Bella and Matt really had a chance meeting. They both went to Israel with the Birthright program. On the flight over, everyone was seated alphabetically according to their last name. That put them right next to each other, and so the two strangers ended up getting to know each other on the trans-atlantic flight.
I was excited to be shooting their wedding at a classic New York spot: Twenty Four Fifth.
They were absolute troopers through the torrential downpour that we experienced during most of the day. At first it seemed like it was going to be a bummer, since we had scouted out a bunch of awesome locations around Greenwich Village. But in the end, it was great for the pictures, because we were able to basically take over the bar at the hotel and have a lot of fun shooting there.
Matt and Bella’s style really complemented the whole atmosphere. Matt rocked tails and a white bow-tie, and Bella had a dress made of feathers.
Dress: David Tutera by Faviana from Bridal Reflections
Flowers: Maria Nino at Pristine Events
Headpiece: Boutique de Voile fromBridal Reflections
Cocktail music: Stephane Wrembel Trio
Location: Twenty Four Fifth