Syd and Adam were married on December 11th, with a ceremony and reception at The University Club in New York City.
I arrived a few hours early for this event because I had no idea what was going to go down with all the nearby commotion surrounding a certain someone. Trump Tower is just a few blocks away, and right outside of the windows, we could see the first of the major protests marching down 5th Ave. Nevertheless, Syd was remarkably unfazed by the whole thing, and since all the guests made it to the club on time, we were able to proceed without a bit of interference thanks to the help of Polka Dot Events!
In fact, we even ran out into the street for a picture with the protestors. There were plans to go to Central Park for portraits, but with all the activity outside, we decided to stay inside instead. That worked to our advantage with the classic New York touches in the University Club, which was erected in 1899 and has one of the most beautiful ballrooms in the city. But of course, we had to take a few portraits outside with their dog… arguably the most important guest of the night.
The ceremony itself was especially beautiful, with romantic lighting and a moody old-world NYC feeling. I especially liked the epically-sized bouquet and the Chuppah from Xylem & Phloem.
From there, it was time to party. The best part of the night was the toasts, because you could see the love they had for each other. Indeed my favorite image of the day was when Adam was glacing over at Syd as they listened to their loved ones gush. With all the formalities of the wedding now behind them, these were some of the first moments they had to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
15 Minutes of Frame was the cinematographer for this event and with as many weddings as we shot with them this past year, we can predict each others’ next move. It’s always fun, and easy, to work with Kaipo and the gang!
Thank you, Syd & Adam, for entrusting me with documenting your day in such a beautiful space. I wish you both nothing but happiness. Congratulations!
Event Planner: Polka Dot Events
Cake: Mini Melanie
Florist: Xylem & Phloem
Stationary: Suite Paperie
Band: Love Revival Orchestra
Lighting: SNS Staging & Lighting
Videography: 15 Minutes of Frame