Beautiful Wedding and Reception at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
More than a century old, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a beautiful and historic location for a wedding. From the Victorian style Palm House and its glass interiors to the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden the wedding venue hosts a refuge for green space and calm amidst New York City. Weddings at Brooklyn Botanic Garden are hosted by Patina Events and wedding guests are welcome to stroll the grounds and enjoy the best in urban landscaping and design.
Located at the edge of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the park-like venue connects a bustling urban metropolis to a landscape of plants and natural formations. Close to the venue itself, Celebrity Path is a perfect location for intimate and more private moments and is a quick stroll to the Shakespeare garden where one can cut away from the path. The best part about the garden is its relative quiet in the heart of Brooklyn. It’s a place of peace within the hype and bustle of NYC.
The vision for the couples shoot was to incorporate the beauty of nature and the unique gardens around the location. We photographed the first look at the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden a botanical sanctuary within the garden, and spent a few minutes within the Japanese maple trees and around the pond. Our approach was to create photographs that shared the energy of the couple – represented through the same energy of the garden – flowing water that connects and enlivens – the organic and enveloping presence of trees around.
After the first look at the Japanese Garden the next location for wedding photos was in the Steinhardt Conservatory – a moody and dynamic location for wedding photos. The conservatory itself is beautiful and well-maintained with a unique light for wedding photography.
Kendall and Chauncey celebrated their wedding in the Magnolia Plaza on the compass rose. Family and friends hugged and gathered together for a loving and intimate ceremony sharing laughs and tears of joy. A cool autumn wind blew through the trees to make wedding guests huddle together even closer. As their dearest friends and family spoke to them from and gave their heartfelt sentiments, each stood around various parts of the compass rose signifying direction and heading. Words of strength, momentum, sage advice. Then vows truly honorable and human – funny and deep and real. Moments later we found ourselves in the blue hour of twilight on the Lily Pool Terrace. Guests chatting and laughing with each other like old friends.
And with the night, the party began at the Palm House. With some New York classics on the playlist and energetic crowd danced through the night. Dinner was served under the candlelit glass dome of the greenhouse structure. The night continued with a party – a dance floor for the mighty as guests jumped and twirled to the rhythms. Through the night dancing, speeches, connection and more dancing. The night spinning into the jazz rock and pop that is the soul of New York City. At the end of the party, Chauncey and Kendall exited with their guests alongside, blowing bubbles along with their farewells to the newlywed couple.
Weddings are incredible days. They are an explosion of emotion and love. Energy that is intense and supportive and human. If photographs could tell much of the story I leave you with a select few that capture that day at the garden.
Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Planner Rebecca Carrion: The Unruffled Bride
Patina Events https://www.patinaevents.com/
Florist: Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design
Stylist: Kayley Pak
Make Up: Ida Roseman
DJ: James Mulry