Pamela and Ryan’s Long Island City wedding is the most perfect combination of industrial chic and garden glamour! The gorgeous exposed brick and clinging ivy of The Foundry set the stage for their handmade affair. So as not to detract from the raw space, they selected a clean color palette of dove gray, navy, and mint with a glimmer of metallic accents for good measure. Soft and flowing Bari Jay bridesmaids dresses with ruffled accents and Pamela’s Mira Zwillinger gown from Mark Ingram Atelier were perfectly matched by the stunning bouquets from Designs by Ahn, which featured bluish white and blush peonies and ranunculus, accented by anemones, thistle, and eucalyptus. The fragrant greens also graced the tables, weaving throughout the candlesticks atop soft gray linens from Broadway Party Rentals. Their ceremony featured a showstopping floating floral altar that has us mesmerized! We are completely head over heels for all of the handmade details that the couple included, from the amazing groom’s cake right down to the custom wax seals. Every single moment as captured by Cassi Claire is perfection!
From the bride: Ryan and I both agreed that we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of what makes us unique as a couple. While the big picture is a must, I truly believe it’s the details that really make the event. I designed all of the invitations, programs, napkins, stir sticks, menus, place cards with little P(heart)R wax seals, and wedding signage. We created signature cocktail cups with the Bride’s Something New (A “Blood Orange” Signature Cocktail…because as a Clemson fan, my blood runs orange), and the Groom’s Something Old (The Classic Maryland Orange Crush), complete with corresponding napkins, straws, and stir sticks (A Maryland Crab and Clemson Paw). The groomsmen’s tie clips contained the longitude and latitude coordinates where they each met Ryan, and his tie clip contained the coordinates where we met.
I decided to make my Maryland Groom a crab and newspaper cake; designing the entire “New York Times” newspaper with stories I made up (including one that featured art he made when he was a young boy), ads of things he loved, sports scores, and a travel section with all of Ryan’s favorite places. My “something blue” was a piece of the Dorothy dress I had when I was a little girl complete with the saying, “There’s no place like home.” Each table number was also the anniversary year that we plan to open the wine, AND the label of each wine bottle’s label matched that year’s traditional anniversary gift (Year one – Paper, Year two – Cotton, and so on). Table 10 was my favorite—tin—and featured a little dancing tin man (because Dorothy needed her tin man!)
The entire day, start to finish was a complete celebration. Our best man speeches were probably the most hilarious speeches I’ve ever seen—they even had the waiters rolling in laughter. I’ll always cherish the ceremony led by our good friend, the date of our day (my grandparent’s wedding anniversary), that our guests felt special and loved (and that they never left the dance floor), and the fact that I got to marry Ryan.
Photography – Cassi Claire | Venue – The Foundry | Floral – Designs by Ahn | Wedding Planning, Event Design, Stationery, and Calligraphy – Postscripted Studios LLC | Favors – Sigmund’s Pretzels Shop | Videography – Mint Wedding Cinematography | Catering – Michael Stuart Catering | Bakery – Lael Cakes and Momofuku Milk Bar | Rentals and Linens – Broadway Party Rentals | Band and Ceremony Music – Nathan Angelo | DJ – Scratch Weddings | Lighting – Universal Light and Sound | Hair Stylist – Styles on B | Makeup Artist – The House of Makeup | Bridesmaids Dresses – Bari Jay | Gown – Mira Zwillinger from Mark Ingram Atelier | Bride’s Shoes – Betsey Johnson | Suit – Suit Supply | Tie – Burberry | Groomsmen Ties – Suit Supply | Grooming – Fellow Barber | Bridal Brunch – Ici Restaurant