Two weeks ago, I photographed the Wedding Crashers after party at The Green Building. Some of Brooklyn’s best wedding vendors gathered to show off their goods to brides- and grooms-to-be. There was seriously way too much talent in one room, but I’ll attempt to sum it up with a few shots below:
Some of the vendors from the event:
Fashion show by Gabriella New York Bridal Salon
Desserts by Beeâ€™s Knees Baking Company
DJ by Generations Events
Choreography by Orange Grove Dance
Flowers by Poppies & Posies
So, I had a pretty special Valentine’s Day this year.
No, no – no red roses, chocolates or fancy dinner to speak of (and if you know me, you know that’s SO not my style anyway!). Instead, I got to photograph the beautiful wedding of Samantha and Brett. But this was no run-of-the-mill V-Day wedding. These guys won a contest held by The Knot and got to be one of 14 lucky couples to get married inside the Empire State Building! Literally no one else outside of this contest can say they were wed here, that’s how special it is. And to add to the special-ness, they were able to tie the knot just before Brett was deployed to Afghanistan.
Samantha and Brett said “I Do” on the 61st floor of the Empire State Building, then afterwards went up to the observation deck with their invited guests to take photos and answer some interview questions for the media. One thing that goes along with winning such a cool contest is the paparazzi-like buzz around it, so there was an incredible number of media folk present at the wedding, not to mention most NYC radio stations were talking about the contest all morning.
After leaving the ESB, we spent some time in Grand Central Terminal taking pictures. I love that they chose a location with so much meaning to them (and to me, as well). The very last photo in this set is my absolute favorite – in front of the beautiful station backdrop, they’re looking at each other with that *OMGwejustgotmarriedandiloveyousomuch!* look on their faces. So beautiful!
It’s not too often that you can say you spent Valentine’s Day photographing a wedding in the Empire State Building :)
Samantha and Brett had a super special wedding, followed by a super fun shoot at Grand Central Terminal. I am super stoked to share the rest of the images from their wedding day – coming soon, I promise!
Just wanted to share a few shots from Kelly and John‘s wedding album! They ordered a 10×10″ leather bound flushmount album. This thing is so gorgeous! If I were to document my life in photo albums, I would have a bookcase full of this exact kind, no joke. (And don’t think the thought hasn’t crossed my mind!)
I kicked off 2011 with a ‘top secret’ wedding between two people who shall remain nameless for now (most of their friends/family have not officially been told about it yet!). But despite their anonymity, I can vouch for their awesomeness. Anyone who suggests karaoke immediately after getting married is my kind of people :)
Also, City Hall weddings are fun in their own right. You’ve got the hustle and bustle of the big hall filled with all these wedding parties waiting to get called up to desks to sign various documents and then called in to enter the chapels. It somehow feels very New York.