[Wedding] Michelle & Andrew – New York City Hall in Manhattan, NY

Every great story begins with a “Funny you should mention…”, because shared experiences injected with contextual humor is one of the most wonderful things in the universe. As many of my fellow Northeasterners will tell you, we’ve been experiencing somewhat of a weather anomaly this winter: it’s the coldest it’s ever been in 116 years. So why am I telling you this? Well, it’s funny you should mention…Michelle & Andrew arrived in NYC from a vastly different environment, a Middle Eastern desert to be exact! Michelle and Andrew’s day started in their cozy suite at the Plaza Hotel.

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For those paying close attention, Michelle actually had two bouquets (we left the real one at the hotel, while en route to downtown). We got a substitute when we arrived downtown, and luckily our portrait session afterwards was in Central Park (right next to the Plaza Hotel).

Bride and groom pose with their friends in the Plaza Hotel after their New York City Hall wedding, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Many thanks to Michelle & Andrew’s friends who hopped over the pond to be with us on this special day!

Hair/make-up: Hair – Bella @ The Warren-Tricomi Salon, The Plaza Hotel NYC. // Make-up – Jason Haun // Dress: dresshead // Shoes (and bag): Jimmy Choo // Floral: Gramercy Park Flower Shop // Backup Floral: Guy outside on Worth Street with the flower stand // Grooms suit: Bespoke at Deepas, Dubai // Jewelry/accessories: Pearl earrings by Mikimoto (New York), Hairclip by Glitzy Secrets, Rings by Tiffany & Co.

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