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Green Building Brooklyn Wedding

Modern Weddings

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Katie Osgood

Every time I look at this wedding, I just can’t get over how darling the bride is! Katie Osgood captured the wedding of Stephanie and Ben at Brooklyn’s Green Building, one of our all-time favorite venues. There are many wonderful details to behold, but prepare yourself for Steph’s jaw-dropping bouquet from Sprout Home.

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From the bride, Stephanie: We knew we wanted our wedding to be warm, inviting, and echo our home decor. My husband had said, “We wanted a wedding that looked like a big beautiful dinner party that we would host at our house if we had the space.” Which is why the Green Building was perfect for us. As soon as we walked in, we knew that was where we wanted to marry one another. Its beautiful white washed brick walls, and ornate chandeliers create the perfect setting for our intimate wedding. It really means something to us that when we walked in we could picture the whole evening start to finish. And as an added element to our idea of our wedding wanting to feel like our home, the Green Building is 2 blocks away from our home!


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We knew we wanted our wedding to be romantic, warm, cool, fun, and filled with personal touches. While we didn’t really have a theme, our decor really did reflect our home life and design sensibilities. Our house is filled with candles, geodes, old bottles filled with flowers, and richly colored geometric rugs. We wanted all those design elements present in the details of our wedding. My amazing Mom made the silver triangle garland on her sewing machine that would be used to decorate mine and my husbands chairs. We found beautiful geodes, bottles, and candles on eBay, educational supplies, and other fun sites! Our cool geometric wedding programs and menus were created by my Maid of Honor, Jennifer Katz, a super talented graphic designer and awesome gal pal. We also wanted to try to use the most local Brooklyn vendors as we could. Music is also very important to us, especially my husband. So he worked with our amazing DJ to make sure all the songs we wanted were played and none of the ones we didn’t want weren’t!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take it all in stride and have fun!!!

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Ceremony,” Galaxie 500
Bride’s Processional: “Expecting To Fly,” Buffalo Springfield
Recessional: “Under Your Spell,” Desire
First Dance: “Strangers,” The Kinks
Last Dance: “I’ve Loved Her So Long,” Neil Young

Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Katie Osgood / Floral Design: Sprout Home / Day-Of Coordination: Shannon McCormick of Naturally Delicious / Venue: The Green Building / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven via Lovely Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Suits: Suit Supply / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Naturally Delicious / DJ: Wells Crandall of Sugartown Industries / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Wedding Programs and Menus: Jennifer Katz

Metropolitan Building Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Katie Osgood

We absolutely love that brides are starting to look outside of the bridal boutiques and in less traditional places for wedding fashion ideas, and bride Collette’s wedding day look is a perfect illustration of this — her one-shouldered Tadashi Shoji gown has our hearts aflutter, and far more affordable than your average wedding day dress! Of course, we’re in love with every other bit of her wedding too, which you’ll see photographed to perfection by Katie Osgood:

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From the bride, Collette: Many of our guests had never been to NYC before, so we really wanted a venue that represented the style and energy that the city offers. Our venue located in a warehouse heavy area of Long Island City gave our guests a hidden gem that was both classic and chic, with views of Manhattan from Queens. The venue has exposed brick walls, wood floors, natural lighting and a ton of unique pieces that we felt represented our style.


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We both didn’t want to look at our photos 20 years down the road and have anything feel too dated. The venue offered so many interesting pieces and collectibles (antique travel trunks, chaise lounges, mismatched chairs) which made it much easier to personalize. As for color themes, we wanted kept it classic and chic. White, light pinks and soft metallics were the primary colors.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Yes – make sure you love your vendors, I was very fortunate to work with such amazing & talented professionals that made the planning process seamless and the day of was worry-free.


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From the photographer, Katie: It’s pretty simple, John + Collette wanted a wedding that was simple and classic with a touch of vintage elegance. I think they pretty much nailed it. There wasn’t anything too ostentatious, but the few details they did have seemed to fit her description to a T. Collette’s dress and bouquet were probably my favorite.

As for the photography, we couldn’t have asked for better light or a better location. The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, NY is a location packed with tons of prop furniture (I’m talking stacks of wardrobes, pillars, pictures frames, you name it). There are tons of rooms and four different floors with varying motifs so we were really able to take our pick when it came to choosing where to shoot. John and Collette had lots of family from the west coast so it was the prefect space to showcase just how unique the New York City can be. As a photographer I felt a little bit like a kid on Christmas while shooting John + Collette in this space. It was an absolute treat!

Wedding Music:
Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
First Dance: “Earth Angel,” Death Cab for Cutie

Wedding Location: Queens, NY / Photographer and Photobooth: Katie Osgood / Wedding Venue: The Metropolitian Building / Event Coordination: Green Apple Weddings / Wedding Flowers: Bunch by Kristen / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji / Wedding Veil: Powder Blue Bijoux / Wedding Sash: Venust Bridal Design / Hair: Nicole Gumiela of Space Salon / Makeup: Monika Crouch / Cupcakes: City Sweets / Cake Topper: Clayphory / DJ: Cory Lasser / Wedding Invitations: BellaJenna / Transportation: Vincent Limousine

Local Wedding Guide: New York

Local Guide

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We’re back with our Local Wedding Guide installments, and we’re ready to tackle our Blue Label vendors in the Big City! With some of the most talented vendors the wedding world has to offer, get ready to take in some seriously gorg eye candy and find some great local resources for your upcoming nuptials! As always, fear not if you’re not in the New York area — everyone here loves to travel!

New York:


Photographers:
Katie Osgood Photography

Ryan & Heidi Studio

Chelo Keys Photography

Cmostr Photography

Weddings by Joshua Brown

Alexandra Meseke

1. Art Beauty Life: Jenny Ebert Photography

Planners + Stylists:

Private Receptions

Firefly Events

Fashion:


Sohomode

Millcrest Vintage

Florists:


Violet and Verde

Blade NYC

Check out the videos below!

McKenzie Miller Films


Kiss the Bride Films

If you are a vendor and would like to be considered in our vendor guide, please click HERE to apply. If you would like to recommend additional local resources to this list, please email us. We’d love to hear from you!


View all New York weddings and check out our entire directory of pros!

Sustainable Smog Shoppe Wedding

Garden Weddings

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We’re so excited to share with you all today’s wedding from one of our favorite venues, LA’s The Smog Shoppe. Photographed by the ever-talented Katie Osgood and coordinated by Sweet Emilia Jane, Frances and Patrick (also known as “Fratrick” by their close friends) had a stunning eco-friendly day packed with succulents, chalkboard, and endless help from talented friends and family members.

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From the bride, Frances: We wanted to be married in LA during the spring, have an accessible outdoor venue + caterer that accommodated the whole event + incorporated sustainability. The Smog Shoppe + Thyme were perfect!

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Little decoration was needed because so much was already there. We incorporated geographic elements into our wedding through our wedding invitations that doubled as a map, and with our seating chart and tables. Each tabled was named after a state we had both visited over the years. Our favors were the DIY coaster project and the potted succulents that guests could take home to use or plant in their garden.


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We hired Sweet Emilia Jane so she could help guide our vision. She referred us to several vendors and because of her, Patrick and I were able to enjoy our wedding with our friends and family members.


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We wanted to honor our wedding party’s individuality so the groomsmen wore their own suits and I picked Coralie Beatrix dresses so my bridesmaids could choose their own style and wear it again and Patrick’s was custom tailored. Throughout the entire planning process, I had a litany of friends offer me their services that included, but not limited to, hair + hair piece, makeup, bouquets, vendor referrals, and chalkboards. All the details of our wedding could be tied to someone generously giving their time or talent which made the day truly special.


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Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Venue: The Smog Shoppe / Wedding Photographer: Katie Osgood / Second Photographer: Mike Lee / Event Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane / Wedding Dress: La Sposa / Bride’s Hair: Jaclyn and Vincy Wu / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Coralie Beatrix / Wedding Flowers: Bride’s friends / Wedding Caterer: Thyme / Wedding Cake: Susina’s Bakery / DJ: DJ Phil Barbb / Table Settings: The Vintage Table Co. / Stationery: Victoria Vu of Paper & Type / Calligraphy: Maureen Koo