Allison Du Val – Managing Director of The Foundry – Chuck Baker Photography
“There is that family aspect – both my parents and I still live in parts of the building. We are at The Foundry every day and consider it our home.” For The Foundry’s Managing Director Allison Du Val, running one of New York City’s premier event venues is much more than just a job. She grew up in The Foundry, skipping through the building’s maze-like corridors and exploring its raw grounds daily. Over the next two decades, she watched the former metal foundry, which was also her home, transform into a captivating space for hosting weddings and exclusive parities. Never losing the awe and wonder that filled her imagination as a child, Allison deeply understands and cares about the history, character, and spirit of the building. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Reception – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts to newlyweds Sara & Mitch. Then everyone headed to The Foundry’s courtyard for an unforgettable evening of revelry. Here, featured bride Sara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
From the very start, there was a sense that Sara and Mitch intended their reception to be an occasion for everyone to cut-loose and have fun. Sara looks back and says, “There were so many details we included that meant a lot to us. Music was a big one. The music that Mitch and I and our wedding party walked into was symphony versions of pop-punk songs we love, but only a handful of people probably recognized.” Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Anticipation grew as guests took their seats to witness Sara and Mitch’s nuptials. In just moments, the couple would meet under beautiful, floral adorned chuppah. Sara describes how The Foundry’s industrial aesthetic helped guide the backdrop’s design. “I wanted to juxtapose hard and soft elements with the chuppah by pairing a sturdy foundation with romantic flowers and lots of greenery.” Her vision translated into a dark wood structure embellished with a lush mixture of roses, dahlias, nigellas, Queen Anne’s lace, and wax flowers in shades of blush, red, and white. Seeded eucalyptus, salal greenery and ruscus added a natural touch to the display. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Bouquet – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
When it comes to choosing wedding attire, most brides-to-be let personal style be their guide. After all, you want to look and feel like yourself, but with a bit more polish and shine around the edges. Here, Bride & Blossom featured bride Sara talks about her “say yes to the dress” moment, jewelry, and stepping out-of-the box with her shoes.
Part 2 Wedding Dress & Personals
“I knew that I wanted a big, princess type dress, but without any bling and sparkle,” says Sara. Her search led her to BHLDN where she found a breathtaking design meeting all her criteria. The silhouette featured a simple lace top, fitted waist, and diaphanous, layered tulle skirt. “I knew it was the perfect dress for me when I put it on and couldn’t stop smiling,” she remembers. Finishing her dreamy look with a fingertip length veil, also from BHLDN, and hair styled in loose, flowing curls, the bride had an air of having just stepped out of a fairytale. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Groom – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Even with the help of social apps, navigating the dating scene in New York City is daunting. Finding a match takes a lot of time and effort. But there are moments when someone, for some reason stands out from the rest. Just ask Sara and Mitch. “He had a lyric from one of my favorite bands on his Tinder bio,” Sara says. “I saw it and decided to say ‘Hello’ through the messenger feature.” Shared interests rank high on the list of qualities one seeks in a partner. With a similar taste in music, they were already off to a great start, even before having the first date. Read More
Christina and Derek were married on a lovely day in July at The Foundry in Long Island City.
Christina & Derek Wedding – Bride and Groom First Kiss – The Foundry LIC – Kevin Markland Photography
You just never know when your soulmate is going to walk into your life. For Christina and Derek, all it took was a chance meeting through a mutual friend. Not long after, the couple realized that they had found what many spend years looking for – true love. Looking back at that moment ten years ago, Christina said, “We hit it off right away and have been together ever since.” Read More