So it’s no secret that Brooklyn is my favorite borough – I may be biased, of course. Though I now call NJ my home, Brooklyn will always be like a favorite old coat (for me, anyway);  so many memories, so familiar, and only I know that the zipper’s broken and there’s a coin-sized hole in the pocket. All of that never mattered, because it was mine, and it was home. As luck would have it, Kate & John currently hang their hats not too far from where I grew up. Lots have changed since I left over 20 years ago (egads, I can’t believe it’s been that many years), but I’m glad to see that some of the fixtures from my childhood have remained intact (my accountant, for one…and of course my fave pizzaria!). Kate & John wanted a low-key engagement session, which started in their gorgeous brownstone apartment (complete with all the original hardwood, built-ins and trimmings). And of course, no Brooklyn engagement session would be complete without a quick stop over at Prospect Park!

Brooklyn engagement session in the Fall, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Brooklyn engagement session in the Fall, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Brooklyn engagement session in the Fall, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Brooklyn engagement session in the Fall, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Brooklyn engagement session in the Fall, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Brooklyn engagement session in the Fall, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Brooklyn engagement session in the Fall, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Taylor and Tim are not your average couple, nor did they throw your average, everyday wedding – that much was clear when we first met earlier this year. They wanted a wedding that was more about the celebration, without all the frills (with the exception of a very exceptional, larger-than-life mask of a pug. Note to self: I need to get me one of these!). Though Fall was around the corner, this was still very much a Summer wedding. Contrary to sensible judgment as it relates to wearing a fur on your head in the middle of “summer”, the infamous mask still made its rounds, starting with the groom that morning in a hotel suite where we staged their first look. When a man will do anything to make his future life-partner laugh, and I mean anything, that fella’s a winner in my book :). Taylor & Tim’s wedding ceremony was held on the rooftop of Il Bacco, with their reception in their event space directly below.

Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.Il Bacco Wedding in Little Neck, NY - captured by NYC photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Venue & Catering: Il Bacco // Ceremony/Officiant: Gregg Kits // Hair & Make-up: VS1 Salon // Dress: Astrid and Mercedes // Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent // Groom’s attire: SRG Fashion // Jewelry: Facets Jewelry for wedding rings and pearls. OKG Jewelry for engagement ring // Floral/Décor: Garden Word // Entertainment: DJ Spynfo // Stationery: Imprimo Graphics // Favors: Etsy // Cinematography: CTRL // Quartet: The Puck Quartet