Recent Wedding, Desmond Tutu Center, NYC

Tarah and Tommy's Wedding
Desmond Tutu Center 
New York, New York

Tarah and Tommy met walking down the street in Chelsea, near 23rd street in NYC, when all the stars in the sky aligned. 

They first saw each other on the street and said hello but kept walking but each turned around. That's how they met and how the whole thing started. Just like in the movies! When they planned their wedding they knew they wanted it to be in the neighborhood where they met and they found the Desmond Tutu Center which also has a beautiful Gothic Chapel on the grounds. The stage was set. For their wedding day, they decided on a first look and to take all the portraits before the ceremony. It was a traditional ceremony but they read to each other the most beautiful love letters about how they met and about taking a chance and how that chance led to their true love story. It was "her warm smile" that made him turn around and it was his 'kind eyes" that made her turn. I don't think their was a dry eye in the Chapel. Their recessional song, "I Want to Hold Your Hand", by the Beatles, performed by the Meatles. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the secluded Chapel garden while the Meatles played Beatles tunes. The festivities continued upstairs in the dining room with magnificent 40 foot ceilings, cupcakes, a little air guitar, laughter, dancing and yes, the stars aligned once again, love was truly in the air.

I shot this wedding with a combination of film and digital cameras, and used a Holga digital lens once in a while for it's great effect. 

You can view more images from this wedding on Snippet and Ink by clicking here.

To view their Engagement Portrait Session, click here.

Thank you Tarah and Tommy for sharing your wedding! 

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