Like most of my clients do, Joanna and Marcin found me through the magic of word of mouth about a year ago. They approached me and started telling me about planning their wedding in Terrace on the Park, we got along so well I knew I had to book them!
If you haven’t already, check out their Central Park engagement session here!
The day started as most wedding days do – with the bride and groom preparation photos. Joanna and Marcin were getting ready only about a 10 minute drive away from each other so it was easy for me to photograph everything by myself as that is one of the biggest deciding factors when deciding if getting a second photographer for your wedding day is necessary.
After I finished up with the guys I headed over to Joanna. In Polish tradition it is normal for the groom to come to the bride’s home and barter with the family in exchange for her hand – usually in exchange for a few bottles of wedding vodka. After this the bride and groom are blessed by their parents and closest family.
We headed to the wedding in St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Ridgewood, Queens where the ceremony was taking place. As they exited the church all of their guests threw flower petals in the air which made for a beautiful photo!
Directly from church we started driving towards Fort Totten for their formal photo session, unfortunately we encountered some limo problems! The gears were stuck in reverse and the driver was not able to restart the engine. We lost an hour of time, but that didn’t stop anyone from making fun of the situation and it certainly made for a memorable photo as the groomsmen pushed the limo out of the way of traffic. We ended up taking an Uber to Fort Totten and then again to Terrace on the Park where their cocktail hour and reception were taking place.
Since we lost a lot of time hoping the limo company would send a replacement, we had no time for wedding photos in Terrace on the Park by Flushing Meadows Corona Park…however everyone loved all the photos and there were so many amazing ones it was hard to narrow down the highlights for this post. Enjoy!