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Colorful Indian Wedding at Tribeca Rooftop

The level of prettiness in this wedding is insane.  I mean, the vibrant hues alone are enough to spend days obsessing over, but add in the talents of Cynthia Pesce EventsJuan Villanueva Designs and Brian Dorsey Studios + a whole host of heartwarming moments and, wow.  I didn’t know weddings could be this good. Click here for sooo much more.


From the Bride… Sam and I met the way a lot of people from our generation meet, online on E-Harmony! We matched on the site, and I reached out to him first, though he always says “You just got to e-mailing me first. I had my eye on you and was going to e-mail you but you beat me to it!” Our first date was really magical (as cheesy as it sounds); we just met for a drink at The Archive right after work, but we hit it off right from the start and felt a comfort and ease and intrigue with each other that we had never felt before. One drink turned into dinner and then dancing. Sam even met my best friend on our first date, and got the approval right away!

On our one year anniversary, Sam proposed. We spent the day at the American Museum of Natural History, which had a really fun Butterfly exhibit where you were in a room with all these live stunning butterflies and they would sit all around and on you. Then we went for a stroll through Central Park and ate a delicious eight course meal at Picholine. Sam wanted to propose that night, but after a heavy meal with wine pairings, I fell asleep on the cab ride home. So the next morning, as we were getting ready to go explore Storm King for the day, he asked me to grab something on the bed that he forgot, and there was the ring box! I was so excited and shocked, and full of butterflies! It was a perfect weekend!

Both of us come from big Indian families, and we wanted to have a lot of the fun Indian traditions that mean a lot to our parents and us, but also we wanted a more chill, modern vibe to our wedding as well. So, we went with a kind of Indian meets NYC urban rustic type of feel. We cared most about the music, good food and drinks, and wanted our guests on the dance floor with us for the majority of the wedding! And that’s what happened luckily, a fun big dance party with awesome music (thanks to Bigg Romeo). We had so much fun and spent the majority of the night on the dance floor with each other and our family and friends, and were so happy all night long! One of my favorite moments was when Sam (who plays bass in a metal band) and two of his band-mates joined the wedding band – lots of head banging and awesomeness all around (he is so talented that hubby of mine!).

Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios | Floral Design: Juan Villanueva Designs | Invitations: Patel Printing | Reception Venue: Tribeca Rooftop | Event Planning: Cynthia Pesce Events | Make Up: Tina Merurcio From Blow Dry On The Fly | Music: Bigg Romeo | Wedding Venue: Tribeca Rooftop

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Modern Foundry Wedding

If you haven’t already been introduced to The Foundry and it’s insane level of awesomeness, then today’s the day you fall head over heels in love with all things industrial and amazing.  Because pair this modern meets romantic locale with the talents of Exquisite Affairs Productions and Marcey Brownstein and only magical things happen.  See it all captured by Agaton Strom right here.


From Exquisite Affairs Productions… The bride, a Long Island Native and the groom, from Vermont, wanted to make sure they incorporated their roots throughout their wedding.

The guests were greeted by cheeses from Vermont upon the reception, before guests left for the evening with smiles spanning their faces, they were treated to a slice of cake and a bag of coffee from Blue Bottle.

We remembered their loved ones with white balloons, guests showed their love by circling words in a dictionary to describe Shawna and Wes.

The bride, a fashionista and television personality wore a stunning couture gown with swoon-worthy blue suede shoes.

Photographer: Agaton Strom | Florist: Atlas Floral Decorators | Cake: City Sweets & Confectionary | Caterer: Marcey Brownstein | Wedding Planner: Exquisite Affairs Productions | Lighting: Prestige Lighting Events | DJ: Sugartown Industries | Officiant: Jesse Hendrich | Invitations & Stationery: Type & Love Paperie | Musicians: Lucy Music, Tribute String Quartet | Transportation: Silver Star Limos | Venue: The Foundry

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New York City Engagement Session

We all know that New York City is one of the coolest places on the planet… that’s a fact.  But throw in an adorable duo who are super excited to say “I do” and a day of lovely captured by Theo Milo and it becomes one of the most romantic places on earth, as well.  Greatest city on earth?  We think so.  See all of the lovely right here.

From the Bride… Even though Peter and I will be getting married next year in my home state of North Carolina, we both liked the idea of getting our engagement photos taken in NYC. Manhattan has always been the backdrop to our relationship and now it is where we have made our first home together. We live in the Bowery, right in the mecca of three hip and trendy neighborhoods (SoHo, Lower East Side, and the East village) and we really wanted pictures to reflect our real lives in our actual hang out spots. I had the idea of an ‘Uptown & Downtown’ engagement shoot theme and spent a lot of time scoping out street art locales around our neighborhood (and not to mention deciding on just the right amount of leather!).

While I love the timelessness of our shots in Central Park, I’m a bit obsessed with how our downtown pictures came out. Our photographer, Theo Milo, did an amazing job working with all of the locations we gave him. It’s hard to believe that all of the downtown photos are within a three block radius of our house – Theo even got our normal coffee spot to look magical. And we lucked out with the bold graffiti wall right across from our apartment, it changes all the time and this had to be the best one I’ve seen yet. Some of my favorites are with our adorable puppy, Bowery, she steals the show! Being a southerner it took me a while to embrace the city, but now I feel so lucky we get to spend this fun time in our lives in the greatest city in the world.

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