Alysha, 24 and Giovanni, 25 got married in the Wisteria Pergola in the Conservatory Gardens of Central Park this September. Alysha is from New Jersey and Giovanni is from Italy. They met in Red Bank, New Jersey three years ago. They were both out at a bar, and they met through mutual friends. “Giovanni had just moved to the US at that time, and his English wasn’t great,” Alysha told me. “We did our best to communicate, but Google Translate was a big part of our relationship at first!” she said.
I met with Alea & Jeremy at a coffee shop in Hoboken before their big day to go over details and make sure everything was ready. As we went over their timeline, they laughed and had a sense of calm and sweetness with one another that was admirable.
They went to the same elementary, middle, and high school together all their lives, yet never met until they went to college. Their intimate wedding took place at The Roxy Hotel in Tribeca, NYC. The moment you step in you are transported back to the roaring 1920's with its cool jazz music heard all throughout the hotel, old-fashioned movie theater, and beautifully and dramatically decorated interior.
Their day was full of love and excitement as they began with their first look, moments before the ceremony. It was a day to remember full of laughter, joyful tears and love with family and friends gathered around celebrating Alea and Jeremy.
Alea and Jeremy were an absolute joy to photograph and it was an honor to be part of their special day. I felt like I was part of the family, celebrating on the dance floor. Their wedding is one I will cherish forever.