Urban New York City loft wedding
Maya + Uri did things a little differently for their NYC loft wedding. Annnd we love it. They kept it casual, yet glamorous. They ditched a seated ceremony and held it on the dance floor surrounded by a circle of guests. No wedding party. The reception was more like a lounge. The whole thing had a 20s influence and a speakeasy feel. And considering they loved the photos Amber Gress shot at the first Greenpoint Loft wedding, they snagged her for theirs!
Maya’s hand-embroidered, art deco gold tulle Naeem Khan gown encapsulates their vintage vision. Champagne coupes, a swing jazz band, and lounge vibes also played into the theme.
The perks of the venue, Greenpoint Loft:
1) The view. You can’t get a more expansive view of Manhattan
2) The feel. Although you’re in a big Greenpoint warehouse, you feel like you’re in an oversized barn
3) The informality. We wanted a space that felt casual and allowed us to create a lounge setting, rather than a seated dinner
Uri made all the coasters, invites, and chalkboard menus.
On planning, from Maya: Finding a Saturday at a venue in NYC is tough. There are so many weddings taking place here, so you truly can’t book early enough. While we didn’t have a planner throughout the process, having a month of planner made all the difference and took away all of the unnecessary stress.
Cheers to Maya + Uri!
Photographer: Amber Gress / Venue: Greenpoint Loft / Event Designer: AaB Creates / Month of Wedding Planner: Sara Landon / Hair & Makeup: Janet Krasniqi of Eco Salon / Invitations: Groom, Uri Romano / Flowers: Cristina Lozito / Catering: Cobblestone Catering / Oyster Bar: Island Creek Oysters / Lounge Rentals: Patina / DJ: Woody Fu of 74 Events / Band: Baby Soda Jazz Band / Bride’s Dress: Naeem Khan from Saks / Short Dress: DVF / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Gold Bracelet & Cuff: Each of Bride’s Grandmothers / Earrings: Borrowed from Bride’s Mother / Wedding Band: Custom / Groom’s Suit: Sebastien Grey / Shoes: Aston Grey