First things first: if you’re thinking about having a wedding at the Metropolitan Building, do it. It was pretty freaking cool. And hire us as your Metropolitan Building wedding photographer, because I very much want to photograph there again!
But hey, let’s get to the important stuff! I love this story and have been chomping at the bit to share it ever since the wedding. When we still lived in New York, we met Trevor at church. He was warm, welcoming, and a friendly face to see when we first started attending church at Beacon. At some point he friended me on Facebook and the next time we saw him in person, he exclaimed he was going to hire us to photograph his wedding. Well, we hear that a lot. And since Trevor wasn’t seeing anyone at the time, I filed it away in my head and happily took it as a compliment.
Fast forward a few years and I see a blog post pop up on Trevor’s newsfeed. I was so thrilled to see not only Trevor was engaged, but that he had chosen such a gorgeous ring with Lindsey. I love unique rings (have you seen mine?) and Joe and I both really appreciate any aspect of a wedding with so much thought put into it ahead of time. I remembered that thing Trevor once said a few years back, but wasn’t counting on him to contact us from that one statement. But I’m so glad he and Lindsey did contact us and so glad it worked out that I could photograph their Long Island City wedding at the Metropolitan Building just a few short months later.
Trevor and the guys got ready for the day on the 3rd floor and then manned the setup of the rest of the day. We took most of their portraits on the 3rd floor and then moved up to the 4th for the ceremony and reception.
Trevor and Lindsey are both very visual people, artists that appreciate photography and love to create. They brought a beautifully eclectic sense of style to their wedding looks and all the details of the day. It was a feast of DIY projects, all so well done you’d think they’d hired a wedding stylist. Color me a very impressed photographer!
The guys cleaned up so well!
I snuck out to photograph the ceremony setup in between the guys portraits and Lindsey arriving with her girls. They borrowed the amazing light installations from Urban Chandy, a local artisan. The ceremony backdrop is something they created together and used to join their families during their wedding ceremony. They continued the weaving theme from their wedding invitation into the ceremony backdrop!
Lindsey’s metal and leather mix of accessories, followed by her wedding gown in soft layers of tulle. Her mother sewed in the blue layers for an extra special touch.
A few portraits of Lindsey in the late afternoon sun. Fun little fact from their wedding day: they purchased a selection of flowers from the flower market at something like 5am the morning before their wedding. And then they all froze in a too-cold fridge overnight so they had to go out to a local Long Island market to buy a bunch more. They have some very talented friends that helped them with all of this and made the beautiful bouquet for Lindsey!
Trevor was pretty excited at their private first look!
And then we moved into their formal photos so they could let their bridal party and families enjoy cocktail hour fully! The kids may have been a touch bored for some of that!
A little humor for your day: Lindsey’s brother decided coming dateless to the wedding just wouldn’t do.
We also did the majority of Trevor and Lindsey’s couple portraits before their Metropolitan Building wedding ceremony.