I got to close out my wedding season with this sweet afternoon wedding at The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, one of my favorite venues here in New York. One of the things I love about this place is the amazing glass ceiling structure that lets in natural light all day long– so an afternoon wedding at this location– whether indoors or out, rain or shine, is always bound to be just lovely. We started early in the morning with Sara’s getting ready at her parents’ place a few minutes car ride away and I especially enjoyed making some pictures of the bridal details utilizing the beautiful piano in the home. We rode with Jeff over to the Palm House and shot him having his boutenierre put on and some nice shots with his brothers and father as we waited for Sara… once she had her dress on we let them enjoy their first look and then made a few quick portraits before jumping into their family and wedding party groups. A lovely Ketubah signing preceded their ceremony in the main space, after which the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and lunch reception complete with a band and dance floor. Highlights included humorous and sweet toasts from the bride’s twin sister, both Sara & Jeff’s brothers, and some truly wise advice in the toasts from parents. I am always so pleased to see grandparents in attendance and Sara & Jeff were so lucky to have theirs present– as our coverage was ending Sara was out on the floor dancing with her grandfather… a truly sweet scene. Both of these families had such a wonderful loving energy and from everything we saw and heard about Sara & Jeff it is clear they were meant to me! Congratulations to the happy couple!
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