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Industrial & Botanical Vegan Wedding in New York

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Megan and Brad wanted their wedding to be a blend of natural, industrial and vintage, with a nod to the wabi-sabi aesthetic; the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. They were inspired mostly by modern industrial and moody botanical styles. They also knew they wanted to get married in New York City, where they met and have lived for some time.

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“When we began researching venues we discovered the beautiful Greenpoint Loft only a few blocks from our apartment and knew that it was perfect for us,” said Megan. “We fell in love with the warm industrial aesthetic and the fact that we could totally create the wedding we’d envisioned in the open space. Plus, there was a perfect view of the NYC skyline from the windows and deck!”

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Gothic Wedding at the Morbid Anatomy Museum

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Kim and Maik wanted their wedding to be non-traditional and were inspired by Rock n Roll and all things morbid. They described their wedding theme as ‘goth’, with a focus on the colour black. They hosted the day at a really unique venue – the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn!

“I’m super into all things morbid, so lots of black was a must,” explained Kim. “Maik isn’t as into that stuff as I am but being the sweetheart that he is he pretty much went with everything I suggested. We just wanted things simple but that we felt conveyed a sense of who we are. We are both creeps so we wanted that to come through. I don’t think anyone was surprised.”

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“We had a very short ceremony officiated by one of my best girlfriends from San Francisco, Jackie. Originally we were going to write our vows beforehand but both kept putting it off, so in the end we agreed to just keep what we said short and simple. Maik forgot half of what he wanted to say and I couldn’t say too much because I was already crying before I even walked out! I had my two younger brothers give me away and Jackie read pre-scripted vows that included a quick candle lighting ceremony and great quote from Doctor Seuss.”

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Minimalist New York City Wedding

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Oded and Lena decided as soon as they got engaged that they didn’t want to get married at home in Tel Aviv, they wanted to go to New York City! “We wanted to avoid some of the bureaucracy entailed in official Israeli weddings”, they explained, “we also liked the romantic notion of getting away from everyone and having a wedding ceremony in NYC.”

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They both wore non-traditional outfits which came from Cos. “We didn’t want the usual wedding clothes but still, it took a while to find them!” explained Lena. “In the end we both wore outfits from Cos – him a suit and me in a minimalist shirt dress and a flower crown.”

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Retro & Whimsical DIY Barn Party

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Christable and Julius’ retro inspired wedding took place in June. The wedding was a whimsical DIY barn party with influences from a number of different eras.

“Even though we are both from the city, we love getting out to the country”, began the bride. “We wanted to do something that had us all over it and not a pre-decorated banquet hall. We decorated the entire barn just hours before having to get dressed in the upstairs room. It was a lot of work but it was worth it.”

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“We knew it was going to be lot of work but I think the one thing we didn’t REALLY think about was a good clean up plan. It was a lot of work to put it all up and just as much work to put it all away along with the gifts after celebrating a wedding! Some guests did help but it still was more than we actually thought. You spend so much time thinking about putting it all together and then you forget about taking it all apart!”

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Quirky New York City Elopement

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When they discovered that their country’s laws prevented them having the wedding they really wanted, Israelis Luda and Ayal decided to elope in NYC.

“We couldn’t get married the way we wanted in our own country (in Israel only religious marriages are legal)”, explained the bride. “So we’ve decided to get married in New York City. It was a natural choice for us since Ayal is an American citizen and he used to live in Williamsburg. Some of Ayal’s family still lives in the US, and they were able to make the trip and attend the City Hall wedding. If we were to have any theme I guess it was the city itself!”

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The bride designed her own dress with help from a fashion designer friend. “I designed the dress and a good friend of mine who is the owner of an underground and street-style store in Tel-Aviv, helped me with the final design and the sewing. I also made my own wedding bouquet. I wanted white flowers with black feathers. We thought that it will be easy to find someone who could make it when we arrived in New York but we couldn’t! The white flowers were easy but we couldn’t find anyone that could add the black feathers too. So we improvised. Ayal bought a feather duster from Kmart, took the feathers out and made the bouquet I wanted!”

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Intimate and Organic Catskill Forest Wedding

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Christina and Geoff wanted their wedding to be relaxed and intimate. They were married in October in West Shokan, New York. “Our theme was a rustic, woodland wedding that celebrated our love for the outdoors and natural world,” said the bride. “We also wanted to have our personalities and the things we love be the focus.”

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The day was held at Ashokan Dreams B&B, a guesthouse in a private home that is deep in the Catskill Forest Reserve and overlooks the Ashokan Reservoir. “Everything that we incorporated into our wedding day felt very organic. We didn’t necessarily find inspiration through other weddings, but instead brought little pieces of us to the aesthetic of our day.”

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