Andina + Anthony
New York, Harvard Club
Shooting Andina and Anthony’s wedding at the Harvard Club, in Midtown Manhattan, was memorable in many ways.
From the breathtaking venue and Andina's killer gown (think intricate beading, an open back and a gracious train) to Anthony's enamored eyes and epic party, every element I got to capture that day was amazing.
In all honesty, I would never have guessed that Andina and Anthony had known each other since middle school. Their energy was so intense, and the way they looked at each other was like they were discovering something new with every gaze (that no-one-else-matters-when-I-look-into-your-eyes kind of look, if you know what I mean). After hurricane Sandy hit their hometown in 2012 they became close again and started a new story as adults. On their wedding day they were something that was undeniably electric to be around.
Photographing two people in love exchanging vows at the Harvard Club NYC, with its majestic three-story, floor-to ceiling windows and rich, dark Mahogany panelling, is a goosebump experience. The setting offered many not-to-be-missed details that I wanted to incorporate in my shots and the result was just spectacular.
Once the elegant ceremony was over, the reception kicked off. It had a taste of old school glamor lent by the chic venue, and a fun touch, thanks to the bubbly personalities of the couple and their guests. The bride and groom performed a wonderfully choreographed Game of Thrones inspired first dance, with Andina wearing a dramatic deep blue gown to complement the hypnotic moment. They were literally perfect together.
After the surprise performance from the NY Ranger's Dancing Larry, the emotional parent dances and fun speeches, the high energy party started and it involved everyone. Everyone was up on their feet until it was time to go home!
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.“ I am pretty sure this chic wedding marked the beginning of the rest of a very exciting life together for Andina and Anthony.
Enjoy the couple’s wedding photography and feel free to steal a little NY wedding inspo for your own big day.
I could not have asked for a better couple, wedding, or experience. Thank you Andina and Anthony for the opportunity, and I'm excited to have you as new friends!