Emma and David’s New York wedding at The Foundry totally nails modern romance! With the help of José Rolón Events, the couple decorated their industrial venue with tons of vibrant florals, romantic lace and watercolor details, and modern accents like ghost chairs and Edison bulbs. Between her tiered Lihi Hod gown and Swarovski crystal tiara that she made herself, we can’t get enough of Emma’s boho princess bridal look! Photographer Emily Delamater captured every detail of the couple’s wedding perfectly.
Emma and David
The Foundry, Long Island City, New York
I honestly was so torn about how I wanted to look – bohemian, but I also wanted some sparkle, and a little bit of princess thrown in, but also a little sexy. The dress I bought was the first one I ever pinned on Pinterest, and it wasn’t even carried in the US until I finally harassed Lihi Hod‘s rep about it! Fortunately they were able to send the sample from Israel to Gabriella in NYC, and as soon as I put it on I knew.
I am a big fan of DIY and I really enjoy it, since I’ve always worked in the fashion industry. I hand-dyed all of my napkins, created our escort cards, made our guest book which was a cartoon of us and our dog. Most notably, I made my headpiece, which inspired me to start my own bridal accessory business, Emma Katzka Bridal. I decided to make my own headpiece because I had so much trouble finding something that fit all of those images I had in my mind. There are so many traditional tiaras, very bohemian-looking vines and floral pieces, and art deco-inspired options out there, but nothing that combined all of those things.
Our photographer Emily was truly amazing. She is so effortless and that vibe rubs off on everyone around her. Her husband, Matt, who shoots with her, is also such a sweet and charismatic guy. My husband and I are not at all used to being photographed, and she made us feel so comfortable. All of my bridesmaids wanted to be friends with them because they are such cool people – there is no other to describe them!
Our amazing wedding planner, Jóse, has a tradition of ushering his couples to a private area right after the ceremony to give them 15-20 minutes to just revel in the moment together. Our spectacular caterers brought us up a huge platter of all of our cocktail hour bites and we got to just stuff our faces and sip champagne and savor our first few minutes of being husband and wife, while also realizing that we were still the same couple we’ve always been!
Most important was for us to feel like a team and make all of these fun decisions together! Dave was really great at giving his opinion on the things he really cared about (food, music, drinks) and taking a back seat (but a supportive one!) with the decorative elements that I really enjoy doing. Honestly, we never had any fights about the details of our wedding, and we felt really proud of ourselves at the end of the process for having stayed so sane and grown as a unit!
Our advice: Prioritize the things your guests will actually remember – the food, the music, the venue. Don’t go crazy with the little things. I don’t even think anyone noticed all of the napkins I spent hours hand-dyeing! And of course, splurge on a good photographer – it is the most worthwhile investment!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Emily Delamater
Event Planning – José Rolón Events
Venue – The Foundry
Floral Design – Ivie Joy Flowers
Catering – Real Food Catering
Cake – Magnolia Bakery
Officiant – Ronald Broden
Live Music – Marcus Reid Band
Videography – Ambrose Eng
Invitations – Julie Song Ink
Makeup Artist – Stacie Ford
Hair Styling – Styles on B
Wedding Dress – Lihi Hod
Bridal Accessories – Emma Katzka
Groom’s Apparel – J. Crew
Rings – Jordan Klein
Congratulations to Emma and David, and a huge thanks to Emily Delamater for sharing this stunning wedding with us! Love this wedding’s unique take on modern? Then you’ve got to see this industrial downtown Arizona wedding at monOrchid!