Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Wedding at The Palm House

A week before Sue and Chris's wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the weather called for rain and heavy thunderstorms. So, we started to prepare for the worst. The happy couple purchased very cute clear umbrella's from kate spade new york and went into their wedding day with positive attitudes hoping for the best. And guess, what happened? We beat the rain!

As Sue began to put on her beautiful wedding dress from Rivini By Rita Vinieris at the Marriott Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge, the drizzle started to slow down. By the time we arrived at the Palm House, the rain had completely stopped! We were in luck!! It was an emotional first look between Sue and Chris inside the stunning Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Afterwards, we walked the gardens making stops at Bluebell Wood, the Rose Garden and Magnolia Plaza during their bridal portraits. As I photographed the very last family photo, the rain started again. It was divine timing if I have ever seen it! Our two hour window for photos was absolutely rain-free!! Sue and Chris held their wedding ceremony inside the breathtaking Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

They recently renovated the space and it's so much lighter and brighter now which of course, I absolutely love. What an incredible wedding venue to say your vows and become husband and wife. The newlyweds shared their first kiss and celebrated their marriage with their closest family and friends. Hank Lane's Sugar Lane Band brought the house down as everyone danced the night away! Sue and Chris are a perfect match and it was so incredible to be part of their wedding from their engagement session to capturing their wonderful wedding day. I cannot wait to see where these two go (they are always traveling!) and I hope to stay part of their lives capturing all their important moments as husband and wife! Congratulations Newlyweds!! xo 

// Wedding Vendors / Getting Ready Location - New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge / Wedding Venue - Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - The Palm House / Florist - X-Quisite Flowers and Events, Wedding Caterer and Cake - Patina Events Catering / Wedding Invitations - Lion In The Sun / Wedding Band - Hank Lane - Sugar Lane featuring Chioma / Hair and Makeup Artists - MG Beauty / Bride's Dress - Rivini By Rita Vinieris / Bride's Shoes - Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids Dresses - Jenny Yoo Collection / Groom and Groomsmen Suits - Giovanni Bresciani / Wedding Officiant - Illuminating Ceremonies - Christopher Shelley / Lighting - X-Quisite Flowers and Events / Wedding Photographer - Brklyn View Photography //

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Style Me Pretty, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings and Wedding Wire

Things have been a bit busy over here as we head into Fall Weddings in New York City, I wanted to share a few press features that I'm so excited about! xo Weddings in Color - the book I photographed in 2014 - is featured on BRIDES as one of the 10 Best Wedding Planning Books of 2017. Thank you BRIDES !! Don't have your own book yet? You can order your copy here !

Weddings in Color

Marilyn and Dan's Stunning Fall Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is featured on Style Me Pretty's Tri-State Blog

Annie and Sam's Lobster inspired favors from their wedding at the Montauk Yacht Club were featured on

Martha Stewart Weddings Summer Wedding Favors

to Keep round up - how fun!!

Ashley's stunning side pony tail that she wore for her Art Deco inspired wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings 12 Brides who wore wedding-worthy ponytails. Stunning!! 

So happy that our After Party inspiration shoot at 501 Union still gets picked up several years later. Michelle Edgemont's Ceremony Backdrop was featured on Wedding Wire's Indoor Ceremony Backdrops That Will Make You Pray for Rain feature. Congrats!!

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Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Wedding Photos at The Palm House

Weddings at the Brooklyn Botantic Gardens are my absolute favorite. You are in the middle of one of the busiest boroughs in all of New York City, yet once you enter beyond the gates, you find yourself inside a luscious garden that is quiet, calm, and completely picturesque which is exactly why Marilyn and Dan wanted to get married at The Palm House! The bride got ready at the ever stunning Crosby Street Hotel located in SoHo, Manhattan. The hotel rooms have an eclectic decor and abundance of natural light which is a photographers dream. Marilyn wore her grandmothers gold necklace, which has been worn by all the women in her family on their own wedding days for three generations and counting! It is a true family heirloom.

The Bride wore a delicate lace embroidered wedding dress took everyone's breath away once she slipped it on. Dan and his groomsmen got ready at the couples apartment in historic Brooklyn Heights. Looking dapper in his tuxedo, he was excited to travel to Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the couples first look in front of The Palm House. We took full advantage of the sun drenched magnolia plaza during their bride and groom portraits. Their wedding ceremony was held outside in front of a stunning tree just before sunset. Their priest was one of the funniest officiants ever and had everyone in attendance laughing out loud to his cheery annotates and clever analogies. Guests were treated to sunset cocktail hour outside on the terrace before the reception began inside stunning glass atrium of The Palm House.

One of the most memorable speeches was given by Marilyn's father. He gushed about his daughters accomplishments before recounting one of his favorite childhood memories of Marilyn in her swimsuit as a baby. He even brought it from home for everyone to see! Marilyn and Dan know how to d-a-n-c-e and had a great time on the dance floor while Hank Lane Band brought the house down - no one sat down during the reception! The Bride and Groom are just the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful couple and I'm so honored I was a part of their wedding celebration! Congratulations Marilyn and Dan! xo

The Crosby Hotel

// Wedding Vendors / Getting Ready Location - The Crosby Hotel / Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue - The Palm House - Brooklyn Botanic Garden / Florists - Seaport Flowers / Wedding Invitations - Minted / Wedding Band - Hank Lane Music and Productions / Hair and Makeup Artists - Angelo David Salon / Brides Dress - Essense of Australia / Brides Shoes - Badgley Misckha / Brides Necklace - Family Heirloom from her Grandmother / Bridesmaids Dresses - J.Crew / Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedo's - Black Lapel / Wedding Photographer - Brklyn View Photography //

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Featured on Style Me Pretty + Carats and Cake

I'm so delighted to share that Zoya and Dimitry's wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden was recently featured on Carats and Cake. Alice and Mike's wedding at the Mamaroneck Yacht Club was featured on Style Me Pretty's Tri-State Blog as well. It's always such an honor to have my couples featured online. xo

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Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Wedding Photos

On a perfect Spring day, Zoya and Dimitry were married at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in front of their closest family and friends. The Bride's wedding dress was detailed with delicate lace trim and her shoes were adorned with white satin bows. Zoya held a bright bouquet of red and pink peonies by Opalia Flowers and her bridesmaids wore a mix of pink hue dresses from Jenny Yoo.

The couple shared their first look under the trellises before making their way down to the fragrance garden that was in full bloom with lavender. The happy couple was married outside in the lush Osborne Garden under a floral Chuppah. The Bride and Groom wanted to visit the Rose Garden to take a few more portraits prior to joining their guests outside for cocktail hour. Their reception was inside the modern Atrium where they danced the night away. Before leaving for their Italian honeymoon, they had a ribbon send off and we even took a few sparkler shots outside of the property of just the two of them together - so sweet. I'm so excited to share some of my favorite images from their incredible wedding day! xo

Ribbon Wedding Exit
Sparkler Wedding Exit Photos

// Wedding Vendors / Bride's Getting Ready Location - W Hotel Downtown / Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue - Brooklyn Botanic Garden / Bride's Wedding Dress - Modern Trousseau / Bride's Shoes - Kate Spade New York / Bridesmaids Dresses - Jenny Yoo / Groom's Tux - J.Crew / Videographer - NST Pictures / Florists - Opalia Flowers / Wedding Cake - Patina Group / Wedding Invitations - Wedding Paper Divas / DJ - Scratch Weddings / Hair and Makeup - Vicky C5 / Wedding Photographer - Brklyn View Photography //

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