The Jane's Carousel elopement of Kayleigh & Charlotte was a captivating mixture of an intimate crowd and the bold New York City skyline. The waterfront carousel in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood has a fascinating history behind it, aside from being a striking fixture to get married in front of. This adventurous couple from the UK brought along a small entourage of family and friends to surround themselves with, which made their amazing day even more so.
Kayleigh, a school teacher, and Charlotte, a firefighter, first met like a lot of us do — on a night out. After a few dates, Charlotte asked Kayleigh if she wanted to spend more time with her before having to leave for Cyprus (Charlotte was in the RAF at the time and was about to ship out), and Kayleigh jumped at the opportunity. It was a chance to get to know Charlotte better and meet her family, all in an action-packed week! A week after Charlotte had left, she was on a plane to Cyprus to start a very long distance relationship which followed them through several stations before Charlotte finally left the RAF. Five years later, they were back in Cyprus on holiday when Charlotte asked Kayleigh to marry her on a private beach. They celebrated by eating at the same restaurant they had their first date on when Kayleigh first visited Charlotte.
After their heartfelt ceremony on the Brooklyn waterfront, everyone got on the trolley to head to Williamsburg, where a laid-back cocktail reception at Diviera Drive opened up the evening of festivities. Kayleigh & Charlotte, thank you so much for selecting me to preserve your wedding story!