Aileen and Shai had a ton going on during the time of their engagement and wedding planning process. For one, they were pregnant! The couple was super happy and over the moon. On top of this, they were already renovating Shai’s loft for Aileen to move in and had to incorporate a new design into the renovation to accommodate their baby. If any of you have renovated any place of your own you know that renovations alone can be like giving birth to a baby with joy and pains along the way. All on top of renovations, preparing for a baby and careers of their own, the couple was still eager to plan a beautiful wedding.
Aileen is very feminine and did not imagine that one day she would get married in a place with any sort of industrial feel. However, in the end the Liberty Warehouse was a perfect fit! The couple did not have a long time to search out a venue so it was a good thing they came to a planning before signing. As their wedding was close to the holidays they were competing very much with holiday parties and events that venues had already booked and were still booking. We started, I think, in early November and this wedding took place in January! Aileen loved how the industrial details in the space were highlighted by the twinkle lights and chandeliers that were provided by Pegasus Lighting.
This wedding is a great example of an end result that is JUST what the clients dreamed of, which always makes our job worthwhile. We have the imagination and experience to put ourselves not just emotionally but visually into the shoes of our clients and we happily do so. Variety is what makes our role more fun! I can appreciate that this wedding was beautiful and we did a good job balancing the different elements that were needed to make Aileen and Shai’s dream come true!
Happy bees they all are now with a beautiful, happy baby boy! Mazel Tov to Aileen and Shai and their new family!
Ashley + Team
Photography by Forged in the North
Planning + Design | Ashley Douglass Events
Florals + Design | Fleurs NYC
Photography | Forged in the North
Venue | Liberty Warehouse
Band | Hank Lane Productions, “ Pete Saunders Band”
Cake | Betty Bakery
Lighting | Pegasus Productions
Hair | Betsy Elisa
Makeup | Every Hue Makeup
Dress | Monique Lhuillier
Stationary | Katie Fischer Design
Rentals | BBJ Rentals
Rentals II | Party Rental LTD