The true spirit of New York was captured in this moody modern wedding shoot put together by Scarlett Expressions, Inc. and captured by Avery White. Inspired by a local artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, this shoot encompasses a bold style filled with texture and color.
From the two modern bridal looks from NK Bride to the moody tablescape with bright blooms and candlelight, this shoot is a celebration of pride, love, and artful expression. Ready to see more? Catch all the highlights below and grab a closer look at the full gallery.
celebrating love, pride, and expression
From NK Bride: Inspired by the Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, this wedding event celebrates pride, love, and expression. This same sex couple embraces the vibrant colors and strokes of Basquiat in every detail, from the reds, purples, and blues of their flower arrangements and decour, to their fashion forward bridal wear. Located just over the Queen's Bridge, the venue’s industrial backdrop gives reference to the urban influence seen in Basquiat’s work. In the true spirit of New York, a mixture of culture, art, and style commemorates love.
depth of texture and color
The stunning decor at this shoot was the excellent work of Scarlett Expressions very own Vennissa. She was inspired by her love for Basquiat’s introspective nature, and social commentary. The painting featured on the venue wall was selected as a portrait of Basquiat that utilized his artistic techniques. The tablescape itself was inspired by these techniques, layering bold colors and textures in a way that come together to create an appealing work of art. The table rentals, from Lovely Luxe Rentals, compliment these ideas with the bold blacks, and the depth of texture created by the velvet linens. Elegant tables and chairs from Heavenly Event Rentals silently support the chic aesthetic of the venue.
artful wedding cake
The beautiful cake, by It’s Delicious Desserts, stood alone as a piece of art. It complemented the colors of our florals, and the brushstroke technique created the layered texture that inspired the decor. This event was made extra special by the sweet moments brought by Puff Delights. Their cotton candy machine was an extra special touch that felt fun and modern for our special brides. An extra special thanks to the wedding officiant from Once Upon a Vow. To top it all our photos are accompanied by a stunning video produced by Atomic Tangerine to the beat of the famous “The Message is Love” by MFSB.
Curious what a moody modern wedding like this might set you back? The vendors were kind enough to share their totals with us below.
Wardrobe/Styling NK Bride Custom Pant Outfit/ Wedding Gown: $4500-$7500
Photographer Avery White: $3200
Flowers / Decor/ Event Planning Scarlett Expressions, Inc.: $4350
Venue/Location The Foundry LIC: $15,000
Invites Suite/Menu Cards OneSuiteDay: Basic suites starting at $4.50
Hair Accessories/Hats Genevieve Rose Atelier: Custom felt hat $260 - $400 / Custom bridal headband $130 - $460
Shoes/Jewelry Nina Shoes: $70-$120
Cotton CandyPuff Delights: $150 to $200 per hour
Tabletop Rentals Lovely Luxe Rentals tabletop rentals: $3,500
Hair Li Bridal Design: $200
MUA Kara Baker: $150
Video Atomic Tangerine: $3500 - $5500
Wedding Officiant Once Upon A Vow: Non-denominational personalized ceremony $950