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A Casual, Chic Early Autumn Wedding at the Parrish Art Museum

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

John Dolan

Paige Gabrielle Shorr and Matthew Low met their sophomore year at Syracuse University, “while both standing under the AC unit at a sweaty bar on campus.” After six years together, he proposed on their apartment’s balcony. “After asking the question, I had a saxophone player come out on an adjacent balcony to play her favorite song ‘September’ by Earth With & Fire,” Matt says. “I also had my two sisters hold a massive sign saying, ‘Will You Marry Me?’ over the ledge from the roof of a neighboring building that faces our apt.”

When planning their wedding, the couple agreed on a more casual, chic environment and loved the Parrish Art Museum because it was a blank slate for them to fill. “With the help of Frank Alexander and his team, we created the most beautiful, organic aesthetic,” Paige says. “We chose all neutral colors with a mix of tables and lounge furniture. I’m not crazy about over-the-top flowers, so instead, we had huge pampas grass chandeliers hang over the dance floor.” To help plan everything, they hired Claire Bean Events, and to capture every moment, John Dolan was trusted with photography duties.

On the day-of, Paige got her loose waves and simple makeup done by Nikki Avanzino and Chante Cutter. And then she put on a classic Vera Wang gown with tulle off-the-shoulder sleeves. Matt wore a dark navy tuxedo from Armani with a Keith Haring lining that his mom surprised him with. Before the after-party, she changed into a sequin slip dress by Galvan, and he put on white Converse to dance in.

Right at sunset outside, Paige’s maid of honor walked down the serpentine aisle in a Rachel Comey dress with groomsmen in navy suits and Keith Haring handkerchiefs. Then the “You & Me” remix by Flume played, and the bride was escorted by her parents to Matt. “Once I heard the music come on and saw everyone, I was so excited!” she says. “It was a moment I will never forget.”

After the short and sweet ceremony, the reception kicked off and people helped themselves to four different types of food at stations for dinner by Peter Callahan. Then dancing began and a saxophone player, bongo player, and an electric violinist roamed the floor to keep the energy up. Later in the night, milk and cookies, milkshakes, and donuts were passed around to satisfy sweet cravings. 

At the theater attached to the museum, the after-party started with more savory late-night bites and a disco ball above everyone. DJ Jason Fioto played until the festivities ended . “Paige didn’t leave the dance floor once,” Matt remembers. “Her one regret was not eating any of the amazing food.”