Allison and Beth Anne’s Valentine’s Day wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, NY was the greatest and the coldest. Even with the bitterly cold winds outside — it was below freezing! — it was delightfully warm inside. I think their evening was fueled by love and every hue of red. But that’s to be expected for an all-in Valentine’s Day wedding from their flowers to the hot chocolate in red takeaway mugs.
Two of their favorite touches of the day were the escort cards and their first dance. The escort card display to gold-framed table numbers made from vintage Valentine’s Day postcards. “That was one of our favorite touches,” Allison says. “Some of the cards were over 100 years old.” The girls choreographed on their own first dance and hit the floor in matching red pumps. As any heel wearing person knows, you’re gonna suffer wearing shoes like that on your wedding day. Not these two! They attempted to break in weeks leading up to the wedding while walking their dog throughout Brooklyn. Needless to say, the rest of the evening was history.
501 Union in Brooklyn is one of those spaces where you know everything is in good hands. In addition, having a stellar team on your side helps greatly! For this wedding, Jove Meyer Events knocked this one out of the park, Fig & Pig Catering took shots of Fireball with the brides in the kitchen. It was a first for me. Also, my second shooter and I danced our booties off at the night’s end with everyone. It was an evening none of us will ever forget or maybe remember accurately.
Update: This gem of a wedding was also recently featured in The Knot NY Print Edition. For those of you who didn’t find it on New York City newsstands, you can view it here online.