[Wedding] Yumi & Alan – Morans in Chelsea, NY

Believe it or not, photographer’s freak out too. When we first found out about Sandy’s impending arrival, I checked my calendar to see which one of our clients were most at-risk. Yumi and Alan were at the top of that list. Their wedding venue’s Chelsea location put them right in Sandy’s crosshairs. Thankfully, the only hiccup they had to experience was finding somewhere else to get ready (their hotel was underwater). With a bit of resourcefulness, elbow grease, and some help from the awesome folks at Morans, Yumi and Alan’s awesome-tastic day went on without a hitch.

Bride gets ready for her wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Stationery and flowers for a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride gets ready in her uptown apartment before her wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride gets ready in her uptown apartment before her wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Ring shots for a wedding at Morans in Chelsea. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom prepares for his wedidng day at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groom prepares for his wedidng day at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Neighborhood Cut & Shave in Meatpacking. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom's first look at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

So we decided to put a relatively new tradition on its head. Here’s our new take on the “first look”. Cute, huh?!

Wedding portraits at Morans in Chelsea. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding portraits at Morans in Chelsea. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding portraits in Meatpacking District. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding portraits in Meatpacking District. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bridal party pictures in Chelsea and Meatpacking District. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bridal party pictures in Chelsea and Meatpacking District. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

So a little background to this set. I “knew” where we going, but didn’t realize it was almost 10 blocks away! Not only were all the folks in the bridal party such great sports, they found some random picture frame and decided to bring it with us. As if we weren’t already calling attention to ourselves (simply by being a wedding party), we had this gimungo frame in tow. I’d say it was worth it!

Wedding portraits in Meatpacking District. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

I love this shot.

Wedding portraits in Meatpacking District. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Cute dog in Chelsea NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Random cute dog watching the commotion who’s apparently NOT Boo. Sorry folks :).

Tea ceremony at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding ceremony at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom figurine for their wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Table cards for a wedding at Morans in Chelsea. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding ceremony at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Chicken waffle cake = AWESOME.

First speeches during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

First speeches during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.First speeches during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Guests share a toast during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Guests dance during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests pose for a photo during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Band plays for a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom dance during their wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during their wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests pose for a picture during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding photographer Ben Lau poses with two of his couples during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Two Ben Lau Photography couples at the same wedding! We love seeing familiar faces :).

Guests dance during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests pose for a picture during a wedding at Morans in Chelsea, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Reception: Moran’s Chelsea Gown: La Sposa- Saboya Shoes: Allure Bridal Rings/Jewelry: Erica Courtney & Scott Kay Hair: Coco Tsang Make-Up: Coco Tsang Groom’s Attire: John Varvatos Entertainment: Hank Lane- Russ Bennett Band Cake: Chicken n’ Waffles Wedding Cake by Robicelli’s Floral: Flowers by Andie Favors: Adopted a panda. Donation to WWF. Stationary: Zazzle

Yumi and Alan – what can I say? You guys are AWESOME! We’re super glad that our paths crossed in the way it did, and we’re tremendously honored to capture such an important a part of your lives. Congratulations on your nuptials and we wish you two a lifetime of happiness. As for us here at HQ, believe it or not, we still have more weddings coming your way! This time next week, we’re going to take a family nap! Happy Thursday ya’ll! Ben & Karis

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