Even though I only met Maly in person after she had already booked me, and didn’t meet Craig until the day of the wedding, I’d been looking forward to this wedding for years.
My girlfriend, a fantastic modern dancer who performs at the Metropolitain Opera among other places, can spot dancers as they walk down the street. We’ve been at a restaurant, and the waitress comes up to our table, and she’ll ask “Where do you dance?” After this long in the industry, I like to think I can look at people and say “Man, they are going to have a fantastic wedding.” And it has almost nothing to do with income — it’s about love of life and family, vivaciousness and creativity. And when I saw Maly’s work through mutual photographer friends, I knew she had that in spades.
For a long time, I did not know that she had also admired my work and that, even though she knew countless photographers (a third of the wedding guests were photographers in some capacity), I was her pick for the day the awesome wedding would finally come.
And man … I was right. There’s nothing to say about this wedding that won’t use an unseemly amount of exclamation points. Every element they filled the fantastic Metropolitain Building with was carefully hand-made, including the stunning cake made by Maly’s mother. Even though these are the most detail shots I’ve ever posted, I’m actually holding back most of the detail awesomeness, either because they should be published in a new-bride-oriented blog or because I want to horde them for myself so I can shamelessly rip them off when I get married. But also because every moment of the day was as filled with life and joy as the couple themselves.
Look at the pictures, watch this cinematic trailer by the great videographer team at Three Ring Media, and try not to fall in love with Maly and Craig. I dare you.