Most weddings are pretty routine: flowers, ring bearer, vows. But clown noses, red wagons, costumes? Allie and Josh’s Brooklyn event had them all. Those noses have been with them from first date to proposal to our pre-wedding shoot to ceremony, with extras for guests to pop on! And no ambling down the aisle for the flower girl—theirs was pulled in a wagon. If someone wanted to tone down their formal wear, the family childhood costume collection was available. Nope, not your typical affair, and not one any of us will soon forget.
Archive | 2019
Andrea and Ben may have bonded over their Grateful Dead fandom, but their wedding was a far cry from psychedelic. OK, a Dead tribute band did serenade them, but roses and skulls were replaced by sunflowers and Andrea’s cascading waves. We don’t recall ever seeing a Victorian gazebo or Grecian wedding gown at a Dead concert either, though the Catskill’s Twin Lakes venue’s lawns could have parked a couple of beflowered old VW buses. Our wish for them: keep happily truckin’ on!
All weddings join two lives, but this one also joined two cultures. Mari and Aki are wine-tasting, marathon-running Americans but also heritage-loving Japanese. They met at NYU, and married a bit uptown, at White Plains’ modern light-filled Kanopi Restaurant atop the Ritz-Carlton tower. Shooting was a dream in the expansive windowed space, complete with winding staircase and sprawling views. We can’t take credit for introducing them, but we can for marrying them: we referred them to the officiating judge!