Wedding At The Metropolitan Building
I’ve recently had the pleasure of shooting a stylish wedding at The Metropolitan Building for Dayana and Hernan! They were an amazing couple to work with because they have so much creativity running through their veins. In fact, they make artisanal soaps and own a company called Soap Cartel. With a keen eye for luxury and artistry, they were an absolutely joy to photograph.
The day began with the finer details – capturing Dayana’s lovely wedding gown set against a distressed blue-green wall flanked by a touch of urban brickwork, photographs of her stunning rings and of the moments just before her First Look with Hernan.
Hernan looked dapper and gentlemanly as his bride-to-be entered the room. They were both beaming as they laid eyes upon one another and set off to tour the venue as we took the wedding portraits. Each room impressed as we stopped to admire the chandeliers, the mirrored walls and vintage furniture. There was such an array of eye candy!
It wasn’t long before the guests arrived and the ceremony began. Hernan and Dayana had family fly in from Columbia, therefore the ceremony was in Spanish. The bride was beautiful as her father escorted her down the aisle, and the groom couldn’t have looked more proud.
The guests mingled and enjoyed a fantastic cocktail hour complete with a studio style photo booth via www.stached.co, my newly launched photo booth company. The beauty of studio style photo booths is that rather than boxed booths, these are large customized scenes that can accommodate entire groups for a much more inclusive atmosphere. The guests had a blast trying on fun accessories, playing with props, posing for the photo booth photographer and then immediately sharing their new photos on social media at the stached.co viewing iPad kiosk.
Dinner and speeches followed, giving me the perfect opportunity to capture the joyfulness of this wedding crowd. Their smiles were so genuine and huge, especially when it came time for the newlyweds to dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”. The evening carried on with the classic traditions – the cake cutting, the garter toss and bouquet toss – and then everyone enjoyed a delicious dessert buffet before the bride and groom closed the night with a last dance to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” Each guest was gifted with a little box of soap before they left, a personal touch courtesy of Soap Cartel.
Congratulations, Dayana and Hernan! This was a wedding to remember, for sure!