An Intimate Urban Wedding In Queens

The vibrant city of New York was the perfect setting for the wedding of couple Yasmine and Amir. The bride, a former art director, used greenery to make her vision of an intimate garden-inspired wedding come to life in the urban setting.

Since the couple met in New York, they wanted the wedding to reflect both their past and present as a couple. The city is known for being diverse and full of life, so The Foundry in Queens, New York was the perfect place to unite two families from different backgrounds, Egyptian from the bride’s side and Iranian from the groom’s.

The bride’s creativity shone through all of the elegant details in the wedding, from the self-designed stationary to the elements of greenery in the venue. She said she found inspiration in summer botanicals, like olive, rosemary, and eucalyptus, and used them in her color palette and even flavors of the wedding.

An elegant lace dress with a “V” in the front and a sheer, open back with a gorgeous train made the bride look sophisticated and chic. A pinned updo with loose curls framing her face combined with a simple makeup look were the perfect touches to compliment the bride’s dress. Sparking silver shoes with ribbon bows donning the heels added just the right amount of sparkle to an already beautiful look.

For the ceremony, elements from the both the bride and groom’s culture were combined to create a beautiful joining of the two families. A a modern take on the traditional Egyptian Zaffa was followed by an Iranian sugar rubbing ritual, and then all of the wedding guests collectively married the couple. Reading from the back of the programs, the families read nine questions to which the couple responded “we do,” creating a feeling that each guest helped unite the couple and played a part in the ceremony. This was a wonderful way to bring intimacy and a feeling of unison on the gorgeous summer day.

Following the ceremony, the wedding party moved to the Greenhouse at the venue to celebrate. Fabulous cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a candlelit tent made for the perfect setting for the elegant dinner. The menu was Mediterranean, and used the couple’s favorite flavors and aromas to represent them. Even the cake had the Mediterranean feel to it; olive branches donned the layers bringing the elements of greenery the bride wanted to bring to the urban city.

The couple celebrated the rest of the night in the main space by dancing the night away with close friends and family.

The wedding perfectly captured the cultures of both families, creating a beautiful, intimate wedding in the vibrant city of New York. It was a beautiful day that represented the unity of the families, and could not have been more perfect.

Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Makeup & Hair: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Floral Design: Poppies and Posies | Cake: One Girl Cookies | Invitations: Yasmine Hamdy | Band: Sugartown Industries | Officiant: Babak Mokari | Venue: The Foundry | Welcome Sign & Easel: Sweet Carolina Collective

Photo credit via: Style Me Pretty

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