City Hall & Upper Story Wedding – NYC- Jen and Ben

City Hall Upper Story WeddingThere was a subtle shift when Jen and Ben were reunited during their first look (the moment the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day). Sometimes the moment is big, full of boisterous laughter; sometimes it’s small, full of tender tears. With Jen and Ben, the moment was subtle, and the impact was far more powerful when taken in context.

Once the two were together, there was this one-ness, this calm sense of teamwork that felt so natural, as if the two were always on the same wavelength. As with all weddings, there were exciting moments, ups and downs, laughter and tears. But what struck me most was in the moments of quiet between Jen and Ben; there was a persistent and palpable frequency always running between the two of them.

Jen told me on our very first phone call that once she finally went and met Ben for their first date, “that was the end.” They were together every day and every night from that point. After sharing their wedding day with them, that makes perfect sense.

Jen and Ben, you know I’m totally in love with you two. I love that your wedding was not about your wedding; it was about your union. I’m so honored that I got to document your day, and more than that, I feel so lucky to now be in your lives.

Enjoy this sneak peek. 😀

Reception Venue: Upper Story

Caterer: Charlie Palmer

Jen’s dress: Catherine Dean

Jen’s jacket: Rachel Zoe

Jen’s shoes: Badgley Mischka

Ben’s suit: Brooks Brothers

Ben’s shoes: Cole Haan

Ben’s belt: Hugo Boss

Rings: Diamonds by Siag

Hair: Richard O Sullivan at Mure Salon NYC

Makeup: Jaimie Z

Florist: Windsor Florist

Cake: Butterfly Bake Shop

Cake topper: Etsy

Stationer: Shutterfly

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We cannot sing the praises of David Perlman enough. Most importantly he made us feel at ease during the entire day (and really the entire planning process). You can see it in our photos how comfortable we felt around him, sharing a very intimate and special day. We’re very lucky that we choose him as we not only have amazing images (and album) from our wedding, but also a new friend. - Evan S.