I met Amy, Lorraine, and Heather from Third Floor Strings at an open house event at The Venue at Seventh Heaven We enjoyed listening to them play ABBA and of course, our favorite, Andrea Bocelli. We were super excited when they did an encore of Andrea Bocelli, especially for us (they’re awesome like that). It was the perfect moment for portraits; I had my camera, and they had their violins and cello.
My friends would certainly agree that I am not the shyest of the bunch, but put me in a room full of strangers, and I’ll only wish there was a foxhole I could crawl into. The strangest part of how I met Wendy is that it was nerve wrecking for Neto to watch me approach a total stranger. It was like being under a microscope. I’m on these missions to find the perfect everything most of the time. The perfect shoes, perfect dress, perfect enchiladas, perfect models, etc; I’m always waiting for a sign. What better sign than when you put the model right in my face. Neto said, “Look, your next model.” Certainly, that worked out beautifully.
With the perfect team, perfect models, and best second shooter, my search for perfection was over.
Clearly, I have mad comedian skills.
Many thanks to the amazing team that made this shoot possible.
Venue: Seventh Heaven
Event Design: Enchanted Vizions
Florist: Expressions D’cor
Paper Design: Isabella Invitations
Hair/Makeup: Belle Cherie Studio
Photography: Rose Tello
Many more thanks to the models Wendy and Freddy. With such short notice, Freddy saved the day. Ya’ll were real troopers standing out in the Texas heat. Thank you!
For two days, West and Albany was our home. Our hotel faced the Hudson River and sat in the middle of the Financial District. Around the corner from our hotel, was my favorite late night deli, Joe’s Gourmet Deli. Our first visit ensured our next visit thanks to the gentleman behind the counter for the complimentary lox.
We stayed in the beautiful Marriott Hotel surrounded by family. On the morning of the wedding day, we had breakfast at George’s. It seems like everyone from the hotel had the same idea. I indulged! I had french toast (my all time favorite cheat day breakfast) smothered in butter, syrup, and strawberries. A breakfast for champs.
After breakfast, we went up to Steffen’s room where all the groomsmen and groomsmaid were popping champagne.
Here, we are getting a history lesson on the boutonniere.
As the groom’s party practiced their moves for the night, I joined the bride and her bridesmaids.
New York was good to us. We expected rain, instead, we got the largest soft box mother nature could offer us. The light was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Love + Perfect Bride + Perfect Groom + Perfect Light = Perfect Day!
The party was just getting started.
Mariah and her parents.
Husband and wife.
The party begins.
The face Jake makes when Texans show their pride.
This is what dreams are made of.