Eva & Ben got married at the Manhattan Penthouse . I was happy to work with the very talented wedding planner James Abel, who Style Me Pretty always raves about. By coincidence, I was booked for two weddings in a row
and both brides (Eva and Carol) also booked James.
Eva booked me without actually meeting me (since she lives in LA), but I got to know her through our phone chats prior to the wedding.
It was great that Eva’s mom is Israeli, so I really felt like home at the wedding and had a chance to speak in my own language to some of the guests. Their families were extremely warm and loving.
Ben and Eva had a wonderful and special ceremony. Certain moments were very meaningful for me to witness, especially when they were covered by the Tallit (prayer shawl) that Ben had kept since his Bar Mitzvah. Their mothers gracefully placed the tallit on them. It made me remember the emotionally overwhelming moment I shared with my own husband when we were married and stood under the Chuppah, wrapped in our shawl.
Since Eva and Ben married on July 4th, we could also catch glimpses of the fireworks splashed across the night sky.
A charming moment was when the flower girl, loosely interpreting her instructions to daintily spread the flower petals,
dumped them in one pile and then ran away mischievously to the crowd’s laughter. Kids don’t always learn perfectly from rehearsals. Later she enjoyed rolling in the petals and watching the ceremony from an unusual vantage point 🙂
I also loved shooting the bridemaids and groommates in the middle of the road in Union Square. It was a little crazy, but a lot of fun, and it goes to show that New York drivers have at least some patience.