New York Styling: Wedding Inspiration

Urban, edgy, cool, glamorous and underground. What about a New York City inspired wedding?

Mood: Urban, edgy, cool, moody, glamorous, romantic, grand and theatrical.

Colour Palette: Monochromatic, blues, urban colours (brick, copper, cement), dark green,

Music: Jazz, blues, musical theatre and rap. Think of artists such as Nat King Cole, Alicia Keys, The Eagles, Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Aretha Franklin. Think instruments such the piano, trumpet, sax, voice, clarinet, double bass, cello and guitar.

Styling & Décor: Open brick, oversized chandeliers, candles, rustic flowers, orchids, large roses in paper bags, bicycles, large LOVE signs, art deco architecture, roaring 20’s underground, high roof lofts, large windows, oversized drapes, industrial (open copper pipes, hanging lights), over use of paintings, lots of texture, lights, saucy gowns, sequins, musical ‘now showing’ style signage, candles, pianos and fire escape stairs.        

Location: The Plaza, The Bowery Hotel, Oheaka Castle, Freemans Restaurant, The NY Public Library, The Foundry and Essex House.

Photo shoot: Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, Chrysler Building, Soho café district, Broadway and Madison Avenue. Think fire escape stairs, brick walls, loft apartments, ice-skating or buying street food.

Food: Think fine dining version of meats, bagels, burgers, hot dogs, mustards, popcorn, pizza, and doughnuts. Manhattan or martini cocktails.

Brands: Amsale, Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co, Tom Ford and Vera Wang.

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