Abby did NOT wear white, which I loved, and Darin wore jeans. YES, jeans. Which was even more awesome. It wasn't about putting on a show, or following any rules. It was ALL about them. We were joined by their very fun loving and fabulous group of friends. Abby #2, Georgia, Mike, and Jessie/y did such a lovely job of adding a positive and meaningful energy to the experience, and giving me even more fun things to photograph.
Our original plan after the nuptials was to head up to Harlem, where Darin used to work at Dinosaur BBQ, to do some portraits. *Side Note: They are having Dino cater their wedding on 9/10/11, which is soooo awesome, and I know first hand because Michael and I also had our wedding catered by Dino!*
Anyhoo, we decided it wouldn't be necessary to make the long trip uptown. So instead, we set out on a quest to find some cool and spontaneous spots for pictures in the general downtown vicinity. We worked our way through the out skirts of Chinatown, up into Nolita, and wound up just inside Soho at Osteria Mornini and Lobster Bar. There were oysters, and champagne, and lots of love and laughs. I was having so much fun "at work" with this group of people that I broke my cardinal rule of no drinking while on the clock, and toasted to their love and long life together with a glass of champagne(ok maybe it was more than one, shhhh don't tell anyone), but what a fun, inspiring, and fulfilling afternoon/early evening it turned out to be.
Thank you Abby and Darin, I'm very much looking forward to your next big day in September.