The Metropolitan Water Works Museum is a gorgeous building. From the outside it looks like a stately library or part of a lovely college campus.
Inside, it feels like you’re in the hold of a massive ocean liner, with iron spiral staircases and mysterious dials and enormous pistons – the mechanics of the historic water pumping system.
The museum is a spectacular, albeit unusual, location for a wedding. It suited the couple; they are a duo who relish the unexpected and unusual! Matthias and Rebecca got engaged on a visit to the Gorey House. In celebration of that, and their fondness for Edward Gorey, we concocted some spooky, cobwebby arrangements for them to enjoy in the Bride Cave before the wedding.
Gorey illustrations were also projected on the exposed brick wall and incorporated in the welcome table – it was amazing!
We chose Quicksand roses and greens in mason jars and bottles, which were a lovely, homey, soft contrast to the iron and brick of the venue. The DJ furnished the “fireflies in a jar” – so festive!
We made some tiny posies for the flower girls’ little hands, wrapped in sage green satin ribbon to match their sashes!
A wish for the Waterworks Wedding Couple: may your married life be as joy-filled, whimsical, and unique as your wedding day was!