Today’s wedding completely blew my away when I first saw it and read the context behind so many of it’s gorgeous details. Luxe and breath-takingly beautiful it’s an inspiring mix of feminine and industrial style with bride Heather sporting the most incredible gown from a non-profit boutique which gives its earnings to a children’s education charity. Wow. Add to that the heartache of Heather not being able to have her ailing mother present, the joining of their two religions, highly personal vows and the heavy rainfall and you’ve got yourself one stoic couple and one heck of a genuine, honest and real celebration. Oh and did I mention it’s absolutely stunning?! Enjoy…
From Photographer Ed Hafizov of Zorz Studios: The bride got ready at the beautiful Wythe Hotel with amazing floor-to-ceiling windows of the Manhattan skyline, and an interior staircase leading to a private terrace. Surrounded by the toile wallpaper, and beautiful exposed beams, she was in love with the space and felt completely calm and at ease getting ready with her beautiful bridesmaids.
Brian gifted Heather a locket with a picture inside of her Mum and her. Her mother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago and was physically not able to attend the wedding and this was extremely difficult for her.
We expected the heavy rain… Just as the skies opened and it started to pour, we arrived safe and dry inside Jane’s Carousel where I managed to capture the incredible moments and some of clients’ favourite pictures are of them outside in the rain!
The couple fell in love with The Green Building for its effortlessly beautiful interior and the vintage flair. The Green Building was previously a brass foundry and has beautiful original brick walls, exposed beam ceilings, gold chandeliers, and even a back speakeasy room equipped with vintage decor and red velvet curtains. Their vendors helped create a warm and intimate setting.
“The rabbi read our vows of why we wanted to marry each other, the touching vows Brian wrote brought me to tears and my favorite part during the ceremony was when Brian reached over to wipe my tears away,” says Heather. “I am Jewish and Brian Protestant, so we decided to fuse our backgrounds by incorporating an Irish ‘hand-fasting’ and a stomping of the glass, both beautiful traditions and incredibly sentimental.”
After the dinner, dancing, and cake we ended with a food truck by Wafels & Dinges which was a huge hit! Paying homage to the speakeasy theme, guests took home little bottles of whiskey.
Every detail earned it’s pleace…be it though sentiments or by taking their lead from their surroundings…that’s how to design an evocative and personal celebration!
//Credits:Photographer: Zorz Studios//Calligrapher: Butler’s Pantry Calligraphy//Dress Designer: Marchesa//Transportation:Supreme Valet Parking Inc.//Makeup Artist: Marlena Singh Makeup Artistry//Favors and Gifts: Pope Liquors//Hair Stylist: Pravana Hair Studio//Caterer: Purslane Catering//Location: Wythe Hotel//Floral Designer: Boos Floral Showcase//Equipment Rentals:Broadway Party Rentals//Bakery: CMNY Cakes//Linens and Coverings: For Your Party//Photo Booth Equipment: Good Times PB//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Hugo Boss//Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection//Cinema and Video: Kiss The Bride Films//Officiant:Michael Ehrlich//Shoes:Miu Miu//Event Planner: Parties N All LLC//Jewellery:Rent the Runway//DJ:Rhythm of the Night Entertainment//Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux//Dress Store: The Bridal Garden//Reception Venue: The Green Building//Cake Designer:Wafels and Dinges//Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas//Submitted via Two Bright Lights