Brooklyn rooftop wedding at box house hotel in green point, New York
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.
so if you are thinking this sounds like a dream scenario… yes, I was thinking that too! Having spent a lot of my childhood in New York (my family lives there!), I remember thinking, ‘no way does this work out… that would be way too fortuitous and things don’t happen like this in real life'. But, hey, turns out they do!! yay!
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.
a little more about the wedding!
their wedding was at the box house hotel, in greenpoint (a neighborhood in brooklyn), which is a modern and eclectic hotel in the middle of an otherwise industrial neighborhood. in other words it is very cool, and very unique. 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 fabric and florals, and the rows were lined with with wood fold out chairs, covered in eucalyptus and gorgeous white and orange flowers (flowers that, you guessed it, i don't know the name of…).
Their ceremony included live music, reading of their personal vows, a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, and the breaking of the glass. Something that was particularly special is that both Amy and Eugene’s parent’s are first generation immigrants from Asia and Europe respectively. From my humble outside perspective, their wedding was a beautiful melding of two completely different cultures. It would have been impossible to ignore how cool that was, and how much love and support there 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 : ).
Venue: Box House Hotel
Catering/Coordination: Glasserie NYC
Flowers: LeFrancois Flowers & Events
DJ & Photo Booth: NEM Events