Museum of the Moving Image Wedding in Queens, NYC | Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Museum of the Moving Image Wedding in Queens, NYC | Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Museum of Moving Image Wedding - Queens, NYC | Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

This wedding at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NYC was not only extremely unique but it was a TON of fun. Aixa and Mike created a wedding that was true to themselves and definitely unforgettable. If there was one common theme throughout the entire day, it was a feeling of love for their families and a strong emphasis on having a good time.

The day started off with me covering Aixa getting ready at the Paper Factory hotel with Aixa surrounded by her family and closest friends. She was cool as a cucumber, not letting anything effect her, even when the timeline ran a bit askew as tends to happen with weddings. Her and Mike exchanged gifts, where Mike wrote her a really long letter in his journal and you could hear a pin drop in that room as she was reading it. The tears rolled down her eyes and my heart was filled with the reasons my job is important. After she was in her dress, we took off to the ceremony where they had an intimate service before having confetti thrown at them from all angles on their exit. Their getaway car was one of the COOLEST vintage taxi’s I have ever been in. I felt like I was in a part of NYC history and the driver was a born and raised Brooklyn man with lots of stories to tell us.

Once we got to the reception at the Museum of the Moving Image, it was really unique from the get go. They had a cocktail hour that was more laid back than usual AND they rented out the entire museum for their guests! At the second half of the cocktail hour, the guests made their way upstairs and got to hang out with the likes of Jim Henson puppets, Star Wars costumes and memorabilia, and all sorts of really amazing film history. The coolest part though? That was when Aixa and Mike put their own show into the Cleopatra theater! The couple interviewed their closest family members on asking them things about the couple and then made their own rendition of ‘Drunk History’ with the footage and it was BRILLIANT. I caught myself watching it for a while, laughing with the guests, then realizing I ought to get back to doing my job. (LOL).

The rest of the night, once the reception opened, was not only fun but really emotional and moving (no pun intended). The speeches were SO thoughtful, everyone was crying. The food was AMAZING, the florals were OUT OF CONTROL with amazing cascading floral and plant center pieces (which I hope become a trend because they were SPECTACULAR). The guests started dancing to the live band and right before the end of the night a Hora Loca came out and brought the party up about 17 notches.

This wedding was seriously so unique and I am loving the trend of having weddings in non-traditional, unique places an having me document the day. ;)

Hotel: Paper Factory Hotel
Venue: Museum of Moving Image
Band: Lucy Music
Hair: Davey Partain
Makeup: Glamsquad
Dress: Sareh Nouri
Gown Boutique: Bergdorf Goodman
Florals: Extra Floral
Cake: Gustosa Desserts

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