A graphic artist and fashion designer create a warm, spirited celebration at Long Island City's Metropolitan Building, with vintage-inspired décor and heart-warming personal touches—like a guitar-playing groomsman.

A textile designer by trade, the bride "decided to design the wedding dress, you know, being a designer and all," she says. Inspired by a piece of lace from her grandmother, Rachel created a layered gown with buttons that trailed down her back.

Photo: Shannen Norman Photography