Coney Island wedding photography by Angela Cappetta.
Dress; Betsey Johnson Bridal
Venue: Gargiulo’s Restaurant
Formal photography location: The Cyclone Roller Coaster
Roller coaster cake: Carlo’s Bakery as seen on Cake Boss
Ring Bearer Custome: Elmo
NYC Wedding Photographer: Angela Cappetta
Coney Island is storied and venerable. It is located in the borough of Brooklyn. Even though the area is a summer carnival for tourists, locals love it, too. It leans deeply into the aesthetic of a vintage American amusement park. Furthermore, there are rides, snacks, and a beach adjacent boardwalk. You’ll find carnival-goers as well as neighborhood locals running or biking on the fabled Boardwalk.
The original First Nations inhabitants of the region were the Lenape. This tribe’s name for the area was Narrioch. Although the exact meaning of this name is disputed, most agree it means “land without shadows”. To enumerate, this poetic name is most likely in reference to its sunlit beaches. Another recognized meaning for the name is “corner of the world“. However, Coney Island isn’t really an island, though. It’s a peninsula. Even so, the jetty was originally considered part of several small islands. Each was named by Dutch settlers, the earliest is Conyne Eylandt. Therefore, the direct translation for which is Coney Island. This name can be found as early as 1639 in an early Dutch map called the Manatus Map.
Coney Island wedding photography by Angela Cappetta
December 18, 2017