Brooklyn // Alice + Brian

What a way to kick off my 2019 wedding season!

Alice and Brian welcomed this winter rain with open arms and I honestly can’t imagine these photos without it. The light fog that hovered across the city skyline was beautiful. One reason I love to document a rainy wedding day, is because everything becomes deeply saturated. Most of the time you would think of this in nature, in the grass and trees. But it is absolutely true for the concrete jungle too. The buildings and roads pop with color and all the attributes of why we love this city come to life.

Alice and Brian invited many friends and family from overseas to join them on this day. I loved seeing both of their families come together from across the world! It was especially cute witnessing their sweet nephew struggle with the jet lag and time change. Taking power naps through out the day and even right before the ceremony. He was such a trooper and gave me so many adorable opportunities to snap his photo!

Alice, Brian, and their families got ready at The William Vale. What an amazing place to take in the views! And definitely a more than ideal location for a rainy day first look. I loved that Alice and Brian chose to do their first look a little differently! Rather than Alice walking up to Brian, he in turn, walked up to her. With all of Brooklyn as their backdrop it was the perfect moment to see each other for the first time on their wedding day.

After a cozy ceremony at The Brooklyn Winery, the room was transformed into a candle lit dinner lined with tables. It was absolutely magical. One thing I noticed about this group (and absolutely loved) is that they never stopped toasting their glasses! Every time I turned around, another group of friends or family were clinking their glasses for a cheers. Normally as a photographer, this is a moment you have to keep your eyes peeled for and catch it at the right moment. But not with this crew! They took celebrating to the next level and I think we should all follow suit in the future!

Alice and Brian may seem a bit shy but I learned that as soon as some good tunes come on, its game over. Dancing shoes go on (sneakers actually!) and these two let it all out! I adored them already but that sealed the deal. Not only did they have a beautifully choreographed first dance but Alice switched into an amazing RED dress half way through the night. If I never had a reason to use that salsa dancer emoji… I do now!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to document this spectacular day for you guys! It was truly and honor to witness these moments with you and your families. I’ll cherish them forever <3

Big shout out to all the amazing vendors!

Florist // @rosehipfloral
Hotel // @thewilliamvale 
Hair & MU // @beautyiconnyc
Second shooter // @elvirakalviste 
Videography // @fiorefilms 
Venue // @Brooklynwinery

Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray Photography, Berlin, MD, United States

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