Offbeat New York City Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

In a day where outdoor fêtes are becoming more and more common, it’s lovely to see the ballroom wedding still has its place! Lisa and Adam’s New York City wedding ties in elements of enchanted forests, Tim Burton style, and the most gorgeous, vibrant floral arrangements you could imagine. This has to be the most unique floral wedding cake we’ve seen in a long time, and we’re loving every detail shot by the fabulous Liesl Henrichsen of Photo Pink.

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From the bride, Lisa: The inspiration behind the flowers, feathers and decorations was Tim Burton (I’m a huge fan of his) and Alice in Wonderland – we wanted to make it feel like an enchanted forest (with a little bit of a gothic feel, and the venue was perfect for that). The favor bags were filled with ground coffee from MUD coffee in the East Village. To go along with the Alice in Wonderland-esque theme, Adam wore clock cufflinks (his father’s) and set them to 11:20 for our wedding date.

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gothic new york ballroom wedding

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From Sarah of Blossom and Branch Florists:
“The bride had a vision for a wedding inspired by Tim Burton’s film “Alice in Wonderland.” She wanted florals and decor that were colorful, whimsical, slightly gothic and included lots and lots of moss! The primary colors were orange and bright blue with deep red accents and the decorative elements included curiosities such as branches, crystals, lanterns, urns, birch rounds, birdcages and medicine bottles. She was very interested in texture and variety, so we created 4 categories of centerpieces, each slightly different.

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For both ceremony and reception, we aimed for a romantic woodland feel and included masses of moss along with draping hanging amaranthus everywhere we could put it! Hanging amaranthus dangled form the chandeliers, as well as from the Chuppah. Moss lined the aisle. We used black tulle to drape the Chuppah, clusters of rich blooms along the front and dramatic, branchy urns at the base of each pole. We wanted the Chuppah to be magical feel other-wordly.

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For the personal flowers, the bride requested feathers everywhere, so we used spotted guinea feathers, peacock feathers and blue pheasant feathers.”

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Vendor list (New York City, New York):

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation / Wedding Photographer: Liesl Henrichsen and Randy Ahart of Photo Pink / Flowers: Blossom and Branch / Hair and Makeup: Erica at 360 Beauty / Wedding Shoes: ModCloth / Wedding Gown and Long Veil: Melissa Sweet / Groom’s suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke / Wedding Favors: MUD coffee / Catering and Wedding Cake: Manna Catering / Pearl necklaces: Mother’s and Grandmother’s / Birdcage Veil: VintageBox1947 / Hairpiece: Bridal Veil Falls, NY / Owl Wedding Cake Topper: Kikuike / Ketubah: Jennifer Raichman / Wedding Planner: Private Receptions / Table Number Holders: Clareen’s Quirky Corner and This Fine Day

11 comments
  1. Alejandra - Imaginale

    Those shoes are INSANE! In an amazing way :) Loving the photography!

  2. Nerissa Balland

    What a “COOL” couple and a truly unique and creative wedding! XoXo

  3. Evoke Coffee and Espresso

    Glad to see coffee as favors! Great stuff.

  4. Tiff

    I would love to know where the groom got his socks! Love them and want them for my groomsmen ; )

  5. Lisa

    The brand is Happy Socks – you can get them online from their website or they sell them in select stores. They were definitely a fun addition to his suit! :-)

  6. Rachel - theWeddingVine

    The flower petal cake is lovely! I love wedding that don’t follow the usual trends!

  7. Addie

    so, so pretty!

  8. Zachariah Ishmael

    VERY cool, love the lighting!

  9. Zachariah Ishmael

    Beautiful colors! Very cool style :)

  10. Ane {{VIP Chicago Brides}}

    New York Weddings seem fun, very stylish – flowers & cake – amazing!

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