Amy + Eugene’s wedding was held at the Box House Hotel, in greenpoint Brooklyn, which is a modern/eclectic hotel in the middle of an otherwise industrial neighborhood of New York. their ceremony and reception were on the hotel’s rooftop deck, and included live music, reading of their personal vows, a traditional chinese tea ceremony, and the breaking of the glass. their wedding was a beautiful melding of family, friends, and culture and I couldn’t be more grateful to have experienced it!
ps, had to share the fun proof that the world is small….This story begins in December of 2017 when I had fortuitously been connected with a wonderful couple who were passing through Seattle on a mini holiday and happened to be wanting engagement photos. Little did I know how wonderful those two people would be, and how much they would instantly feel like old friends : ).
Fast forward to ~April 2018 when a wonderful couple emails me telling me they were two high school sweethearts, getting married in New York (where they live) and wanting to find out if I was available to be their photographer. Turns out these two, Amy and Eugene, grew up with the wonderful couple I met in December.
I’m not sure if it was because of how connected I feel to New York, or if it is because of how graciously they welcomed me, but either way there was never a moment where I didn’t feel as though I had known Amy and Eugene for years. They are smart, kind, and so much fun.
Their wedding was at the box house hotel, a wedding venue in Greenpoint, which is a modern and eclectic hotel in the middle of an otherwise industrial neighborhood. It has a very eclectic and unique feel to it the moment you arrive. Their ceremony and reception were on the hotel’s rooftop deck, which had a glass ceiling and stunning 360 degree views of the city. The space had various grass covered walls, balconies pointing in every direction, and wood paneled floors. Their alter/hoopah, which was overlooking the Hudson river and the manhattan skyline, was decorated with amazing florals, and the rows of chairs were covered in eucalyptus and gorgeous white and orange flowers.
Their ceremony included live music, reading of their personal vows, a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, and the breaking of the glass. From my humble outside perspective, their wedding was a beautiful melding of two completely different cultures. It would have been impossible to ignore how special their day was, and how much love and support was in the room.
As I am sure you can tell, I could not possibly feel more fortunate to have had these two come into my life. I feel especially sentimental looking back on this day, and already have it lumped into my most memorable New York memories.
Thank you Eugene and Amy for so graciously allowing me to be a part of your lives in this small way. I am so grateful for you : ).