When Jen initially shared her plans with me of eloping on a rooftop in Brooklyn (at sunrise), my first thought was how perfect everything sounded. My second thought occurred the night before their elopement when I had set my alarm for a 4:30am call time – my opinion on the “sunrise” part quickly starting to change. My sleep deprivation was totally worth it when I first met Jen and Phung. They’re fantastic, hilarious, and warm hearted people. Together we took in the best Brooklyn has to offer before anyone else was seemingly awake: I watched them exchange vows on a private rooftop as the sun rose with only their dog, myself, and the officiant as witnesses. We strolled over a mostly empty Brooklyn Bridge together and we explored Dumbo with only a few tourists around. It was the perfect way to spend a few hours that I’d normally spend sleeping.
It’s also worth noting that there are few things in this world that compliment one another as well as Brooklyn and J. Crew.
Wythe Hotel. The Brooklyn Bridge. Williamsburg and Dumbo, Brooklyn. USA.