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Marina & Boris Married | Angel Orensanz, New York Wedding

Marina and Boris were married at Angel Orensanz, one of my favorite venues in NYC. Besides the stunning cathedral inspired architecture, one can only feel that this building possesses a soul. It has undergone many transformations through the decades from its 19th century original use as a congregation for immigrant German Jews, then mirroring the changing tides of immigrants to become the first Hungarian Congregation. It weathered vicissitudes by the 1970s when it was abandoned and vandalized, and finally restored to its present glory by the well known Spanish sculptor and painter whose name it now bears. In many ways, its history hints at the element of change in life and the need to accommodate those changes both through good and bad times. It is an important metaphor for those now privileged to marry under its splendidly lit and vaulted ceilings.

Marina and Boris were aware of that history and choose it in part as a reflection of their own heritage. They wanted their wedding to combine tradition with modern styling. There were many elements that gave it a distinct European feel from the French music during the procession to the violins, whose music invariably stirs the Jewish heart. Of course, there were also modern touches like the bright lights of Angel Orensanz – with requisite touches of high fashion that are rightly on the mind of tasteful brides on their wedding day, including the gorgeous European hairpiece by Ellen Christine, one of NY’s most celebrated hat designers, hair by Tuula Pera and make up by the runway artist Asif Zaidi. The bride intended to have a very vintage, classical European look to the whole event. That most important of all elements, the dress, was the glamorous work of Martina Liana.

Vendor List
Venue: Angel Orensanz
Wedding Gown: Martina Liana
Hairpiece: Ellen Christine
Band: Empyreal Strings
Bridesmaids Dresses: Butter by Nadia
Hair Stylist: Tuula Pera
Catering and Cake: Russian Elite Catering

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