Photos by:

Lev Kuperman

Lovers of vintage glam romance, this one’s for you. Lev Kuperman captured Foster and Marc’s incredible wedding day at Long Island City’s Metropolitan Building, a long-time favorite venue for those who appreciate a bit of Old World charm. Throw in some retro inspired paper goods, a show-stopping Jenny Packham gown, and one heck of a dance party and you’ve got this memorable celebration!

vintage romance wedding at the Metropolitan Building - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

From the bride, Foster: Our style was vintage and romantic. We wanted the night to feel enchanted and magical yet warm and comfortable. We steered away from the “rustic” elements such as mason jars because they tend to err on the side of “cute.” We sourced and collected all of the brass candle stick holders and medicine/apothecary flower vases to include table centerpieces and design elements throughout the space. My sister, who is an amazing graphic designer, designed the dinner menus and some of the signage (signature cocktail and welcome sign).

wedding venue - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Jenny Packham wedding gown - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

gold wedding shoes - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

vintage inspired invitations - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding dress detail - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

purple and white bouquet - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Flower recipe: There was a main focus on wild flowers; Specialty Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Garden Roses, Lavender, Proteas, Calla Lillys, Cymbidium Orchids, Succulents, Yarrow, Lisianthus, Zinnias, Snapdragons, Scabiosa, burgundy Scabiosa Gomphrema, Queen Anne’s Lace, Clematis, Veronica, Delphinium, Chrysanthemums, Antique Carnations, Cosmos, Fiddlehead ferns, Waxflower, Poppies, Early mysterious Ranunculas & Anemones.

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

bridal makeup - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

bridal portrait - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

bride during ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

groom during ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

ceremony recessional - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Try not to let the little details become bigger than they are. Sometimes we found ourselves focusing too much on the minute details (and to be honest, no one even notices the little things). You can let these things go without sacrificing your overall vision. On the day, the outcome of some elements may not be exactly what you expected but it will all be beautiful and magical. Basically, don’t sweat the small stuff.

escort cards - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

protea centerpiece - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

vintage inspired table setting - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

sweetheart table - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding cake with figs - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

dessert table - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

hora - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Into the Gold Rush,” Neil Young & “Something,” The Beatles
Recessional: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray Lamontagne
First Dance: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lev Kuperman

Wedding Planning

Castiglione Events

Floral Design

Xylem & Phloem

Venue

Metropolitan Building

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Head Chain

Urban Eco Beauty

Hand Chain

Vale Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

Artistry by Erin Rachel

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

The Fruited Plain

Wedding Cake

Blue Stove Bakery

Wedding Music

Joel Young Band via Hank Lane Music

Vintage Rugs

Patina Rentals

Menus and Signage

Devyn Bell

Wedding Invitations

Fourteen-Forty

1 comments
  • BraKell Wiley

    I love the details on the brides dress! So elegant. The mis match bridesmaids dresses are also gorgeous. The colors go perfectly for fall!