This literary-inspired wedding took place at the Paper Factory Hotel, which was an actual paper factory in another lifetime. This venue was the center of their eclectic wedding day inspiration.
From the bride: Both of us work in book publishing (Neil’s an art director and novelist, I’m an editor) so we loved the creative, industrial style and literary theme. Once we decided on the venue, we looked for a local, Queens-based florist that matched our nontraditional style and went with their vision! Even though our wedding was in the spring, we wanted to avoid soft, pale pastels and opted for dark, bold colors.
From the photographer: For the first look we brought the couple to a pretty sunlit room near the lobby that housed a fooseball table, and then I got to have fun shooting them in the cool spaces of the hotel! And how could I resist using this amazing column of books in the stairwell of Mundo? The ceremony that followed was a sweet Jewish ceremony, and the couple signed their Ketubah under the Chuppah with all the guests witnessing.
Photographer: Sarah Tew Photography//Cake Designer:Baked//Event Planner: Beauty and the Details//Shoes: BHLDN//Veils and headpieces: BHLDN//Other: Chuppah Studio//Floral Designer: fLorEsta//Dress Store: J. Crew//Musicians: Jack Davenport//Caterer: Mundo New York//Invitation Designer: Neil Swaab//Event Venue: Paper Factory Hotel//Officiant: Rabbi Emily Ilana Losben-Ostrov//Beauty: Studio NOVA//Ketubah Designer: Susie Lubell//Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux