This was definitely one of the most interesting elopements I've ever done. Shot entirely in the pouring rain! Jackie and Aaron are from LA, California (Peep the LOVE LA street sign in one of these shots later) and their parents were flying in to NYC to witness their union. Although the forecast had rain at 100%, their parents were only going to be in town this weekend - so we knew it was going to happen- rain or shine! We met at the Brooklyn Promenade; the officiant all ready, and everyone had armed with umbrellas! I was able to capture their adorable elopement in the rain, surrounded by their family and friends and it was AWESOME! It was whimsical, romantic, fast paced and definitely the kind of day you'd remember!! Despite the weather, there was a gorgeous backdrop and a lot less people walking around the park (which was really helpful!!) Jackie and Aaron were all up for everything!! Their upbeat spirit and willingness to get amazing shots DEFINITELY made it all worth it!! I had so much fun with them and was so thankful that despite some unforeseen circumstances- they were still able to have fun and enjoy their day!!! Photographing in New York, you really never know what you’re going to get! I was super excited to blog this New York City elopement and hope you guys will enjoy it too!! #iLOVENY !!
Laurie and Matthew travel a lot for work, but they call Brooklyn, New York City their home. It was fitting that their guestbook and table cards was themed for travel and airplanes. It was such a pleasure working with these two amazing individuals that have carefree attitude and hilarious comedian friends. Not only was their venue gorgeous - the 501 Union never disappoints., but every thought and detail put into the day was well thought out and accordingly situated to enhance their personalities. It was such a gorgeous, laid back and fun party and really is the type of feeling that is a classic New York City wedding.
Venue - 501 Union - www.501union.com
Catering - Night Kitchen - http://www.nightkitchencatering.com/
Day of Coordinator - Angela Siu
Dessert - Egidio's Bakery - https://www.facebook.com/Egidiospastries/
Letterpress - The Chain Press - http://www.thechainpress.com/
Florist - Flo NY Events - http://www.flonyevents.com/
Photography - Cynthia Chung Weddings - http://www.cynthiachungweddings.com
Cocktail Hour Band - Underground Horns - http://www.undergroundhorns.com/
DJ - Chris Torres
Furniture - Broadway Rentals - http://broadwaypartyrentals.com/
Bridal Hair and Makeup - Slope Suds - www.slopesuds.com
Nicole & Matthew had a sweet, intimate outdoor ceremony in the quaint little neighborhood of Vinegar Hill. Hidden away, they said their vows to each other and celebrated the occasion with delicious dinner, heartfelt toasts and bangin CAKE at Vinegar Hill House Restaurant !! Both amazing people with impeccable taste, they had chosen a beautiful restaurant and spruced it up with bits and pieces of their personalities. I loved being a part of this multicultural union and celebrating with their families! They even had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and tried to include everyone on this wonderful tradition! It’s so great to be a new york city wedding photographer!
Here are some highlights from the day:
David and Eliza used to spend a bit of time rock climbing together when they first met... so it was really awesome when David suggested doing some photos at The CLIFFS at DUMBO !!!! I've always seen this place whenever I passed by shooting but never got to go in (I personally do not climb.. but am always around people or the places TO climb... my office is 2 blocks from the The Cliffs at LIC >_<) But anyways, I jumped at the idea- since I haven't done a shot with a couple rock climbing yet!! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! We got some REALLY cool shots of them hanging off the rocks and sprawling about.. then finished off the rest of the session nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park. It was such a unique session in new york city. Here are some of my favorite shots: (PS: If you want to see David & Eliza's wedding day, here's the blog post for that!)