Anya and Jake had a beautiful fall Foundry wedding in Long Island City, New York. This stunning wedding venue is home to major events in the city, and can be styled to meet the needs of couples with all tastes. We absolutely loved capturing the memories at this beautiful wedding with blended cultural traditions. Mixing Jewish and Mexican traditions, these two had a fun-filled event full of family, friends, and joy.
The beautiful bride spent the morning getting ready in the Du Val Suite at the Foundry in LIC. This stunning loft features an indoor and outdoor component, perfect for both getting ready and for taking photos. That’s exactly what we did on this lovely autumn morning. Anya and her loved ones had their hair and makeup done in the loft. We then took photos on the bed of everyone doing a champagne toast before it was time to get dressed.
Anya wore a gorgeous white gown and found the perfect veil to complete the look. With an additional floral skirt add-on for the outfit, this piece went perfectly with her timeless wedding dress. Every detail of the day was beautifully thought out by this fun and creative couple. Jake got ready with his final touches in the Albra Room and the Pool Room at the Foundry LIC wedding venue before heading up to the Du Val Suite.
The couple had their first look along the NYC skyline. The Manhattan buildings make for a lovely backdrop to wedding photos, and the Du Val Suite at the Foundry has a perfect view. Plus, you’ll get an additional view of the Queensboro Bridge, making for a lovely scenic backdrop. The Foundry wedding venue in LIC is versatile in that there are so many beautiful areas to take foundry wedding photos. This suite is an added bonus to spice up those photos.
After the first look, Jake and Anya took their couples photos around the Foundry. We used the ivy along the walls of the courtyard to get the fall vibes going. New York wedding photography in the fall is the best because it’s full of color and the Foundry offers beautiful light. You get tons of that foliage at this Long Island City venue, with gorgeous details every way you turn. We also used their lovely lounge set to take some fun, candid NYC wedding photos.
We took the family photos for Anya and Jake at the Du Val Suite right next to the Foundry. This was an easy meeting point so family didn’t get lost prior to the ceremony. It was also nice and private so loved ones didn’t have to see the ceremony and reception being set up. This space overlooks the courtyard of the event space, and the NYC skyline, giving options for different views. We chose to do the majority of family photos under the pergola at the Du Val Suite for good lighting in the morning.
Anya and Jake’s indoor Foundry wedding ceremony was held in the main room. The couple had a beautiful chuppah decked out in florals, bringing lots of color into this industrial event space. The chuppah was embellished with colorful florals, which played nicely off the brick walls. We absolutely loved how this wedding venue brought in lots of natural light, even for an indoor ceremony. Their lovely ceremony was filled with family and friends giving blessings and singing, and ended with Jake stepping on the glass.
A cocktail hour followed the Foundry wedding, where guests found snacks and drinks set up outside for the tented reception area. With Purslane Catering providing incredible eats, the couple had lots of vegan and vegetarian options for guests. The reception blended dances from Anya and Jake’s mixed Mexican and Jewish cultures, making for one heck of a party. The dancing didn’t stop the entire evening through.
Jake is an animator and the couple included several creative and personal details to match their personalities. One of our favorite elements was custom cocktail napkins with one of Jake’s drawings on them. The ketubah the couple signed was also bright and colorful, making for a lovely standout piece from their wedding day details.
Since the couple got married earlier in the day, they still had tons of daylight for their reception. As Brooklyn wedding photographers, this is a dream scenario that leaves lots of options for amazing photos. We were so excited about how active the guests were in dancing and singing through this Foundry wedding reception in LIC. When you have an open dance floor, people are always ready to get moving. We love how much fun people had at this Long Island City wedding venue with tons of space for guests.
Although it was a little chilly outside, having a heated tent for this fall Foundry wedding made a huge difference. The couple had clear walls to the tent to let in as much beautiful autumn light as possible. For candid and fun NYC wedding photos, having lots of light is always an added bonus.
After a night full of gorgeous wedding photos and amazing foundry wedding food, it was time for cake! Anya and Jake cut both their cake and their pretzel challah that evening, putting a creative twist on traditional challah. With such an elegant wedding venue setting, every angle made for stunning photos at this wedding at the Foundry. Plus, the couple loved hamming it up for the camera, making it an even more fun time!
One of our favorite parts of the wedding was the speeches. The bride’s brother and the groom’s two brothers gave toasts to the couple. Anya’s brother gave a very sweet toast that engaged the entire room. Jake’s brothers gave unique and create speeches: one of whom did their entire talk in poetry, while the other did it in song. Each one of the three speeches left us smiling and overwhelmed with feelings.
Having personal touches like this on your wedding day can make for an even more engaging New York wedding photography experience. We love capturing genuine reactions from couples at their weddings at the Foundry. Other moments that can create extra beautiful wedding photos are things like first dances, parent dances, and cutting the cake. Some couples also choose to have fun and games, or traditional cultural dances in their evening as well.
The horah was a ton of fun with this crowd. Anya and Jake totally leaned into it and danced their booties off. The rest of the reception playlist was a mix of music that also included lots of 80s hits, bringing joy to everyone in the room. We loved seeing how much this crowd was ready to dance at this beautiful wedding at the Foundry.
We’re Megan and Kenneth, wedding photographers based in New York City. As a married couple who’s been there, done that, we totally get how weird and wild it is to plan a wedding. The last thing we want is for you to stress about the photography on your big day during your wedding planning process. Our goal is to create a comfortable, relaxed experience with fun and candid photos you’ll never forget from your Foundry wedding.
Anya’s hair and makeup was done by the incredible Willow House Beauty. The romantic florals at this Foundry wedding were done by Designs by Ahn. Anya’s derss was from Rime Arodaky, while Jake’s suit was from Ermenegildo Zegna. Purslane did the catering, while the cake was from Everything Lulu. TK Events coordinated the day to ensure everything went seamlessly, and Jarrell Entertainment were the DJs for the event. The stunning creative ketubah was designed by Mordechai Rosenstein, and their rings were from Ken & Dana – except the engagement ring, which was Jake’s family heirloom.
Thinking about getting married at this amazing wedding venue in LIC? Let us know – we’d love to help capture your perfect day at this raw space in New York. We’re obsessed with both indoor and outdoor locations at Foundry weddings and can’t wait to see what creative ideas you have in mind for this beautiful space. Reach out and let us know what you’re thinking about candid, romantic NYC wedding photos.
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