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What makes great wedding photography

What is great wedding photography? Is it the perfectly posed photo that captures a couple’s brightest smiles and star-struck gazes of true love? Is it the candid photo of the two caught in the act of being their goofy, down-to-earth selves? Better yet, what is great wedding photography in the perspectives of the photographer and those who are photographed? How does that saying go…”A picture says a thousand words.”? That’s right, photos are like works of art that are interpreted in the eye of the beholder. We all see the same thing, but at our own angles.

Today, we hear from a professionally photographed bride paired with my own thoughts on what makes great wedding photography.

From Photographer (Tatiana):

What do you see when you look at a wedding photo? Excellent lighting, ideal composition, great direction. That’s what you see when you look at these photos. What my clients see transcend the beauty of these photos, they relive the meaningful moment captured in that image over, and over again – the photos are alive and have breath, they will live on and on, through memory. To capture these once-in-a-lifetime shots for my clients, I need to understand who they are as a couple and what is meaningful to them. I have to be present and listen to exactly what it is that these smitten couples are communicating to me and capture that at the moment it happens – it is not orchestrated, it is organic. I have to be intuitive and feel connected with the couple to deliver meaningful photographs that tell the couple’s story in the most perfect, natural way.

Romantic meaningful moment between a bride and a maid of honor.

Photo: The bride, Jessica, and her 12-year-old maid of honor.
Wedding date: 04.12.2015
Wedding venue: The Water’s Edge, NYC

Story behind this photo: This is the bride and her 12-year-old maid of honor. The bride and the groom are high school sweethearts. They started dating when their maid of honor (groom’s sister) was born. The age of their love story equals to the age of this lovely girl on the right. The two girls symbolize the beautiful pinnacle moment of this relationship. The light and the skyline ahead symbolizes the bright future ahead. I strive to capture photos that captures my clients the way they see themselves. Photos, that reflect the very essence of my clients’ most memorable moment.

Both the bride and the photographer agree that great wedding photography results from a connection between the photographer and those who are being photographed. An unspoken understanding between the photographer and the couple combined with the photographer’s skill to beautifully capture meaningful moments creates magic – exceptional wedding photography that keeps bringing to life every treasured point in time over and over again.

Our Process

Artvesta Studio – is an award-winning photography and videography production company based out of Manhattan. In this video we are explaining our process by breaking it into seven key touch points.

To ensure our team has everything covered, we break our typical photo project into 7 key touchpoints:

1) Initial consultation, concept design
2) Contract signing. A deposit is required to book your date.
3) Family photo combinations planning
4) Location scouting and the day-of logistics planning
5) Optional Pre-wedding photoshoot
6) Wedding photoshoot
7) Post production, album design and printing

Artvesta Studio’s Process

Meet Tatiana Valerie at ArtVesta Studio

Tatiana Valerie at Panache Bridal NYC

Behind the scenes — posing the bride & groom

Behind the scenes — fashion shoot for Panache Bridal and Sophisticated Weddings magazine

 

 

Give us a call or email us if you have any questions or to schedule your free consultation!
artvestastudio@gmail.com | 212.300.3897

Kelsie & Noah’s Summer Wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC

Sweet young couple Kelsie and Noah joined their hearts in a lush wedding ceremony on July 13th, 2019 at Ravel Hotel located in the trendy Long Island City, NYC. It was such a delightful, happy, and fun day! Everything was just perfect and I am so excited to share these photos! The couple’s precious fur baby Ellie deserves special credit for being the exclusive ring bearer!
Beautiful views of Ravel Hotel, LIC - wedding day
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - groom's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - the first look bride and groom
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - couple on the rooftop
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - couple by the ivy wall
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride and groom photos together
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - happy bride
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride and groom photos together
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride and groom photo together
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride, groom and the bridal party
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride, groom and the bridal party
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - walking down the aisle
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - walking down the aisle
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony ring exchange
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - end of wedding ceremony
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Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - challah breaking
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - wedding reception
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - speeches
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - fathers dance
Here is the couple’s story:
 
Kelsie & Noah are both acappella nerds and met in their post-collegiate group, Blackout. One day Noah took Kelsie back to the place where they met, the place he auditioned for the acappella group and popped the question!
 
From the bride & groom:
We wanted our wedding to be formal but we asked our guests to lean towards colorful attire! Kelsie bought her dress at Sarah Seven and Noah got his tux from Indochino. Both of our shopping experiences were incredible and we highly recommend both places!
 
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
For the most part, our ceremony and reception were secular. We did, however, incorporate a chuppah into our ceremony. During our reception, we had Noah’s grandfather cut the challah and our whole party danced to the horah!
 
What is your best memory from your wedding?
Kelsie surprised Noah by getting up with the band and singing Noah’s favorite song. We also were blown away by all the love and excitement when we entered our reception for the first time!
 
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Use a day-of planner, whether it be a friend or a professional. Having someone else to take care of about all the crazy day-of mishaps will give you a chance to relax and enjoy the day before it all flies by. 
 

What gifts did you give to your bridesmaids and groomsmen?

Kelsie gave each bridesmaid a matching set of pajamas, a travel carry-on bag, and a few other fun little things like monogrammed tumblers and tote bags with the wedding hashtag that Kelsie handpainted.
Noah gave each groomsmen monogrammed cufflinks and a bottle of their favorite liquor.
 
What were your gifts for one another?
We gave each other the trip of a lifetime, a safari and beach trip in East Africa!
 
What was your ceremony entrance song?
Crazy in Love – Jay Z and Beyonce
 
What was your first dance song?
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
 
Vendors:
Photography and Videography: ArtVesta Studio
Florals: FLO NY Events
Wedding dress: Sarah Seven
Groom’s attire: Indochino
 

Best photographer in New York wedding industry experts awards

I’m incredibly excited to announce that we have won “Best Photography Studio in New York” award by the Wedding Industry Experts. The Wedding Industry Board announced the winners on June 07th, 2012.

We are 1st in New York City, 2nd in New York State, 9th out of 10 in the United States, and 21st out of 100 Worldwide.

The Wedding Industry Experts Awards were started in 2012 and are now the largest popularity competition for Wedding Professionals & Businesses worldwide. There are 82 categories and entrants compete for city, state, country and international levels. Most votes in a category & location wins.

I am so thankful to everyone who supported and voted for me in this competitive endeavor.

Sincerely,
Tatiana Valerie and the entire Artvesta Studio team.

ArtVesta Studio won The Best Wedding Photographer in New York award by the Wedding Industry Experts
ArtVesta Studio won The Best Wedding Photographer in New York award by the Wedding Industry Experts

Jaden’s New York City Bar Mitzvah – Hornblower New York

The Earth Day 2018 was celebrated by many but it was especially festive for Jaden’s family and friends. April 22nd was also Jaden’s very special birthday, he became Bar Mitzvah and his parents threw him the best party ever — a beautiful and fun river cruise on Hornblower’s Hybrid yacht. Surrounded by family and friends, Jaden, his family and friends enjoyed stunning views of Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline while munching on delectable foods and sipping yummy drinks. It was definitely a grand and FUN party to remember!

Jaden's NYC Bar Mitzvah West End Synagogue
Jaden's Bar Mitzvah family photo west end synagogue family photo
HornBlower New York Hybrid Bar Mitzvah party setup
HornBlower New York Hybrid boat
Bar Mitzvah cake and felt flowers decorations
Hornblower New York Bar Mitzvah Party - guests are watching slideshow
Bar Mitzvah Candid Shot
Candid shot - Bar Mitzvah
Kids shot bar mitzvah hornblower new york
Downtown Monhattan skyline as seein from hornblower cruise ship
Candid shots bar mitzvah on Hornblower New York
Bar Mitzvah DJ games Hornblower New York
Group shot bar mitzvah boy
Hornblower New York Bar Mitzvah party - family is blowing the candles
View of Statue of Liberty from Hornblower New York
Candy bar Bar Mitzvah Hornblower New York
Bar Mitzvah Hornblower New York - guest sign in
Bar Mitzvah children's games
Bar Mitzvah Hornblower New York saying goodbye to guests

BrideLux 2019 at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, UK

I had a great time attending this year’s BrideLux UK in London hosted by the grand Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel.
 
BrideLux presents an incredible opportunity to connect with some of the finest, luxury event professionals all over the world.
 
The extravagant BrideLux 2019 held at Intercontinental Barclay hotel in NYC inspired me to attend their next event in London. From the newest trends in bridal fashion to the most elaborate chef’s desert creations, finest champagne and authentic French macarons, lavish floral arrangements, inspiring table settings and elegant entertainment, BrideLux was a luxury wedding planning dream.
 
At the event, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tina Patel. She is the owner and creative director of Sugar Box Events, a boutique company specializing in creating custom desert walls for weddings and events.
 
Tina’s main inspiration is her clients themselves. Her company offers countless desert options that are incredibly intricate and customizable to the event’s color scheme and theme as well as clients’ cultural backgrounds.
 
Sugar Box Events currently mostly serves the UK market but she is open to bringing her craft to the world’s finest destinations.
 
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Stacey & Brian – Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa

Stacey and Brian first met as neighbors, living in the same building for five years before ever speaking. She – yes, Stacey – is actually who made the first move, leaving her phone number on Brian’s car. Just like a modern-day princess in our book taking things into her own hands.

Thank goodness that when it came time to celebrate her birthday, their first official celebration together, Brian did so in grand form. Down on one knee with poetic prose, champagne and the ring she said yes to. On her big day, Stacey turned to Pink Ivy Beauty for her flawless hair and Bridal Gal for her picture-perfect face. She found her gown at Rana Bridal in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Initially she was looking for a completely different style, but once one it was not what she wanted. Two more attempts, and then Stacey and her mother found the ONE. The perfect look for a castle wedding for a stunning Morilee princess bride.

Brian’s favorite memory was the first look at his bride and seeing how everything came together in the reception space before the guests entered. For Stacey, it was walking down the aisle and seeing her family and friends smiling faces and knowing that she was walking towards her future husband.

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Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York

Welcome! ArtVesta Studio

Welcome!

ArtVesta Studio is a full-service photography and videography studio based out of New York City. Our team has been providing award-winning photography and videography services for over a decade.

Our work has been published in numerous print and online publications, including New York Weddings magazine, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Style Me Pretty and many others. We cannot wait to learn more about you and your wedding day! Our photography style can be described as clean and classic. We also love capturing those “in the moment” shots! Please scroll down do view our photography portfolio.

 

Take a peek at our favorite images below or click here to view our full portfolio.

Why choose us?

We understand that you are not just looking for a wedding photographer, you are looking for a top-notch experience that includes careful planning and perfect execution. When will the coverage start and end? How do the photo and video coverage overlap with the wedding day timeline? What photos need to be taken? How much time do we need for family photos? How do we make sure that the family photo shoot will be quick and painless for everyone involved? How can we take the most flattering photos that also look natural? What is our plan B if it rains? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS to all those questions and many others that you don’t know you don’t know! 

Not sure yet? Just read some of our reviews:

  • I don’t even know where to begin in expressing my extreme gratitude for Tatiana and her team. Absolutely incredible experience. Tatiana was wonderful from beginning to end, she was not only sweet, friendly and a beautiful person, she was also the picture of professionalism. The entire time I was in great hands and I didn’t doubt it for one second. When I received the photos and footage of my wedding, my heart stood still. She captured so many endearing moments that I will forever hold dear. Delivering over 1500+ photos, each one a work of art. I am blown away by her! I recommend her without hesitation, in fact, it would be a mistake choosing anyone else! Tatiana and her team are absolutely AMAZING! 100%

    Dani & Yaw, 07/28/2018

  • It is my personal belief that a great photographer should possess two qualities: artistic vision and an approachable personality. Tatiana of Artvesta Studio is a master in the art of capturing moments, but what really stands her apart from the rest is the way she makes her subjects feel about themselves. Tatiana has a way of bringing out the best in everyone, putting even the least ‘photogenic’ individuals at ease, and making them feel their most beautiful. A kind soul with an artistic eye and a romantic heart, Tatiana has a keen ability to capture the beauty in every person, in every space. Her down-to-earth approach shows in her photographs, which frankly speak for themselves. Having worked with Tatiana professionally on editorial shoots and personally for a family session, I can say that having her to capture life’s cherished moments (whatever they may be) is quite a treasure. Whether she’s photographing a wedding day, doing an engagement portrait session, or capturing life’s raw moments, Tatiana’s manner is warm, professional, and communicative, and her photographs are inspired and timeless. You would be hard pressed to find better than Artvesta Studio.

    Samantha Sanders, 10/3/2017

  • I cannot say enough about Tatiana – she was amazing from the moment I reached out for a quote through Yelp. From offering a personal phone call to discuss the specifics of my idea before finalizing a quote, to arriving earlier than expected and handling minute details of the planning process right up until the moment she began taking pictures. The quality of her pictures is second to none, and we were so happy with everything from that afternoon. She was able to take photos that I’d never have imagined could’ve been captured on this day, and am blown away every time I look at the pictures. High recommend Tatiana and her services.

    Nick Perkins 10/10/2018

  • My wife and I were blown away by Tatiana’s photographs and videos.    We flip through our album all the time and people rave about our pictures.  Just beautiful!   Our wedding venue uses has her pictures all over their instagram page because they are the best.  Looking through her pictures brings our wedding back to us every time we look through them.

    Keisha & Liz 10/17/17

  • Tatiana was such an incredible photographer. She made my wedding experience truly special and memorable. She captured the most important moments and was extremely attentive to me throughout the entire day. She was very professional, organized and made sure to capture everything I wanted. Tatiana went above and beyond for my wedding. She even took a special engagement photo shoot for us and those photos turned out to be so gorgeous. Our wedding photos ended up coming out AMAZING and the album is so beautiful. She was so patient and took the time to go over the layouts of each page and work with me to make a special photo album I always imagined.  I am so happy to have hired Tatiana for my wedding day! I HIGHLY recommend her!

    – Amber & David 05/29/17

Ready to learn more? Contact us! 

Anna & Dan’s wedding at Whitby Castle, Rye, NY

I love pretty and unique weddings. This wedding was pretty unique! Beautiful, vivacious Anna and charming, sophisticated, worldly Dan tied the knot in July 2018 at the dreamy Whitby Castle in Rye, NY.

Whitby castle provides such a majestic background  for a wedding ceremony! Anna gracefully glided down the aisle like a fairy princess towards her prince charming and the two united in a beautiful wedding ceremony that ended with a sweet kiss.

The reception rocked! The dance floor was electric, buzzing with action, glowing like Anna’s favorite blue.

The night’s grand finale was pretty epic with sparkles, lots of hugs and a surprise sing-along with friends.

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ArtVesta Studio is featured in New York Weddings magazine 2018

We are beyond thrilled to announce that our work was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of New York Weddings magazine as a full-page editorial.

Keisha and Liz’s epic love story deserved to be told to the world. HERE is Liz & Keisha’s feature on our blog.

Liz & Keisha’s romantic wedding at Whitby Castle, Rye, NY

This fascinating love story is a testament to the true love that makes this world go round. Pictures indeed speak louder than words. Two people, who compliment each other, have found the purest love, happiness, and devotion in each other. What a privilege it was to document your wedding, dear Keisha and Liz.

Liz and Keisha wrote their own vows and those heart-warming words surely made everyone tear up.

 

Liz

Before there was Lizzy and dimples.. There was someone who wasn’t comfortable with being herself… Someone who didn’t want to risk getting hurt and didn’t know how to open her heart… How we got here had its ups and downs, but it led me to here, standing in front of you without a doubt in my mind that i want to marry you.

You have taught me to be myself, stand tall and proud of who i am. You have been there for me every step of the way, you have dried every tear, massaged every sore muscle, and have been there for every 14-hr race from start to finish.

As much as I have been known for my athletic strength, you have been my strength.  I admire you for being true to urself, for living your own best life, and loving with an open heart. I admire you for being strong, intelligent, and direct to the point woman. When I look at you, I see someone i am in awe of.  

From the outside we look like total opposites.  But when you look deeper, you will see two people who love to travel, we cherish our family and friends and enjoy our quiet time at home on a sofa and, of course, with a nice glass of wine.

 

I promise to be a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold and be your shelter as we are stronger together. I promise to travel thru the ups and downs of marriage with you, always by your side. I promise to love with you, laugh with you, to race life’s challenges with you.  I stand in front of family and friends to give you my hand and give you my heart.

 

Keisha

I knew you would be different by our first Christmas together. You had the sweetest Christmas stockings for me filled with knick nacks. There was particularly long odd strangely wrapped gift that you urged me to open first…so i did and it was a box of dirty windshield wiper blades.  I was so confused.

But you wrapped my old windshield wiper blades because you knew i didn’t take good care of my car and you bought me new ones and put them on my car.

Acts of services is how you show love.  You knew i didn’t take the best care of my car and it was winter and the wiper blades needed to be changed months ago.  So you changed them and wrapped the old ones.  You gave me what i needed and have done that over and over for the past eight years. You always know just what i need and it comes at the right time.

If i were to sum up our relationship, I lured you out of ur shell and got you to tell your story and you slowed me down and taught me to be patient. You taught me to wait on the really good days because they were worth it.

And the really good things are not the things you buy. They may not always come in the package that you’d expect. You taught me to be quiet sometimes… You taught me to take care of myself…  that I’m more than just a brain. You’ve made me not be serious.  You taught me to just laugh and make fun of myself.  You taught me life is about those small acts of service day in and day out.

 

It’s about love and devotion. It’s about those moments, when you can just talk to each other and fall asleep in each other’s arms. You taught me that’s what counts and that’s what matters. You are my person. You are the face I want to see every day when I open my eyes and every night when I close them.  You have my heart.  You have my love.  You are my everything. I love you.

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The couple’s wedding was selected for an editorial feature in the most prestigious wedding publication in New York City, New York Weddings magazine in its fall 2018 issue!

The couple’s poignant wedding video has gotten over 3,000 views on YouTube. Congratulations, Liz & Keisha and cheers to the true love!

Photography/videography: ArtVesta Studio
Event planning and design: Björn & Co
Cake: City Sweets and Confections
Florals: Evelisa Floral Design
Venue: Whitby Castle
Linens: BBJ Linens
Rentals: WestSide Party Rentals
Stationary: Say Cheese and Thank You

 

Dani & Yaw’s celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace, NYC

At the end of July, I had the pleasure of photographing not just an elegant and magnificent but celestial wedding of two beautiful people, Danielle and Yaw. It was a quintessential city wedding with the bride and groom getting ready at The Marmara hotel located steps away from their wedding venue, the Midtown Loft and Terrace.

The Marmara Park Avenue’s spacious terraces feature the breathtaking views of the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and downtown Manhattan.

Dani was walking on the stars in her dreamy and floating Pnina Tornai dress and her classy see through Christian Louboutin stilettos adorned with crystals. Dani’s outfit made her look like an angel enveloped gracefully in the clouds. To finish off the look, Dani’s glittering headpiece really made her Queen of the Stars.

It was such a beautiful and dreamy wedding, quite literally because this WAS, indeed, Dani’s dream perfectly executed in one memorable night.

I asked Dani to share their love story with me and it is as beautiful as this charming couple!

Yaw and I met officially the last week before our college graduation. I was a transfer student, so we almost graduated college without meeting one another. The last week of graduation, Yaw threw a party for the graduates and I accompanied a mutual friend to his party. We met that night, we became friends and soon after a couple. We dated throughout our 20’s, separating once for about a year and a half and then we found our way back to one another. Shortly after our reconciliation, surprise we were pregnant! Yaw took me to Paris for my 30th birthday and proposed to me by the Eiffel Tower and I said yes, of course. Then we saved for our wedding and on July 28th, 2018, I married my best friend!

Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - the ring shot
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride and her dress
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - shoes and invitation
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride's preparations shot
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride's getting ready
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - groom's preparations
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - groom's preparations
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride is getting dressed
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace- bride is putting on her shoes
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - first look
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Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
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Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
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Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - walking down the aisle
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride waling down the aisle
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - first kiss
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - pretty pink decor
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - pretty gold cake
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Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - embracing kiss
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - grand entrance
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - first dance
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - speeches
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace

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