Brooklyn natives Kally & Matthew decided on keeping everything local to the Borough - with a full traditional Greek ceremony at a Bay Ridge church, followed by a reception over-looking New York Harbor and the East River, at Stage 6 in Brooklyn.
After the ceremony, we took the entire wedding party down to the pier below the Broklyn Bridge for some fun portraits with the dramatic New York skyline as a backdrop. After sending everyone back to the limos, we stayed with the couple and got some really romantic shots of them walking hand-in-hand towards us and away from us. One of them gazing out at the Bridge and Manhattan is a favorite.
The reception was at Stage 6, which is part of an active movie & television studio and sound stage. The couple got out of their vintgae limo and entered their wedding on a red carpet, so we got some cool shots of their arrival. The planner was the wonderful Sofia Crokos of
Cocktails were overlooking the water on their huge deck as the sun set. The festivities kicked in with toasts. As 4Eyes is a team, we both shoot, so one of us is able to focus on the 'toaster' and the other can shoot the couples & guests reactions...so we got some really genuine, emotional images.
The Greek heritage took over again, with guests & Uncles & the couple's father's trying to out-do each other on the dance floor - dancing with arms in the air & bending to slap the floor in time with the band ! We got some great shots of the brides father running around the dance floor propelling $1 bills into the air from a massive wad of cash. It's a Greek tradition to throw money at the couple in celebration......so staff had to sweep up the money into huge piles, as it was all over the floor! The band gets to keep the cash..so they played all the harder throughout the night as the pile grew.
A spectacular firework display ended the evening in style !
Some of the images we took are shortlisted for New York Magazine's upcoming issue on amazing New York City weddings, so look out for that.
The couple loved the images and we'll be shooting Kally's sisters' wedding in The Hampton's later this year, in a vineyard that will be doubling for a Greek hillside ! Can't wait....