Adina and Doug were married on February 18th, with a ceremony and reception at the University Club.
I always enjoy working at the University Club. You really feel like you’re at the center of New York City, right on 5th Avenue, across the street from the MoMa Museum, and steps from Central Park. In a city of glass towers, it’s a historic building with beautiful grandeur and has one of– if not the most beautiful ballrooms in the city.
I started the day with Adina as she wrapped up getting ready with Once Upon a Bride and was impressed with her beverage of choice for a toast in the suite: a bottle of 2009 Dom Perignon and 2008 Veuve Clicquot. Nice. Very nice.
After she put on her beautiful Pronovias wedding gown, we went downstairs for a first look and slipped outside for pictures. Even though it was the middle of February, these two were game for braving the weather. Thanks to this adventurous couple, we were able to get some great photos highlighting New York City without venturing too far from the University Club.
After some formal family photos, we proceeded to a grand room in the rear of the club for the ceremony. The chuppah was dressed with flowers, and the space was bright and inviting.
There were several funny moments with kids at the wedding, including one young man who decided to make his delight of his candy lollipop known in the middle of the ceremony! And during the first dance, another little guy decided it was the perfect time to show the bride and groom the print he’d gotten from the photobooth. But the couple took it in their stride and even gave him a high five. It was a great moment.
Brooklyn Sound by Hank Lane led a spirited Hora and kept the dance floor alive all night. And I would be remiss if I didn’t praise Daniela at Vision Event Company. She’s a great planner who keeps things moving efficiently with her team and makes everything feel easy. I look forward to working with her again!
Doug & Adina, thank you for letting me be part of your adventures! Your wedding was a great day, a celebratory evening, and fun to photograph. I know I will always look back on many of these memories and images and smile.