Hannah and Brian were married on September 4th, with a reception at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY that followed a ceremony at the Garden City Community Church.
These two actually started out their relationship with a marriage—a destination wedding of their friends in Puerto Rico, where they first met. Since Brian was in New York City at the time, he had to fly down to Chicago for their first day, but after Hannah picked him up at the airport and they had deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s, their beautiful love story began.
Hannah and Brian got engaged on November 11th (11/11), which is called Pepero/Pocky Day in Korea and is a celebration similar to Valentine’s Day. But originally, Brian had intended to propose on the 13th after a dinner with the couple who introduced them. He just wasn’t able to wait that long, though. They went out to dinner and a speakeasy in the East Village—and once they got back to his Long Island apartment, they ended up chatting until he proposed right then and there.
The two of them love to support the performing arts and will often attend Broadway shows, performances of the New York Philharmonic, operas, heavy metal shows, and jazz clubs. They eat out at different pizza joints around the city, never eating at the same place twice, and they are looking forward to continuing their life of adventures together as husband and wife.
On the day of the wedding, after the classic ceremony at the Garden City Community Church, we captured some photographs of the family and wedding party all together before the reception. Brian in particular was excited about getting those formal photographs of his family, because there were a few family members he had not seen in some time, and he wanted to capture those rare moments.
But my favorite photographs were the series of portraits outside the museum itself with Hannah and Brian. They looked simply timeless together—but admittedly, I was head-over-heels for the venue. I was a huge aviation nerd as a kid, so walking into the museum to see the dance floor set up right under a Blue Angel fighter jet was so crazy.
Brian & Hannah, thank you for asking me to be part of your amazing wedding. I loved being part of your day—and I especially loved hanging out with you all at the aviation museum.