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SMP Tri-State Welcomes Our Advertisers + A GIVEAWAY!

Spring is awesome, but you know what makes a sunshine filled day in April even better?  A meet and greet with the amazing Julian Ribinik Photography, a husband and wife photography duo who know a thing or two about snapping a pretty picture.  Think jaw-dropping images that will leave you speechless at every turn.  Oh, and did I mention the giveaway?  Check out their fabulous work below…

From Julian Ribinik Photography… Julian Ribinik Photography is in fact a husband and wife duo – Julian and Evgenia who shoot from unexpected angles in order to capture timeless stills that emphasize the NYC feel.  Their specialty is luxury weddings and Julian has been published in New York Magazine and The Knot Magazine.

Julian and Evgenia guarantee top quality photographs that will demonstrate beauty, inspiration and elegance, while focusing on capturing your memories.

They has a vision and passion and you will love what they do. Your satisfaction is their first priority.

The duo has been awarded The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” four years in a row – 2011-2014.

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Julian Ribinik Photography is giving one lucky SMP reader an engagement session (up to 1.5 hours) anywhere in New York City (Value $499)!  To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you would love to have your engagement pics snapped in NYC.  A winner, chosen at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, May 9th.  Good luck, lovelies!  For terms and conditions, click here


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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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