Real Wedding // A Brooklyn-Themed Bar Wedding: Abby + Joey

Joey and I met at The Cove, a dark and dirty bar in Williamsburg. We met on the dance floor... not the place you imagine meeting your husband, but we lucked out! And oddly enough our close friends who married a year before us met on the very same night at the same club! We were sad to see it shut down a few years back. 

Our wedding venue was TBD, which also closed down now. We loved the mixture of indoor and outdoor space and it ranked high for "dance-ability" as well. Aesthetically, I loved the mixture of cement, greenery, metal, and street art; it felt really "Brooklyn" which we both loved!  And since we had a lot of friends and family we wanted to attend, the size really fit our needs.

As some of our photos suggest, we really tried to include "the city," and namely Brooklyn in our wedding photo story.  Street art, hip hop, and the backdrop to our single lives before and now married life after. 

Rima was a huge part of that, including the memories we'll hold onto forever. She came to us with high recommendations and did not disappoint! We also found out that not only did she used to work with my best friend Kat in television, she also photographed a friend's wedding in Wheeling, WV as well. The coincidences felt too significant to ignore!

Words by Abby, the bride, as told to Amber Marlow. Photos by Rima Brindamour of Brindamour Photography.

 brooklyn bar wedding abby and joey abby exiting hotel in wedding dress
 brooklyn bar wedding abby and joey abby walking down sidewalk with wedding party
 brooklyn bar wedding abby and joey joey and groomsmen outside
 brooklyn bar wedding abby and joey portrait shot of joey
 brooklyn bar wedding abby and joey couple at ceremony, held in front of rusted wall with "love" sign
 brooklyn bar wedding abby and joey couple in front of mural reading "Greetings from greenpoint"
 brooklyn bar wedding abby and joey wedding party together in front of rusted wall
 brooklyn bar wedding abby, joey, and bridesmaids and groomsmen
 brooklyn bar wedding couple kiss outside under string lights
 brooklyn bar wedding couple crossing street
 brooklyn bar wedding kiss on sidewalk
 brooklyn bar wedding joey kissing abby's cheek on sidewalk
 brooklyn bar wedding couple holding hands
 brooklyn bar wedding laughing candid
 brooklyn bar wedding joey kissing abby's hand by graffitied brick
 brooklyn bar wedding kiss by graffitied brick
 brooklyn bar wedding guests dancing at reception
 brooklyn bar wedding guests dancing
 brooklyn bar wedding reception on patio lit with string lights
 brooklyn bar wedding guest raising glass while speaking in microphone

VENDORS

Photographer | Rima Brindamour
Hotel | Franklin Guesthouse
Venue | T.B.D. Brooklyn


 Rima Brindamour Photography

RIMA BRINDAMOUR

Rima is a Brooklyn-based wedding photographer known for her ability to capture people honestly and intimately. Her work is full of color and contrast and is intended to be timeless, not trendy. Available for destination weddings as well.