Happy Valentines Day, lovers! I'm so excited to share this Brooklyn wedding at The Green Building in Gowanus. There's a sweet spot in my hearts for a fall wedding in Brooklyn. Sunset in Gowanus is one of the best places in Brooklyn to catch those golden hour tones – in my personal opinion. We started out at their apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City, where Nicole and her bridesmaids donned their wedding clothes and Nicole surprised her family and friends with a beautiful veil. Their entire day was full of intricate surprises for their guests. Nicole and Zack wanted their wedding to be focused on giving their family and friends an incredible experience – complete with a Lebanese Food Truck (the chicken shawarma gave me LIFE) and a SURPRISE vegan ice cream food truck that appeared during the reception.
Another sweet detail of the day – Nicole’s aunt and uncle, Tom and Debbie, came early to the venue to build them a beautiful wooden chuppah for their ceremony. Tom also played the music during the ceremony alongside a couple of Nicole’s family members. All of the details of their day were so thoughtfully planned and none of it went unnoticed. Their enthusiasm for detail and the equality between both Nicole and Zack in their planning and the execution of their day was so refreshing. They invited a handful of couples that have demonstrated what a strong marriage looks like to give the seven blessings during their ceremony, and I think everyone watching had chills. It was so incredibly beautiful. The ceremony ended with Nicole and Zack both breaking the glass together – Nicole needed a couple of tries, but she did finally nail it with the help of her sweet grandpa.
It was an honor to be there and to photograph such a thoughtful event. Nicole and Zack are outstanding human beings and a joy to be around. Nicole and I both share a fervent passion for social justice, good falafel, and day dreaming about Elizabeth Warren becoming president one day. I’m happy to say that in addition to these badass photos we made together, we also made a new little friendship and gosh dangit, I just love them.
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