Monday, August 17, 2009

Wedding Highlights for August 09

Among the weddings I performed this month included one for a NY1 news producer at The Water's Edge a lovely, lavish setting with a view of Manhattan from the East River. The venue provides its own ferry to E. 23rd Street. Another wedding was for a Muslim couple from the UK in a most unusual venue 632 Hudson Street, a town house, with unique decor, ideally suited for a small wedding. The couple flew in about 35 people from the UK. The couple had their Nikka (Islamic religious ceremony) a year before. The groom's family is Christian. The ceremony I created was mostly civil but a Sufi poem was included. The bride (of Bengali heritage) wore an elegant beaded (pearl) white gown (Western style) but a traditional red sari with gold trim for the reception. The sari...magnificent!!! The wedding was skillfully coordinated by Miche Griffin of Griffin Events. Miche was a pleasure to work with.
Another wedding also won a special place in my heart--that of videographer William Beebe and his bride Ajeia. Performing a wedding for a colleague is a great joy and particular honor. William is one of the best wedding videographers in NYC and one of the nicest people in this city. Enjoy this photo of William and Ajeia. And congratulations to all my August couples!