Riviera Brooklyn NYC wedding | Kathleen and Lawrence

Riviera Brooklyn NYC wedding | Kathleen and Lawrence

Kathleen and Lawrence knew that Brooklyn, NY was where they would get married. And when the found The Riviera Brooklyn, they knew that search was over. Riviera Caterers is known for it attention to detail, presentation and yes the food. At the center of the ballroom is a massive beautiful chandelier that is the focal point of the room. There is the garden, that seal the deal for our amorous couple and wedding planning went into full gear.
In this night time b&w photograph the groom kisses his bride, the Brooklyn Bridge and mManhattan skyline could be see in the distance | Riviera Brooklyn

Their Riviera Brooklyn wedding story

Their first meeting was almost two decades ago, now the current DC residents and Howard alums will start their Forever at the Riviera in Brooklyn. She walked into the gardens at the Riviera for her wedding ceremony in a gorgeous one shoulder Vera Wang Mikado wedding gown. Kathleen looked absolutely stunning in this white organza fit and flair dress topped off with a birdcage veil. As she walked into the ceremony on her mother’s arm Lawrence’s attempt to hold back the tears simply failed. Aaron Marcellus, an American Idol finalist serenaded the couple. Now it was the bride’s turn to fail at holding back the tears. In sharing his thoughts about that day, Lawrence said, “I can’t get over how beautiful she looked and how graceful she walked”.

The wedding reception and party

After photography in the garden, it was time for the wedding reception. The bride and groom danced to Michael Jackson’s “the Lady in my life” for their first dance. The assembled guests dined on a twelve-course meal. Included seafood, meats, pasta and a variety of fruit deserts. Presented with the flare The Riviera Brooklyn is best known for. They newly wed and their guests danced late into the night to a mix of Soca/calypso, reggae and zouk, in addition to Hip Hop and R&B. We were fortunate to capture many beautiful photographs of this lovely couple on the Brooklyn Bridge and in Times Square. Thanks for your patience and we are grateful you chose Jaxon Photography for this destination wedding. To see their NYC engagement session click here.

Brides gown and shoes at the Sheraton in Brooklyn, NY |The Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

White sneakers and white brooklyn cap at the Sheraton in Brooklyn, NY |The Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Bride and party of 12 in customized tank tops at the Sheraton in Brooklyn, NY |The Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Getting ready at the Sheraton in Brooklyn, NY |The Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Bride and party of 14 at the staircase in Sheraton in Brooklyn, NY |The Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Ring bearer getting dressed at the Sheraton in Brooklyn, NY |The Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Groom getting dressed at the Sheraton in Brooklyn, NY |The Riviera Brooklyn, NYDestination Wedding NYGroom and party in the courtyard at The Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY
Bell ringers announce the arrival of the bride at her wedding | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY  the bride being escorted by her mother | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY An emotional groom wipes a tear as his bride approaches | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY The courtyard set up for a wedding at Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY American Idol finalist serenades a surprised bride at her wedding | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NYNewly married couple leaves wedding ceremony as their guests applauds | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NYNewly married couple leaves exits the the Nevins Street subway station in Flatbush | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NYBride sits on and groom stands leaning on the Brooklyn Bridge railing NY | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NYFashion inspired photograph of bride on the Brooklyn Bridge NY | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Groom leans on the railing on the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan outline id the background | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY
Bride sits on the wooden planks with her back against the railing on the Brooklyn Bridge, her white dress and red rose bouquet contrasts beautifully against the rust colored Brooklyn Bridge | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Bride and groom against a red wall near Brooklyn bridge Park | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Four tiered round wedding cake embellished with two silver ribbons with bows and a red rose | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NYBeautiful table scape under the chandeliers | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Bride and groom don their white baseball caps emblazoned with the tag Brooklyn and parties with the wedding party | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Bride and groom dances for the first time as husband and wife under the impressive chandelier | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

Father daughter dance | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NYIn this night time photograph the bride and groom sits at a table in Times Sq NY the couple and her red bouquet stand out against the blurred multi colored lights of times square | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NYBride and groom embraces in the streets next to Brooklyn Bridge Park in this late evening photograph | Riviera Wedding Brooklyn, NY

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Kathy Guillaume Delemar

    Absolutely amazing! If you want the best, you hire THEE best! Feeling blessed to have our day,our memory, and our love, captured by such an amazing artist. Thank you so much Livingston Jackson of Jaxon Photography.

  2. Heidi Rogers

    Livingston you have captured some amazing and absolutely beautiful moments! Love, love the pictures in Brooklyn and on the bridge and in subway. Made me nostalgic! Handsome groom and even more stunning bride!

  3. LR Jackson

    Thanks Heidi, it was so much fun working with Kathy and Larry.

  4. LR Jackson

    Kathleen, it was an absolute pleasure, thanks for your patience. The generosity of your friends and family certainly made this easy.

  5. letitia

    Absolutely amazing artist!

  6. LR Jackson

    Thanks Letitia.

  7. Layla

    Breathtaking photos! Talented artist and beautiful couple.

  8. Sara Goin

    At this point I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a witness to Livingston’s quality of work twice now. After the first time I thought to myself, it cannot get any better than this but Livingston proved me wrong. He had out done himself at Kathy and Larry’s wedding and I am officially impressed. More over, Livingston has such a pleasant disposition thereby making the whole experience so much FUN. It definitely feels like you’re being photographed by a friend. We laughed a lot and really loved working with Livingston – it shows in the photos.

  9. Koleka

    This is absolutely beautiful Kathleen is on point – if you want the best you hire THEE best indeed!

  10. LR Jackson

    That’s very sweet Sara. I blush.

  11. Tanya

    Kat, you are SO Bklyn and I freaking LOVE IT! You looked amazing. Larry looked dapper. The spirit and ambience of your special day jumped off the screen in these pics!!! Your Photographer did an amazing job!
    P.S. You know I had to pause at ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Lawrence’. Who dat? Lol.

  12. Changi

    Simply Beautiful!!

  13. kathy

    Lol Tanya! Brooklyn allll the way –Thanks girl. :). P.s. I forgot Kathleen and Lawrence were our government names too.

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