a Spring Elopement at Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Alyssa and Sean had booked me for their Brooklyn wedding in February 2018. Little did I know I would end up witnessing and shooting their vows during a sweet, impromptu Spring elopement in Battlefield State Park in June 2017 with 20 guests.

Since I myself eloped last minute with my husband, I understand Alyssa and Sean’s impatience to make it all official as soon as possible. Their love was so palpable; they spent the day kissing and holding on to each other so tight. Everyone was sniffing during the ceremony, Alyssa and Sean included.

Big weddings are beautiful and a lot of fun as well, but not everyone is cut out for them. Some people are happy with simple celebrations, and some people just can’t wait to be married. I was one of those people, and Alyssa and Sean were too. I am so happy they made the right choice for them, and I know they won’t regret it. The day was perfect.

Congrats Alyssa and Sean!
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a Spring Elopement at Monmouth Battlefield State Park

A Spring Wedding at the Palm House, Brooklyn Botanical Garden

A Spring Wedding at the Palm House, Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Diana and John managed to put together a low-key wedding in a totally glorious setting.

Maybe the fact that they got ready together helped take the pressure off, but my feeling is that those two were just the kind of people to take everything with calm and poise.

Since they live in Chicago I did not get the chance to meet them before the wedding day, and upon arriving at the hotel I was welcomed by two kind and sweet people getting ready just like they would on a regular morning, besides the Pnina Tornai dress, the Hugo Boss suit, and the half dozen people gravitating around them with makeup brushes and boutonnieres.

We took a stroll around Grand Army Plaza for some pictures before heading to the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for a very special and VIP tour of the several greenhouses on the premises.

The whole day went by smoothly, but yet it left a dazzling memory. Congrats to the two of them, may you keep shining effortlessly!

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