Have I mentioned lately how much I love weddings and elopements in community gardens? If not, please allow me to recommend them once more. Community gardens are ideal because…they feel like a real backyard — not a meticulous, formal garden, but a comfortable space in which to convene; they are private; and they juxtapose the urban with ecosystem ideals eloquently, as you can see from the photo below where the greenery covers a commercial sign (the garden is adjacent to a store).
Ashley and Richard took advantage of my $150 Justice of the Peace style special offer for weekday weddings. Although they planned their elopement months in advance from many miles away in California, it still felt fabulously low-key, peaceful, and yet joyous. A friend helped them secure access to a small community garden by Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Their witness took some photos and even decorated a bit! After the ceremony, Ashely and Richard enjoyed a few quiet moments and toasted their new marriage with champagne.
Thank You Note from Ashley:
These are wonderful! Thank you so much for sending these to us! No, you don’t need to mail the prints, I’ll have them printed. I appreciate the offer. I absolutely love them!!!
We miss NY already. Thank you again for the wonderful words at the service – I can’t believe you brought him to tears! Feels good.
I hope you’re having a great June. It’s probably very busy for you!
Scans of prints from my Minolta 35mm: