In New York City’s most populous borough, a 585-acre park nestled between some of Brooklyn’s most beautiful neighborhoods provides the perfect escape from a bustling city. With their two young sons, Michael and Daniel live and work near Prospect Park, which is so close that they consider it an extension of their home. It’s where they walk their beloved dog and watch as their kids run around and play in the grass, tiring each other out after a day spent in the sun. It’s where they picnic with friends and family and spend quiet time together. The park is a part of their everyday lives, so it’s no surprise that Michael and Daniel chose to tie the knot there on a glorious summer day with their closest friends and family.
Although their reception was indoors, a twinkling green canopy suspended over long tables covered in summer garlands and gathered flowers made it feel as though guests were eating their delicious meal by the Raging Skillet in the middle of a lush park. The reception was also filled with a number of surprises for the two grooms, who both love musical theater. During dinner, Daniel recruited his gay men’s chorus to sing a few musical numbers, which they closed out with help from the guests with a beautiful rendition of “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.” Michael also surprised Daniel by singing a song for him, and a group of friends choreographed a lovely toast that comprised a medley of musical excerpts. Heather Phelps-Lipton Photography was there to capture all the magic of Michael and Daniel’s beautiful ceremony and celebration, which was clearly a day filled with love.
Team of Talents
Venue: Prospect Park Picnic House
Photography: Heather Phelps-Lipton Photography
Planner: Dominique Bell Events
Floral and Design: Tinsel and Twine
Catering: The Raging Skillet
Rentals: Broadway Party Rental and Patina
DJ: Sugartown Industries
Band: Seth Kessel
Wedding Suit: Alan David Suits