Tradition. In our younger years we may try to steer away from it, even rebel, distancing ourselves from a perceived constraint that seeks to stifle our creativity. Yet as we experience more of life, and after setting out to create something that is uniquely our own, we begin to realize the importance of tradition. And why some things have been put in place and left, as is, for the next travelers to pick up and incorporate into their own journeys together. The breaking of the glass in Jewish convention. The Greek Othodox crowning ceremony. The Saptapadi in Hindu. These are just a few of the rituals that we look forward to photographing and documenting.
Teena and David are two of the sweetest people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting, and it was a joy to share the day with the two of them. They were married at the Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle, NY, which we love. Not only for the location and the park surrounding it, but because they know how to take great care of everyone at the wedding (including us, which while not necessary, is very appreciated!). Teena looked simply amazing in her Justin Alexander gown, and was complemented perfectly by her flowers from Arcadia Floral. We adored the paper parasols (especially in the hands of her flower girls) and their beautiful (and delicious) wedding cake that was made at David’s father’s gourmet food store. But above all of the many incredible moments from their day, we loved the Filipino customs they brought to their wedding – the Arrhae and veil and cord ceremony, symbolizing a mutual commitment to their relationship and community. And judging by the amount of love and support directed at them from their friends and families, as well as how they looked at each other throughout the day, we don’t think they plan on ever breaking tradition!
Ceremony & Reception: The Glen Island Harbor Club
Hair & Makeup: Metamorphosis
Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Angelina Faccenda by Mori Lee
Florist: Arcadia Floral
Band: Craig Scott’s Phase One