I actually met Jess a few years ago when she was in her sister Jill's wedding (to Marty) and I was beyond thrilled when her and Stephen got in touch and asked if I'd be willing to fly to NYC to photograph her wedding to Stephen.
What an absolute wonderful couple these two are! They met when Jess was a student at NYC's Fashion Institute~ Stephen was in the IT Department there and one night he came to her rescue when she was having computer issues. The next night Jess contacted him via Facebook and the rest is as they say history!!
I started the morning at the hotel where Jess was getting ready with her mom
She had a gorgeous pair of heels and some sparkling jewels to accent her lovely gown
Hair and make up was handled right in the room so she didn't have to worry about travelling about on her special day
We had some time before the ceremony, so we used the hotels lobby to take some bridal protraits. It was the perfect backdrop
Jess is very fun~ we had a great time
And very stunning
Soon it was time for me to head to the Glass House in the Chelsea Arts District
The couple had no bridal party, instead a mutual friend acted as the ring bearer
Stephen was all smiles as he turned to see Jess walk down the aisle
The room was gorgeous
After the rings were exchanged the couple signed their marriage certificate and toasted each other with a glass of champagne
After the ceremony I took the couple outside for some formal portraits
Of course being in NYC~ we had to grab a shot with some yellow cabs
The wedding festivities at the Glass House took place on the 14th and 21st floors~ the views were gorgeous
The table setting was simple and elegant
Their cake and dessert buffet was amazing
Jess has such a fun job~ she is actually a scent developer for Bed, Bath & Beyond.. so all guests received a personalized antibacterial hand sanitizer
There wasn't much in the way for formalities so the dancing kicked off pretty soon after dinner and rocked into the night
Yay Jill & Marty!!
Everyone was having a great time
Jess & Stephen~ thank you so much for letting me share in your day!! I had a great time with all of you. I wish you both nothing but happiness always!!