We love the elevated glamour of a big city wedding! From the glittering lights of skyscrapers to the effervescent nightlife, the sleek style of a city wedding has us swooning. Whether your wedding is in New York, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, or San Francisco, we’ve got tips for throwing a chic affair!
There are so many cool options for venues when planning a city chic wedding! Cities like New York or Chicago are full of unique and interesting hotels and buildings that make great venue options. The quirky couple should consider hosting their wedding in a boutique hotel! Chock full of unique details and fun touches, a boutique hotel will make you nig day completely original! Big cities are perfect for an industrial themed wedding with an abundance of warehouses featuring exposed piping and gorgeous ruddy brick, it’s a great way to bring the history of the building and city into your wedding. And, of course, we can’t forget the classic rooftop! Rooftop venues are the best place to take in the sparkling cityscape and really make it the focal point of your wedding.
Think of the amazing photo opportunities there are downtown, from parks to city monuments, gorgeous facades, and even busy streets and bridges. There’s a wealth of beauty a city can provide to get the perfect shot of you, your partner, and the stunning dress you’ll be wearing! There are conventional spots, like the grounds of your venue—whether that a grand hotel on the upper east side or overlooking the Puget Sound. There are also spots that may seem a bit out of the ordinary like the subway or the “L” train. If the bustling city is part of your love story, incorporate that into your wedding photos as a reminder of where your relationship began!
Dress to Impress
Style is key when throwing a city-centric soirée, and we have gowns that will have you looking like an urban dream! Our Madeline Gardner Signature Collection was designed specifically with the vibrant energy of city life in mind. Take the Sydney, a slow gown perfect for all our city slicker brides! A sophisticated touch of sultry, the Syndey features diamanté crystal and pearl beaded embroidery with sheer bodice details. To embody the true glamour of a city wedding, try the Savannah, a breathtaking ballgown with pearl, crystal, and moonstone beading, sequined chantilly lace skirt, and open back. This gown will give you all the drama you need to shine amongst the city lights!
When planning your wedding you want the décor to reflect the vibe of the city you’re in. Think twinkling lights, flickering votive candles, or Edison bulbs, spread throughout your venue to match the lit-up skyline. A more muted color palette is best in our opinion, think neutrals with pops of black, gold, and silver, to keep everything looking elevated and chic! Depending on your venue, a lounge area full of luxe furniture and carpets is a great way to bring a casual touch to your upscale affair. Of course, the point of it all is to let your city shine! So keep it simple and let the beauty of the city show through all the elements of your wedding.