The High Line in New York represents a creative way to recycle something unused into something beautiful. It was built in the 1930s, lifting traffic 30 feet in the air and removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan. The trains stopped functioning in the 1980s, and in 2006, work started to convert it into an elevated public park. Phase one opened in June 2009 and it has since transformed the surrounding neighborhood. The second phase of the High Line opened in June 2011 and we planned this styled bridal shoot in conjunction with the opening. The skyline of New York and the wild greenery of the High Line created a unique contrasting backdrop for the shoot.This bride and groom wanted to have an eco-green wedding and used the urban, organic and wild elements of the High Line to influence the rest of their wedding design. The colour palette was green, cream and brown, with hints of purple and yellow. They used local wedding vendors in neighboring Chelsea, West Village and the Garment District, to reduce travel time and carbon emission. Being busy New Yorkers, the ability to meet with their vendors in their neighborhood also helped make their wedding planning process easy.
The flowers were created by Blush Designs - “looking to reflect the simplicity of the High Line's landscape and its contrast of industrial train tracks with wild flora, we chose to mix traditional flowers with some contemporary touches. To give the first bouquet a sense of movement, we loosely bound white Phalaenopsis Orchids with variegated Lily Grass, strands that looped around and hung from the spray."
The bride wore two gowns by Modern Trousseau, both with floral detailing to complement the lush greenery on the High Line. The long gown Piper had a classic design, perfect for a New York bride. The jeweled sash accentuated the bride’s waist and the sweetheart neckline framed her face beautifully. She wore a Y necklace and drop earrings from Tejani. The groom's tux was custom made by Kleinfeld Men, accessorized with classic black cuff links and a black bow tie
photographer: Georgi Richardson Maggie Marguerite Studios
event coordinator & stylist: Ang Weddings and Events
florist: Blush Designs
bridal gowns: Modern Trousseau
tux: custom Kleinfeld Men
bride’s shoes: Nina
bakery: Billy’s Bakery
makeup: Rani Shortland
venue: High Line
bride model: Silvia Pena
groom model: Neyssan Falahi