Jay and Julia

January 26, 2013 § 1 Comment

The Deakin-Gordon wedding may have happened four months ago, but their fantastic wedding photographer (and I mean seriously talented) Rick O’Brien just posted a summary of the events on his blog with photos yesterday. When Julia showed me his previous work, I knew the photos would be great, but seeing them finished yesterday blew me away. It’s great to see that Rick managed to show the absolute beauty that radiated through this entire wedding with his photos.

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Kate & Bryan Get Married

December 9, 2012 § 4 Comments

After being engaged for over 3 years, two of my favourite New Yorkers finally tied the knot last month at City Hall!

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It was a surprise wedding, so there was no talk of it before and even after for a few days. Kate told me about their plan to get hitched the Monday before the Friday they had both taken off work. I was very impressed by their secret-keeping abilities!

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I felt so honoured to be one of only a few guests. Bryan’s Mom, Dad, and brother came, then also a few friends of Kate’s since her family lives in Kansas and Colorado. Of course, I offered my photography skills to them for their last minute wedding – just because you’re only spending $65 to get married doesn’t mean you can’t have photos to remember it!

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We all met at City Hall around 2:00. Bryan’s brother was their witness.

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The place was packed so we entertained ourselves for an hour. It was much busier than when Nick and I were married around noon on a Thursday. As always, it was so fun seeing all the other people getting married, especially what they all chose to wear. Check these guys out! I hope they were marrying each other in those suits.

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Kate looked stunning.

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The groom and his Dad didn’t look so bad either!

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Finally, it was their turn.

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The ceremony at City Hall is about 2 minutes long. Just long enough to make it official with a bit of sentiment and about 10 seconds to tear up in happiness for the lovely couple.

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Bonus: They were married by the same officiant as Nick and I!

It’s official, the Vastanos (or Vastanleys, as I like to call them) are finally married!

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After the ceremony, our group walked around the neighbourhood to take some photos. Only in New York, will you get some wedding photo gems like this.

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But also, this.

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Kate is still Kate, even on her wedding day.

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Lots of walking was done.

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When we snapped enough photos, they decided it was time for one last surprise.

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Bryan and Kate gave his parents a card with a sonogram in it.

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They both agreed, it was one of the best days of their lives.

Congratulations, Kate and Bryan!

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Wedding Photos

October 11, 2010 § 7 Comments

Hey! We finally got our professional wedding photos back!

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Christina + Nick Storch

Married Thurs. July 22, 2010 at City Hall in Manhattan

Lunch reception at the City Hall Restaurant | after party at Bowlmor Lanes and Carnival

Photos by Jesse Brown

See more photos and a play-by-play of the day here!

Who needs a wedding planner when you’ve got the internet?

May 27, 2010 § 1 Comment

Now that Nick and I have the official ‘go ahead’ from the American government to get married, I’ve been scouring alternative wedding blogs like The Unbride, Brooklyn Bride, The Knot, and Once Wed for last minute ideas. Here are some of my favorite things I’ve found through these sites.


This engagement shoot by Christine Chang is so funny and adorable. When the couple was asked what sort of things they like to do together, they just said “We don’t do much, all we do is eat and do laundry” and that’s how this original, but somehow still romantic shoot came to be. See more photos here.


I LOVE this. I want to steal it and put mine & Nick’s story on it, even though it would probably be a hell of a lot longer, with many more arrows.


This pretty bride threw a yellow cardigan on top of her Oscar De La Renta wedding dress! This makes me want to go out and buy a bright sweater to have for my little Betsey Johnson number incase it gets chilly that day. See more photos from this Virginia farm wedding here.

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