Being in front of Rebecca Yale‘s lens is a magical and insanely fun experience, I can say that first hand. So every time she sends a love sesh our way? I know I’m going to fall head over heels for every single image. And with just a few short days left to soak up the joys of autumn, these classic fall moments featuring a completely adorable (and stylish!) duo in New York City are hitting the spot. Cozy up to the sweet gallery!
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From Rebecca Yale Portraits…Living in New York City can seem so hard during the winter when the temperatures drop well below freezing and slushy black snow coats the streets, but it’s moments like Derek and Jackie’s Fall engagement session that make it all worth it! We photographed on a perfect Fall NYC day in Central Park catching the beautiful foliage at its peak with dazzling reds, yellows and oranges surrounding us. After an afternoon spent wandering through the rambles we headed down to the West Village, where they met, and enjoyed the last bits of light as we walked through the small windy streets of downtown.
From the beautiful Bride…Derek and I met and live in New York City, and we wanted our engagement photos to capture classic New York. I’m originally from Los Angeles though, and no matter how long I’ve lived here, “classic New York” to me means beautiful foliage in Central Park during the fall. Derek, on the other hand, is a native New Yorker and finds it mostly terrifying how loudly I yell “look at all the pretty colors!” in public every year around this time.
Anyway, we were lucky to have timed our engagement session at the peak of fall- with vibrant yellow, orange and red hues all around Central Park. Even more, we were so lucky to work with our incredibly talented photographer, Rebecca Yale. She was able to find the most amazing spots inside the park, and capture perfect lighting! We then headed downtown to the West Village, near where Derek and I had our first date. The entire day together was a ton of fun, and we’re both so glad to have these photos as dear memories.
Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Bride's Dress: H&M | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Venue: Central Park
I am absolutely in love with this bride’s dress. This Reem Acra wonder from Gabriella New York is my definition of perfection and combined with this beautiful bouquet, I’m already pinning away to my heart’s desire. Robert And Kathleen captured this NYC rooftop celebration and you can join me as I ooh and aah over at the gallery for at least a couple more hours.
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From Robert & Kathleen Photographers... It was a running joke for a while among Abtin’s family and friends that his apartment was relatively empty. For a number of years after he purchased it, the place had only the bare essentials, furniture-wise. That wasn’t just due solely to Abtin’s busy schedule nor did it represent any lack of interest in furniture on Abtin’s part. In fact, Abtin was very interested in finding pieces that would complete his home. He just wanted to make sure they were the perfect pieces. He’s not one for impulse purchases. Each one would be picked with thought and care.
Abtin was very much the same way when it came to finding the right woman. He wasn’t one to jump from relationship to relationship. He wanted someone kind and generous, someone who shared his passion to help others. If she also happened to be drop-dead gorgeous, so much the better. Then he met Elsa. She was everything he could have ever wanted and so much more. With a heart as big as her smile, she changed his life from the moment they met. Pretty soon, his apartment (and his life) was decidedly more full.
Maybe part of Abtin’s hesitation about furnishing his apartment wasn’t just about finding the right pieces. It was about finding the right partner. He knew that he wanted to share his life, share his home, with someone special. And when Elsa came along, it all felt right. They found the perfect pieces of furniture from their home together and every time they used each piece they would think about the adventure they had picking it out. They were no longer just objects, but memories.
Elsa & Abtin exchanged vows in an emotional ceremony officiated by her brother during which there was probably not a dry eye in the room (including ours). The kind of love these two share is raw and powerful and their happiness is contagious. It was clear that all of their guests felt lucky to be there to celebrate such a remarkable couple and we felt honored to have been there to capture it all.
Photography: Robert And Kathleen Photographers | Floral Design: Red Rose And Lavender | Cake: A Simple Cake | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | DJ: 74 Events | Band: Brooklyn Sugar Stompers | Bridal Gown: Reem Acra | Bridal Salon: Gabriella New York | Hair & Make-up: Tashena Of Lasio Studios | Location: Gramercy Park Hotel
Toasting your new nuptials while overlooking all of Manhattan seems like something out of a movie, and that’s exactly the vibe you feel looking through these stunning photos by Karen Hill. This wedding, brought to life by Daughter Of Design, is bursting at the seams with joy and you can’t help but fall in love with this adorable couple, watching Hello Super Studios‘ film and soaking up every smile in this gallery.
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From Karen Hill Photography… Rumi and Rei’s wedding ceremony took place a week earlier in Tokyo, Japan. The groom, Rei, is a New Yorker and met Rumi while working in Japan. (He’s from NYC and is half Japanese). Their friends and families traveled to both events and the party just continued! Talk about colliding cultures, jet lag and language barriers; it was amazing.
There are so many things to love about this wedding party – the gorgeous relaxed decor, the flowers, happy people, the adorable couple, the groom’s father singing and playing guitar in a band as a surprise to the couple, (total surprise!) and the amazing story of love across the world.
How fitting to have their cocktail party on top of the world at Le Parker Meridian Estrella Penthouse in NYC with the most incredible view of the city and Central Park. Such a great love story!
Photography: Karen Hill Photography | Videographer: Hello Super Studios | Planner: Daughter Of Design | Florist: Ariella Flowers | Cake: Ron Ben-Israel | Invitations: Bella Figura | Hair: Jeff Chastain | Lighting: Le Parker Meridien | DJ: Bass Squad | Favors: Bernard Maisner | Hotel Penthouse: Le Parker Meridien | Makeup: Nam-Vo | Music: Daniel Foose | Rentals: Taylor Creative | Rentals: Bridge Props | Rentals: Sound House | Rentals: Party Rentals Ltd | Sushi Caterer: Hideo Kuribara