Metropolitan Building – DIY Wedding

The first time I met Jessica, she was teetering on the edge of a table writing
a welcome message for her guests on the mirror above.

The wedding was less than two hours away and she was in
sweatpants with a top knot and a gregarious grin.
She was positively glowing. 

 

Moments before guests arrived, bouquets were being made by the bride
and the culinary treats was being done by Taste Art, the grooms catering company.

 

The Reem Arca dress sat patiently waiting for it's bride. 

15 minutes before showtime Jessica hopped into her dress.
We had a mere eight minutes for photos.

DIY weddings are not for the faint of heart. They take stress to a whole new level.
To-do lists are miles long and everything that needs to be done is always finished right down to the wire,
as was the case with this amazing wedding. 

The day was happy chaos and big laughs, full of style, character and tons of love. 

What I loved most about Warren and Jessica was their enthusium, which was not just about the day, but each other.
When they looked at one another, they looked like kids on Christmas morning.
Full of joy and happiness.
They were affectionate, considerate and 100% present. 
My kind of couple. 

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For those of you who have never been to the Metropolitan Building, it is quiet a treat. Built in 1909 it started out as an electrical parts factory. In 1980, a successful antique furniture rental business bought the building for storage and local artisans to share. Since then it's transformed into one of the most charming and creative venues I have ever had the pleasure to photograph in.
It's an inspiring playground for photographers and the most magical place on Long Island for a wedding venue

 

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Blooms designed by the bride!

 

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Every little nook was a happy surprise.
Large windows let delicious light stream in on the worn paint, hardwood, antiques and books.
This place oozed charm and character.  


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Best friends…

 

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Oh, the anticipation!
 

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Eight minutes…
 

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Nothing like some Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses!!
 

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Style for miles.
It helps that Jessica is a fashion stylist in NYC


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The dapper gentlemen…

 

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I'll just say what you all are thinking. 
Jessica, you're stunning!!


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The ceremony!

 

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They were totally in their own world and I love them for it.
Completely present.

 

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This is who they were. This was not directed.
They were this excited and ethusiastic the entire day. 
Swoon….
 

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Charming details…

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First dance…

 

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The human pyramids were amazing!
 

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Footloose barefoot and fancy free!

 

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What a yummy feast it was by Taste Art!
 

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Mmm…it was filled with mixed berries!
 

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How lovely is this?!

 

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Cheers!

 

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Pure happiness…

 

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Warren and Jessica, I loved seeing all of the heart and soul you both so lovingly put into your happy day.  There was so much character and personality with every detail. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a small part of your world during such an amazing celebration. 

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Special thanks to DIY Wedding Magazine for featuring their wedding!

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Just a quick note of thanks for stopping in.
I have not been blogging for quiet a while, but I'm jumping back in.
Hope to see you here again soon.


Before you go, leave your thoughts below!

  1. Henry

    September 23rd, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Love your work, it always captures the story in such a beautiful way through the artistry of photography. 

     

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