I met Andrea and Horacio in the lobby of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, a green oasis on a cold blustery day. It was our first meeting and just six days until their wedding. Andrea and Horacio rushed in out of the cold, running a bit late and clearly apologetic. They had a lot of planning to do in the next week. Not only were they getting married, they were moving in together for the first time the following day! As they settled in, Horacio clearly with a lot on his mind, nervously flipped the pages of the coffee table book. Andrea gently placed her hand on his. The calming effect was immediate. Some couples balance each other. Andrea and Horacio are one of those couples.
As we got to talking we realized how closely their wedding was going to mirror my own. A small noon ceremony with an intimate group of friends and family, followed by a beautiful brunch and later a romantic dinner, just the two of them. Even the weather reminded me of my wedding. It had been pouring rain the day before but on the day of the wedding the skies cleared and the sun shone. I was feeling incredibly nostalgic as I set out on that blue sky morning to photograph Andrea and Horacio's gorgeous wedding.
Both the bride and groom were glowing with excitement as I arranged them for their first look. When Horacio turned and saw his bride, tears sprung to both their eyes. A few minutes later as the ceremony was about to begin, their guests, instead of being spectators, literally surrounded the bride and groom. The beaming couple, encircled by the love of some of their closest friends and family said their vows with Manhattan sparkling in the distance.
P. S. I wanted to thank Gina from the Bridal Garden for not only helping Andrea find a perfect dress but also for showing her my photography card. Thank you, Gina, for introducing Andrea to my photography.