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A 70’s Tropical-Inspired Wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn


501 Union was a no-brainer decision for Chloe and Craig when choosing a venue for their wedding in Brooklyn. The vibe of the space reminded them of their first dates at cocktail bars across New York City. Located in Gowanus, the space is a hidden gem with its art deco industrial style. It felt like the space was made for them. It was easy to access for guests from out-of-town while still having that quintessential “only in New York feel.”

Their inspiration for the wedding was a 1920’s art deco feel with some Great Gatsby vibes thrown in. The tropical flowers by Alma Floral welcomed guests with color at the end of a long grey winter. The food was served family style by Fig & Pig to create a communal feel, while their best friends and loved ones gave a series of incredible toasts.

The idea of the wedding was to reflect “us” – how Chloe and Craig like to spend Friday nights making good food and listening to Billie Holiday and making cocktails. And they translated that amazingly to the wedding!

Planning: Modern Rebel Co.
Dress: Alexandra Grecco from Lovely Bride
Hair + Makeup: Miss Harlequin
Venue: 501 Union
Catering: Fig & Pig
DJ: 74 Events
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

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ABOUT Katherine

Born to a Cuban architect and an American history buff, I was raised with a passion for storytelling and an eye for the little details. 

I received my BA from Tufts University and was lucky enough to train in long-form narrative photojournalism under World Press Photo Chairman Gary Knight. While based in Rome working for the United Nations, I was hit by a car on my way home from work — what I call my “Regina George” moment.