You’d have to be living under a rock for the past 10 years not to notice the changes taking place in Brooklyn, NY. Often referred to as the “new Manhattan” the hip borough is experiencing tremendous growth and New Yorkers have been flocking to Brooklyn to live, work, play and yes, as you’ve probably guessed .. get married! Our Brooklyn wedding photographers have long been fans of the popular borough.
As a matter of fact, our Brooklyn photo studio was originally located in the popular Dumbo neighborhood one block away from Brooklyn Bridge Park, before the waterfront building was converted to swank condos with views of the NYC skyline and Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge ……and in case you’re wondering…. no we couldn’t afford to stay, our affordable wedding packages weren’t enough to cover the new rents, so sadly we had to move… but I digress…. .
Needless to say, our Brooklyn wedding photographers love working in Brooklyn and have captured hundreds of amazing celebrations here, from intimate elopements on the beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park to 300 guest weddings at a renovated savings bank ! As cliche’ as it sounds, there really is something for everyone. After all, Brooklyn is one of the most diverse boroughs in NYC.
Wanna host your reception in a Beer garden in Park Slope after exchanging vows in a Catholic ceremony in Sheepshead bay? Done! How about wedding photos on a rooftop at a downtown Brooklyn wedding venue followed by a romantic candlelit ceremony in a loft, cocktails under an illuminated “Tree of Life” and a dance party in a renovated sound-proofed cellar with exposed brick wall? Yup our Brooklyn wedding photographers have been there and done that (quite often actually) !
But before you hop on the next D train to Barclays Center… check out our Brooklyn Wedding Photographers tips on how to get started planning your Brooklyn Wedding today!
Best Wedding Venues in Brooklyn
Whether you are looking for a NYC Skyline Wedding Venue, or a chic-industrial space with an outdoor garden for your ceremony, or something in between, Brooklyn has you covered! Seriously there are a ridiculous amount of Brooklyn wedding venues to choose from. We would need to write another article just to cover some of the best Unique Brooklyn wedding venues (wait we did that already.. click here to read it)
Below are a few of our Brooklyn wedding photographers recommendations for some of the Best Wedding Venues in Brooklyn.
Best Waterfront Brooklyn Wedding Venues
Giando on the Water – Italian restaurant and venue on the water with unobstructed NYC Skyline Views
Liberty Warehouse – Renovated warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn with views of the Statue of Liberty
Prospect Park Boathouse – A historic landmark, the Boathouse is located in Prospect Park and sits on a beautiful lake.
Best Raw/Industrial Brooklyn Wedding Venues
Green Building – Beautiful raw space with exposed brick, soaring beamed ceilings and chandeliers
Dumbo Loft – Steps from Brooklyn Bridge Park, this raw space offers floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors and a raw space that you can turn into your dream wedding venue
Prospect Park Picnic House – Located in Prospect Park, the Picnic House offers an elegant raw space with wood burning fireplace, french doors and high ceilings
Best Small/Intimate Brooklyn Wedding Venues
Bacchus Bistro & Bar – A French inspired Bistro, Bacchus offers a cozy intimate setting with a private outdoor garden
Frankies 457 – A casual Italian restaurant with a private backyard for your intimate wedding celebration
Maison May – A converted Brownstone wedding venue serving French cuisine with two levels and a private backyard
Best Rooftop Brooklyn Wedding Venues
Deity Events – A unique 3 level wedding venue with a rooftop and Bridal Suite (and cool “Brooklyn Love” sign)
The W Loft – An elegant raw space with two level outdoor rooftop and views of the NYC Skyline
Greenpoint Loft – Restored rope factory building turned wedding venue, offering exposed beamed ceilings and hardwood floors.
Best Wedding Photo Locations in Brooklyn
No need to head over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan for wedding photos, this borough is home to some of the best backdrops for your Brooklyn wedding photos. As a matter of fact, our Brooklyn weddings photographers have been hard pressed to find a borough with as much diversity for wedding photos as Brooklyn! Some of our Brooklyn wedding photographers top pics for Brooklyn wedding photos are:
Brooklyn Bridge Park
It’s no surprise that Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of our top picks! Easily accessible from most of the Brooklyn wedding venues, and offering a waterfront, NYC Skyline views, Jane’s Carousel, The Tobacco Warehouse, The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and more.. This park has everything you need for the perfect Brooklyn wedding photos. AND it sits in the shadow of both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.. Need we say more?
If you’re looking for a “Brooklyn feel” for your wedding photos, this Brooklyn neighborhood offers just that! Cobblestoned streets, rotating art installations by local artist, warehouses and famous views like the popular Washington Street shot with the Manhattan Bridge in the background!
Prospect Park – If you want to escape the “city shots” on your big day and prefer a park setting, Prospect Park offers over 580 acres of open green spaces, walkways and gardens..
Every true New Yorkers has taken that heart-stopping ride on the creaky Cyclone at least once in their lives..Coney Island is not only known for its amusement park and Nathans hotdogs but is also a great location for fun beach wedding photos!
Tips to save $$ on your Brooklyn Wedding
At the end of the day it’s all about the paper! (yes we listen to rap and yes Brooklyn is/was home to some of the best rappers ever!) So no matter how much you love the idea of a Brooklyn wedding, the real question is, is having a Brooklyn wedding affordable? The answer is heck yea! So how do you get hitched in Brooklyn without breaking the bank? There are a few tips to keep in mind..
#1 – Always Always Always!! Book our Brooklyn wedding photographers (you saw that coming didn’t you?) .. seriously though.. You won’t find a more affordable, knowledgeable and good looking bunch in the borough (we’ve been told our photographers are pretty hot!) Add in the fact that our wedding packages can be customized based on your budget and hiring our Brooklyn wedding photographers is a no brainer! There really is no reason to look anywhere else. We offer affordable hourly packages, all-inclusive elopement packages, full day, half day.. Or a mix of the two.. And unlike other photographers we don’t include a bunch of stuff you don’t need, we allow you to build your own package right through our site!
#2 Hire local
Brooklyn is home to great small businesses that offer great discounts for Brooklyn weddings. Consider a local Brooklyn based floral shop like Rose Red Lavender (based in Sunset Park’s Industry City like us.. ) for your wedding flowers ..Buy your wedding cake from a Brooklyn Cake shop like One Girl Cookies ..there are even great hair and makeup artist right here in Brooklyn who give discounts for local weddings..
#3- Remember what’s important!
It’s easy to get caught up in all the options available for your Brooklyn Wedding (although our affordable photo booth rental is a great add on). From cute little favors for your guests to hot chocolate fountains and ice sculptures that pour out vodka (this is a real thing, and yes it’s pretty cool)..Our Brooklyn Wedding Photographers know how quickly the day goes and the whole point of your big day is to marry your best friend and party with your combined group of best friends (all 216 of them).. So try to remember what’s really important and spend money on the things that matter most to you and your honey (like amazing photos from our Brooklyn Wedding Photographers.. …yes that’s another shameless plug)
Be sure to keep an eye out for more articles on Brooklyn weddings and why you should consider our amazing borough for your big day.. Cause well.. “It’s all good.. Baby Baby” (that’s from Biggie Smalls.. And yes he’s from Brooklyn) !Read more