Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sarah and Rossi’s New York City Elopement

Sarah & Rossi eloped to New York City in early September 2015. We had been corresponding with Sarah for over a year prior to our meeting in New York on their wedding day. What a sweet and beautiful couple they are! I immediately noticed how Rossi’s calm demeanor perfectly balances out Sarah’s vibrant and bubbly personality. They were clearly a match made in heaven. Fascinated and infatuated with the pair, I asked Sarah and Rossi to share their love story with me and with the world.

1) How and when did you meet Rossi and when did you both understand that you were meant to be together?

We met in college, Rossi was playing at a college gig that night and the time didn’t suit me and the girls.   So I marched up to him & told him to play later……. but then I didn’t turn up in till well after his gig was over.  Oops!  BUT… Rossi says for him it was love at first sight (such a cutie!) …read more

NYC Elopement Chess & Checkers House and Plaza Hotel

NYC Elopement Chess & Checkers House and Plaza Hotel

NYC Elopement Chess & Checkers House and Plaza Hotel

NYC Elopement Chess & Checkers House and Plaza Hotel

NYC Elopement Chess & Checkers House and Plaza Hotel

NYC Elopement Chess & Checkers House and Plaza Hotel

To read the full story of Sarah & Rossi and view more photos from their wedding click here >>>

 


Sarah and Rossi’s New York City Elopement

Sarah & Rossi eloped to New York City in early September 2015. We had been corresponding with Sarah for over a year prior to our meeting in New York on their wedding day. What a sweet and beautiful couple they are! I immediately noticed how Rossi’s calm demeanor perfectly balances out Sarah’s vibrant and bubbly personality. They were clearly a match made in heaven. Fascinated and infatuated with the pair, I asked Sarah and Rossi to share their love story with me and with the world.

1) How and when did you meet Rossi and when did you both understand that you were meant to be together?

We met in college, Rossi was playing at a college gig that night and the time didn’t suit me and the girls.   So I marched up to him & told him to play later……. but then I didn’t turn up in till well after his gig was over.  Oops!  BUT… Rossi says for him it was love at first sight (such a cutie!)

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2) What are the most memorable moments of your “dating” times?

Wow there’s a lot of times – it took him 5 dates before he kissed me!  He dropped me off at work.  I produced a Dublin Radio psychic show Fri & Sun nights and was chatting to the girls and said “feck this!” and called him and asked him straight out!

We both kinda just never thought of being with someone else when we got together – it was never oh we’ll see where it goes – we just knew it was the fit for us. Although I do remember the 1st vacation we went on.  Rossi had never been on a plane & was acting really weird – he didn’t want to tell me he was nervous.  Rossi remembers giving me driving lessons at the start – it was the first time meeting outside of college.  He claims I was a bad driver — I just didn’t know how to drive!

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3) Why did you pick New York for your elopement? Why did you decide to get married in Central Park at Chess and Checkers house?

We LOVE New York! I had worked there 2 summers while in college so the 1st yr when we bought our house I got Rossi a Christmas pressie — a trip to the states! We’ve visited quite a few times over the years.  2.5 yrs ago on May 5th 2013 we were walking through Central Park and stumbled upon the Chess & Checkers House over looking the carousel & Rossi proposed! I was so shocked – happily so!

So when planning a wedding it was so easy for us – elope to New York, our favorite city, where Rossi proposed . I have a very good friend I met all those yrs ago who lives in Long Island so we were lucky enough to have her as bridesmaid & her husband join us!

Our day was just fantastic, really it’s like a fairy tail! We woke up together & exchanged gifts, then Kelly & Mike arrived. Myself & Kelly headed off to get our hair done, then into MAC in Macy’s for makeup. We went back to the hotel where we met you!

It was so relaxed getting ready.  Rossi sent up champagne strawberries & chocolate to have while getting ready. We had told my parents, Rossi’s dad, my closest friends & Rossi’s friend.  I was skyping me family throughout  (We had gifts for them.  Then sashes for mother/father/sister of the bride. We had left some champagne & arranged food so fun party decorations for them) then it was off to get lost in the park at the Zoo.

We were married by a lovely officiator where Rossi proposed then had such a wonderful time getting our pictures taken around Central Park before heading to the Plaza. We had champagne cocktails, a bike carrier brought us to the boat house in the park for dinner, then hit grand central for pictures, and finished up in 230 fifth where we had our first dance cocktails and more food & fun!

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The Knot Gala 2015

Tatiana Valerie and DJ Johnny Stuart at The Knot Gala 2015

Tatiana Valerie and DJ Johnny Stuart at The Knot Gala 2015

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The Knot Gala is the most extravagant and the most anticipated party for event industry professionals that takes place at The New York Public Library at Bryant Park, NYC every year. This year’s event was a true extravaganza with fantastic food, delicious drinks, and great music. Here are some photos from an attendee (yours truly) Tatiana Valerie at Artvesta Studio. Photos were taken with my Nikon D700, 50mm 1.8 lens, NO FLASH so please forgive the quality of the photos. I had so much fun capturing some cute photo-journalistic moments! …read more


Behind The Scenes of a Professional Wedding Photographer

Photography is my biggest passion and nothing can stand in my way when I see “the perfect shot” and attempt to capture it (getting the perfect shot is often strewn with hurdles!) Every successful effort and every beautiful photograph brings me a tingling feeling of joy and satisfaction that, I must admit, is addictive 🙂

I love great team work when the goal is to be not just efficient but also effective. It makes things run so much smoother and produces wonderful collateral benefits such as freed-up time or great behind-the-scenes photos!

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Thanks to my wonderful assistant Mariana for taking this amazing behind-the-scenes shot of me photographing a wedding dress at Metropolitan Building in Long Island City a couple of weeks ago.