Eloping in a city of millions can add an intimate and romantic edge to an already daring wedding day! This stunningly sweet elopement inspiration overlooked downtown Manhattan with panoramic views of New York, while allowing the bride and groom to feel like they were the only two people in the city! Fitting Fêtes and McQueens transformed the rooftop terrace of the 50 Bowery Hotel into an urban garden for this romantic day, incorporating city chic style with modern art and lush pink and purple flowers. Stunning portraits by JC Lemon Photography showcased the sweeping views and heartfelt closeness of the couple with equal love!
These serene invitations from Pineapple Street Designs introduced the pink and purple color scheme, with watercolor floral prints that hinted at the amazing flower art to come!
To create a city chic bridal look that didn’t scream ‘white wedding dress’, they turned to Carol Hannah for a chic cocktail dress. The gathered halter style was breezily elegant, perfect for a relaxed and intimate celebration!
It’s impossible not to swoon over the bright and exuberant flowers from McQueens! Pink-tipped roses, ruffled peonies, hellebore, ranunculus, sweet peas, and lilacs came together to create a spring garden for the bride’s bouquet in shades from bold fuchsia to delicate lavender.
Pulling off an intimate wedding in a city of millions is no easy feat, but Fitting Fêtes found the perfect location in 50 Bowery Hotel in Manhattan. The entire celebration took place in The Crown, the rooftop bar and lounge with panoramic views of the city from the outdoor terraces on either side.
Even a light spring rain couldn’t dampen the excitement! Fog billowed through the canyons of skyscrapers, but the terrace still boasted an impressive view of the Manhattan skyline, from the Financial District to Midtown. McQueens dressed the terrace in an abundance of spring flowers, interspersed with chunky pillar candles to create a romantic setting. They focused on low arrangements to keep the focus on the couple and the skyline beyond.
Is there anything more romantic than a wedding in the rain! The gray day added another intimate and cozy layer to this wedding in the sky, with Once Upon a Vow officiating the vow exchange.
Industrial brick walls and vibrant graffiti-colored modern art set the stage for dinner – planner Fitting Fêtes and florist McQueens used that backdrop as a jumping off point for their stunning reception table decor.
Hand blown glass vessels and bud vases created a stunning spring garden for the table runner, with peonies, roses, astilbe, sweet peas, and ranunculus creating a colorful centerpiece down the center of the table. Fitting Fêtes pulled softer colors from the fuchsia and blush flowers to add vintage chargers in royal purple, patterned china, and pink depression glasses to complement the many shades of the flowers.
Taper candles down the length of the rustic farm table added warmth to the already charming and welcoming reception.
Even the dessert display got into the spring spirit! City baker Leopard and Pear created a lovely minimalist cake with touches of gold leaf and a spray of sweet peas, but the mini-desserts nearly stole the show! Glass shadow boxes with fresh flowers became the perfect serving trays for petite treats topped with edible dried flowers.
The bride and groom shared a toast with strawberry mint cocktails that captured the flavor of summer right around the corner!
WEDDING VENDORS –
Photography: JC Lemon Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: 50 Bowery Hotel | Event Planning and Design: Fitting Fêtes | Floral Design: McQueens | Cake and Desserts: Leopard and Pear | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Groom’s Attire: The Knot Standard | Headpiece and Jewelry: Rosey West | Hair Styling and Makeup: SB Beauty | Wardrobe Styling: Set Ready | Event Rental and Linens: Party Rental Ltd | Officiant: Once Upon a Vow | Stationery: Pineapple Street Designs | Bride: Anname Phann | Groom: Daniel Galsworth | Submitted via: Matchology