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Aly + Ryan, Giando On The Water, Brooklyn wedding photographer

OK; Alabama may be a “sweet home” as Lynyrd Skynyrd so famously pointed out so many years ago… but HEY, this is NEW YORK! And to the best of our knowledge, that is why Alabama boy, Ryan Tallman made his way to the big city some time ago and it is also why he asked Jersey Girl, Aly Miller to marry him in The Big Apple!… And so the wedding day came to pass… in a big way, I might add! When we got the call last October, from Aly’s mother Cindy, telling us that they had been to the wedding of Gary & Sarah Goldsmith just a month earlier and that we came so highly recommended that they just wanted to book the date, we were very excited! We don’t get to shoot much in NYC and we’d never had the opportunity to shoot in beautiful Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The venue, Giando on the Water was a really splendid place and as you will see in the pictures, it has a commanding view of Manhattan as well as the glorious Williamsburg Bridge! But we are jumping the gun a bit here. The day began of course with getting ready, a little impromptu rehearsal in the hotel room and a first look at the formidable Brooklyn Bridge Marriot. There was a cute little walkway that we exploited for the first look and some family photos and then it was off to Giando. This venue, situated right on the East River just a stone’s throw from the bridge, is almost hidden from the road… but you don’t want to miss it! It may appear unassuming from the front but don’t be fooled; once inside, you’ll be taken aback by the elegance of the place; and once you see the view, you’ll feel like there’s almost no place you’d rather be at that moment. The day and night passed with a continuously ongoing series of memorable events!… the unseasonably brilliant sunlight of the day, the stunning views, a miraculous hand-cut Ketubah, a sunset ceremony on the river with a Manhattan backdrop and a rocking and rollicking reception, overseen by the fantastic East Coast Band! The party itself was seasoned with it’s own remarkable moments as well, like the bride dancing with her father to a Grateful Dead melody and half of the seats emptying out onto the dance floor when the band broke into “Sweet Home Alabama”. Thanks so much to the Miller family for believing in us and the Tallman family for that fine southern hospitality. We are so happy that we all came together for this one great day in New York City! 2brooklyn-Marriot_mckay3brooklyn-Marriott_details4brooklyn-Marriott_make-up5mckay-imaging_shoes_marriot6marriott_brooklyn_flowers7brooklyn_marriott_ties8marriott-brooklyn_boutennie9brooklyn_tying-tie10marriott_brooklyn_getting-r11wedding-rings_brooklyn-mari12mckay_brooklyn_marriott13mckay_bride-getting-ready14brooklyn_marriott_bridal-po15brooklyn_first-look16marriott_brooklyn_group17marriott_brooklyn_leaving18williamsburg_bridge_wedding19giandos-on-the-water-1_mcka20giandos-on-the-water-3_mcka21giandos-groomsmen22giandos-on-the-water-4_mcka23giandos-on-the-water-2_mcka24giandos-on-the-water-5_mcka25giandos-on-the-water-6_mcka26giandos-on-the-water-7_mcka27giandos-on-the-water-8_mcka28giandos-on-the-water-9_mcka29giandos-on-the-water-10_mck30Giandos-on-the-Water_11_bro31Giandos-on-the-water_13_bro32Giandos-on-the-water_12_bro Ceremony + Reception – Giando on the Water, Brooklyn, NY Flowers – Madison Florist Wedding Invitation – Printer’s Stationary Inc, Alabama Ceremony + Reception Entertainment – East Coast Band, New York Wedding Dress – Caroline DeVillo Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo Groom’s Wear – Black Suits Make-Up – Lily Skuthan Hair – Jacquie de la Rosa ]]>

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  • Aunt PattyGreat pictures!!
    Love, Aunt PattyReplyCancel

  • Gloria Clayborne ManceAly
    Such a beautiful wedding and event.

  • JennLove these pics and how amazing you both look!! Can’t wait to see more and hear all about it when I get back from California!
    xo JennReplyCancel

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