Brooklyn Wedding at the Metropolitan Building
When two artistic people wed, the outcome is always something to ooh and ahh over. Combine that cunning artistic sensibility with an incredibly romantic venue, some dramatic florals and the photography of Oak Street Studio and you’ve got an event that’s sure to give you that ache of wedding romance in your chest. Dramatic and stylish, Jessica and Perrin’s New York wedding is the epitome of classic romance.
From the bride, Jessica. Perrin and I were engaged while on a walk in Fort Greene Park in our beloved Brooklyn neighborhood. We decided we wanted a fall wedding in New York City surrounded by our close friends; we wanted to host an event that felt inspired, personal and non-traditional but that paid homage to our old-world and classical aesthetics.
The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens, with its French chateau-inspired interior and eclectic antique furniture, turned out to be the perfect venue for us. The building is full of charming details that inspired the overall bohemian-chic aesthetic we wanted to create for the wedding.
Flanking the ceremony area were two large and urns blossoming with dahlias, olive branches, hydrangeas and roses, arranged within a soft tea-stained color palate. Floral artist Nicolette Camille created the larger arrangements, the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets, as well as the boutonnières.
I brought my own antique touches to the overall muted tones of the décor by draping creamy lace with hints of silver over the guest tables; the lace helped to pick up on the soft glows of the mercury glass votives. Candlelight, white pumpkins and small apothecary jars of flowers made an appearance all throughout the venue. I designed the guest and reception table flower arrangements myself; I ordered flowers from NYC’s flower markets, purchased the antiqued urns several weeks before the wedding and my family assembled the arrangements the day before the event.
Wedding Vendors (New York, NY):
Photography: Heather of Oak Street Studio / Venue: The Metropolitan Building / Catering and Rentals: The Cleaver Company / Cake and desserts: Cheryl Kleinman / Bride’s dress: Anne Barge / Bride’s earings: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Light in the Box / Bridesmaids’ hairpieces: Belle Epoch / Bouquets, boutonnières and larger floral arrangements: Nicolette Camille / All other florals: DIY by the bride and family / Music: A Hawk and A Hacksaw / Invitations and Paper Goods: Groom, Perrin