Same sex wedding at Robert restaurant in New York City

Ryan and Craig a fun wedding at Robert restaurant in New York City

New York City, Columbus Circle, Museum of Art and Design. It is such a dream for a modern and artistic couple to get married right in the heart of The Crossroads of the World at Robert restaurant inside of NYC’s MAD.

Ryan and Craig’s wedding took place in 2013, two years after gay marriage became legal in New York City. The incredibly happy spirit of the long-awaited change made the couple’s special celebration extra festive.

Ryan and Craig’s wedding took place in 2013, two years after gay marriage became legal in New York City. The incredibly happy spirit of the long-awaited change made the couple’s special celebration extra festive.

The couple’s wedding proposal was very simple and very true to their personalities. They are both in the entertainment industry and both lead very busy lives. They were both out of town for a bit and that day they were finally back home, in the same place, having one of those conversations when both parties are truly present and connecting. Ryan said, “What do you want to do for Valentine’s Day?” Craig said, “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Ryan just looked up and said, “Go to Tiffany’s with you and look for wedding rings.” Craig said, “Is this a proposal?’ And Ryan replied saying, “You know that we’re going to get married….so….let’s start planning.” It was very simple and very sweet!

What do you want to do for Valentine’s Day?” Craig said, “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Ryan just looked up and said, “Go to Tiffany’s with you and look for wedding rings.” Craig said, “Is this a proposal?’ And Ryan replied saying, “You know that we’re going to get married….so….let’s start planning.”

Their wedding day turned out a bit hectic. Ryan & Craig flew in their closest relatives to New York and their luggage got lost in flight! It meant that the couple’s moms, dads, and siblings had to purchase brand new outfits right before the wedding and our photo-session got pushed way back because of it. But I always plan every photo shoot and we managed to capture all the family formals in no time!

Ryan & Craig flew in their closest relatives to New York and their luggage got lost in flight! It meant that the couple’s moms, dads, and siblings had to purchase brand new outfits right before the wedding…

Once we were done with the formal part of the photo shoot, everyone seemed to become less tense. Robert restaurant’s staff was very helpful and accommodating, they brought in some wine and snacks to get our love birds and their families into a better mood. 

The reception was full of hugs, kisses, warmth and laughter . It was also a lot of fun! Some great entertainment options, such as a live band performance, a photo booth, and an exclusive MAD museum tour kept the guests entertained. It was definitely one of those couples and weddings that will stay in my heart forever.

 

Christmas luxury wedding at lotte palace new york

LUXURY FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS WEDDING AT LOTTE PALACE NEW YORK

Luxury Christmas Wedding at Lotte Palace New York Bride in a big dress

Picture an iconic hotel that has been home to some incredible dignitaries and celebrities in the heart of New York City and you’ve got the Lotte New York Palace. 

This hotel is stunning all year round! The landmark Villard Mansion with its gold-drenched ceilings and marble columns as well as the grand Madison Ballroom are dream locations for a luxuriously romantic fairytale.

Lotte New York Palace hotel has one of the most beautiful and recognizable Christmas trees in New York City.

The Palace hotel has one of the most beautiful and recognizable Christmas trees in New York City.  A 35-feet tall tree all decked out and shining brightly in the quintessential courtyard of the hotel centrally located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, minutes away from some of the most revered attractions such as Central Park, Rockefeller Centre and Radio City Music Hall.

The fairytale started with the dress by Galia Lahav, an amazing crown and oversized veils from Bridal Styles Boutique.

And who doesn’t know Radio City Rockettes from NYC’s Christmas Spectacular? They surely added a burst of color and cheer to the festive occasion! An extra special act from Cirque Central, ‘Confetti Bubble Beauty’ brought this magical Christmas scene over the top.  This performance could add a unique  visual element to any wedding!

Our fairytale continued inside the Palace as event designer, Eva Madeleina created a magical, enchanted garden-like atmosphere with flowers and greenery.  Clear Chiavari chairs with hunter green cushions for the ceremony perfectly completed the light and airy look to balance out heavy christmasy greens.

The lounge areas were given a fairytale makeover with a Tuscan Rose sofa and an armchair and a gold glass coffee table so that the guests could feel like royalty.

To add a classy audible dimension to the ceremony, we invited NYC’s most fashionable and chic Jazz duo, Acute Inflections to perform for the couple and their guests.

It is absolutely possible to have a chic dream wedding even in the times of COVID and technology is definitely on our side to virtually connect with the loved ones on such a significant day.

It is absolutely possible to have a chic dream wedding even in the times of COVID and technology is definitely on our side to virtually connect with the loved ones on such a significant day.

The new virtual trend of hybrid weddings became very popular and in high demand among those couples, who don’t want to postpone their nuptials due to the pandemic.

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The new virtual trend of hybrid weddings became very popular and in high demand among those couples, who don’t want to postpone their nuptials due to the pandemic.

Even though the traditional Christmas colors are red, white and green, our event designers incorporated blush, white and gold to create the romantic, fairytale vibe. The laser-cut menus and blush charges with gold edges matched the romantic, luxury wedding theme perfectly.

Since current health precautions encourage everything contactless, we asked a talented calligrapher Joanne Day to create a grand escort card mirror featuring the New York skyline and some traditional Christmas accents.

The gorgeous centerpiece of the reception was the dessert table featuring delicious cupcakes, sweet cookies and stunning tiered wedding cake from ‘A Simple Cake’. 

The shoot was a spectacular, fun team project where all participating event pros gave every little detail the attention it deserved. 

We featured two very different couples as our wedding models to showcase multiple dimensions of the space and incorporate different personalities and vibes.

The first couple, Anastasia and Thiago, are classic and elegant heroes of this visual winter fairy-tale. I captured some black and white and some available light images to showcase the ambiance and the vibe of the rooms.

Our second couple, Joshua and Faith, helped me create eye-catching, playful images that are full of glam and character. This feather accented fanciful wedding gown was perfect for the chilly winter weather and the chic, dramatic look we were going for.

Bold and charismatic couple Christmas wedding

Event Professionals:

Venue: Lotte New York Palace | Planner: Best Venues Group | Décor: Eva Madelina | Photography: Artvesta Studio | Video: ET Weddings | Rentals: Glam Party Rentals | Dessert Table: A Simple Cake | Makeup: Namani MUA | Hair: Dida Hair And Makeup | Jewelry: Bridal Style Boutique | Bridal Gowns: Bridal Reflections New York | Models: Anastasia , Faith Amber ,  Joshua lhila | Jazz Duo: Acute Inflections | Talent: Cirque Central | Calligrapher: Joanne Day Calligraphy | Menus: Ceci New York | Tux: Robbie & Co

Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony

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!
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Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
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Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
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Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC
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Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - couple by the ivy wall
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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
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Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride, groom and the bridal party
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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
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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
 

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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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

 

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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!

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Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - groom's preparations
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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
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
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
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace

Enchanted forest-themed wedding at Tribeca Rooftop, NYC

Candice & Drew’s enchanted forest-themed wedding at Tribeca Rooftop, NYC was truly magical. The loving couple radiated happiness, love, and joy on their special day.

Being allergic to flowers, Candice requested a no-flowers wedding bouquet. “No flowers – no problem!”, Said Rachel Cho at Rachel Cho Floral Design and created this masterpiece featuring succulents, air plants and cacti!

From the couple:

How did you guys meet?

Drew and I met on an app called coffee meets bagel.  We talked before we met but on December 6th we met at The City Bakery.  We went for hot chocolate on a cold wet day.  The huge marshmallows on top of the hot chocolate are covered in powdered sugar so if you aren’t careful sugar goes everywhere. Let’s just say Drew was not careful.  I’m pretty sure he got it up his nose in his hair.  He laughed it off. Really didn’t even care. After that broke the ice we had an amazing time.  We both knew that date that this was different.   In January one of my dogs passed and drew was there helping me take care of the other dogs and me. This was the moment I knew I loved him.
 
What is the most memorable date you had?
 
Drew’s favorite date of all time was our first real going out to dinner date.  We went to The Red Cat.  We were seated in a back corner booth where we sat next to each other. Which is very romantic, unless the people across from you are drunk and trying to ask a million questions about our date.  We were laughing about it.  Drew said that night we really connected.
 
When did you know that Drew was the one? How and when did Drew propose?
 
We talked about wanting to be married and the whirlwind romance we were (are) having. On Saturday before Mother’s Day we went out with my parents, I had a work trip scheduled that week and Drew was leaving right after I got back.  My parents we’re going to be away for a while so Drew got my dad aside and asked permission and he said my mom has to say yes and so do I.  So then on our walk to Eataly he told my mom what dad said and she agreed.  We get sat down at a table and before the wine was served my dad blurts out, “apparently drew wants to marry her.” To my mother.  The entire lunch we talked about wedding and planning a wedding that I wasn’t even proposed to yet.   After lunch we are walking home and I get a group text from Drew’s Dad: Let us know when it’s official so I can welcome her into the family.  When we got home I said hey if everybody knows I want to know too. And he said but I was planning a huge proposal and I said I don’t need one. So on the couch with the dogs Drew got the ring and started to cry and I laughed and said yes.  It wasn’t the big proposal but it was perfect for us.
How long did it take you to plan your wedding?
 
We planned our wedding in 6 months. While I opened a store, we adopted a dog (Willcox), and we started trying and got pregnant. I only recommend it if you have a little help. My friends all got involved and were so helpful.  Once we had the major pieces in place everything else totally came together.  I also had a dozen Pinterest boards to keep all my ideas on.

Photography: ArtVesta Studio
Wedding Coordinator : Erganic Design
Floral design: Rachel Cho Floral Design
Venue, food & beverage: Tribeca Rooftop
Hair: Janeaa Jennings
Make Up: Jade Staton
Ceremony, Cocktail, Dinner/Dancing Music: Element Music
Photobooth: Shake and Share Media
Stationery : Minted.com

Engagement at Hunter’s Point Park, LIC ~ Queens, NY

It was a very exciting day today!
Parth wanted to propose to his girlfriend of 6.5 years and he reached out to me for help. We found a perfect location and a perfect time of day for the moment of their lifetimes. She said YES! Congratulations, Ankita & Parth!
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Damien and Leilani ~ The Marmara Park Avenue, Midtown Loft & Terrace

Capturing couples’ happiest moments makes me happy. Every moment has its own beauty and this wedding of a New Yorker, Damien, and a native Alaskan, Leilani, was truly unique and magical. The day tastefully incorporated elements of both cultures, celebrating the beautiful blend of traditions.

For the union of Damien and Leilani, both parties got ready for their big day at the Marmara Hotel in New York City.  The Marmara is one of the best known luxury hotel chains in Turkey. Its NYC branch is located on East 32nd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. A spacious terrace of the hotel, which shows the gorgeous backdrop of the Chrysler Building, was the perfect place to start the day. Though it was marginally cold out, the couple braved the chill to take their photos on the outside terrace of one of the hotel’s suites.

The harmony of the happy couple matched the synchronicity of their chosen accessories. Both the groom’s boutonniere and the bride’s bouquet matched in rich color and paid homage to bride’s home state of Alaska. The groom’s boutonniere had a cute addition of a Ruffed Grouse’s feather, the most predominant bird in Alaska. The bride’s bouquet incorporated a strip of fur wrapped around the flowers. Both unique additions alluded to hunting, which is a significant part of the Alaskan culture.

From the hotel, both parties moved on to the Midtown Loft & Terrace at 267 5th Avenue where they held an outdoor ceremony incorporating some Jewish and native Alaskan traditions important to the bride and groom such as breaking a coconut by Leilani’s dad and breaking the glass by Damien. It was a beautiful ceremony taking place under an arch covered in burgundy and golden flowers. Those warm and welcoming tones were carried through to the reception, along with rich turquoise, to create an intimate and elegant reception atmosphere.

It was a fun and lively party, especially with the addition of the lifting of the chairs, another Jewish tradition. It was also an emotional evening at times with some touching moments such as parents’ dances and speeches by members of both sides of the family. The night ended with an available-light photo of a romantic kiss between a newly wed husband and wife, with the background of a lit up Empire State Building.

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

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