New York City, a place of elevated style and insanely cool creatives. It’s no surprise that our couple, Stephanie and Will, chose this incredible city as the location for their wedding day! In addition to the location, Stephanie and Will were such an unique couple to work with. In fact, we spent quite a lot of time with them planning their New York City wedding! After multiple postponements and two full years of planning Stephanie and Will finally celebrated the big day with their friends and family.
Over the last two years I got to know Stephanie and Will pretty well and every second of it has been full of joy. These two are truly the sweetest couple and they value all the little details. They wanted their New York City wedding day to feel like magic so they trusted us to bring their vision to life! Stephanie and Will truly understood the importance and value of paying attention to the nitty gritty and wanted us to really dive into their vision, so we did just that!
Stephanie and Will’s wedding day was a whirlwind. As I mentioned, their wedding took place in New York. It just so happened that on the same day as their wedding, there was a bike race happening in Brooklyn! Talk about CHAOS!! New York is already a maze on a normal day but throw in a ton of people racing on bikes and boy do you have yourself an adventure. We managed to make our way to the venue and the day proceeded with ease. Everyone was surprisingly laid back, given the whole bike race fiasco, and was ready to get the day going!
Their ceremony took place at the Foundry on Long Island and it was gorgeousss. The Foundry is the coolest venue; it has a greenhouse feel with all of the plants but it’s also mixed with some exposed brick, which brings in a real industrial feel. During the planning process Stephanie and Will let me know that they wanted something that felt timeless and romantic, but they also knew that they REALLY wanted it to be a little wild and unexpected! We tossed visions of a perfect garden out the window and really dove into the industrial concept that their venue provided a beautiful slate for. We ended up coming to a beautiful balance of romance with a dash of airy texture. The lush florals mixed perfectly with the brick walls and industrial flare of the venue, resulting in a wedding design that was absolutely #Pinterestworthy.
Incredible lush vines covered the walls of the Foundry and it created a fun backdrop to play off of. We were able to get creative with florals without overpowering them with greenery. Our favorite piece had to be the ceremony arch, which was an absolute masterpiece!! We decked out their matte-black arch with the brightest and fluffiest white blooms: Hydrangeas, roses, lisianthus and more! It was a picture-perfect setting and we couldn’t get enough. When the lights dimmed and the candles glowed, that ceremony design looked STUNNING.
After the ceremony, guests were invited to dinner out on the terrace under a canopy of twinkling lights. Each design element was carefully selected and the design that was pulled together was breathtaking. For the reception tables we mixed up some fun arrangements that were a little bit boho and a little bit chic. I just loved how Stephanie and Will chose to bring in a little twist to their reception floral design for their New York City wedding. Compared to the all-white essence of their ceremony, the reception florals were loaded with some fun pops of color. Peach, champagne and a hint of hot-pink really elevated this reception design to the next level! We felt like we were walking through beautiful gardens once the floral was laid out on the community-style tables; it was such a dream!
I absolutely adore being a wedding florist. The opportunity to play a part in someone’s “Best Day Ever!” is an honor that we will never take for granted. Seeing the wedding day come to life is so much fun but the best part 100% has to be seeing our clients reactions. Stephanie was over the moon when she saw the end result of the floral designs. She gave us all the warmest hugs and we received endless thank yous at the end of the night. Stephanie gushed about how it was everything she could have ever dreamed of and more, score!
Stephanie + Will’s Elegant New York City Wedding
Photography: Melissa Marshall Planning
Design and Styling: Mae and Co Creative
Venue: The Foundry
Catering: Comparti New York
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals
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