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 !!
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:
While living in Hong Kong for work, these two charming native New Yorkers lovers travelled all the way back to the concrete jungle, to declare their love to the world. Annie amazingly planned this timeless, perfect New York City wedding all the way across the world from Hong Kong! In the strikingly stunning Tribeca Rooftop, wedding bells were ringing for this beautiful couple. Despite the intermittent rainy weather, the rooftop at this venue was perfect for letting the bridal party have shelter when needed, and quickly grab flawless shots in the clear moments. Annie & Roberto blissfully celebrated the night away, surrounded by their loved ones, underneath the star-filled skylight. Cheers were heard all around the night for this newly wedded husband and wife! Another amazing night to affirm that I love being a New York City wedding photographer!
Jessica and Lior wanted their family to share in their elopement in Cityhall. So the whole troupe met at up at the New York City Hall and supported their vows and intimate ceremony! Afterwards, a few rain drops broke out---but it didn't dampen the mood and aura of the group! We proceeded to Casa Mono (A DELICIOUS Michelin starred restaurant!! @__@) for their reception, full of laughter, endearing speeches-- especially from the man who brought Jess and Lior together-- and amazing FOOD and drinks! It was an awesome experience getting to spend a day with such a sweet group of people! I love photographing these intimate elopements and capturing the moments that will matter for them in the future! I love being able to be their new york city wedding photographer! Here are some of my favorite moments from the day: