Prospect Park Picnic House, Brooklyn, New York
This wedding took place in the fall in my home town, or my self-defined home town as I’ve lived all over the country with many years and my heart, in Brooklyn. I came to know Naomi and Nicholas through my friend and awesome San Francisco photographer Matthew Reamer who was also the officiant for their wedding. My good friend DJ Platurn kept everyone dancing and happy with great tunes. It was a beautiful, touching wedding, filled with tears, joy, and amazing people. Nicholas brewed his own beer with names like ‘Empire Stout of Mind’ and ‘Pitcher Me Rollin”…. It was AMAZING, I’d buy lots of it if I could. Prospect Park is a very special place for me, I’ve spent a lot of time wandering it’s woods, hills, and lakes. I even taught my dog Pancho to swim at the dog beach, it is a wonderful oasis in the heart of the city. I was really excited when Naomi told me that they were into the idea of spending some time before the wedding wandering around the park to take photos. It was the perfect combination of a magical place, two equally wonderful people who found each other and will continue to enrich each others lives (and at least one more… there’s a bun in the oven!… Pregnancy photo session this summer!), and all of the smart, talented, loving people that came from far and wide to share this moment and support their union. Naturally Delicious had The Picnic House and ceremony area looking enchanting with decorations, planned the wedding flawlessly, and had everyone’s mouths watering with really special food. Special thanks to the lovely and talented Lindsey Thorne for doing a great job of second shooting. Congratulations Nicholas and Naomi!
I love this shot of Matthew waving to all of the ladies as he walks down the aisle to officiate the ceremony.
Naomi had such a great bouquet idea. Each of her girlfriends held a rose for her and as she walked down the aisle she greeted them and accepted their flowers until she had a full bouquet! Those girls had her in tears by the time she reached her parents who were waiting to walk her down the aisle. It was a beautiful sight.
There came a point during the ceremony where nobody under the Chupppah could keep it together including their friend Matthew the officiant. Nicholas decided to take a moment to ‘hug it out’. Lovely.
Kat from Crown City Rockers played piano while their friend sang Stevie Wonder’s ‘Ribbon in the Sky’.
I adore this photograph of Naomi’s grandmother watching Naomi and Nicholas so proudly.