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Colorful Geometric Wedding at 26Bridge

Hold on to your iced coffees, people. This one is worth a read and a slowwwww scroll.

Risa and Ross were married in a colorful explosion of flowers and geometrics at 26Bridge in Dumbo, Brooklyn. In what is basically my heaven, they said their vows surrounded by the most beautiful florals and hexagons.

Planned by Jove Meyer Events, I was hired to create three mind blowing geometric installation moments throughout the industrial, warehouse space of 26Bridge. This was one of those projects that I simply said  “yes” to everything, “okay” to all ideas, “let’s do it” to anything crazy we thought up. I was so excited about the overall design scope of the project, the chance to work at 26Bridge, and this couple’s love for design and for each other, that I decided we’ll figure it out later.

And that we did.

We figured out how to hang 400 painted hexagons with custom sheer backs all glued together from a 30′ high railing.

We created art installations. True sculptures of creativity using paper tubes covered in gold mylar that were woven together into geometric orbs. These orbs undulated down both sides of the brick venue.

The escort card wall, made from the lids of the 400 hexagon boxes mentioned above, incorporated the custom watercolor pattern from their invitations from Swiss Cottage Designs with their color palette of bright yellow, orange, and coral.

Inbal Sivan Photography provided these remarkable images. This wedding is one of my proudest to date. We were lucky to have it featured in Martha Stewart Weddings print edition, on newsstands now!

Their faces in these photographs! I want every couple to have this look of wonder and beauty and awe and pure happiness when they see their venue all decked out for the first time. Behind them in the above photo, you can see a peek of the hexagon installation we hung over the windows. More below!

 Here are the geometric, undulating, art installations. Our goals with this part of the installation was to incorporate more of the geometry and angles that Risa loves while breaking up the brick walls of the industrial space. We did that by designing sculptures of white and gold tubes that we hung to look like they were floating on the walls.

The final look achieved our initial vision. I’m really proud of how these installations turned out.

 

This section of the geometric sculpture installation turned into the photobooth backdrop. The sculpture undulated down the wall and eventually created a 10′ x 10′ angular backdrop for the photobooth. This was one of the coolest backdrops I’m ever designed. I’m not a big fan of the traditional pipe and drape photobooth backdrops – I’d prefer it to seamlessly be in the space, playing off the rest of the design in the room

Thank you to Risa and Ross for having us create the geometric space of your dreams! Tomorrow, I’m going to share a little behind-the-scenes of the design process, sketches, and install of these incredible art pieces.

Venue: 26 Bridge / Planning + Design: Jove Meyer Events / Photographer: Inbal Sivan / Caterer: Real Foods / Videographer: Forged in the North / Florist: Putnam & Putnam / Decor: Michelle Edgemont / Cake: Nine Cakes / Stationery: Swiss Cottage Designs /Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals / Specialty Rentals: Patina Rentals / Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu

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Metropolitan Building Wedding

Carrina and Adam were married at the Metropolitan Building in true, colorful, geometric fashion. Their modern NYC wedding featured a ceremony backdrop made of custom cut acrylic, edgy geometric invitations, and lots of texture in their florals. When we started on their event design, they referred to an installation that I created years ago for A Practical Wedding. It’s still one of my favorite projects to date! I’m so happy that it remains relevant after almost four years.

We used the same teal and seafoam color palette as a starting point. From there, I chose florals that worked with those hues, like succulents, airplants, and blue thistle. We do all of our graphic design for invitations in-house and kept the design quite literal to that hexagon backdrop.

With Bespoke Moments on planning and Katie Osgood on photography, this wedding at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City was full of personal details, pretty florals, and the geometric touches that we all love:

 

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Three ways to use rose gold flatware

Remember when gold flatware was everywhere? Every pin, inspiration image, and editorial shoot used gold flatware. Let me tell you – rose gold flatware is the next big thing. It has a warm tone that works with a variety of color palettes and aesthetics, where you can see below.

For Oriental Trading’s site Fun365, I used their shiny rose gold flatware to create three distinct tablescapes. See all the detail and links to buy mostly everything in these images over on the Fun365 site.

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