The wedding venue is an important part of wedding photography. I have seen golf-courses, vineyards, high-end hotels, college campuses and private estates. When Andrea and Case hired me for their wedding photography and gave me the address of their wedding venue, I was pleasantly surprised.
I googled the wedding venue and found pictures of this beautiful abandoned train-station that was being rented out for events.
After I photographed the bride getting ready, my 2nd shooter Dianne and I grove over to the venue. Passing through a few abandoned very industrial looking streets with weeds pressing wildly through the cracks of the concrete everywhere, we pulled up into the parking lot.
The building on the outside was not too impressive, unless you like abandoned buildings like me. When I stepped inside, I let out a gasp of air and my stomach started to tingle like I just had met a beautiful man.
The cocktail lounge was decorated with antiques suitcases, old wooden benches.
The ceremony was held under the train station and the metal ceiling and studded pillars painted eggshell yellow covered in colorful graffiti.
Finally the dinner and reception was held in the mail hall, gigantic window partially painted orange, leaving the light in the hall look like you were in a scene of old Paris 1800. A truly dream venue for an urban bride and a nice change to all the vineyard and golf course weddings.
The light shining through the window gave amazing back light. There were so many cool angles. Here more photos of this beautiful event.