Lindsay and Nader’s 26 Bridge winter wedding day started in the financial district of Manhattan, at the Andaz Hotel, just a few blocks from the couple’s apartment. Lindsay and Nader got dressed in seperate rooms and braved the elements for a rooftop first look, with incredible views of Brooklyn and the East River. I’m a huge fan of rooftop sessions – what an incredible vantage point for New York City and definitely an epic backdrop for couples.
After the first look, we hopped in an Uber and took Manhattan Bridge over to 26 Bridge, the beautifully-restored wedding venue in DUMBO. I photographed Lindsay and Nader along the cobblestone streets of DUMBO, with its industrial backdrops and beautiful graffiti serving as an excellent juxtaposition to the elegance of the couple.
A renovated former metal factory in DUMBO is the setting of 26 Bridge, one of Brooklyn’s most fascinating wedding venues. The building’s industrial past is highlighted in the original brick walls, large wooden doors and magnificent high ceiling with a skylight. It reminds me of Brooklyn wedding venues like The Green Building and The Greenpoint Loft, and has made it to my list of The 15 Best Brooklyn Wedding Venues.
Lindsay and Nader’s wedding ceremony was heartfelt and beautiful, with one of their close friends officiating. Afterwards, the couple headed upstairs to the loft for a moment to themselves before joining their guests at cocktail hour.
The wedding reception continued in the main space with one of the most epic dancefloors I’ve ever seen.
Here’s a bit of what I captured that day…