Many folks dream of getting married, and with all the pomp and pageantry that they can get. Many plan it like forever, putting resources together to make the day not only a grand event but unique as well.
After all the planning and meetings, one of the most important factors that is always considered is the venue. The role that a venue plays in a marriage ceremony cannot be under estimated because it lives in the memory of all concerned for all eternity.
So careful choosing of the wedding venue matters! The choice is usually a popular spot; often chosen by many.
Not so with Diana and AD’s wedding venue!
We should bear in mind that the most beautiful wedding venue is not always the one that everyone thinks about. It could just be the one no one thought of. Their wedding at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City New York is such an example.
This unique venue, a historic building that was built in the early 1900s is a former electrical parts factory now turned storage facility turned artist studio space, with a chic industrial just perfect for a wedding with a vintage setting.
Here is what Diana has to say:
“Having lived in New York City for many years, we’ve had the chance to attend many weddings. We wanted to pick a venue that would be a personal and new experience for us, and for many of our guests,” says Diana. “We decided early on that The Metropolitan Building was the right venue for us — it had a really unique character is so inherently part of the décor.”
The truly amazing fact about the venue is that each and every floor had a different look, allowing for distinct vibe for every part of the wedding. Each floor of the venue has a very different look, which allowed for each portion of the wedding to have its own distinct vibe. The interesting thing is that the space was able to accommodate Diana and AD’s 250 guests!
Green Apple Weddings, professional at wedding arrangements were on top of their game as they helped the couple dress up the raw space with a color palette of soft pastels and bold jewel tones, mirroring the venue’s contrast of vintage elegance and bold urban industrial. Antique furnishings like bird cages and steamer trunks paired perfectly with the elegant crystal chandeliers that hung in every room.
There was also this wild yet romantic look on each floral arrangement by Xylem & Phloem, giving yet another nod to this unique wedding setting.
As you can see, Diana and Ad changed the idea that wedding venues have to be stereotyped. Not anymore. You can have the most amazing and memorable wedding even if you don’t follow popular demand.
Photograph by Matthew Ree Photography