Mei + Ed
New York, Bowery Hotel
That moment when you realize you are marrying the love of your life in a gorgeous New York ceremony at the Bowery Hotel… after having waited 6 years for a chance to ask her out. Life never ceases to amaze me.
Mei and Ed’s story is pretty unbelievable. She caught his eye back in 2007 at the office Christmas party. Mei had just joined the New York office of her bank. Edward had recently been transferred from London to the same office and was ready to start a new chapter in his life. And there she was.
However, Ed, the polite British gentleman needed no less than 6 years (yes, as in over half a decade) to take Mei on a date. She, in turn, needed 2 more weeks to finally give him a chance. When their first date eventually happened on a winter day (romantic snowstorm included), Ed showed up 30 minutes early, wearing a dapper vest and jacket. His date showed up, as well… only 30 minutes later, channeling a laid-back orange snowboarding jacket. It was love.
Ed’s family traveled from London to attend the big event, while Fievel, the couple’s dog, was also among the guests of honor. Overwhelmed with excitement, Mei allowed herself to be emotional throughout the day. The groom seemed the happiest man in the world, and every time he looked at Mei, whether seeing her for the first time in her gown, or walk down the aisle, his face would break into a warm smile.
The location, beautifully decorated to the tiniest details (courtesy of Sarah Glick from Brilliant Event Planning), was the timeless and elegant Bowery Hotel. Located on the Lower East Side, this gorgeous wedding space, which boasts seductive exposed brick walls and twinkling chandeliers, provided the right mix of modern luxury and lavish opulence to the event.
Their party was great! The band was simply fantastic and super-entertaining, and I knew the level of excitement reached a peak when I suddenly saw Ed being tossed around by one of the guests towards the end of the wedding. You can check the funny moment in their wedding photos above.
This wedding was yet another proof that a person worth having is worth waiting for. And good things always come to the ones who wait. Ed and Mei, I wish you all the happiness in the world. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this very special time in your lives.