Gina and Gilles spent a few short weeks in the US to plan their summer wedding next year. They've been living in Paris for four years, if I remembered that correctly, and they have decided to celebrate their love with THREE weddings. Can you even imagine!? I love the idea. It sounds super romantic and the most amazing part is that one wedding will be in Paris, one in Venezuela and one at Pen Ryn Mansion, where Jeff and I had our wedding! The reason for all of the celebration is the fact that certain sides of the family speak only english, french, or spanish. So there will be three weddings in three different parts of the world in three different languages. Pretty intense, huh? I loved meeting and shooting Gina and Gilles, they were so photogenic and so incredibly sweet. They even brought me a Paris memento, an Eiffel Tower keychain :)
Jill and Vander were married at the beautiful Hyatt Jersey City. The view of NYC is amazing from the Hyatt and it served as the backdrop for both the outdoor ceremony on the Hudson and the reception which took place in the ballroom, surrounded with windows facing the New York City skyline.
Vander's family traveled all the way from Brazil to witness their wedding day and it was certainly a celebration filled with emotion, love and a LOT of dancing. It was an honor to be a part of such a beautifully designed wedding. It was a wonderfully orchestrated event from start to finish thanks to Adrienne from Bespoke Affairs. It is always great to collaborate with excellent vendors. Their beautiful cake was by Carlo's Bakery and the lanterns by Bona Angela Design.
Thanks to Georgi for second shooting for me!
Here are my (several) favorites!
We spent the fourth of July in Panama for Jeff's sister's wedding. Janice and Josh are a perfect match from their kind and gentle spirits to their philosophies about life in general, they just seem to go together and see things from the same perspective. It was beautiful watching them get married to each other. The ceremony was lovely with American and Panamanian customs, complete with the signing of several documents and fingerprinting following the vows. It was an honor to be a part of the wedding party and fun to walk down the aisle with Jeff again!
We'd been anticipating this trip for awhile and were so excited when it was finally time to go. Not only was it a beautiful destination but it was also a family vacation for us which meant ten days of adventure, beach time, relaxation and preparing for the wedding with Jeff's parents, siblings and Janice and Josh's friends. It was a wonderful group to spend time with and we enjoyed getting to know more about their friends and life in Richmond. It was a great experience and I'll post separately about our adventures outside the wedding resort.
Josh spent a few years in Panama working for the Peace Corps and Janice made several trips to visit him while he was there. They had even been to the resort where we stayed twice already. It really was a beautiful location and the meaning and history that Panama has for their relationship really confirmed their reason to get married there.
Janice and Josh hired a wonderful photographer to document their day so I got to enjoy myself for a change! These are just a few of the off-duty shots I grabbed because I can't help myself at a wedding:)