Diandra and Erick at Hudson Terrace

Sometimes you know that a wedding is going to be amazing but then it exceeds your expectations anyway. I’d talked with Erick extensively, going over all the details, but that can’t describe the obvious love he and Diandra have for each other, or even the fantastic style, beginning the day at the luxurious New York Palace Hotel (where Vera Wang herself peeked in on our shoot) with a ceremony and reception at the swanky Hudson Terrace, highlighting a gorgeous sunset along the river.

It got at the heart of what weddings should be — all about connections between loved ones, the way we all help each other make our lives richer and fuller, with a very wild celebration thrown on top.

Maureen and Jon at Giando on the Water

I’ve known Maureen from way back in the wild days of Internet, when I maintained a Fordham University message board, so I had been looking forward to her wedding from the moment she got engaged. And she didn’t disappoint one bit, from getting ready at the swanky Hotel Giraffe (though there are sadly no real giraffes there), to a ceremony at the gorgeous St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, and starting the reception at Giando on the Water just in time for a great sunset over Manhattan.

The wedding featured a gaggle of rambunctious kids who Maureen and Jon kept entertained through the night, and friends and family who made sure the reception, and the photobooth, were hopping.

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