I cannot say enough about Rebecca and Michael and their gorgeous wedding in October. They were married at the incredibly unique Metropolitan Building in Long Island City on Halloween. Built in 1909, the building was originally a factory for electrical parts. Today it’s a prop house and event space, and a wonderland with something special around every corner. It’s no wonder magazines like Vogue use it for photo shoots. It was the perfect space to compliment Rebecca and Michael’s elegant, chic style. I first met this couple when I did their engagement photos in Chinatown back in July. Over the past several months learned they are intelligent. empathetic, kind and funny people. Their style is out of this world. For their wedding day, Rebecca wore a reworked prom dress from the 1950s made by Shareen, while Michael wore a custom suit, matching his best man/son’s attire. Her dress was unlike anything I had ever seen, and had very unique gold leather straps that matched the ribbons hanging from her bouquet. Speaking of which, Rebecca’s bouquet and the florals were unbelievably beautiful – designed by Chris at Hessney & Co Event Design.
Before their ceremony we had a lot of fun exploring the space, making some really cool portraits. There was eye candy everywhere. From a hallway of mirrors, to a room full of antique chairs, the venue was a dreamland. Before long, surrounded by their family and friends, Rebecca and Michael were married in a personal, intimate ceremony officiated by the groom’s brother. The love this couple has for each other is so strong, and the support and joy of their loved ones really filled the air. During the cocktail hour an amazing band played, and before long it was time for the reception. The reception was a gorgeous candlelit, flower filled spaced surrounded by bookcases. This was a group that really liked to dance, and their was even a special performance of “Watch Me (whip)” by Michael’s son as his toast. It was probably the best toast I’ve seen at a wedding, and the guests loved it. It was such a privilege to be able to shoot this wedding. Rebecca and Michael are a special couple that had a very special wedding. I am so happy for them and wish them the best marriage ever!