Indian-Southern Wedding at The Foundry

The Foundry is one of my favourite venues and it is always a delight when we get to plan a wedding there.  I met Hadley and Pree shortly before their move from New York to Paris.  Hadley wanted to work with a NYC based wedding planner as she would be planning her special day from Paris.  I had such fun working with them to incorporate special details into their day to reflect her family being from the South and his family being from India.the foundry wedding ang weddings and events catherine leonard photography-1

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The exposed brick and unique metal work always makes for an interesting background at The Foundry.

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The black bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos made for such elegant portraits.  Isn't a wedding a great reason to get all dressed up?

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It was such a sweet ceremony incorporating both American vows and Hindu vows.  At the end of the ceremony, Hadley and Pree exchanged flower garlands (varmala or jaimala), which signifies mutual acceptance of both Bride and Groom to each other as future husband and wife.

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Long tables in the main dining room work so beautifully with the space.  We used grey linens (one of my favourite colours as exhibited by my website) and the flowers were a mixture of ivory and blush.  The wooden cross back bentwood chairs, votives and cafe lights brought a welcoming warmth to the room.

Sonnier & Castle did a great job creating a menu with both Indian and Southern flavours.  Their Indian influenced hors d'oeuvres included bhel in phyllo dough cups, paneer chutney pakora and murgh hariyali.   The American dinner included Jerusalem Artichoke Velouté with Chanterelle Custard and Walnut Bread Tuile and Braised Beef Short Rib with Tomato, Swiss Chard, Rosemary Polenta, Beef Mustarda.  Guests were raving about the food that night.

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Guests were invited to write their words of advice on note cards for Hadley and Pree in their married life together.

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The banana cakes with cream cheese frosting were from one of the couple's favourite bakeries in NY Billy's Bakery.  Their dog did not get to join the festivities that day, but was given a place of honour as a cake topper.  So cute!

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Read about the Bride's inspiration on Style Me Pretty

Wedding Photography: Catherine Leonard Photography / Wedding Venue: The Foundry in Long Island City, New York / Event Planner: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Bride and Blossom / Officiant: Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway / Caterer: Sonnier & Castle / Wedding Cake: Billy’s Bakery / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals / Lighting: Universal Light and Sound / DJ: Scratch Weddings / Ceremony Music: Penguin Music / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Christine / Ring Bowl: Paloma’s Nest / Wedding Dress: Victoria Nicole via Wedding Atelier / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Banana Republic / Groom’s Attire: Baldwin Formals