This beautiful ceremony and awesome party took place at The Metropolitan Building, across the river in Long Island City. The area around the reception venue is mostly small warehouses, car repair shop and taxi garages. On weekends the neighborhood is nearly deserted and you get the impression that you are the only people around with the Manhattan skyline looming above. Running around this part of town in a wedding gown and tuxedo is something special and offers an amazing contrast, and in my opinion, a photographers dream.
Inside the Metropolitan Building the floors open up into giant spaces reminiscent of a french chateau inhabited by some eccentric art collective. (Which I learned is not very far from the truth.) A truly unique spot in an otherwise forgotten part of our beautiful city.
A big thanks to Philip Montgomery for your assistance and second-shooting and a big thanks to Juliana and Doug. Congratulations!