An Industrial, Multicultural Wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, New York
Considering Elizabeth Rootberg Mealey (26 and a freelance photographer and filmmaker) and Joab Omondi Ochoro (32 and an occupational therapist) met while studying abroad in Germany (she was from the United States, he was from Kenya), it only made sense that their Brooklyn wedding was an international affair—though that was no easy task. "We had guests coming from Kenya, Germany, Norway and both coasts of the US," Elizabeth says. Still in Germany, Joab handled guests' travel arrangements, while Elizabeth ran point on venue tours and nailing down the décor. "I wanted vibrant and industrial with a splash of Afro vibes," she says. Red, a traditional Kenyan wedding shade and one of Elizabeth's favorite colors, filled the day, and Afrobeats kept guests grooving at the reception.