We’ve got a thing for New York City. We’ve also got a penchant for rooftop weddings. So when you combine the two of them, we’re ALL ABOUT IT. And that’s exactly what today is — a rooftop wedding in NYC!! Designed by Jesi Haack Design, Lindsey + Greg had one modern, super colorful, and insanely cool extravaganza. Before even touring the venue, L+G knew that Studio 450 was the one. The entire venue, top to bottom, was a crisp, clean white and both floors were lined with giant windows that opened up to surreal views of the New York City skyline. And there was a rooftop!
Lindsey tells us We wanted the overall look for our wedding to be lively and fun; to reflect our personalities. I had so, so, so many décor ideas (darn Pinterest!) to create an atmosphere that was open, airy with a laid-back tropical vibe: lavish with palms and vivid pops of coral, teals, shades of pinks and of course gold + rose gold. After many a night cruising the internet for inspiration, we realized that every wedding, every rental company, every venue and vendor we had liked was located in California. And although NYC has almost limitless possibilities of food, culture and entertainment, we just couldn’t find exactly what we were looking for on this side of the country. So, we decided to bring the West Coast to the East Coast and Jesi Haack Design + planner The Love Riot made our “Palm Springs meets Concrete Jungle” vision come to life!
Let’s venture to NYC to see all the magic captured by Flora + Fauna!
We’re definitely getting the California-inspired vibes from this gorgeous invitation suite by Prim & Pixie.
All the feels!
How incredible is that rooftop view? And all the ghost chairs!
Love this backdrop!!
Processional: Boom Clap by Lennon & Maisy
Recessional: Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap
First Dance: We Found Each Other In The Dark by City and Colour
Lindsey: I have a few...
- Laughing so uncontrollably at the altar that I was convulsing (the officiant read a poem that talked about us tickling each other and I lost it after the 3rd “tickle.” As did my bridesmaids, which didn’t help.) Later that evening a few people even commented how beautiful it was that I had gotten so “emotional” during the ceremony.
-I truly don’t know if I’ve ever had more fun in my life than I had on that dance floor during the last hour of our wedding. ALL the 2006 emo sing-a-longs!
Greg: Other than saying 'I do', I'd have to say seeing Lindsey in her dress for the first time during our first look. Standing on the rooftop overlooking this great city we call home, it was picture perfect.
Lindsey shares After you say ‘I do’ and walk down the aisle for the first time, take a few minute with your new husband/wife in a room by yourselves. After months and months of planning, it was some of the best few minutes together where it was just us and nothing else. Then go out on the dance floor and have some fun! Don’t forget to look around and take all the details in.
You can never start too early with planning; space things out if you can and that way you’ll only be going semi-crazy the last few weeks before the big day. Move your budget around so you can hire a great photographer and get a videographer! Those are the moments that will live forever. And if you’re getting married in a raw and empty venue, at the very minimum, allot for coordinator to make things run smoothly. Find vendors that fit with your personality. When you’re all on the same page, something truly great will be created.
The way all the color pops in the all white room is TOO GOOD.
Modern, colorful + oh so cool.
Lindsey tells us After a lot of searching, we had finally found the perfect tables for our reception that not only didn’t require linens, but also were not made of wood. Unfortunately, they were outlandishly expensive to rent and we were back to square one… Until we found a 2nd rental company, in Massachusetts, that carried them and were reasonably priced. Well, long and stressful story short, the tables never showed up (arghhh!) and we had nothing to seat 135 guests at. Well, our wonderful vendors scrambled to fix the situation just minutes before our (already delayed) reception was about to begin. The feeling of elation, relief and joy was so memorable and I couldn’t help but cry and run around the room hugging every person that was working.
Congrats Lindsey + Greg!!
Want to see more? Check out this sweet video by Atomic Tangerine Films!
photography: Flora + Fauna // venue name: Studio 450, New York, New York, USA // event design: Jesi Haack Design // planning: The Love Riot // florals: Karma Flowers // wedding dress: ASOS // bride's shoes: Ted Baker // hair stylist: The Dry Bar // videography: Atomic Tangerine Films // paper goods: Prim & Pixie // catering: Real Food Catering // desserts: COOLHAUS // furniture rentals: Broadway Party Rentals // officiant: Our Wedding Officiant NYC