Liz and Adam's Movie-Themed Wedding at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria

Now that 2017 is upon us, I, like many business owners, like to take time to reflect on the events of 2016. One of my favorite parts of that process is flipping through photos and catching up on last year’s weddings. One wedding in particular that stands out is Liz and Adam’s movie-themed wedding at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

All photos by  Chaz Cruz Photographers
All photos by  Chaz Cruz Photographers

What made that wedding special (aside from taking place at one of my favorite wedding venues in all of New York City) was the level of detail that Liz and Adam put into the day, making each and every part of it their own. Every detail had a purpose and a meaning. And the result was a night that their guests will not soon forget.


Liz and Adam started their day at The Paper Factory Hotel, getting wedding-ready with their bridesmaids and groomsladies, respectively.

After a sweet first look, portraits galore (The Paper Factory Hotel has infinite spots for cool photo opps) and a quick smooch sesh in the phone booth, Liz and Adam departed for the Museum of the Moving Image with their ladies and families in tow. 

Wedding party portraits included a recreation of a James Bond movie poster, tossing of inflatable emojis, and perhaps one of the best wedding party photos ever inside of the movie theater, complete with 3D glasses. 

For the ceremony, Liz and Adam created custom graphics and mini-movies that ran before they entered in order to get guests into the true movie spirit. The ceremony itself was one of the most honest, raw and beautiful ceremonies I have ever witnessed. There was literally not a single dry eye in the house. 


Following the ceremony, the newly minted bride and groom departed the theater to the soundtrack of “Let’s All Go to the Lobby,” officially kicking off the night’s festivities. At dinner, guests were greeted with their own tub of popcorn, stunning and colorful centerpieces by Sachi Rose Floral Design Co. and James Bond film table names.

After lots of delicious food, heartwarming toasts and a surprise acapella performance by some of the couple’s friends, the party moved to the museum’s café and lobby where Liz and Adam’s meticulously planned playlist had guests dancing for the remainder of the night. My two favorite parts of the reception were the candy concessions (who doesn’t want to snack on Twizzlers all night) and the cake table, which was packed with Momofuku Milk Bar cakes and Star Wars-themed cake toppers.

Every inch of Liz and Adam’s wedding was documented beautifully by Chaz Cruz. I don’t think there would have been a more perfect photographer to capture the love, attitude and spark of Liz and Adam and their memorable day.

To see more photos from Liz and Adam's wedding, along with the full list of amazing vendors that helped make it all possible, pop over to their wedding gallery.