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A New York City Wedding at 620 Loft & Garden Inspired by a Painting at MoMA–Eunice & Bradley

We absolutely loved working with Eunice and Bradley to plan and design their “autumn in New York” rooftop wedding at premiere New York City wedding venue 620 Loft & Gardens, overlooking Fifth Ave in midtown. As soon as I first met Eunice and Bradley, I knew we would be a great fit in working together from their love of the arts and openness to creativity in designing their day.

The bride and groom got ready at the iconic Lotte Palace Hotel in midtown Manhattan, which boasts a stunning view overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral from the back side. After having their First Look in the courtyard of Lotte Place, Eunice and Bradley took wedding day portraits on the front steps of New York Public Library.

Some of our favorite and noteworthy design details from this wedding were the custom venue illustration of 620 Loft & Garden done by the immensely talented wedding calligrapher, Julie Ha, Eunice’s stunning Van Cleef & Arpels earrings and Roger Vivier silver embellished pumps, her lace Monique Lhuillier ballgown, and the nod to Korean traditional dress with both the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom wearing traditional Korean hanbok dress.

The wedding design itself and the reception portion were inspired by a painting at MoMA. A few emails into our planning process, Eunice emailed me the photo of a painting that she and Bradley loved. In Eunice’s words, “The painting is called Jacob’s Ladder by Helen Frankenthaler.  Our first unofficial “date” was at the MoMA and it was in discussing this painting with Bradley, I felt like he could be the one!  I was initially drawn to the color palette and brushstrokes of the painting but Bradley recognized the title of the painting as a reference to a story in the bible.  I love how this painting combines our shared faith and my love for the arts.”

Drawing inspiration from the color palette, movement, and feeling of the painting, we designed a lush yet modern, garden-style wedding. We always love merging traditional and fresh elements; for example, juxtaposing overflowing florals with more streamlined flatware and minimal menus on the table. When evening showers forced the dinner portion of the day inside the loft space, we planned ahead to set up a sample table just for the bride and groom to enjoy on the outside garden, overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Revising the timeline to factor in some photo time outside before the ceremony was a worthwhile move, and Stetten Wilson captured some truly magnificent photos.

Yet again, 620 Loft & Garden is one of our favorite New York wedding venues, providing a spectacular view, ambiance, and of course, indoor loft rain plan! Eunice and Bradley enjoyed their day from start to finish, and were the last to leave their reception (even dancing with their vendors at the beginning of break down)! Truly a special couple and wedding, all around.

Credits:
Planning, Design, & Styling: East Made Co @eastmadeco | Photography: Stetten Wilson @stettenwilson  | Videography:  Haseok Chung Studio @haseokchungstudio | Floral: Winsome Floral @winsome_floral |  Hair & Makeup: Salon Cheong Dam @saloncheongdam |  Stationery & Calligraphy: @juliehacalligraphy | DJ: TCM DJ Events @tcmdjevents | Strings: | Catering: Krisp Events @krisp_events | Getting Ready Location Lotte New York Palace @newyorkpalace  | Venue: 620 Loft & Garden @620loftgarden | Cake:  Ann Tremet Cake @anntremet | Rentals:  Please B Seated @pbsevents |  Linen: BBJ Latavola Linen @bbjlinen  | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier @moniquelhuillierbride | Groom’s Tux: Zegna @zegna

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