I have a soft spot for New York… particularly, weddings in New York. The busy streets made from cobblestone, the architecture, people, hustle and bustle, beauty in the most unexpected places, the light… I could go on with many more commas but I’ll refrain myself. Wait–one more. The street food. Excellent.
When Lauren asked if I wanted to come out to New York to shoot a Tribeca Rooftop wedding with her, I told her I had to think long and hard about it. About a nanosecond later, I said something along the lines of “heck yes!”. Jocelyn & Kevin were married on a gorgeous and unusually warm day in the city after a hurricane by the name of Irene forced them to change their original date. They infused modern, loft-like details into their day while still maintaining a few traditional touches. Though a few changes needed to be made, the couple’s main theme was letting go of things beyond their control and instead focusing on each other. Kevin recalled that after months of $300 cell phone bills, he picked up and moved to NYC for a girl, then a job — in that order — and has never looked back. No hurricane, travel plans, floral adjustments, or change in plans would ever come between their love. Underneath the sparkled lights of the city and surrounded by those they loved most in the world, they danced the night away knowing this to be more true than anything they had ever known.
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The modern design of their hotel provided the perfect backdrop for Jocelyn’s delicate and romantic wedding gown by Watters.
I just about fell over when I saw these sparkled beauties by Giuseppe Zanotti. In the words of Mrs. Zoe, so major! Oh Jocelyn, even with pins in your hair and your makeup half-way done, you are still breathtaking. Jocelyn had a group of fiercely fabulous girls who rocked navy blue and gorgeous smiles all day long. I could have shot the lovely florals and details all day long…As Kevin waited patiently for the first look to take place, I grabbed this shot and it’s become one of my most favorite groom shots. Not to mention, his Zegna suit? Navy blue. Swoon.First looks are hands down the best. I know, I say it every time, but I always feel it bares repeating.
Kevin lights her up with his charm and sense of humor… We walked a few blocks to the ceremony (something that never happens in Florida), and I gladly went along to snap a few photos.Cobblestone streets, great light, and too-beautiful-for-words couple, I heart you. The ceremony at the Tribeca Rooftop was right up my alley. Contemporary, loft-like windows gave in just the right amount of light and the views were spectacular. Seriously, NY brides, you have it so good. Their florist, Design by Ahn, combined a perfect color palette of navy blue, green, cream and touches of purple for their centerpieces and I j’adored photographing them.
Then suddenly, the most glorious, golden light began to shine through those windows making everything look that much more magical. We ran upstairs to the rooftop where the cocktail hour was being held and convinced Jocelyn and Kevin to take a few more formals in this amazing light. Luckily, they happily agreed and we got these stunners below. Sidenote, how darling is Kevin’s bowtie? And don’t get me started on how stunning Jocelyn is…Two favorites below:The end to the most perfect night…