Sometimes I get requests for stuff to put in out of town giftbags for weddings, and one thing I know about giftbags is that they HAVE to have some yummy stuff in them. With Brooklyn weddings especially, its easy because we’ve got some great artisanal vendors all around us, so today I thought I’d share a foodie giftbag with you to help get you started. All of these items are on the more savory side, next time I’ll share with you the sweet stuff!
We are a Brooklyn based husband and wife team offering photography and wedding films as well as a vintage style photo booth making us a one stop imagery boutique. With us, all of your memories can be captured with a diverse array of medias while maintaining an intimate, natural, unobtrusive, and fun aesthetic all within a competitive pricing package.
While we take posed portraits of your family and the bridal party very seriously, we pride ourselves on capturing all those candid, ‘non-posed’ moments which happen throughout the day- your uncle dancing with a bride’s maid, your grandmother crying on your mom’s shoulder, your nieces and nephews scheming to lick icing off your cake. Our couples always tell us that we were everywhere but never in the way. We have a way with keeping our distance but still getting the perfect shot, we like to keep it natural, and prefer to use available light even in indoor locations. Our laid back and fun demeanor puts everyone at ease especially during the most stressful of moment.
This super chic wedding in the park proves that with minimal decor and lots of heart, you’ve got a winning combination for the perfect wedding!
From the photographer:
On a late summer day in Brooklyn, two people made a pact to love and respect one another for the rest of their lives. On September 1st, Shani & Lauren were legally joined in matrimony overlooking the Audubon center in Prospect Park, after having eloped in Paris earlier in the summer. After the ceremony, the pair perused the Brooklyn flea on the their way to 606 R&D to cool off with summertime spritzers. The newlyweds were received by an intimate reception where spontaneity ruled and the atmosphere was connected. Chatter and laughter could be heard as guests dined on delicious local, organic, gluten-free foods. They were serenaded by one of their close friends, who sang a euphoric acappella rendition of A Thousand Years. As the sun set, the day was capped off with a stroll home through the streets of Brooklyn.
Catering/restaurant: 606 R&D
Cake: Tulu’s Gluten Free bakery
Dresses: (Lauren’s) hot pink dress-Saks, (Shani’s) brown/black geometric dress- O.N.A., Brooklyn
Ceremony Venue: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Jewelery: super minimal/our own, Shani’s bracelet is from Catbird in Brooklyn
Flowers: local grocery (:
[images from Erika Layne]
So I’m not much of a drinker, but I know plenty of people who are, and at the holidays, booze is a great hostess gift (or so I’m told 🙂 All these bottles hail from the wonderful Brooklyn borough, so feel free to buy a bottle of each and support your local distilleries!
1. Brooklyn Gin | 2. Breuckelen Distilling | 3. Greenhook Ginsmiths | 4. Van Brunt Stillhouse | 5. Brooklyn Republic Vodka | 6. Industry City Distillery | 7. Kings County Distillery | 8. Cacao Prieto | 9. Hella Bitters | 10. Brooklyn Winery | Tote bag