Elegant Urban Wedding at 501 Union
February 6, 2015
Tri State
Classic WeddingsBallroom WeddingsReligious Institution
I can't get over how gorgeous these florals look against Brooklyn's urban backdrop.Their juxtaposition has me hooked and add in the food trucks that this couple had on site and I'm wishing I had received one of these invites. Jessica Schmitt did and captured every bit of elegant urban flair, held at the chic 501 Union. While I might have missed out on the actual day, I'm soaking up every smile and kiss right here.
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From Jessica Schmitt Photography... Cathy and Adrian were married on a gorgeous summer day in Brooklyn. They began the day at the Andaz Hotel getting ready with friends and family. Brooklyn’s 501 Union, their reception venue, features art deco lamps, retro palms wallpaper and a skylight over the dance floor.

From the Bride... When Adrian and I started the wedding planning process, we knew we didn’t want a formal, seated dinner. We wanted our reception to be a big party, so we decided to go with a cocktail-style reception, with lots of random seating scattered throughout the venue. We visited tons of wedding venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but none of them felt right to us. Then we heard about a new venue opening in our neighborhood – 501 Union. We went to a wedding fair at 501, and fell in love with the venue. It’s such a unique and interesting space, and we knew it would really lend itself to a cocktail-style reception. Plus, we loved the fact that it was in our neighborhood, allowing us to share that part of our lives with our guests.

One of the best things about 501 Union is that food trucks can drive right into the front garden area, so we knew we wanted to have a food truck at some point in our reception. We were already working with a great caterer (Marcey Brownstein), so we decided to use the pizza truck as a fun late-night snack for our guests. There are tons of great food truck options in New York, but pizza is my favorite food so it was a pretty easy choice for me!