Two high school sweethearts turned into one adorable married couple, and 4Eyes Photography was there to capture all the fun! And capture it they did, with loads of style and personality in the couple’s new home of New York City. The Bowery Hotel provided the duo with the stylish backdrop close to home they were looking for and the rest is, as they say, history. Click here for even more!
From the Bride… Some might say this wedding was a long time coming… Andrew and I met and began dating our junior year of high school. Through two high schools, two volvos, four proms, three colleges and a selection of strange summer jobs, we were nearly inseparable for the next three and half years. <<intermission>>
Our paths crossed five years later in our adopted hometown of New York City and we quickly realized how similar we had become in our years apart. One stormy night last March, a walk around the neighborhood turned into a surprise wedding proposal followed by dinner at our favorite neighborhood spot with our parents, who Andrew had secretly arranged to drive up from Philadelphia.
We wanted our wedding to reflect our long history but also celebrate our new relationship so we decided to focus our venue search on New York City. The Bowery Hotel is a convenient two blocks away from our apartment, which for New York City is about as close as you can get to getting married at home. It was the first place I contacted after getting engaged and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. We wanted to play up the winter side of a March wedding, so we chose deep jewel-tone accents and kept the fireplace roaring. Since we were married on the festival of Purim, Andrew’s grandma baked her famous hamantaschen to celebrate. Other delicious desserts included Veniero’s cheesecake and Momofuku Milk Bar cookies and truffles.
Thanks to amazing family, friends and vendors, the wedding weekend was filled with countless happy memories. Our favorite moments had to be dancing the night away to our band Dexter Lake Club and most of all, our ceremony. Preparing our ceremony and writing our personal vows was the most special and personal part of the wedding celebration. When we shared our vows in advance I couldn’t get through them without bawling, luckily we held it together for the real deal!
Kelly and Rupert of 4Eyes Photography beautifully captured the vibe of the night. We look through the pictures all the time and both agree, we wouldn’t change a thing.
Wedding Photography: 4Eyes Photography / Floral Design: Victoria Ahn of Designs by Ahn / Wedding Invitations: MaeMae Paperie / Cake & Desserts: Momofuku Milk Bar + Veniero’s + Grandmother of the Groom (Homemade Hamantaschen) / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Jewelry: Elizabeth Cole Jewelry / Groom’s suit: Custom by Mr. Ned / Wedding rings: Little King Ltd. / Day of Coordination: Rachel Arteaga Events / Band: Dexter Lake Club Band / Cinematography: Tyler Ribble / Venue: The Bowery Hotel