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Bell House Wedding Photographer – Melanie & Aaron

My middle sister had this quote taped to her desk when we were growing up – “To dare to be different is to dare to be you, and to dare to be you is to live life to its fullest.” Looking back at Melanie and Aaron’s wedding, I can’t help but be reminded of this quote.

Wedding blogs often provide inspiration to brides and grooms looking to create a unique look to their wedding through details and decorations, but what I loved about Melanie and Aaron’s wedding was that they decided to make their wedding itself unique. The morning was full of culture and tradition reflecting the groom’s Jewish background.  Surrounded by close family and friends, the couple were married at an intimate ceremony at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, a beautiful venue just up the street from their brownstone apartment.

Then, after a short break in the afternoon, the party resumed in full swing at the Bell House in Gowanus, a concert space also a short walk from the couples’ home. The groom is an incredible musician and the couples’ circle of friends is also bursting with musical talent. So instead of a standard wedding reception, the couple hosted a live concert – yeah, this wedding rocked (bad pun, sorry guys).  The bride and groom skipped a first dance and instead the groom played the piano for the father-daughter dance.  And later, after a couple hours of amazing live music, the evening concluded with a spontaneous, improvised piano duel between the groom and one of his friends.  I have some pretty fantastic clients.

Here are links to the awesome musicians who played at Melanie & Aaron’s wedding: Aaron Kotler (the groom), Nadje Noordhuis, Michael Cabe, Kyle Saulnier, Michael MacAllister, Mark Lau, James Shipp, Amali Premawardhana, Ernesto Cervini, Mark Micklethwaite, Alice, Benjamin Scheuer, Goeff Kraly, The Awakening Orchestra, and Tim Whalen of Phat Phunktion.  And thanks to my excellent second shooter Falcon Griffith – some of the detail and ceremony shots are hers.

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Ceremony Venue: The Picnic House
Reception Venue: The Bell House
Dress: BHLDN
Shoes: BHLDN
Flower Design: Kerry Quade
Caterer: Above and Beyond Catering and Eventeurs
Officiant: Rabbi Adam Mintz
Make-up: Jen Wobito
Hair: Courtney Benedetti
Paper Design: Ashley Tucker
Concert Poster Design: Sara Swartz
Photobooth: Buth Photos

Jim - Great use of lighting on the dance floor and stage. Great job.

Falcon - I love how these photo turned out, Priya! I had so much fun second shooting for you, thank you so much for having me along and congratulations on getting this wedding published!!

Kirra Cheers - This is my favourite!!! Fabulous work and I am in love with the brides shoes.

Kelsie Taylor - so great! love your reception coverage.

Sinereh - I love everything about this wedding, SO PRETTY! And I love the way you shot the reception. Seriously fantastic shots!

tim - Beautiful work Priya. when that ‘kentile’ sign flows into the next portrait – I keep stopping to look at that. something about it?

Natalie - Absolutely stunning images… Wow! Gorgeous from start to finish!

David Campbell - WOW. Amazing work Priya!

Albert Palmer - What a fun day – captured beautifully

Minnie - What a marvelous wedding reception! So fun and lively-and you captured it wonderfully! However, my favorite picture is that of the bride in front of the big blue door-the colors and contrast are just beautiful. The “getting ready” for the wedding pictures are amazing also. Outstanding!

Mercedes - Hello! Beautiful wedding + concert? Nice! Your work is really lovely.

Sarah - This is the best idea ever, and you did the best job capturing it. I love it all.

sachin - That’s one eclectic band! Beautiful wedding ending with a live concert? .. Brilliant!

Julianne - oh so lovely! What an incredible wedding!! And beautiful photography!

dylan - beautiful wedding, from start to finish.. the reception looks like it was a blast.

tim riddick - absolutely love your reception frames…

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