Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Brooklyn Bride


So where does a girl and a guy who were born in Brooklyn, New York, go to have wedding portraits taken? Of course they go under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park! My daughter and son-in-law wanted to have this iconic landmark as part of their wedding shots, even though they now call the state of Colorado home.


Their professional husband and wife photography team went to great lengths to get their shots, and we were so happy the weather cooperated with us.


I had brought along my point and shoot camera and was able to take these photos while we waited. In this shot my daughter is waving to people cheering their congratulations from a Circle Line Sightseeing cruise passing by in the East River.


Because we were in Brooklyn Bridge Park on a beautiful day, we were sharing our photo opportunity with quite a few park goers. On the other side of the park were picnickers and Jane's Carousel in full use. I've blogged about this wonderful new addition to the park on this post.



The bride and groom -- my hope is that the construction fence in the background isn't seen in the professional shots!


 I captured the bridesmaids having a good time as they waited.....



...and one of the groomsmen took this photo of me with my son and husband.




Just look at this spectacular view only surpassed in beauty by the gorgeous line of young women standing in front of it!


At one point I caught my son and daughter-in-law smooching--I'm sure they were thinking about their own wedding day almost eight years prior!


The photographers moved us all into the historic ruins of the Civil war-era Tobacco Warehouse in the park.  It is a another popular place for photos, as you can see by my daughter glancing at another bride and groom having their photos taken.


Our photographers had the bride and groom stand still while the bridal party had to run, jump and leap behind them.  I'm sure these will be fun shots to see!


 Of course I could not take my eyes off my darling daughter and handsome son-in-law.



I also took the opportunity to take some more candid shots of my son and husband and daughter-in-law.


Finally, always being in a blogger mode, I couldn't resist taking this artsy shot of the Manhattan Bridge through the window frame of the warehouse.


I'll be back soon to show the wedding reception in my next post. To see the marriage ceremony click here.  Thank you all for your wonderful comment and best wishes -- my family has been reading and appreciating each and every one!  It has been a busy few weeks, and it has just about slowed down to a normal routine around here...bring on summer!

I'm linking this post to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday --the letter this week is "B,"  Seasonal Sunday on the Tablescaper blog, "Sunday Bridges on the San Francisco Daily Photo Blog.


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68 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

A Brooklyn Love Story...this is so romantic! Pat, you looked sensational in your gown...the entire wedding party is gorgeous, and your husband beams!! You couldn't have had a nicer day...the pictures are just wonderful.
♥, Susan

Jeannelle said...

A wonderful occasion! I like that last shot.

Riet said...

What a beautiful place for weddingphoto's. Everybody looks beautiful and happy, such a lovely couple too.
I love the photo of you and your men. Your gown is so gorgeous.

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

Oh, Pat, this is so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. You look so, so pretty! I love your dress. I've not yet looked at the ceremony post (going there next) so this is the first I've seen of the gorgeous family. Everyone looks lovely and in love. Such a sweet shot of the already married kids. ♥

The French Hutch said...

Stunning photographs Pat. What a beautiful day you had for the wedding. The Brooklyn Bridge is a fabulous backdrop for the wedding party. I'm sure this must have been a fun photo shoot. The bride and groom make such a lovely couple, my best and congratulations to them. I might add the mother of the bride looked lovely and I loved the dress Pat.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Sarah said...

Pat, you look radiant! I know this was a wonderful weekend full of special moments. I didn't realize that your daughter also lives in CO. Also didn't see the babies. Too young to be part of the wedding? Thanks for sharing more photos. I look forward to seeing the reception photos and any others you want to share.

Beverly said...

Pat, I love these photos, and they are so special since they both grew up in Brooklyn.

Thank you so much for sharing these special moments with us. I am enjoying it immensely.

Old Kitty said...

Oh I love love love these wedding pics!! Pat! You look stunning! Hubby and son and daughter in law look amazing! Daughter and son in law make a most beautiful couple and the rest of the wedding party are just gorgeous!! And what a backdrop too!! A truly perfect day for everyone! Yay! Take care
x

Kris said...

Oh Pat...your photos always delight!!! Your beautiful daughter....and all of your family...looking stunning!
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Kris

Sheila said...

The wedding photos taken against the brick wall will be wonderful and it's lovely to see the smiles of everyone. So glad that the weather co-operated for your daughter's wedding. She and her new husband look relaxed and so happy. That's a lovely picture of you between your husband and son Pat. What a wonderful day!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful photos! Pat, you looked great. I love your gown. xo

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh those are amazing shots and what perfect weather you had. I love seeing these photos. Everyone looks so beautiful.

Chatty Crone said...

Pat you were lovely in your dress.
So was the bride - you have a beautiful daughter. I know the picture are going to turn out wonderful. The venue was just awesome! Love all the photos. sandie

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! She is a lovely bride.
Ours felt that way too, but not about Brooklyn! :)
They planned their pics for the beach
, but May 20, 2000 was def NOT a day for the beach, torrential rains, so no beach pics. You really lucked out with the weather.
Your son and his bride are very sweet too.

Nellie said...

What lovely pictures! You look really good in your dress, Pat. It's amazing that the weather cooperated.

Claudia said...

Love grows in Brooklyn. Love all the pics - they just radiate love and affection.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

What lovely photos - I really enjoyed seeing your daughter and son-in-law. Got a kick out of your smooching son and daughter-in-law too. And I really do appreciate your "artsy" bridge pic. Seems like we bloggers are always on the lookout for something to capture.

Pamela Gordon said...

You were smart to bring your camera along and get some interesting shots and perspectives.
The bride looks beautiful and you look so pretty in your beautiful dress! I like the artsy shot of the bridge. It looks like a beautiful spot to visit.

Willow said...

OF COURSE the photos should be taken at Brooklyn Bridge!
Beautiful!
And I look your dress too.

Vee said...

Ahhh, the bride and groom made me smile...what's not to smile about looking at such terrific photos?!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a beautiful place to have the photos taken. Everyone looks so fabulous!

Ginny said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures!!! Your daughter is just a vision, and I LOVE her dress. You are looking really hot yourself!!! And I also love your cute purse! Can't wait till the reception!

nanny said...

The perfect location!!! You know I wouldn't even have seen the construction fence if you hadn't mentioned it....I was focused on the beautiful couple.

I really love your shot through the window! That is great!!

ellen b. said...

Wow such lovely backdrops for these photos. One day they will serve as a good history lesson for grandkids and great grandkids! Love your artsy shot. You are such a lovely Mother of the Bride! What a blessing that the weather cooperated.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a special backdrop and great shots, Pat! Your daughter and you both look lovely! Congratulations to you and to them.

The Gathering Place said...

The Brooklyn Bridge is such a spectacular place for photos. I'll bet your pictures will turn out lovely. Your camera shots were very nice, too. I think it is so nice to have your whole family dressed to the nines at the same time. Kind of a parent pay day! How fun!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

More fun shots of a great day, love it:@)

diane b said...

How proud you are and no wonder you have a handsome family. How wonderful that they chose to be married in their hometown. It is truly a beautiful setting. The bridesmaid dresses are a lovely colour and the flowers match beautifully.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I love the "home town" background! Marvelous!

Mary said...

Beautiful Pat~ How wonderful Mother Nature cooperated for the festivities! Your daughter made a beautiful bride and what a wonderful photo of you next to your hubby & son! I love your artsy photo of the bridge thru the window :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful place for a wedding and what lovely photos. Your daughter is gorgeous and I hope you share more photos with us! Linda

Paige said...

So pretty! I love the theme of your blog! I've only been to New York two times, but I CRAVE another visit. So much to see and do!

Thank you for visiting my blog at superpaige's pad

Carol said...

Everyone looks gorgeous! What a wonderful backdrop for a Brooklyn couple, I love it, terrific park on a beautiful day. That last shot of the bridge through the brick is amazing! Looking forward to the reception.

Judie said...

Pat, your daughter's dress is just soooooo perfect! She's truly lovely. You look lovely and classy in your dress as well! That color is so perfect for you. What wonderful photos!

What a wonderful idea to have a wedding under the bridge.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What great photos...in a wonderful location! So appropriate.

Cindy said...

Oh Pat! These are gorgeous!!! How fun to have them taken with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Cindy

VBR said...

Being a Queens girl, I can understand wanting such a great landmark to be part of the event! Especially since both of the kids come from there originally.
Gorgeous bride. Beautiful pictures. I love your dress!
Congratulations and much happiness to all!

podso said...

Simply wonderful photos! And such a beautiful day! You were blessed with such good weather. I so enjoyed th photos and of course that last shot through the window in the wall is exactly as you described it --blogger love!

anitamombanita said...

Fun stuff, but glad I'm not a wedding photographer. it takes great patience. Seeing the photog on her belly on the grass, though, I'm guessing that she's shooting way up from way low to try to eliminate that black fence...ugh...glad i'm not her and hope that you love your daughter's pics of her special day! Congrats to all of you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous photos, Pat... That must have been a fabulous wedding --from the beginning to the end... Everyone looked so happy!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful Pat, simply beautiful! You are a very blessed woman! I love these photos. You have a happy bunch of wedding goers! Love all the story you tell with your photos too. Hugs Anne

Naperville Now said...

great shots all, especially the bridge through the brick window. mazel tov! thanks for your kind words.

Linda said...

What great shots you got...your daughter looked so beautiful...as did you I must say...you looked just stunning!!I love the area they chose to have the pictures taken...wonderful!!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

I am so glad that I stopped by to say hello, so that I could get to enjoy this post. Your daughter is gorgeous and so is the mother of the bride. The photos are wonderful and what a great backdrop for photos. That last blogger shot is a keeper too.

Congratulations Pat.

Karen

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Everyone looks so elegant and sophisticated. Gorgeous wedding Pat. Love the picture of you and your husband with your handsome son.
Sam

edenhills said...

Beautiful! The dress, the setting, it's all picture perfect! You can finally relax now that the wedding is over.

annechovie said...

What a cool idea. Congrats to your family and lovely daughter!

smcbydesign.com said...

Wonderful photos! Living in the country I rarely see city shots in wedding photos so these are exciting! Beautiful family--congratulations.

Judie said...

Pat, thanks for your comment on my "rant." We are really embarrassed to be living in Arizona right now. I am appalled by the thinking of the legislature and governor. After four years, one would think these people would realize that Obama is an American citizen, but you would be shocked to learn just how many people are still living with the dillusion that he is not.

Sue said...

Wonderful photos; everyone looks great!

=)

PS. My daughter and her hubby took wedding pictures by the Golden Gate Bridge. Some of the best shots were there.

Jo said...

Pat, what beautiful shots ! and perfect weather to! how fabulous you all looked!

Jeanne said...

Oh Pat, I so loved to see your wonderful pics of the wedding party in a non posing way. The setting with the Brooklyn Bridge and the Civil War ruins is awesome. It is a wonderful setting for photos. Your family is beautiful in every way and so are you. The love is so evident in your darling photos of them. Thank you for sharing the most lovely wedding and wedding party.

Blessings and happiness to you all.
Jeanne

Ames said...

What a beautiful bride! I think the location was perfect!~Ames

steviewren said...

Aw, I love the sentimentality of having photos taken under the Brooklyn Bridge! I've been checking every few days, eager to read more about the wedding. I'll keep checking back.

How are you doing now that the busyness is past? Relaxing I hope!

From the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful setting! Your daughter is beautiful. The dress is beautiful. Love the colors of the girls' dresses. You are lovely in that dress. It's one of my favorite colors. I'll be back with a cup of tea for a closer look at all. Can't wait to "attend" the reception.

Best,
Bonnie

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time! You look great!

Betsy Brock said...

Oh how fun! And you couldn't have had a prettier backdrop or lovelier weather!

La Petite Gallery said...

OMYGOSH!!
Pat what beautiful photo's and
You look fabulous. Good Looking
family. Well, I have no idea what time it is. I am up because a friend brought Pizzia over and I had 3 pieces. The Knox Snf unit is great and wonderful staff. I spent 3 days in portland and then back to Rockland. Arrived here 0n 24 my brain was smush. I am up walking -still painful. Renee is flyin into Rockland wed. . I miss blogging but can't find the computer avail or if it is not in use the room is to noisy.Congrats Pat you all look gorgeous.. Yvonne

Cheryl D. said...

Congrats! Your daughter and her husband make a stunning bride and groom! That's so exciting!

When I was in New York over the holidays, I took one of those cruises! I didn't see any brides out there during December though. Brrrrr!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What beautiful photos! It always makes me smile when I see brides & grooms in a park having photos taken! Your daughter takes stunning photos! Love the smooching one of your son & his wife too!!!

GailO said...

Congratulations to your daughter and son in law as well as to the parents! You had the most beautiful weather that can be imagined! Love these behind the scenes photos. You are absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs all around!

Theanne said...

just beautiful Pat...love that artsy shot!

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

What a great place to have photos done! When we were there last month some young woman was having model or actress shots taken in the ruins. Very dramatic!

Your daughter's dress and veil are so lovely! And you are one hot momma in your fitted gown! Love that color on you!

Tracy said...

Oh, I could just cry... so HAPPY the day was spectacular, Pat! The wedding pair and party are all so lovely! And you're looking beautiful in your peacock blue gown--wow! The bridge for photo theme was a great idea. All these photos are such fun to see. Your daughter's gown & veil are so pretty--I love the elegance and simplicity and that floral lace touch on the edge of the veil...stunning! Wishing the happy couple many years of celebrating love together. :o) We're just back from our trip the US. Lovely to catch up here with you. ((HUGS))

Yvette said...

Such a gorgeous occasion in such a gorgeous setting. What a special day, Pat. You looked proud as a...I don't know, pea hen?? :)

The bridge looked beautiful.
The weather was beautiful.
Everyone was beautiful.

A perfect day.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a couple of very good looking children you have Pat - but they started out with good genes. You and Vinny look smashing. Great shots all around - loved the last one too.

Susie Q said...

Wow...what else can I say than WOW! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us Pat!
Love,
Sue

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a wonderful setting for the pictures. Thank goodness the weather cooperated. I guess you had bad weather back up plans.