Coney Island Wedding Photography

Coney Island Wedding Photography

Coney Island wedding photography, the nitty-gritty.

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 Brief History:

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



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