Shiangling and Josh are creative souls. I’m honored that they love our work and chose us for their wedding. Check out their engagement story which was published in the post
. Josh – 2 points for creativity and romance. They were married on a very rainy day in NYC! Some people may have gotten upset about that, but not them or any of their guests for that matter. When it started raining during their garden ceremony it was as if all the guest threw their hands up in the air and said “awww, what the heck, let’s roll with it”. I’m going to steal a lyric from David Sylvian
, “there is always sunshine above the gray sky and I will try to find it”. I heard this song in a video created by this couple and I fell in love with it. It just happens to be the most perfect lyric for this post.
We started at the W Hotel in Union Square. Eric with the guys and I with the girls. Here’s a cool shot of the boys heading off for the ceremony.
I love these ring shots so I put them both up. I rarely put details on the blog so I’ll indulge you with these.
How amazing is this boutonnière? I absolutely love it. I love anything green, purple, and nature inspired. The flowers were done by Gerald E. Palumbo from Seasons, a floral design studio.
The beautiful bride Shiangling! She is so happy and sweet.
Eric and Josh were talking about their iphones, so they decided to play around 🙂
The ceremony was at the Jefferson Market Garden in Greenwich Village. That’s right, same spot as Miranda and Steve in Sex and the City. Eric climbed a tree to get this shot. It was raining really hard and nobody cared. I think this is actually right before the down pour. When we arrived at the ceremony I couldn’t believe it but the same officiant that married Eric and I also married these two, Rabbi Renee Feller! It was so good to see her.
Eric here, I just want to take a minute to talk about this photo, it’s one of my favorites in a long time. It gives me the chills every time I look at it. First the obvious, Shiangling and Josh are madly in love and nothing can ruin this. They are soaking wet as if someone dumped a couple of buckets on them. And what is so amazing to me, is that the rain isn’t bumming them out one bit. They are so present in this moment, celebrating each other and their love, their energy is so strong, everyone around them couldn’t help but be excited for them. The next thing that I love about this photo is the people around them. Do you notice the little girl on the bottom, soaking wet, unhappy, but not budging an inch from her assigned position. Also look at the two women on the outside (Josh’s mom and sister), they are clearly struggling with the down pour, but also can’t help laughing and being so happy. This photo is truly a perfect moment capturing what amazing people both Shiangling and Josh are! A moment like this is a good life lesson. As my 5 year old nephew Jake would say, “You get what you get and you don’t get upset!”
I love this photo as well. Big passionate kiss! Notice below the little girl 🙂
Ahhh, the post ceremony bliss!
The little girl is still wet 🙂
Unfortunately the rain was so loud during the ceremony that they could not hear each other’s vows. While trying to read the vows during the ceremony, Shianling stopped reading, looked up at Josh and screamed, “I LOVE YOU”! It was so funny and wonderful. Here you can see the vows and the effect of the rain.
When the rain stopped we were able to do a few quick portraits. They all came out beautiful but here are just two to tease you.
Their reception was held at 91 Horatio at the Upper Crust. They served incredible food. I tried this little chocolate truffle that was the best damn piece of chocolate I have ever had! This shot is during their first dance.
These are the men in Josh’s family during the Hora.
Shirley’s maid of honor giving a speech.
The newlweds and their guests.
The bride and groom made beautiful speeches for each other too!
Josh and his sister. Josh’s family came in from Australia for the wedding.
Thank you very much for having us photograph your wedding. It was such a wonderful experience to be a part of the very unique day and to be in the company of the wonderful people in your life. Congratulations and stay tuned for the rest of your images! Sincerely, Brooke and Eric of Be Creative Photography