Industrial Vintage Wedding Editorial At the Art Factory | The Art Factory in Paterson, NJ | Alternative Wedding at the Art Factory |

To showcase our services in the wedding industry, myself, Heather Boswick of Boswick Photography and the Art Factory of Paterson, NJ, partnered with several vendors for a vintage wedding editorial, featuring real-life partners George Matthew & Matt Powell.

New York/Paterson — In the peak of summer 2018, myself and six talented wedding professionals, gathered together to showcase our skills. The resulting editorial shoot brought the Art Deco glamor of the Gatsby era to modern day wedding editorial.

But before we could show off our wedding know-how, we were lacking an essential part: the couple. Enter George Matthew and Matt Powell, a real-life couple based in Manhattan. George Matthew is a model and founding designer of 1931, a vintage accessories line, and Matt Powell is an editor and freelance food photographer. They met in the summer of 2017 over a glass of wine, and their penchant for vintage style quickly brought them together. I was immediately drawn to their aesthetic, and was blessed to find the couple via Instagram. Their style became the inspiration for the shoot.

Shot on the grounds of The Art Factory in Paterson, New Jersey - a newly reclaimed, 400,00 square-foot venue space that was previously a textile manufacturing plant - we drew our vision from the surroundings. Filled with vintage furnishings, exposed Edison bulbs, weathered brick, wild garden spaces, and even antique trolley cars, the venue just opened in May 2018 in time for wedding season. Our team gathered two days after the couple's 1-year anniversary. 

For the decorative elements, Linda's Florist of Short Hills, IC Lettering & Design, and The Vintage Table Company outfitted multiple rooms of the venue. Bring on the champagne tower of antique glasses! Petal Dust Cakery supplied glittering macarons and a magnificent 6-tiered wedding cake (nearly as tall as our grooms), frosted in a masculine color scheme and gilded in icing reminiscent of Erté, with beads cascading down the sides. All the little details necessary for a wedding were the work of Knot Forgotten Details wedding planner Patty. 

As Schoenfilms captured the couple dancing to a vintage gramophone, Matt couldn't help but gleefully remark, "It really feels like we're getting married today! All we need is the officiant." Of course, the couple doesn't plan on that until the fall of 2020... when the roaring 20's are officially back.

George and Matt’s love for one another was a joy to capture during the shoot. So many editorial shots rely on models, but having a real life couple made the chemistry real.

About the Team:

All team Instagram feeds are as follows:

Photography: @boswickphotography

Venue: @artfactorypaterson

Florals: @lindasflorist

Planner: @knotforgottendetails

Cake: @petal_dust_cakery

Video: @schoenfilms

Invites: @icletters

China: @thevintagetablecompany

Grooms: @gmatthew1931, @matt4newyork

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