JENETTE AND LEANDRO: A LOVE PARTY AT BROOKLYN’S COOLEST HOTEL
Jenette and Leandro met in a cab and it was love at first sight. They never left each other’s side after that day, and a couple of years later they were tying the knot at Brooklyn newest hot spot, the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
After getting ready in a very intimate setting with only her sister and mother with her, Jenette met Leandro on the 1 Hotel’s first floor balcony, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. This scenic first look was followed by a fun stroll around Dumbo during which Jenette and Leandro needed very little directing on my part; they were so connected, so in tune, that the photos spoke for themselves. We then went back to the 1 Hotel for them to sign the ketubah, walk down the aisle, share a passionate kiss and be officially married. The night ended with lots of dancing and a really fun outfit change for Jenette: she shed her beautiful Delphine Manivet dress for a really cool short evening dress, showcasing her super design heels.
I was really looking forward to shooting my first wedding at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, because I had heard great things about it. I knew it was an innovative place with the environment in mind, from its recycled water system, to the locally-grown good, to the reclaimed wood used throughout the hotel (even their door keys are made of reclaimed wood. I mean, how?!) . The rooms are also beautiful, allowing for some gorgeous detail shots and portraits filled with natural light.
I have been lucky enough to shoot a few more weddings at the One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge since, and the experience never disappoints. Here’s to more, and here’s to Jenette and Leandro!