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:

bride and groom

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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newlyweds first look
newlyweds first look

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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.

unique bridesmaid portraits
unique bridesmaid portraits
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bride and groom

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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newlyweds first dance
newlyweds first dance

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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


Comments (12):

  • Wedding Photographer Greece on February 22, 2013

    The group poses and the location are perfect and inspiring! Thank you for sharing this beautiful wedding!
  • Melanie Hall on February 21, 2013

    LOVE this location! Great images!
  • Jamie @ Vickerstaff Photography on February 21, 2013

    Amazing photos of what is a beautiful wedding.
  • Katie Osgood on February 20, 2013

    Gahh you guys are too freakin nice! Thanks Katie and Lydia :)
  • Courntey on February 20, 2013

    Such a beautiful wedding! Love the cake, & the color palette.
  • lydia {ever ours} on February 20, 2013

    katie knows how to get a job done. stunning wedding!
  • Ela- Studio Finch Chicago Wedding Photographer on February 20, 2013

    That image of her in the hall of mirrors is absolutely stunning! I love love all the muted the colors. Great post!
  • Inspired By This on February 20, 2013

    Beautiful wedding!!! Love it all! :]
  • Katie- Little Bird Celebrations on February 20, 2013

    Great job Kate! Beautiful and romantic!
  • Shireen Louw Photography on February 20, 2013

    woweeee!!! love that hallway with the mirrors!!! stunning!
  • Ashleigh from Marry Me Metro on February 20, 2013

    Absolutely stunning wedding dress, decor, and new york city wedding venue! The image of the bride in the picture hallway is jaw-dropping!
  • eRiN on February 20, 2013

    seriously the most stunning wedding i've ever seen!


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