A Modern Long Island City Wedding Full of Ethereal Romance and Fun

Liz + Colin tied the knot at The Foundry in Long Island City, Queens, with stunning views of Manhattan’s skyscrapers just across the East River. The venue, built in the 19th century, was once home to all kinds of manufacturing. The space’s exposed brick, beams, and skylights tell the story of its past life as a factory, and the exterior’s covered with crawling ivy.

With the help of planners from Two Kindred Event Planners, the couple decided to celebrate The Foundry’s modern, industrial vibes by counterbalancing with a floral design and color palette that brought all kinds of ethereal whimsy and romance. Light pinks and whites. Roses. Tons of baby’s breath. 

And then, with this gorgeous aesthetic concept in place, Liz + Colin worked in tons of fun and thoughtful details to make the celebration their own. “I think it truly reflected who both Colin and I are as individuals and who we are as a couple,” says bride Liz. “We’re playful, fun, lighthearted and compassionate people. We’re big on attention to detail, so even the smallest details mattered to us – from textures to fabrics to color hues, we wanted it to visually look beautiful with a soft and airy aesthetic but also feel down to earth and welcoming.”

They absolutely succeeded, and we’ve got Chellise Michael Photography’s beautiful cinematic shots to prove it!

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

Liz’s high-heeled bridal Crocs by Balenciaga CANNOT be topped.

Liz’s goal when she went to Kleinfeld Bridal in search of her own ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ moment? She wanted to find something that was romantic and yet comfortable at the same time. This plunge-neckline lace and tulle stunner by Martina Liana checked both of those boxes! We love the multi-layered look of that beautiful full skirt!

We know those bridal crocs made an appearance later in the evening, but bridal Liz accessorized this wedding gown with a sparkly pair of Bottega Veneta heels.

The First Look

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Those glamorous curls!! All thanks to Willow House Beauty, along with Liz’s rosy makeup look.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

What a sweet way to incorporate your furry friend! Groom Colin added a personal touch to his floral element with a custom lapel pin like this one.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

The day’s ethereal florals were create by Buds of Brooklyn. Is there anything dreamier than cascading light pink orchids?!

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

Loving the cohesiveness of this monochrome mauve satin bridal party! Here are 32 of our fave satin bridesmaid’s dresses if you want your besties rocking something with a subtle shine.

So fun to see groomsmen matching with the groom! Especially when they’re wearing these sharp, sage green suits. And if you need some inspo for your guys’ looks, get into these groomsmen suits you’ll totally love.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

The Ceremony

Breathtaking baby’s breath!!

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

These towering, textural light pink and white ceremony backdrop arrangements are absolute showstoppers.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding
Our Musical Choices

Processional: "What Dreams Are Made Of" from The Lizzie McGuire Movie (string quartet)

Recessional: "Congratulations" by Post Malone (string quartet)

First Dance: "Baby I'm Yours" by The Arctic Monkeys

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

The Foundry has guest starred on tons of TV shows that shoot in NYC. You might recognize it from episodes of 30 Rock, Sex & The City, Top Chef, Gossip Girl, and The Blacklist.🌟

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Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Make wedding day detail choices that feel true to who you are as a couple, rather than feeling the urge to get caught up in trends. Small details can sometimes have a bigger impact than big elaborate details. Make time to step aside and enjoy a few minutes alone together as a couple. Prioritize self care during the planning process!!!

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

The Reception

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

“It’s hard to pick just one showstopper of the day,” says Meryl, owner and lead designer at the wedding’s signage and paper goods vendor, Jubilee Paper. “But the florals by Buds of Brooklyn are at the top of the list. The couple wanted ethereal, cloud-like florals that were playful yet elevated, and the floral design was exactly that. The hanging florals in the reception space created a wow moment for guests, and the floral columns in the ceremony space were full of textural interest and framed the vows perfectly.”

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

Pink tinted glassware adding so much subtle romance.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

Jubilee Paper really did nail the vibe with the paper goods and signage they created. So into these rough cut solid stone table numbers.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

Broadway Party Rentals was behind this sleek, all-white reception furniture.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

Celebrating with Crocs

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

Bride Liz’s career involves a substantial social media presence, and around the time of the wedding she was partnering with Crocs. Having the iconically comfy footwear around at the wedding just made sense! How great is this basket full of Crocs’ Classic Clog in White so guests could dance the night away?

There they are again 🤍 Stilettos + Crocs = the best of both worlds.

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

From Liz: "We had so many amazing moments, from having a Mr. Softee truck arrive during dessert to represent our love story of meeting in New York City to surprising our guests with Crocs to wear during the reception. But honestly, my most memorable moment was taking a few minutes by ourselves to sit and be away from everyone else to just reflect on the day and really take it all in, together as husband and wife."

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

We ADORE a festive, feathery second look!! Liz looks gorgeous in the Mademoiselle Bridal Mini Dress from Bronx and Banco.

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

ALWAYS say yes to embellished elbow-length gloves! Liz’s feather-detailed pair echoed the feathers on her reception dress. Check out our favorite reception dresses and our guide to bridal gloves if you need some extra guidance recreating Liz’s look!

Ethereal and Industrial Long Island City Wedding

And a Mister Softee truck to end the night. A perfectly sweet NYC send off.

Congratulations, Liz + Colin!! Your LIC wedding day was full of romance and whimsy! Best wishes from GWS!!

Post Divider Line

photography: Chellise Michael Photography // venue name: The Foundry, Long Island City, New York, USA // planning: Two Kindred Event Planners // florals: Buds of Brooklyn // wedding dress: Martina Liana and Bronx and Banco // wedding dress boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal // bride's shoes: Bottega Veneta // hair stylist: Willow House Beauty // makeup artist: Willow House Beauty // catering: Purslane // cake: Millers and Makers // furniture rentals: Broadway Party Rentals // music: Highline String Quartet // paper goods + signage: Jubilee Paper // metal fabrication: Freehand Metalworks // bridal crocs: Balenciaga

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