Paul and Mark
Our photography team was honored to be a part of this amazing same sex Brooklyn wedding at Deity Events. Not only do these two lovebirds know how to take a great photo (check out those portraits in Dumbo) they know how to throw a party! We touched base with the newlyweds after the wedding to ask them about the planning process, how they came up with such a cute idea and of course to find out more about Ms. Latrice (their officiant/performer). Check out what they had to say…
Our officiant was the performer Latrice Royale . We became huge fans of Latrice from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Race All Stars. We met Latrice in person at her one-woman show “Here’s to Life” at the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City, where she shared her journey of growing up gay in Compton, overcoming adversity, and finding love and happiness. That’s the moment we knew Latrice would be the perfect officiant to for our wedding. And she agreed!
We wanted our wedding to have a fun party feel, and Deity in downtown Brooklyn was the perfect venue for us. We had the ceremony in the 3rd floor loft, a cocktail-style dinner party in the main level, and dancing and dessert in the cellar. After officiating, Latrice joined us in the cellar for two performances that brought the house down.
As for other details, we loosely had a “Till Death Do Us Part” theme with lots of Dia de los Muertos memorabilia that we’ve collected over the years. Additionally, we purchased porcelain sugar skull centerpieces and cardboard dancing skeleton ladies from our favorite shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Fuego 718. Our beautiful cake was made to order for us by Made in Heaven Cakes in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
We each chose classic suits from Suit Supply, and although we knew what each other would be wearing, we did not see each other in the suits until 3 hours before the ceremony when we met up for photos at The Dazzler hotel in Brooklyn Heights, where we spent our wedding night.
We exchanged handmade rings made by award winning jewelry designer Michael Fitzgerald of the Fitzgerald Jewelry gallery and school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
As you can see, Brooklyn was a central theme to our wedding. We both lived in Brooklyn at different times and it has special meaning for us. So, when working with Nikola and Le Image, we wanted to capture signature Brooklyn landmarks in our wedding photography.
And we are so honored that we were able to be a part of it all !