I first saw a little peek at this stunner of a wedding from Bespoke Only on their website, and months later I am finally getting to share it with you! New York’s Metropolitan Building, filled with hundreds of candles, flowers by Saipua, golden details… Not to mention, every single one of Pat Furey‘s photos from this wedding deserves it’s own post – scroll down or check out the gallery and you’ll see what I mean.

The bride designed her elegant beaded wedding gown.

The couple wanted their wedding to be both sophisticated and unexpected, beautiful and quirky, with a thoughtful, intimate ceremony where the string quartet played a rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit – how’s that for unexpected?!

Throughout the wedding, the old blended with the new, for a classic-meets-modern charm, starting with the invitation suite. Chocolate bars at each place setting acted as both favor and place card. Inspired by Mast Brothers Chocolate, each bar was wrapped in fleur de lys patterned paper (the symbol of Florence, where the bride and groom first met) and finished with a kraft label name tag.


Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  From the bride: We loved the quirky yet classic and intimate vibe. // From Bespoke Only: The venue was chosen for its unique charm and nostalgic sense of history behind the walls. Being furnished as if it were a private home and filled with intriguing antique finds, Metropolitan Building provided the perfect backdrop for a grand affair

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  From the bride: Romance and fun. Mark and I wanted something special for our big day. Something classic, beautiful, aesthetically minded, yet raucous, quirky, unexpected. // From Bespoke Only: Megan and Mark’s shared appreciation for the beauty of European art and history naturally became the focus of the event. As they are two very fun-loving people, we wanted to keep their personalities in mind when designing, to create a day that was not only classic and sophisticated but also fun with an edge. We approached the overall design with a modern take on the classic elements.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  From the bride: The ceremony and seeing my grandmother in a gorilla suit at the photo booth. // From Bespoke Only: As the wedding was held the weekend before Halloween, a whole room was dedicated to the most awesome props collected by the bride for the photo booth, including a vintage E.T. mask from the 80’s! With a rack of costumes, funky masks, and trunks full of quirky little props, the room could be easily mistaken for a cool pop-up shop in New York City’s West Village. The end result? Some of the most fun photo booth photos ever

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  From start to finish, Melissa [from Bespoke Only] handled all our demands with ease. Not only did she seamlessly create our wedding day vision but she consistently made thoughtful suggestions and improvements that elevated the design beyond where we could have taken it on our own. Many thanks to her and our very talented dream team everything (food, music, flowers) turned out well above our expectations. It really was the most special and magical day a girl could dream of.

Photography: Pat Furey Photography / Venue: Metropolitan Building in Queens, New York / Event Planning, Design, Stationery: Bespoke Only / Floral Design: Saipua / Officiant: Jeddah Vailakis / Wedding Catering: Jewels of New York / Cake: Hope, Faith & Gluttony Bakery / Music: Tribute String Quartet of Lucy Music / DJ: Jason Fioto of Generation Events / Photobooth: We Love Photobooths / Bridal Suite: Soho House / Wedding Dress: designed by the bride / Hair: Andreas of Chris Chase Salon / Makeup: Nam Vo

Bespoke Only is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

  • Moody Fall Wedding at Metropolitan Building

    29 January 2014
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    1. pat furey

      thanks so much for the feature. this wedding was insane and I’m happy it has an Internet-home on Snippet and Ink. A damn good fit.

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      • Kathryn

        I have been drooling over this wedding for MONTHS. So thrilled for the chance to feature it!

    2. Lora Kleinwachter

      I love how warm and cozy this wedding is while still being sophisticated and elegant! The floral arrangements are stunning (anything with persimmons is an automatic favorite) and I love her beaded dress and illusion top! It really looks like a party I’d want to attend!

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    3. MM

      Such a gorgeous wedding! The florals are breathtaking. The look is formal but not stuffy, fancy yet intimate. And what a beautiful and unique dress!

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    4. Shane Mcalister (Apex Tent and Party)

      Lovely wedding! Each and every detail looks so pretty and inspiring. The decor of the reception area with warm colors, candles and beautiful florals is simply adorable.

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    5. Catherine

      What an amazing dress! I absolutely love the mix of modern and old, it looks perfect and the venue seems to fit so well. xxx

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    6. Bespoke Only

      Thank you Kathryn for the beautiful feature! It’s such a treat to relive the magical day here browsing through these images. Love it!

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      • Kathryn

        Thank you so much for sharing this incredible wedding with us! xoxo

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    10. NYC Wedding Photographer

      Beautiful! The bride’s gown is gorgeous.

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    11. Sarah

      That dress!!!! It’s incredible. Is the bride in fashion?

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    12. Amanda – Amanda Douglas Events

      Oh, so in love with this wedding! I love all the black and gold details in the stationary! And the flowers, swoon! A stunning wedding, and of course, the most important, it looks like they had a blast!

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