I've received several emails about Kate's one shoulder dress since posting their preview about a week ago. I couldn't believe how many people had contacted me needing to know who made Kate's dress. Kate and Brett are enjoying a honeymoon in France right now so I couldn't possibly bother them to ask! But Kate, if you're reading this, I'm sure there are many bride's out there who would love to know in the comments section :)
This wedding took place at Le Meridian Hotel. They are in their first wedding season and the venue is just gorgeous. It is brand new and the bridal suite was beautifully decorated, modern and bright. Everyone really enjoyed the location, so close to City Hall. Kate and Brett had their first look downstairs in the lobby and then we went out to Washington Square and an alley nearby. Kate and Brett, you make such a handsome couple and I really enjoyed working with you and photographing your beautiful day.
Brett's father had prepared a really sweet slideshow to show at the reception with pictures of Brett and Kate through the years. It was a really nice personal touch and gift to the couple. By the end of the evening, Kate's father was serenading the crowd with his rendition of Elvis' The Wonder of You. The crowd, and especially Kate, was loving it! It was sweet to watch her watching him sing. I could tell it really meant a lot to her.
Here is the party from Robert and Chelsea's wedding. Thank you so much to Georgi Anastasov for doing such a brilliant job the whole day, but especially at the party so I could
dance the night away visit with my family:) Enjoy!!
Where to begin. Chelsea and Robert are dear friends from college whom I am so lucky to have met and even luckier to have kept. I cherish the friends I have from college because few of my relationships have lasted the test of time and distance since graduating six years ago. It is hard enough to keep up with my local friends but when you add the element of travel and trying to coordinate busy schedules, well it's nearly impossible to give all of your friendships the nurturing they need to survive and endure. Some people though, seem to give you just what you need when you need it. I don't speak to Robert or Chelsea on a weekly basis or even monthly sometimes but I know when we talk or when we see each other, everything will be just as we left it, just as it should be. I am so thankful to Robert and his family, who was my family away from home during my college years, for taking me in, feeding me home cooked meals (as picky as I was), supporting me and cheerleading for me.
Chelsea, you were and are radiant. You are surrounded by positive energy and you lift the spirits of all you meet. Robert, thank you for being a friend. You are kind, compassionate, great at tennis, which matters in my book :) and you laugh at all my jokes. I am so glad you have found someone who brings out all of your best qualities.
I love you both and am so happy to have had the privilege to photograph your beautiful wedding.
This is part one of two because there are just too many photos that I love.
To say that Emily and Ethan waited a long time to have the wedding they dreamed about is an understatement. Due to some changing plans and alignment of schedules between everyone involved, this day was a long time in the making and I think that always makes it even more special. I think everyone was amazed when January 2nd turned out to be a mild, almost fall-like day. It was a beautiful morning when Emily and Ethan finally saw one another in their wedding dress and tuxedo. I had never been to a wedding which was designed around brunch and it was really a wonderful idea. I could tell there were so many important people who came from so far away to share the love and joy of both families.