501 Union Wedding Photos in Brooklyn | Luna & Tom

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 501 Union Wedding Photos in Brooklyn - Luna & Tom's Wedding
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During our first phone call, Luna hung up on me. It was only a week into the worst... er... it was 27th of January 2017. The airports had been shut down, suddenly, leaving people who had been traveling in the air when it happened to be stranded in JFK, some who didn't speak English. Luna, an Arabic speaking attorney, knew immediately that she was needed on the ground to communicate with people who thought they were coming to the US for a visit, and were suddenly in handcuffs. I heard her on the other end of the phone hopping around to pull on socks as she cradled the phone against her shoulder. "I have to - hop, hop - go, but we can - hop - do this later, right?"

"Yes! Go!" I said, "Go do your thing."

Luna is my hero.

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It was raining on the day Tom proposed to Luna at the private hotel, accessible only by a tiny, rickety boat, that they were staying at in Guatemala. Luckily, on the day of their wedding in New York, there were only clear skies.

Luna and Tom married at 501 Union in Brooklyn, a 100-year old building that once served as classic car restoration shop and now is a unique, modern event space and wedding venue in Gowanus. The venue’s palm-print walls and contemporary décor provided an ideal setting for their wedding day.

Luna wore a long white gown with a plunging v-line neck and gold strappy heels, and carried a cascading bouquet of white flowers. Tom wore a crisp blue suit with a floral-print tie and white poppy boutonniere. A natural theme of flowers and greenery was spread throughout the wedding: water colored leaves on the invitations, a subtle leaf print on the seating cards, filled bud vases on the tables, touches of baby’s breath dotted on the buffet, even a flower-print lining on the bridesmaid’s vests.

The couple wed in the indoor courtyard against a white brick backdrop draped with long garlands of greenery, potted flowers, and the sun shining in through the overhead windows. They were surrounded by friends and family who also played an integral role in the day. A comedian friend served as officiant, and a judge Luna worked for officially pronounced them married. Tom’s mom acted as the florist and decorator. And, in ode to Luna’s Syrian background, they served Middle Eastern food, including a special hot pepper dip called muhammara made by her mom, as well as the family’s favorite dessert, baklava.

The bridesmaids had a fun, feminist flair with bespoke tuxedo-inspired looks from Bindle & Keep.

Planner Viva Max Kaley | Hair Devin Mahal | Makeup Makeup by Tiffany | Wedding Gown Alexandra Grecco | Bridesmaid Dresses Bindle & Keep | Shoes Top Shop | Band/DJ Michael Cavadias | Invitations Minted