Cathy and Adrian were married on a gorgeous summer day in Brooklyn. They began the day at the Andaz Hotel with friends and family.
The couple shared a first look outside of their venue, Brooklyn’s 501 Union. The art deco lamps, retro palms wallpaper and skylight make this venue one of my absolute FAVORITES!
Cathy, you look STUNNING!
Just down the street is the Gowanus Canal–a perfect stop for some photos. As I was snapping away, people on bikes and in cars drove by cheering and honking for the couple!
While I was photographing the bridesmaids and groomsmen, Eric, my awesome second shooter and amazing husband, took these wonderful portraits of the ring bearer and flower girl.
The ceremony took place at the Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church.
After the couple said “I DO!” they traveled back to 501 for the cocktail hour and reception.
Cathy shares, “When Adrian and I started the wedding planning process, we knew we didn’t want a formal, seated dinner. We wanted our reception to be a big party, so we decided to go with a cocktail-style reception, with lots of random seating scattered throughout the venue. We visited tons of wedding venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but none of them felt right to us. Then we heard about a new venue opening in our neighborhood – 501 Union. We went to a wedding fair at 501, and fell in love with the venue. It’s such a unique and interesting space, and we knew it would really lend itself to a cocktail-style reception. Plus, we loved the fact that it was in our neighborhood, allowing us to share that part of our lives with our guests.
Cathy and Adrian shared their first dance to Led Zeppelin’s Thank You.
Then it was time to PARTY!
Congratulations Cathy and Adrian!
For more photos, check out the slideshow:
Also, check out their Brooklyn engagement photos here.
Special thanks to all the vendors:
Church: Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church
Venue: 501 Union, Brooklyn
Officiant: Deacon Leroy Branch
Caterer: Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events
Cake: One Girl
Cake Topper: Etsy’s Licorice Wits
Band: Just the Tip
Florist: Seaport Flowers
Invitations: Bella Figura
Signage: Sharp Shooter Signs
Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Makeup: Candace Henderson of Lo & Co.
Hair: Dennis Trotta of Pierre Michel Salon
Rings: Michael F. & Co.
Bride’s Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groom’s Tuxedo Designer and Bow Tie: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen Tuxedo Designer: Calvin Klein/Men’s Wearhouse