New York Metropolitan Building Wedding: Kate + Sean

Metropolitan Building wedding

New York’s Metropolitan Building is one of our all-time favorite venues, so it’s always fun to share a wedding there + see how the couple personalized the space! Kate + Sean were totally won over by the building’s vintage charm and with a few key elements and a stylish, yet rustic, vibe, they were able to make the setting a fun reflection of their adventurous, outdoorsy personalities. According to Kate, We both love the outdoors and assumed we would have an outdoor wedding but when we saw the Metropolitan Building we knew it was the place. I wanted to incorporate our love for the outdoors inside with beautiful things I had collected, everything from the branches, glass bottles for the flowers to geodes, gems and antlers.

Funny how sometimes your day can end up being completely different from what you originally envisioned, right?! But as you’ll see in these gorgeous photos by Pat Furey, it looks like S + K’s celebration turned out exactly as it was meant to be!

Metropolitan Building wedding

kraft paper invitation

pink rose bouquet

Metropolitan Building first look

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

fascinator

lace back dress

Kate’s L’Fay Bridal dress is a total dream!

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

blue hydrangea bouquet

geode

mint ribbon backdrop

And what a sweet ceremony backdrop!

mint tissue tassels

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

cocktail hour

Seeing everything come together, things that we spent over a year dreaming about finally happening in live action. Entering cocktail hour was really special for the both of us because we were able to be part of it all. It was also a really special for me when Sean surprised everyone by playing Neil Young's Harvest Moon for the father/daughter dance. It was also pretty rad when our photographer Pat grabbed us at the end of cocktail hour to to take some fun photos outside, we were more relaxed and they were really silly and beautiful.

romantic string light reception

table chart

fern centerpieces

fern centerpieces

bud vases

garland chair decor

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Don't underestimate your guests ability to consume vodka, make sure you have enough to please. Also, there really are no rules about what you have to do, we felt really strongly about making this day as much 'us' as possible, even if that meant tweaking seemingly traditional things.

photography: Pat Furey // venue: The Metropolitan Building Queens, New York // florals: Eunice Valerio // wedding dress: L’Fay Bridal // hairpieces + sash: Custom created by Leah C. Millinery // shoes: Seychelles // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew, Jenny Yoo // hair: Dhiran Mistry from the John Barrett Salon // makeup: Celeste Loft // groom suit: J.Crew The Ludlow Shop // paper goods: Diamond and Rust // hand painted sign + calligraphy: Brian Kaspr of Flat Vernacular // catering: Maia Pearl Catering // cake: All dairy and gluten free made by By The Way Bakery // cake topper: Adorn Events Styling // music: Bandulos

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DIY: Geometric Runner

DIY Geometric Runner

Today we are sharing a fun decor piece you can use at your wedding or at home  – a geometric runner for your tables! We love how easy it is to make, but also how fully customizable this one is. So many color choices and patterns to make this one really yours! Thanks so much to Michelle Edgemont for sharing this one – let’s see how she did it.

DIY Geometric Runner


What You’ll Need:
• One basic white table runner for each of your tables found on Amazon.
• 5 colors of acrylic paint
¼” wide painter’s tape
• Paint Brush

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 1: Lay the runner out on a protected surface. These look best when only the center section of the runner is painted. Be sure to center your runner on your painting surface. Start taping out your geometric design. Overlap long pieces of tape at a variety of angles to create triangles to paint. Use smaller pieces of tape to create smaller triangles within the large ones.

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 2: Start with one color of paint. Squirt the paint directly onto the runner in the sections you want to be that color. Spread the sections evenly around the runner to try to not have any two shapes of the same color touching.

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 3: Paint in the shapes, staying within the tape lines. Repeat the process with the rest of the colors of paint. Let dry.

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 4: Peel off the tape to reveal the geometric design.

These runners are so cool and colorful that they won’t need a lot of centerpiece decor. I recommend using all white candles or bud vases of all white flowers. Let your handiwork really shine!

DIY Geometric Runner

DIY Geometric Runner

DIY Geometric Runner


Super rad! If you make your own geometric runner, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

DIY created by Michelle Edgemont exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for creative event styling, handmade details or flowers for your wedding? Check out Brooklyn based Michelle Edgemont for your wedding day!

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Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection + a Giveaway!

jannie baltzer

If you haven’t yet heard of Jannie Baltzer, it’s time that changed – especially if you are looking for the perfect veil or headpiece for your big day! Jannie Baltzer’s inspiration comes from the details of past eras; The French Bohemianism of the early 1900’s, the details of the Art Deco movement and the glamour of 1920´s Hollywood, but (of course) updated beautifully for the fashion-forward bride of today! Jannie’s gorgeous pieces are made from the finest materials, like Preciosa crystals, luxurious French lace, handmade appliqué lace flowers and silk tulle. And each piece (including all the intricate bead work + minute details) is handmade in her Copenhagen studio.

Her Parisian-inspired 2015 collection is one of our very favorites yet! Let’s hear a bit more about it from Jannie herself:

My 2015 collection is inspired by old world charm, 1920’s Paris and takes place in a beautiful chic trashed Parisian apartment – where you can feel the mood from days gone by. This beautiful bride is getting married, and she is dancing barefoot and happy on the old floor in delicate dresses trying on various couture headpieces. To emphasize this mood I have used rose gold, honey-gold, antique gold, silver, cream and ivory Preciosa crystals. In this collection I have also used gorgeous opulent oversized Preciosa crystals in silver to add a touch of glamour to the collection.

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Love these dreamy, romantic veils!

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

And the beadwork is so stunning, right?!

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

Jannie Baltzer 2015 Collection

To see more of Jannie’s beautiful bridal accessories, including a more in-depth look at her 2015 collection, be sure to visit her website! And for updates, inspiration, and eye candy, be sure to follow Jannie on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Win a hairpiece from Jannie Baltzer

And we’re so excited to share that Jannie Baltzer will be giving away one piece from her website (excluding veils) to one lucky GWS reader! The giveaway is open to brides-to-be worldwide and to enter, simply fill out the form below.

photography: Sandra Åberg Photography // hair + makeup: Mia Jeppson // dresses: Vintage Bride + BHLDN // model: Faye at Le Management

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