Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tribeca NYC City Hall Restaurant Wedding | Anjali + Scott

This couple was all about 3 things: family, personal touches, and New York City. Both Anajli & Scott moved to the big city to jump start their careers, and it was there that they went on their first date, started their first home, and yes, first said "I do".

"We love the idea of classic New York," said Anjali excitedly to me during our first meeting. From the very beginning it was all about black & white with touches of red... and no detail went unnoticed on the day of the wedding. From Saturday's New York Times in their hotel rooms to portraits through the streets of NYC (yellow cabs, man holes, and all!). 

But as big a place as New York can be, and as long a guest list as they had, they somehow managed to have the most intimate wedding. With family traveling from across the country, the vows, the toasts, the hugs, the smiles - every single one was so warm, so genuine, and so completely candid. Personal touches were everywhere, from stunning bouquets created by the bride's mother, a mini meditation session just before the first look, a family heirloom engagement ring, a ceremonial remembrance gong, and - my personal favourite - New York postcard guest book (so the newlywed's mailbox would be flooded with well wishes when they returned from their honeymoon - BRILLIANT!)

And to top it off, when Anjali told me she'd be weaving an homage to her Indian heritage through the details of their day, I all but turned to jello. It was the sweetest music to this all-things-from-India-addict's ears. So with the bindi, henna, bangles, and red accents in lieu of the traditional red dress (a white dress was a must for this modern bride) I was in definitely in my happy place.

Getting Ready: Smyth Hotel Tribeca | Ceremony & Reception Venue: City Hall Restaurant | Florist: The Color of Magic Makeup: Jocie Santiago Dress: Saja Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Getting Ready: Tribca Smyth Hotel | Portraits: City Hall Park Second Photographer: Sidney Morgan 


  1. It was such a beautiful, beautiful day and you captured it perfectly, Melissa!! We will all cherish these images for many years to come. thank you.

  2. thanks so much melissa! we have no regrets -and definitely not one regret about hiring you! you were awesome.