Michelle & Dan’s DUMBO Wedding

Bride and two bridesmaids with red umbrellas at a DUMBO wedding

In August I had my first karaoke wedding…yes, you read that correctly.  Michelle & Dan, in addition to being nuts about each other, are crazy about karaoke.  In fact, it’s how they met.  As a fitting tribute, they and their guests rocked the karaoke machine all night.  The DUMBO wedding was held at reBar — a cozy and hip venue that perfectly expressed their personalities.  Before the wedding we took a few shots at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Enjoy!

Bride kissing groom with Manhattan Bridge in the background at a DUMBO weddingThe day began with Michelle getting ready Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel.  This is a go to hotel for DUMBO weddings since it is reasonably priced and conveniently located.  Surrounded by family, she put on her retro best and was ready to walk down the aisle.  Her vintage-inspired dress and saucy red crinoline was topped off by chic, cherry red kitten heels.

The highlight for me was the portraits we took of Michelle and her bridesmaids in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  How cute are those red umbrellas?  Love the retro feel and how the umbrellas tied in with Michelle’s precious shoes.

The ceremony was held in a separate room at the venue with the reception being in the main interior space.  Guests celebrated the couple saying their vows by having guests raise little ‘Yay’ flags once they broke the glass.

Bride singing karaoke with two female guests at a DUMBO weddingSince they met most of their friends out and about at the karaoke bars, this was the glue that tied them all together.  Finding a venue with an appropriate stage for belting out the tunes was their first priority.  Michelle and Dan found the perfect match in reBar.  Though an atypical choice for a venue, reBar was perfectly cozy for the 50 or so guests yet had more than enough space for both the ceremony and the reception.

Want to see where it all began?  Check out photos from Michelle and Dan’s Brooklyn Bridge Park engagement shoot here.  Also, interested in taking a peek at another fabulous Brooklyn wedding?  Then check out photos from Kirsten and João’s DUMBO Loft wedding here.

2020 edit: Sadly, reBar bit the dust in 2014 thanks to the scam artist owner, Jason Stevens.  Read all about it here.

Are you planning on saying ‘I do’ in Brooklyn soon?  Drop me a line and let’s talk about photography for your big day.

If you would like to see more images from my wedding photojournalism portfolio, then please visit my website — KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com.

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