I love the juxtaposition of urban and garden that seem to exist in Diana and Osman’s beautiful wedding, sent to me by the talented Karen Wise. The Foundry in Long Island City was the perfect venue for this intimate wedding with only 80 guests – Diana works in the construction industry, so the industrial feeling of The Foundry seemed appropriate.
Diana wore a dress by Jim Hjelm.
The flowers were designed by Jorge at Celebrate Flowers in Chelsea, 212-736-2102.
A votive-lined wall gives the space a warm glow.
Osman chose each wine and champagne himself, and supplied them from his wine bar, Turks & Frogs.
Ottoman replica lanterns – that Osman sells in his antique shop turned wine bar – were installed around the mezzanine over the dance floor. They were fitted with flickering electric lights to resemble a candle flame. As a nod to Osman’s background, a band played traditional Turkish music during the cocktail hour.
A fire pit was set up outdoors after the sun went down.
Diana’s good friend comes from a long line of Neapolitan bakers, and he owns Francesco’s Bakery in Hicksville (516-931-6821), and supplied delicious cakes and Italian pastries. The vanilla wedding cake was filled with chocolate mousse and strawberries.
Congratulations Diana and Osman! And thank you so much to Karen Wise for sharing these beautiful photos – be sure to check out her beautiful new website (just launched this week).