It’s been just over two months since our wedding and I finally have some shots from the photographer to share with you.
As I think back on the wedding, the photographs give you a glimpse of the experience, but I’m not really sure anything can do it justice. It’ll definitely be interesting to see how the video turns out.
The shots below show you a little of what happened before the wedding, during the ceremony and after. Now we just have to buy some of the shots and have the photo album created. Wedding photography is a funny thing. You pay a ton for a photographer, who essentially takes pictures so you can pay more money to print the photos or make an album. Yes, you pay money to be able to pay more money. It’s a genius business model.
This is my second favorite shot. It captures the moment so perfectly .
She had no idea she was about to get “the bag.”
She asked me not to mention who designed her dress, but I will say that it was flat out beautiful. What’s amazing is that the top of the dress used to look completely different. As in, they literally cut it off and put something new up top. That, from what I have heard, was a hold your breath kind of moment.
The bridesmaids wore hot pink.
This was shot in Gramercy Park just after we first saw each other for the day. For me, this was a memorable moment. There were tons of people outside the park gate looking in, and this was a pause in the day that allowed us to take in the ride we were about to jump on.
The run of show for guests.
The ceremony space was simplistic and beautiful. We didn’t have a religious wedding, but she’s Jewish and wanted a huppah (forgive me if that’s not the correct spelling) so we made that happen. Take note of the chandelier. And the chairs, they were a last minute decision that proved to be an amazing finishing touch.
Breaking the glass is another Jewish tradition that we opted to do. Funny story here. The “glass” was supposed to be a lightbulb, but just before this photo was taken the wedding planner put the glass on stage and whispered, “It’s a real glass, stomp hard.” Given that I was terrified of the glass not breaking or flying off the stage, I stomped really really hard. And I think everyone had a good laugh hearing the stage rumble.
Luckily the glass broke on the first try.
The ceremony space was completely transformed while cocktail hour was taking place one floor up. We snuck down to take a look before all the guests were ushered back downstairs. These little private moments were one of my favorite parts of the day.
The cake. Simple. And chocolate. And very good.
Cutting the cake.
I hope you enjoyed these shots from our special day.