nspired by mid-century architecture, furniture design and modern artists, Lauren Frank (31 and director of merchandising at LOFT) and Ben Kessler (29 and director of marketing at WeWork) created a contemporary wedding in an industrial space that felt warm and romantic. Using a black and white graphic motif with touches of mixed metals—including her Naeem Khan dress—the couple incorporated unique details like matte black flatware, copper Marais-style chairs and a fashion-forward stationery suite. Lauren walked down the aisle to a string quartet cover of Kanye West’s “Touch the Sky,” and the couple danced to Radiohead to kick off the reception. “The little things we did to personalize the wedding all added up to a big impact,” Lauren says. “We put a lot of work into every detail, but it represented our style and our passion, which made it all worth it.” —Stephanie Cain
the ceremony Although both Lauren and Ben
are Jewish, they didn’t want to rely on tradition. With two rabbi friends present, the couple shared their own vows under a massive chuppah covered in greenery inspired by Palm Springs, California. the attendants Ben’s nieces, Lily and Violet, were destined to be the flower girls, Lauren says. They donned matching dresses and flower crowns for their walk down the aisle. the favors Along with Milk Bar compost cookies, guests left with handkerchiefs for “happy tears,” which Lauren found at a fabric market in India. “The handkerchiefs were well utilized by all guests,” she says of the waterworks during their vows.
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