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NYC elopement at Hotel Chelsea with bold color and vintage vibes

January 18, 2024

By now you know that there are tons of creative ways to plan the the perfect NYC elopement, whether you’re a local or from out of town. Especially if you remember back when photographer Sylvie Rosokoff, floral designer Tasha of BLOOM BLOOM, and stylist Cha Cha Linda Vintage shared how to style and take these gorgeous elopement photos. Today this creative team of elopement pros are back with a new take on saying “I Do” in the Big Apple, this time at the iconic Hotel Chelsea. With bold pantsuits, textural florals, and even a few 2024 wedding trends, the shoot is a fabulous tribute to both the hotel’s history and the love between real couple Jordan and Bryce:

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Non-traditional Bridal Fashion

When it came to a nontraditional bridal look, a pastel 90’s Thierry Mugler Couture pantsuit from Cha Cha Vintage in Brooklyn, blending the whimsy of Sharon Tate’s ‘68 wedding look with the elegance of Bianca Jagger’s in 1971, was just the thing. Powerful and playful, vintage and modern, all at once. Even on her wedding day, a city girl never leaves home without an eye-catching handbag. This 90’s treasure with cascading pearls was just the piece for holding her touch-up lipstick and a metro card.

Iconic ‘City Girl’ and contemporary designer Sandy Liang’s Fall ‘23 runway show was the bow, or bows, that tied all of the inspiration together. Her models, whose hairstyles were studded with tiny satin bows, were a direct nod to Sharon Tate’s iconic wedding hair and a big inspiration for our bridal look by Shaun Lewis of Oser House.

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Inspired by maximalist disco-era editorial makeup, with blown out powdery eyeshadows, makeup artist Lucas Dean  added a crimson red lip, seemingly snatched from the lush red booths of El Quijote’s dramatic interior and the cherry red roses in Jordan’s bouquet.

Nail artist Frisky Mariska layered a glittering ombré beneath a translucent purple chrome. Iridescent 3D waves created an ethereal extension of the suit all the way to the fingertips and brought Mugler’s vintage lilac piece into the fashion of now, working perfectly with stacked rings from Love Locked.

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Love those lavender bows!

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Bryce’s sleek 60’s inspired emerald suit was the perfect complement to the interiors of the stunningly renovated Hotel Chelsea suite.

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Textural Wedding Flowers

Tasha’s inspiration: It was such a privilege to create art in the iconic Hotel Chelsea—while I was stringing blueberries in the kitchen I thought so much about all the incredible artists who’ve spent their days there, creating and connecting and passing time. I wanted the flowers to feel natural within this space, which has held so much weird, cool, sensual, sad, haunted and explosive energy in its history. The flowers were sourced at the peak of summer, so at the flower market I dug through piles of interesting grasses and grabbed everything in sight that felt luscious and tempting – cherry red garden roses, luxe purple and chocolate colored orchids, carnivorous pitcher plants, dripping amaranth, Persian carpet zinnias, freckled foxglove, claw-like Gloriosa lilies, and some edible elements like tiny currant tomatoes on the vine, garlic scapes, strands of blueberry ‘pearls’, fairytale eggplants. I wanted the flowers to feel sensory and electric, odd and textured, with a lot of dramatic drip and rich color. I think we landed somewhere completely weird and joyful, modern with an obvious reverence for the iconic styles of the 60s and 70s.

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The “NYC Forever” cake by Miss Macs Bakery continued the New York City love affair theme, decorated with flowers, bows and berries.

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Their looks were the perfect complement to the interiors at Hotel Chelsea’s famous restaurant, El Quijote.

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Who knew an emerald green and lavender color palette would be so so stylish?!

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Thinking of eloping in NYC? See a step-by-step guide from Sylvie here!

Photographer: Sylvie Rosokoff | Venue: Hotel Chelsea in New York City | Jordan’s Suit, Bag, Earrings, Styling: Cha Cha Linda Vintage | Floral Design: BLOOM BLOOM | Hair: Shaun Lewis | Makeup: Lucas Dean | Nails: Frisky Mariska | Rings: Love Locked | Cake: Miss Macs Bakery | Assistant Stylist: Ashley Bombino