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Romantic Central Park Engagement Session

These two fell in love via love letters and continued as they celebrated one holiday right after the other before this Groom-to-be left for Afghanistan. The proposal came at the same spot where they celebrated that faux Valentine’s Day, so it’s only proper that their engagement pics were captured there as well. As if it couldn’t get any better, these cuties say “I do” next February 13, to toast the next day, as husband and wife, properly and officially. See all of Meg Miller’s pics accompanying this love story right this way!

From the Bride-to-be… Mike and I were good friends for nine years before we went on our first date. And from that friendship, both our playful banter and unfaltering trust in each other have continued to be the heart of our relationship. Mike is a First Lieutenant Officer, and I first knew I loved him when I sat down to write him a letter while he was in the US Army Ranger School. I really wanted to help distract him from his tough training, but I did not know how I could write anything without seeming completely in love. So it took me a few weeks to admit it and gather the courage, but once I had received a letter from him, I bit the bullet and wrote my own. From there, our dating courtship took place over dozens of letters to each other over five months before a weekend visit in Atlanta where we told each other how we felt in person.

Eventually, Mike moved to upstate New York and I lived in Manhattan. We dated long distance for over two years including nine of those months with Mike deployed in Afghanistan. We had only three weeks’ notice when he was told he would be leaving. I worked with our families to surprise him with celebrating every holiday he was going to miss while away. Our first dual family dinner was “Thanksgiving.” “Christmas Eve” was spent making cookies and opening stockings at his parent’s house, and “Christmas morning” was the hardest to pull off but I managed to set up a mini tree with lights (in October!) while he slept in the same room. But Mike wanted to know when “Valentine’s Day” was going to be, so he could be prepared. We spent Valentine’s Day in Central Park with a picnic and a carriage ride that started off from Columbus Circle. He says in that moment when I walked up to meet him was when he knew he was going to marry me when he came home.

That was the reason why he proposed to me at Columbus Circle, and also the reason why we wanted to have our engagement pictures taken there. We brought a bottle of champagne and a blanket to have a small picnic like our first “Valentine’s Day” date during our shoot to feel more candid. I love anything and everything white, so Mike surprised me by having a posy made of these beautiful white flowers the day of our session to carry throughout the park. Our wedding day will be February 13, 2016, and the next day will be our first day as man and wife, and our first Valentine’s Day spent in person together as well. So for us, everything has come full circle.

Photography: Meg Miller Photography | Dress: Elizabeth And James | Bride's Shoes: Sam Edelman | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Venue: Central Park

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Elegant Manhattan Wedding

One part sleek meets sophisticated, one part traditional meets classic, this stunning Manhattan affair from Classic Events NYC will completely make your Monday.  From the breathtaking orchid-filled florals from Pedestals to the bride’s fabulous Nicole Miller gown to the take-your-breath-away reception at Guastavino’s.  Head to The Vault for every amazing moment captured by Joseph Lin.

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From the Bride… When Mario and I got engaged my first priority was to hire Classic Events NYC to plan and organize the affair and make my vision of an elegant Manhattan wedding a reality. Upon meeting with Danielle from Classic Events, I explained what my wishes were for my wedding day and, based on our first conversation, I knew it would be exactly what I wanted and more. We set up an appointment at Guastavinos and immediately fell in love with the space and their team. We booked it the following day without seeing any other spaces.

For ceremony location, we knew wanted to get married at the historic St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott Street. The church held significance for us as both my grandparents and parents were married there. In our search for a photographer who would take flawless photos and capture every significant moment of our day, I was recommended by a friend to call Joseph Lin Photography. As soon as I saw his work, I immediately was intrigued by his artistic style and creative ideas.

For our flowers, we wanted something elegant and chic to complement the gothic urban style of our venue. We hired Steven Polizzi from Pedestals who was able to deliver exactly what we were looking for and make everything flawless.

For makeup and hair, I was very concerned about looking overdone and unnatural. I hired the talented team from Alex Anthony Salon who listened to all of my concerns and knew exactly how to make me look and feel like the most beautiful version of myself.

Photography: Joseph Lin Photography | Event Planning: Danielle Elder, Classic Events NYC | Floral Design: Steven Polizzi for Pedestals | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick's Old Cathedral | Reception Venue: Guastavino's | Makeup: Blue Michael Cosmetics | Hair: Alex Anthony Salon | Band: Bobby Attiko For Hank Lane | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Getaway Car: Romantique Limos

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Classic Trump National Golf Club Wedding

Traditional elegance filled with pretty blush hues and overflowing from florals from Beethoven’s Veranda – this New Jersey wedding at the Trump National Golf Club has SMP written ALL over it. Planned to perfection by EVJ Wedding Co these images by Kelly Kollar Photography are wedding gold.

 

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From The Bride…Jeff and I met in college but it wasn’t until 5 years after I graduated that we reconnected at a New York Giants/Buffalo Bills football game (the Giants won!). It truly was love at first sight. Jeff packed up his Arizona house, his German Shepherd, and drove across the country to live with me. I knew right away he was the man I wanted to marry, and he made it official a year and a half later during a morning walk on the Pier in Hoboken, NJ. Our dog, Kaiser, ran up to me with a note on his collar asking if I would marry his Dad. Of course the answer was “YES”!!!

I knew I wanted a traditional, formal wedding and wanted to mix classic and romantic styles with TONS of flowers. Jeff loves to golf, so one visit to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ was all we needed. The property and the scenic countryside was absolutely breathtaking. The main clubhouse is a renovated 1930’s Georgian Manor – it’s the former estate of John DeLorean. The staff and event coordinator were all so wonderful and I just knew that Trump was the place for us.

With the help of my wedding planner, Jacquelyn Mavrookas from EVJ Wedding Co, I was able to bring my vision to life. The color palette consisted of soft blush pinks, whites and neutral tones. The groomsmen wore classic black and white tuxedos, and the bridesmaids wore blush pink Jenny Yoo dresses made of soft, light tulle which added such a romantic feel. I wanted every part of the wedding to be bursting with fresh flowers – from the custom made trellis at the altar to the magnificent centerpieces on classic cut crystal pedestals. Beethoven’s Veranda proved to be the perfect fit for our floral design.

The feeling and emotional intimacy of the day was also very important to me. I wanted it to truly reflect us and I wanted each guest to really feel the love that we have for one another. I spent a lot of time custom creating the ceremony to make it extra special. In order to mix the classic with the romantic we said traditional wedding vows in addition to writing our own vows to one another. To add a unique twist, the bridal party walked down the aisle to a string quartet playing Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”, and I walked down the aisle to Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody”. The romantic and emotional feeling of the day extended to the reception, and the ballroom was filled with flowers and decor in soft pink and neutral tones. We danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and then wanted the party to start right away – our band, Central Park Orchestra, was just perfect and kept our guests on the dance floor all night.

I purposely chose vendors that were fun to be around and had positive vibes to them. Being surrounded by such great people kept me feeling happy and at ease all day which was so important. I could not have dreamed of a better day, and my visions all came to life with the help of my amazing vendors. It truly was the best day of our lives!

Photography: Kelly Kollar Photography | Cinematography: Rock Life Studios | Event Planning: EVJ Wedding Co | Floral Design: Beethoven’s Veranda | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Cake: Hudson Cakery | Band: Central Park Orchestra | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang For Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Trump National Golf Club | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jenny Yoo For BHLDN | Hair & Make Up: Michiko Boorberg | Invitations & Paper Goods: Love Letters Studio | Photo Booth : We Love Photobooths

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Romantic NYC Elopement

You know what I’ve realized? Just how small the world actually is. Like, when you meet someone in the Big Apple who just so happens to live in the exact same Russian city as you. Take these two, who did exactly that, fell madly in love and eloped in NYC, the city that stole their hearts. Complete with monumental moments and a carrousel ride, it’s a tale of two from the lens of Cynthia Chung Weddings and you can see it all in The Vault!

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From Cynthia Chung WeddingsHad the lovely opportunity to photograph this beautiful couple, Kira and Mikhail. They met in NYC but were both from the same city in Russia! After living in Brooklyn for a few years, they both decided to move back to their home country of Russia after they get married. Their plan was to spend their honeymoon traveling across the United States and then finish up their honeymoon in Russia. Kira worked as a gallery manager, so NYC, fashion and art was a huge part of her life. She wanted to capture the liveliness of NYC forever. With Kira’s custom hand-painted high heels, we began the day in Soho, photographing throughout the streets, went to DUMBO, rode on Jane’s carousel and finished up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for their reception at Acqua Santa. It was a beautiful day!

Photography: Cynthia Chung Weddings | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Venue: Acqua Santa | Carousel: Jane's Carousel | Hair & Make Up: Serenity Salon

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