The primary inspiration behind K.C and Connor’s wedding was to meld their new life as a married couple with family, tradition and sentimentality. They chose The River Café in Brookly, NY because the venue provided the perfect confluence of these elements: a beautiful setting overlooking their hometown of New York City; Connor’s grandparents celebrated several of their anniversaries and major life events at the River Café; K.C. grew up on a lake in Pennsylvania and celebrated all of her major milestones on her family’s dock.
Their guests included their families and closest friends (approximately 75 people.) Throughout the ceremony, they sought to honor them.
K.C. wore Connor’s maternal grandmother’s earrings, which were worn by each of her daughters and granddaughters on their wedding days. Connor wedded K.C. with her paternal grandmother’s wedding band. K.C.’s flowers were wrapped in a kerchief passed down by Connor’s paternal grandmother, a token which her daughter and granddaughters carried on their wedding days. Readings were done by Connor’s cousin and K.C.’s godmother, and in Jewish tradition, Connor stepped on a glass at the end of the ceremony.
K.C. and Connor wanted their wedding to just be comfortable, warm and inviting for all who attended.
The big question every couple always asks me before the Big Day is “Will the weather cooperate?” May 10, 2014 was a typical Spring Saturday with a “chance” of rain. As a wedding photographer for over 15 years, I’ve seen my fair share “unkind” weather when it comes to wedding days. That being said, a little rain never stopped me or my brides – so off we went with fingers crossed for the best weather we could hope for! We had an amazing time documenting K.C. and Connor’s “First Look” at City Hall and then at the Carousel in Brooklyn. The weather gods listened…up until the ceremony. At one point the rain was coming in sideways and the winds were blowing but K.C. and Connor continued to exchanged vows in front of an intimate gathering under a tented roof beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.
I always tell my couples, when it comes to weather, there is only so much you can control. As a professional photographer, I have documented weddings in every weather condition imaginable. The weather, is never in your control. What is in your control is the peace in your heart, the love for your partner and your ability to fully be present during a once in a lifetime moment. My goal is to document that moment for my couples in the most authentic way possible. In a way that when they go back and look at the pictures, regardless of the weather, and say – “That was the perfect day.”
Happy first anniversary to an amazing couple, K.C. & Connor. What a perfect day it was!
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