Lindsay and Joe decided to have their Fall wedding at Garner Arts Center, a really cool space just north of New York City. The place is quite new to the wedding industry but they host a lot of artistic events and performances, which gives it a very edgy and original vibe. The rooms are filled with sculptures, paintings, and awesomely odd trinquets of all sorts, creating a very unique backdrop for a wedding.
It poured all day and the sky never really lit up, but we had so much fun walking around the property taking pictures. Lindsay and Joe were really into it, and they had a blast throughout the entire day; just check their dancing pictures to feel their energy and elation.
I had so much fun shooting Lindsay and Joe’s wedding. Not only Garner Arts Center was an inspiring space to photograph a love celebration, the couple has become friends of mine over the course of their wedding planning (and we live on the same street!). It was a treat capturing their union, and I know their future hold great things for them.
Cassie and Justin had the longest, and most fun City Hall and Gramercy Hotel elopement.
Usually, City Hall elopements last a few hours at least. But Cassie and Justin wanted to make it big. They invited friends and family members from all over the world, from Hong Kong to Canada.
We all headed to City Hall for a short and sweet ceremony, followed by a walk around City Hall Park. We stopped at a pretzel stand and grabbed some snacks, before taking the subway towards the West Village for a short stop in Justin’s favorite donut shop. We continued out journey through Manhattan with a stroll in the Village, all the way to the Gramercy Hotel. That is where more friends and family met us for a dinner on the rooftop.
Not much was planned during the day and we improvised a lot. From the streets and itineraries we took, to the speeches at the end of dinner, everything was done instinctively which made the whole day even more genuine and heartfelt. I definitely had a blast following Cassie and Justin around all day, even though I got home exhausted. Who knew a City Hall elopement could be so grand. Congrats to the happy quirky couple!
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.