fabulous décor, the fifty-degree weather, all of our favorite people, my glorious two dollar chargers from Bed Bath and Beyond, and the two best photographers on the planet to capture every moment the day was everything we had envisioned and more.

My most vivid memory comes moments before I was about to walk down the aisle. Peeking my head out of the bridal suite, watching my bridesmaids make their way down the stairs in all of their different gold sparkle dresses, listening to the music we picked being played live, feeling the love of all our favorite people in one place to celebrate us, standing next to my mom, and finally seeing Mike patiently waiting for me at the altar caused me to let out a squeal of complete satisfaction that was heard by all of our guests. I strongly believe, it was that excited squeal of joy that set the tone for the rest of our night.

Our ceremony was filled with laughter, tears, and lots of love. Our brilliant officiant T.J. suggested a ring warming. During the ceremony our rings, tied together with ribbon, were passed around to each of our guests giving them the opportunity to warm our wedding bands with their love, make a silent wish, ask a blessing, or offer a prayer for us as we embark on this new journey. Aside from being pronounced husband and wife, this was my favorite part of the ceremony.

Our cuisine was inspired by winter and our love of comfort food. Picture passed mac and cheese bites, bacon and peanut butter crackers, grilled cheese with tomato soup shooters, and barbecue pulled chicken on mini waffles. Red wine braised short ribs for dinner. For dessert, Chef Rossi’s famous Oreo Crack and Fruit Loop Krispies to accompany our Momofuku Milk Bar cake. And we cannot forget about Mama Rossi’s late night pizza bagels (those were quite the hit).

The music was a mix of old and new. Our guests packed the dance floor and boogied down to songs by Otis Redding, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, The Isley Brothers, Coldplay, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars, Rhianna, and Michael Jackson just to name a few. I personally wanted to hear Remix to Ignition by R. Kelly, but when the night ended with everyone shouting, “ONE MORE SONG, ONE MORE SONG!!” my soul was satisfied.

The décor was inspired by my engagement ring. Gold and sparkly. Along the way, we threw in some hints of deep purple, white, sage green, and pale pink. Honestly, there were points at which I swear my florist Pola was living in my brain. She understood and was able to execute my vision flawlessly. Vintage gold vases, candles of all shapes and sizes EVERYWHERE, lush garland running down the tables and woodland princess style flower crowns for me and my ladies to wear as we partied the night away.

Ironically, the most significant and meaningful part of our décor was actually quite simple. A sprig of rosemary was placed on top of the memory card at each place setting in honor of Mike’s mother, Rosemary. Her passing has left a huge hole in Mike’s heart and I knew that the hole would feel even bigger on this day. It was in this small detail, in the spirit of love that Mike and I have for each other, and in the blessings given to us by our family and close friends that we were able to feel her presence all throughout our special day.

Stay true to your vision no matter what people have to say about it. Enjoy every second of the planning process and know when it’s time to let go and allow the universe (or your fabulous month-of coordinator) take charge. Sneak in as many special quiet moments with your groom as possible. Have fun and be present.

Photography: 4Eyes Photography | Event Planning: Exquisite Affairs Productions | Floral Design: Rosehip Social | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Invitations: J&D Invitations Etc | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: The Raging Skillet | Makeup: Flawless By JM | Hair: Bridal Beauty Co. | Calligraphy: Sea Calligraphy | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | Band: Silver Arrow Band | Venue: The Foundry | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

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Elegant + Romantic Metropolitan Building New York City Wedding

To put it simply, Katrina’s getting ready portraits are absolute magic thanks to photography by CLY BY MATTHEW and Matthew Ree. Against the beautiful vintage backdrop of New York City’s Metropolitan Building, the Bride’s Melissa Sweet wedding dress, classic Prada pumps and romantic bouquet absolutely shine. See every ounce of pretty (including a sweet video from Love & Brain Films) in The Vault!

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From Cly By MatthewWe want to share this wedding at the gorgeous Metropolitan Building. It’s always different and fun to shoot at this venue because it’s so magical with so many vintage and rustic details. The bride, Katrina’s getting ready portraits are some of our favorite shots. It’s mysterious and beautiful at the same time. The deep colors of the bouquet and different color bridesmaid dresses really went well together as well. Katrina and Joe were so sweet and so in love! They couldn’t keep their eyes off of each other and their first dance was so romantic and memorable!

Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW | Photography: MATTHEW REE PHOTOGRAPHY | Cinematography: Love + Brain Films | Floral Design: By Yena Designs | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Invitations: Zazzle | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Catering: Peaches Catering | Hair + Makeup: VickyC5 | Band: East Coast Band | Groom's Attire: Sandro | Venue: Metropolitan Building

Rustic, Winter Wedding at the Metropolitan Building

A stunning affair planned around the gorgeous colors and textures of The Metropolitan Building, this lovely collection of images from Clement And West is just a dream. With a beyond gorgeous BHLDN gown and dreamy florals from Red Rose And Lavender every moment of this rustic, winter day is shear perfection. See even more in the VAULT.

From The Bride…So many of our wedding decisions — my dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses, the flowers, the centerpieces — centered around the gem that is the Metropolitan Building. The space was so unique and full of beautiful, antique books, couches, old chairs, chandeliers, props, etc. that we really tried to make the building’s offerings our main decor. It was the first place we visited, and I fell in love immediately and pulled the trigger before the day had ended!

I chose my stunning BHLDN dress after we booked our venue and based my decision around that. The dress had delicate details, a romantic vibe and an element of vintage. The florals created by Red Rose and Lavender were classic, with a neutral palette and a dramatic pop of deep purples. We used lanterns for centerpieces to keep the ambiance on key. Low lit for the romantic feel throughout the whole night.

Our tight-knit community of friends has really been our support and affirmation throughout our relationship, so we wanted to ensure that they had good food, good drinks and a good time on the dance floor. We’re happy to report that we succeeded in hitting all three! Based on the feedback we’ve received thus far though, their favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony, which had a fairytale vibe thanks to the chandelier and string lights courtesy of the building and the candles which were all tirelessly lit by the amazing staff. We can’t thank our vendors enough for helping us pull off a perfect day, and we just wish that we could relive the entire wedding over again!

Photography: Clement And West | Cinematography: SPARK Film Works | Floral Design: Red Rose And Lavender | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Hair + Makeup: Jina Yoon | Venue: Metropolitan Building

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Glamorous Black Tie Wedding at The Foundry

These “I do’s” took place practically just around the corner from the couple’s home together but with the sparkly glamour and elegance, it felt like a whole other wonderous world. Rebecca Yale captured every special moment, guests danced the night away thanks to 74 Events, and these two never stopped shining. See their smiles (and this to die for dress!) in our Vault this way!

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From Rebecca Yale Photography… Jackie and Derek were married in an intimate ceremony with 100 of their closest friends and family in late March just blocks from their home in Long Island City. The bride got ready in their apartment right on the water at Gantry State Park with her bridesmaids and recently adopted Cockapoo puppy. The bride and groom decided on a first look on the water at Gantry, a favorite spot of theirs with the beautiful skyline of midtown Manhattan behind them. They were married by a friend of the couple under the warm glow of crisscrossing strung lights at The Foundry surrounded by Cherry Blossoms to celebrate spring. Guests enjoyed the groom’s favorite cocktail, an Old Fashioned and hors d’ouerves including mini grilled cheeses and dumplings while the sunset during cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing.

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Floral Design: Verde Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Real Food Catering | Hair + Makeup: Sabrina Gilbert | DJ: 74 Events | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: The Foundry | Watch: Tag Heuer | Website: Squarespace

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Modern + Elegant Jewish New York City Wedding

One look at this gown and you’ll be asking your atelier to add sleeves ASAP. For this stunner of a look is not only timeless, but it’s sophisticated, glamorous, and if it was good enough for royalty – well, who are we to object? It’s the type of silhouette and celebration that’s got each and every one us asking for a wedding redo, because when it comes to the pairing of Ang Weddings And Events, Nine Cakes, and Mademoiselle Fiona behind the lens, well we’re in wedding wonderland. See it all in THE VAULT!

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From the Bride… Jason and I serendipitously met at a grocery store while we were both in high school (in neighboring towns) and kept finding our way back to each other through college, long-distance moves and simply growing up. When Jason and I got engaged (on the Pont des Arts in Paris a few years ago), the last thing that entered my mind was planning a wedding. Instead, I couldn’t stop thinking about how lucky I was to have found my match and that we chose each other forever. While my energy quickly turned to thinking about the wedding we’d have to celebrate our marriage, that initial thought never left my mind and still hasn’t to this day.

At the time that we got engaged, we were living in San Francisco and about to make a move back to the east coast, where we both grew up, to New York. Once we arrived back in New York, the planning was in full effect. We quickly chose The Foundry in Long Island City as our venue; it felt so much like us and the way we wanted our wedding to be – beautiful but not fussy, interesting but not complicated, full of possibilities but not overwhelming. Once the venue was secured, it was pretty remarkable how easily the rest fell into place.

We wanted the mood of our wedding to be romantic but maintain a beautiful simplicity to it. Every vendor we found contributed to this mood and beautifully executed our vision – from our band, who flawlessly played music that was personal and meaningful to us (I walked down the aisle to Sigur Ros and we had our first dance to Ben Folds) to our caterer who crafted some of our favorite foods like mini lobster rolls and grilled cheese in a beautiful but approachable way, to our florist who made the most gorgeously lush arrangements reminiscent of a romantic garden.

More important than our vision for what the wedding would look like, though, was our vision for what the wedding would feel like. It was paramount to us that our wedding was intimate, personal and family-oriented, so Jason’s dad officiated the ceremony (one of the best wedding decisions we made), we placed old family photos on book shelves for guests to look at, we had long rows of tables at dinner so our guests could feel like they were at a family dinner, and we incorporated family traditions and heirlooms into the ceremony like the ketubah and chuppah covering. I even created all of the candle favors as a personal way to thank our guests for being a part of our wedding day.

Throughout the entire planning process, we focused on one goal: to throw a memorable party for the people in our lives who meant the most to us – the family and friends who felt like family – that fill our lives with love, support and happiness. Looking back on our wedding day, I think we did just that.

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Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography | Cinematography: Bayly & Moore | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Poppies And Posies | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Wedding Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Shoes: Zara | Catering: Michael Start | Hair: Face the Day NY: Makeup and Hair Services | Band: The Story Tellers Of New York City | Favors: Riles & Co | Tuxedo: J.Crew | Wedding Venue: The Foundry | Chuppah: Your Chuppah NY | Clutch: Whiting & Davis | Ketubah: Jennifer Raichman | Rentals: Patina | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals | Save The Date: Ello There

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Glamour Meets Rustic NYC Summer Wedding

I like creative combos and when this glamorous-meets-rustic celebration came across my desk, all sorts of stylish ideas came with it. Thanks to the gorgeous pics by W Studios New York and Designs By Ahn’s fab floral creations, this is one chic aesthetic that I hope to see so much more of. With Bartleby & Sage serving up tasty treats and 74 Events keeping everyone on the dance floor, it was a NYC night to remember – see it all in our VAULT this way!

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From W Studios New YorkThe Foundry is the gem of Long Island City. Originally used as a metal foundry, this venue is one of a kind, its industrial structure softened by the natural greenery and vines that envelope the building. It was the perfect spot for Jen and Zach to host their intimate wedding! We started the day with the girls at the St. Regis complete with personalized glasses of rosé, monogram pjs and of course a few jumps on the bed! After we headed to the Foundry, where Jen was escorted by her uncle to say her vows with Zach surrounded by the closest family and friends. We loved all of the gold accents that brought a touch of old world glamour to the celebration, from the golden leaves in the bridesmaid bouquets to the gold glitter artfully sprinkled around the table numbers. With taper candles, string lights and Moroccan style lanterns lighting up the brick interior, the scene was set for a perfect evening. Long tables spanning the length of the room buzzed with happy conversation and the clinking of glasses. The guests danced in an adjacent room and just when they thought the party was at an end, the newlyweds surprised them with a whiskey bar and a dessert table complete with a MomoFuku Milk Bar cake, cupcakes, donuts, and s’mores!

From the Bride… Our day was nothing short of wedded bliss! Every detail so close to our hearts, finally coming together with those we love most, sharing in the moments we will never forget – perfection, from the anxiously awaited first look on the breathtaking terrace of the Foundry, to hearing the cheers of our guests as Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” escorted us down the aisle, the intimate Southern Supper ringing in our new nuptials and at last, the coup de grace of the now famous Billy Joel charade between my Uncle and my Groom. We simply could not have fathomed a more fitting celebration and are forever thankful for the gracious support of our wonderful family, friends and vendors.

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Photography: W Studios New York | Floral Design: DESIGNS BY AHN | Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Cupcakes: Magnolia Bakery | Shoes: Schutz | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Bartleby & Sage | Calligraphy: The Apothecary Bee | DJ: 74 Events | Venue: The Foundry | Bride's Earrings: Samantha Wills | Ceremony Chalk Board: DESIGNS BY AHN | Gold Dress Hanger: BHLDN | Monogram Shorts: Southrn Sophisticated Shop | Personalized Wine Glasses: Mrs. Simblissity Shop | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals | Totes: Dream State

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Moody Indoor Urban Wedding at The Foundry

Urban elegance is the name of the game for this Long Island City wedding photographed by Lindsay Hite of READYLUCK. Starting with a ceremony covered in twinkling cafe lights and ending with a reception that’s the very definition of “chic,” it’s no wonder Around Town Entertainment kept the party going well the night. See it all waiting in THE VAULT.

From the Bride and Groom, Lesley and Josh… From the outset, we wanted to throw a beautiful and personal party for our friends and family to celebrate the love we have for each other and for them. We envisioned New York City as the location of our wedding because the city is where our relationship began. It’s where generations of our family members married, and, practically speaking, is a close destination for the majority of our guests. We wanted the wedding to have an offbeat, but elegant vibe that would reflect our interests and personalities, as well as put this beloved city on display.

We were instantly attracted to The Foundry – partly because of the view of Manhattan, partly because of the lush courtyard, and mostly because it felt like it had a lot of character. At the same time, it was a terrific blank slate to translate our vision. After that was decided on, we selected vendors that both connected with our vision and we felt would be easy to work with despite us being in Utah and their being in New York.

From the Bride, “Soon after we selected the venue, I started searching for her dress and found ‘the one’ at Alta Moda, a local dress shop in Salt Lake City. This dress had everything I wanted, and didn’t even know I wanted! I fell absolutely in love with the dress’s unique, intricate lace pattern, its feminine silhouette that accentuated my curves, and ultimately, it’s timeless feel.”

We spent a lot of time concerning ourselves with tangible details – coordinating typefaces, colors, materials, and all things tactile. We were struck by the story of The Foundry, which had been part of the local brass and metal production industry. We wanted to avoid an overly industrial look, but chose neutrals and metallic colors as sort of a nod to the building’s history. This palette also complemented everything else – the flowers, the food, the music, the people, etc.

We truly lucked out with our vendors. Lindsay from READYLUCK was a pure joy to work with. She is an incredibly talented photographer and one of the kindest, most thoughtful and easy-going people we worked with. Hiring her was by far one of the best decisions we could have made during our planning process. Our caterers were phenomenal to work with throughout every phase of the planning process and brought us both such joy to see how our ideas materialized on the big day. Working with them was one of the highlights of planning because we shared so much love and appreciation for each other.

We were thrilled to partner with Saipua, whose design aesthetic perfectly complemented the ambiance we strove to create. We also loved that Saipua, in essence, is a mother-daughter business with Sarah as head florist and designer and Susan, master soapmaker. For favors we knew everyone would enjoy, Susan created customized soaps we gave our guests at the end of the evening. A live band was a must, and we were thrilled with Around Town’s renditions of each and every song. Having them there certainly made the reception all the more lively and photogenic.

We did not have too many DIY elements (other than our vows). The most unique aspects of our wedding were the ceremony and cake. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s oldest friend who got to know Josh especially well during the couple’s courtship in New York. Her ceremony was so touching and personal – it was by far one of the most talked about features of our wedding. Similarly, the wedding cake was actually made by a close friend of the bride, from college. It was such a treat to involve her in this way. We placed complete trust in her and the results far exceeded our expectations.

From the bride, “It’s hard to know what advice to give because I’m not sure whether it’s better to give advice based on what went right or wrong. A lot of former brides advised me to “enjoy every moment,” Honestly, that was harder to manage than I expected, in part because I still felt somewhat responsible for getting things done on the day of the wedding, and that gave me additional, unwelcomed stress. So my advice is a bit more specific: ‘In order to be fully present and enjoy every moment (1) make sure your “day of” timeline and plans are as final as you need them to be to feel relaxed, (2) be sure checks for tips are made up in advance and someone has been delegated the task of distributing them, and (3) drink just enough to relax your expectations and truly enjoy your party.’

Photography: Readyluck | Event Design: Jose Rolon Events | Floral Design: Saipua | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Invitations: Tabula Rasa | Reception Venue: The Foundry | Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Catering: Real Food Catering | Makeup: Jessa Blades | Hair: The Karcher | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | Favors: Saipua | Groom's Attire: Jason Ascher | Officiant: Naomi Zeveloff | Ceremony Music: Venus Ensembles | Transportation: Luxor Coach | Tent: Ace Party Rentals | Beer: Triboro Beverage | Bridal Salon: Alta MODA | Bride's Earrings: Katie Waltman | Bride's Hairpiece: Paris By Debra Moreland | Bride's Wedding Band: Cat Bird | Groom's Wedding Band: In God We Trust | Reception Music: Around Town Entertainment | Wine And Liquor: Quality House Wines

Vintage Metropolitan Building Wedding

Vintage weddings and the Metropolitan Building go together like bow ties and lace. Velvety pink chairs for propping bouquets, distressed brick walls and darling mirrors for those veiled getting ready moments, just for starters. And this beauty, with Judy Pak behind the lens, highlights that charm at it’s best. Want more vintage lovers? Head to THE VAULT.

From the Bride and Groom… After a beautiful engagement in Central Park, we started our search for the perfect venue. At the time, our idea of the perfect wedding was on a vineyard out on the North Fork of Long Island. We viewed a dozen or so vineyards before returning back home to the city to make a final decision. Once a decision was finally made, we attempted to put down a deposit over the phone. Unfortunately, the venue would only accept a deposit in person.

Feeling a little deflated, we decided to take a peek at the local venues before heading back out to Long Island. It was love at first site when we walked into The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City. This one-time electrical factory, built in 1909 was so special and full of history. It’s weathered walls, exposed brick and antique furniture collected by the owner Eleanor Ambos gave way to a unique place to celebrate with friends and family, many who traveled from the West coast to have their first experience in New York.

The venue inspired the rest of the wedding. The flowers, dresses, and table settings were all meant to accentuate the elegant beauty of the space. A close friend performed our ceremony under a beautiful chandelier in front of friends and family. After, we filled the place with dancing and laughter. It was a night we will always remember.

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Romantic Long Island City Engagement Session

From the coziness of their home to the glow of sunset high above the Manhattan skyline, Lauren Fair’s photos take us on a romantic journey with this adorable engaged duo. By the end of the photographic adventure, we feel like fast friends – can we join you guys on that picture perfect rooftop patio?

From the Bride-to-be… The very first wedding-related decision we made was that we absolutely had to have Lauren Fair Photography shoot our wedding. One of the major criterion that our venue had to have was an opening that matched with Lauren and Tim Fair’s available dates. We looked at venues in NYC, Philadelphia, Mexico, and finally decided on Shadow Lawn in The Hudson Valley region of New York. The quaint and rustic venue was perfect for us and we couldn’t have been more excited to learn that it worked out with our photographer’s schedule as well.

We weren’t interested in engagement photos at first, but decided to have them done since Lauren and Tim include them in all of their packages. They explained to us that it helps them get to know each couple before the big day and allows the couple to gain some experience with “acting naturally” while being photographed. We were super excited to meet them, so we happily took their advice, and couldn’t be happier that we did. We had so much fun during the shoot and can’t stop gushing over the photos. As an added bonus, Lauren and I discovered that we have a lot of similarities including our names, our love for our dogs (both named Oliver) and our style (which came in handy when I realized I forgot a belt and Lauren gave me the one she was wearing!)

We began the shoot in our apartment in Long Island City, with our beloved pup Ollie, and then headed across the street to Gantry Park, which spans about 3/4 mile and abuts the East River, with spectacular Manhattan views. Our favorite photos were underneath the gantries themselves. Next we headed up to the rooftop of a 32 story high rise for some of the best views of Manhattan right at sunset.

Needless to say, we cannot wait to have the opportunity to work with Lauren and Tim again for our wedding in September. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did!

Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Venue: Shadow Lawn

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