This weekend we had the pleasure of attending and experiencing New York’s first Illegal Wedding Fair. We met wonderful couples, connected with some fabulous vendors and encountered old friends as well! Needless to say, the event was gorgeous as was the location itself, which is one of the most unique places I’ve seen in the city.
The event took place at 632 on Hudson. Originally built as a townhouse, it was then converted into a general store and produce market in the late 19th century. It was later purchased and restored in its present grand and theatrical incarnation. I absolutely loved all the multi-cultural pieces strewn throughout the house, from Italian paintings to a gorgeous antique Chinese wedding bed.
Each room was set up with an array of vendors some of which we met for the first time, others whom we have known for years. Some of our exciting new finds..
I totally fell in love with their whimsical style. Their cakes were unlike anything I’ve seen out there and were definitely a breath of fresh air! Not to mention they were incredibly nice and their cupcakes tasted delicious!
Dish Food and Events
Their hors d’oeuvres were simply delightful and delicate! They had one which I absolutely adored, which was a House Made Ricotta Crostini which had some honey and citrus in it. Yummy and perfectly light for summer.
This wedding photographer had a wonderfully unique vintage style. She featured some of her couple portraits, framed in these beautiful vintage frames a la 1900s portrait photography. The result is unique and romantic not to mention timeless!
Lion in The Sun
Last but not least, we reconnected with a fellow stationer that we first met at this year’s National Stationery show. Melinda is so unbelievably nice and her quirky, Brooklyn and New York inspired pieces are so much fun! I loved the idea of an elephant walking across the Brooklyn bridge for an India meets New York wedding. Whimsical and fun!
We certainly had a blast and we hope everyone else did too!