The Gowanus Canal as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony? Why not? It may not be Venice, but our very own industrial waterway has its own charm, no?
Proving that the canal can be a terrifically romantic place, got married at the Gowanus Grove at 400 Carroll Street in front of friends and family this past Saturday. After the ceremony, the newlyweds climbed into a beautifully decorated canoe navigated by Eymund Diegel of the Gowanus Dredgers. They were rowed a ways on the canal to the Union Street Bridge, where they were successfully dropped off and regained terra firma by climbing up the stairs to the street.
Why wed on the shores of the Gowanus? Apparently Joel had proposed to Ariana on the Union Street bridge and the place obviously holds a lot of meaning for the two.
A bit unusual, yes, but it looked like a lovely ceremony.
Congratulations to the newlyweds.