The brides share a kiss at the end of the ceremony, surrounded by applauding guests in a beautifully decorated venue with string lights and greenery.

A Wedding that Incorporates their Chinese and Jewish Backgrounds

Inspired by NYC’s food scene, and their love for cozy dinner parties, Jenna (she/her) & Lisa’s (she/her) wedding was hosted at The Foundry in Queens, and was a blend of their Jewish and Chinese backgrounds.  

Tell us about your love story.

Lisa and Jenna decided the universe was willing them to meet after they matched on two separate dating apps. They selected a bar that was between each of their NYC apartments to meet for a first date. The date went so well that they stayed at the first location until it closed and then made their way to a second bar and finally a third. 

Five years later, the couple was engaged. 

Tell us about your proposals. 

Lisa proposed to Jenna first. She had convinced Jenna with an elaborate story that they would be attending a family event, only to plan an intimate proposal at a restaurant they’d been wanting to visit for years. 

Even though the couple had gone ring shopping months prior, when Lisa got down on one knee outside of the restaurant, Jenna was speechless. 

Jenna later proposed to Lisa the following week. 

The two were at home, and Jenna decorated their space together with love notes and photos of their favorite memories.

Tell us about the inspiration behind your NYC wedding. 

Inspired deeply by their love of NYC’s food scene and cozy dinner parties, Lisa and Jenna hosted their wedding day in a lush urban oasis of trendy decor and bountiful florals. The celebration was hosted at The Foundry in Queens, New York. This meticulously restored 19th-century brick building provided industrial indoor spaces as well as a brick courtyard covered in rich green ivy. 

How did you incorporate your Jewish and Chinese cultures into your queer wedding?

Lisa and Jenna intentionally honored their Jewish and Chinese cultures and selected wedding traditions to interpret through their own lens.

The ceremony was held indoors beneath a chuppah, which incorporated fabric with traditional Chinese patterns, as well as a Jewish prayer shawl. 

Both brides had their own moment to walk down the aisle as the disco ball installation glimmered overhead. 

They met beneath their chuppah, decorated in colorful florals, set in front of a wall of windows casting soft natural light. 

Tell us about your outfits. 

Jenna wore a strapless sweetheart wedding gown with intricate ivory lace and sequins atop a nude lining. Her vintage glam-inspired hairstyle was pulled back to one side with a sparkling hair clip, harmoniously flowing with the subtle bombshell feel of her gown. 

Lisa wore a minimalist crepe gown with a fitted silhouette, v-shaped neckline, and open back, which provided gentle contrast from the details of Jenna’s gown. 

The bridal party wore a mix of on-trend metallic gowns in silver, gold, and bronze. 

Tell us about the styling of the wedding. 

An array of small floral arrangements were set in bud vases, which created the prettiest bright pastel colorscape across the outdoor tables. Guests dined beneath outdoor bistro lights with a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline and Queensboro Bridge. And while the couple nearly opted out of a wedding cake, they stumbled upon TikTok’s famous local baker, Clio Goodman. Their delightful cake complemented their florals perfectly and also contained a beautiful layer of hidden rainbows inside.

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