Uniting classic glamour with a vintage, industrial vibe, this NYC affair is packed with gorgeous, pin-worthy details at every turn with lush florals, a romantic, lighted ceremony and sleek, elegant tablescapes. We haven’t even gotten started on the bridal party and the bride’s oh-so stunning Marchesa wedding dress! Zorz Studios was on hand to document the chic celebration in all it’s Big Apple glory.
From Zorz Studios: Heather and Brian worked for the same company but never actually ran into each other in their building, partly because at the time, Brian worked as an outside rep. and hardly came into the office. A company sponsored event brought the two lovebirds together and they became inseparable.
The bride got ready at the beautiful Wythe Hotel. The hotel has these amazing floor-to-ceiling windows of the Manhattan skyline, and an interior staircase leading to a private terrace. Heather was completely in love with the toile wallpaper and beautiful exposed beams and she felt calm and at ease getting ready with her lovely bridesmaids.
Her exquisite lace mermaid gown was found at The Bridal Garden, a non-profit bridal boutique in New York City which gives all proceeds towards the education of disadvantaged children. “It was awesome to know my purchase went to such a terrific cause! I bought it off the rack and it fit me almost perfectly!” says the bride.
As a special tribute, Brian gifted Heather with a locket containing a picture of her mother and her. Her mom had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago and was physically not able to attend the wedding which was extremely difficult for the bride.
We were expecting heavy rain but fortunately, just as it started to pour, we managed to arrive safe and dry inside Jane’s Carousel where I captured the incredible moments! Some of couples’ favorite photos are of them outside in the rain!
The pair fell for The Green Building with its effortlessly beautiful interior and the vintage flair. It was previously a brass foundry and has beautiful original brick walls, gold chandeliers, exposed beam ceilings and a back speakeasy room equipped with vintage decor and red velvet curtains.
Their team of vendors helped create a warm and intimate setting. According to the bride, the rabbi read their vows of why they wanted to marry each other and the touching words that her groom wrote, brought her to tears. Her favorite part of the ceremony was when Brian reached over to wipe her tears. The couple decided to fuse their Jewish and Protestant backgrounds by incorporating two traditional and sentimental traditions- an Irish ‘hand-fasting’ and the stomping of the glass.
After the dinner, dancing, and cake, the two ended the night with a food truck by Wafels & Dinges which was a huge hit with everyone. In homage to the vintage, speakeasy theme, guests took home little bottles of whiskey.