We first met at the evening of their engagement session. They started laughing, and I started snapping. The evening turned out to be magical. But only because Nadia and Michael opened up, and let me witness their incredible friendship, bond, and love.
Since then, I was fortunate to photograph Nadia’s gorgeous shower. And late in the summer, the wedding. The magical wedding.
These highschool sweethearts were lucky enough to get the most humid day of the summer. But in the end, heat didn’t matter. Minor details didn’t matter.
What mattered is that Nadia and Michael could make it official. What mattered is that they were surrounded by the most important people in their lives – in person and presence. What mattered is that they were finally husband and wife.
Nadia and Michael – your generosity and kindess towards me (and others) is what makes you shine from the inside out. It has been such a joy to work with you from the very beginning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to photograph your love. And your life. Hugs…
I began the day with the guys, where Michael tried to keep it cool – literally. It was morning, but the humidity of the day was crazy.
Nadia’s parents worked hard at transforming the back yard to the most heavenly getting ready spot for Nadia. Along with Elegance by Design, they created the perfect oasis. And that Lazaro gown looked amazing!
Louboutins were a gorgeous gift from Michael!
Perfect time to get the champaigne going!
The wood of this amazing couch was hand painted by Nadia’s father.
Work it girl!
When they’re together, something special happens. She giggles, with her nose scrunching up in the cutest way. And he looks at her like he’s the luckiest guy in the world.
I absolutely adore Ciociaro. The hall itself has so much character – with mouldings, chandeliers, and beautiful details. But when you add the amazing décor of Elegance By Design – you are taken into a whole other realm of beauty.
Andrea of Beautifully Baked, who was one of the maids of honor, makes the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen. This one was effortlessly gorgeous.
Kind words and heartfelt speeches.
Once the party began, the dancefloor got packed. And these two loverbirds danced the night away.
To See Nadia and Michael’s day unfold, check out the slideshow below. (Give it a few minutes to load. Not available on mobile devices)
Big thanks to Lana Kanis of Viva Image group for second shooting, assiting, and keeping me sane on that very hot day!
Bride’s Dress: Lazaro, Bridal Reflections, New York
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lazaro, Bridal Reflections, New York
Hair: Rouge Salon
Makeup: Anne Marie Adam
Suit: Vera Wang
Florals: Forget Me Not
Décor: Elegance by Design
Ceremony Venue: St. Angela Merici, Windsor
Reception Venue: Ciociaro Club of Windsor
DJ: DJ Victorious