DIY Metropolitan Building Wedding: Lindsey + Trevor

metropolitan New York wedding

Lindsey + Trevor have a deep love for art + design. He has a background in architecture and she in visual arts + display. The main inspiration for their early fall DIY wedding was their gorgeous venue, The Metropolitan Building in Queens, New York. At first sight, they fell in love with the raw wood + exposed brick and saw their wedding as a chance to fulfill their shared passion for finding old objects and making them new again. So a handmade celebration was the only way to go. They built their own wedding backdrop, put together the tablescape centerpieces, even tackled the floral design, with the help of a few talented friends. Total DIY gurus, these two.

Let’s get right to it + check out the beautiful photos by Turn Loose The Art!





Guys, this dress! Lindsey found it at a Pronovias sample sale and the train was altered to incorporate hand-dyed indigo fabric, stitched in by her mom + aunts. We’re blown away!

blue edged dress

blue suit groom


first look

bride and groom

wedding party


Lindsey + Trevor constructed a large weaving installation from reclaimed wood + fabric trims that acted as the backdrop for their ceremony. At the beginning of the ceremony the bride’s side had the fabric pieces in the front, while the wood pieces were in front on the groom’s side. Instead of a unity candle, the bride and groom had their families come up and assist them in weaving the pieces together while Mike Hopper of Trading Ashes sang a song.

wooden fabric decor

hanging light fixture

One of the most notable design features was the lighting fixtures created by Cassidy Brush of Urban Chandy in Brooklyn. Cassidy and her team did a full installation for Trevor & Lindsey and it was breathtaking, right?

metropolitan New York wedding

metropolitan New York wedding

metropolitan New York wedding

light fixture

bride and groom


Such fun tablescape design! Loving the organic, artful feel. Bravo, Lindsey + Trevor!

vintage book decor

metropolitan New York wedding

metropolitan New York wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Make every detail personal and don't do things a certain way because that's what is "supposed" to happen. Use your friends and families. They will be honored to be a part and it makes for wonderful memories.

photography: Britney Gardner of Turn Loose The Art // venue: Metropolitan Building Queens, New York // dress: Pronovias sample sale; the train was altered to incorporate indigo fabric hand dyed by the bride and stitched in by the bride’s mom and aunts // hair: David Pang, of “State of the Art” hair salon in Phoenix, AZ // make-up: Stacy Fuller-Cohen // wedding bands: Shane Yamane of One Stone Shop // catering: The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg Brooklyn // linens: White Plains Linen // chandelier: Urban Chandy