Last Friday I shared some gorgeous vintage Speakeasy wedding inspiration from a styled shoot put together by a number of talented vendors, and today I’m sharing an actual real wedding with a Speakeasy theme, funny how things just seem to happen that way.
Heather & Brian’s wedding day is just as beautiful as Friday’s styled wedding and just as creative. Set in a grey, cream and black color scheme, and a vintage – industrial backdrop, is an eclectic mixture of modern, vintage, and urban industrial. To me, Zorz Studios couldn’t have captured the very essence of the era and the effervescent love shared between these two love birds more perfectly.
Some of my favorite things – Heather’s gorgeous Marchesa lace dress and her glam Miu Miu Heels – gosh I’m in love with those heels and that dress is absolutely stunning !
From the photographer, Ed Hafizov of Zorz Studios:
Heather and Brian worked in insurance for the same big company but never actually ran into each other in the building, partly because Brian at the time worked as an outside Rep and didn’t come into the office frequently. They met each other out at a company sponsored event, after which point became inseparable.
The bride got ready at the beautiful Wythe Hotel with amazing floor-to-ceiling windows of the Manhattan skyline, and an interior staircase leading to a private terrace. Surrounded by the toile wallpaper, and beautiful exposed beams, she was in love with the space and felt completely calm and at ease getting ready with her beautiful bridesmaids.
For the ceremony, Heather wore a gorgeous lace mermaid gown which she found at The Bridal Garden, a not-for-profit bridal boutique in New York City in which all proceeds benefit education for disadvantaged children. “It was awesome to know my purchase went to such a terrific cause! I bought it off the rack and it fit me almost perfectly!” says the bride.
Brian gifted Heather a locket with a picture inside of her mom and her. Her mother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago and was physically not able to attend the wedding and this was extremely difficult for the bride.
We expected the heavy rain… Just as the skies opened and it started to pour, we arrived safe and dry inside Jane’s Carousel where I managed to capture the incredible moments and some of clients’ favorite pictures are of them outside in the rain!
The couple fell in love with The Green Building for its effortlessly beautiful interior and the vintage flair. The Green Building was previously a brass foundry and has beautiful original brick walls, exposed beam ceilings, gold chandeliers, and even a back speakeasy room equipped with vintage decor and red velvet curtains. Their vendors helped create a warm and intimate setting.
From the Bride:
The rabbi read our vows of why we wanted to marry each other, the touching vows Brian wrote brought me to tears and my favorite part during the ceremony was when Brian reached over to wipe my tears away,” says Heather. “I am Jewish and Brian Protestant, so we decided to fuse our backgrounds by incorporating an Irish ‘hand-fasting’ and a stomping of the glass, both beautiful traditions and incredibly sentimental.
Paying homage to the speakeasy theme, guests took home little bottles of whiskey.
After the dinner, dancing, and cake we ended with a food truck by Wafels & Dinges which was a huge hit!
Photographer: Zorz Studios|Calligrapher: Butler’s Pantry Calligraphy|Transportation: Supreme Valet Parking Inc.|Makeup Artist: Marlena Singh Makeup Artistry|Favors and Gifts: Pope Liquors|Hair Stylist: Pravana Hair Studio|Caterer: Purslane Catering|Location: Wythe Hotel|Floral Designer: Boos Floral Showcase|Equipment Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals|Bakery: CMNY Cakes|Linens and Coverings: For Your Party|Photo Booth Equipment: Good Times PB|Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Hugo Boss|Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection|Cinema and Video: Kiss The Bride Films|Officiant: Michael Ehrlich|Shoes: Miu Miu|Event Planner: Parties N All LLC|Jewelry: Rent the Runway|DJ: Rhythm of the Night Entertainment|Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux|Dress Store: The Bridal Garden|Reception Venue: The Green Building|Other: Wafels and Dinges