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Brilliant vows

“Maxikiosko” by Tom Fruin becomes a pop-up wedding chapel this week at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, paired with Mary Katrantzou Folli Rose Trinkolo Dress.

“Maxikiosko” by Tom Fruin becomes a pop-up wedding chapel this week at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, paired with Mary Katrantzou Folli Rose Trinkolo Dress.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

I do – to this marriage of art and pride. During NYC Pride Week, starting tomorrow, couples of all orientations can get hitched in a kaleidoscope chapel perched atop the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Artist Tom Fruin made “Maxikiosko” from hundreds of pieces of plexi offcuts in celebration of the lively corner stores in Argentina, where the installation debuted in 2011 before traveling around the world, most recently stopping at Art Basel Miami. A friend of the hoteliers, Fruin agreed to loan them the rainbow shed for Pride Week as a tribute to the LGBT community that surrounds and supports the Brooklyn roost. Welcoming weddings Friday through Sunday, the hope is to marry four couples per day (afternoon, evening or midnight slots available): the $1,500 pop-up package includes an hour-long rooftop affair replete with an officiant (secular or non-secular), a wedding party portrait (Manhattan skyline as backdrop), a champagne toast and space for 20 guests (plus the many strangers milling about the bar). Late night, look for renegade ceremonies, spur-of-the-moment celebrations inspired by place and pride. Spots may still be open (I’ve got my chromatic dress picked out), erasing all reasons not to put a ring on it.

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