A NYC Wedding! Brooke and Erik
Friday, October 3, 2008 - WeddingsYeehaw! Us country folk went to the big city! Going into New York City on September 13th for this wedding wasn't any different than any other wedding day. Just a lot bigger city and a lot more traffic! We were really excited to book this great wedding, a referral from our friends, Brooke and Eric Lagstein at Be Creative Photography in New Jersey. We actually crashed at their house the night before - we had Lauren and Eric's wedding in Lancaster on that Friday, drove up to to New Jersey late Friday night - crashed into Eric and Brooke's house at like 1 AM, and were up and ready for our couple, Brooke and Erik's wedding early Saturday!!! That was a mouthful! And too many Brooke and Erics! :)
So it was an early day ceremony that Saturday, which is why we decided to drive up the night before. We were up and over at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers by 9:30 AM. Brooke was running around getting ready, and we had some time to scout out the location. The ceremony was indoors, with a great city view of Hoboken and the Statue of Liberty through the windows in the background. We were sitting right on the Hudson River.
As everything started coming together, Erik arrived with Brooke's dress (that's a good one, huh?) - it was in a bag that he couldn't see through. :) Brooke slipped on her dress and it was down the aisle she went! A short but tearful Jewish ceremony followed, and Brooke and Erik were just beaming at each other. We headed outside for some quick portraits of the wedding party and couple - and it was back inside for some totally luscious food! I swear I could have done a blog post on just the food from this wedding. It was amazing!
The rest of the day was one big party - Brooke had a photobooth set up for everyone to get some fun photos, and we enjoyed taking shots of guests having some fun with that. Brooke also changed into an amazing vintage dress for the reception - it totally fit her style. We couldn't have had a better time for our first wedding in NYC. One thing worth mentioning, the coordinator at The Lighthouse was just simply amazing. He was on top of every little detail, always including us in everything that was going on. I have to say, it was one of our best experiences with a venue to date!
Congrats Brooke and Erik on an unforgettable wedding day! I wish we could have stayed for the karaoke and after party!
Brooke is very talented and made several comical faces throughout the day. She was funny and extremely beautiful!