The sun seemed to simply sparkle off the buildings, making it the perfect day for Larissa and Mike’s NYC wedding. After meeting at a basketball game while they were both living in Japan, Larissa and Mike officially began their relationship stateside 10 years later. Throughout the many years apart, this sweet couple spoke on the phone, wrote letters, and sent packages to one another. When the timing was just right, Mike proposed to Larissa on Catalina Island in California.
When the wedding day finally arrived, Larissa was glowing. After so many years, she couldn’t wait to marry the man she had grown to love so much! Larissa got ready with her girls in an incredible suite at the Eventi Hotel. She and Mike shared their first look in Central Park with the gorgeous trees and buildings on 60th street as their backdrop. Mike’s reaction reflected his feelings of true delight when seeing he is beautiful bride for the first time. These two love birds tied the knot on an incredible outdoor terrace at the Eventi Hotel before dancing the night away with family and friends!
Larissa and Mike, as your one year anniversary approaches, I wanted to take a moment and relive some of the incredible memories from your Eventi Hotel wedding. Check out some of my favorite captures from your day below.
I am in love with every piece of Larissa and Mike’s invitation. It was perfect for getting their guests from all over the world excited for their NYC wedding.
This suite in the Eventi Hotel really was an amazing space for the girls to get ready. The black and white photographs on the wall gave it unique, but classic feel.
Larissa…you are a STUNNING bride!
A big thanks to Mekina Saylor for helping me capture this fun NYC wedding! I love these photos you took of Mike getting ready.
After a great morning, Larissa, Mike, and the wedding party headed to Central Park for the first look!
Larissa and Mike’s adorable reactions at seeing each other for the first time made my heart melt!
Fun bridal party photos are my favorite! I love these of Larissa and her sister.
After a few pretty portraits in Central Park, Larissa and Mike headed back to the Eventi Hotel for their rooftop ceremony.
With the buildings of NYC surrounding them, Larissa and Mike exchanged their vows.
A traditional military wedding saber arch greeted the happily married couple!
Metrocard place cards welcomed guests into a romantically lit ball room for a night of dinner and dancing.
How cute is this NYC map card box?!
After a sweet first dance, Larissa and Mike laughed together through the fun toasts from their closest friends.
A traditional military sword cake cutting drew a prefect evening to a close. Congratulations again Larissa and Mike! I wish you all the happiness in the world in the many years to come.