It was such a blessing to be a part of Justine and Louis’ wedding at the beautiful Sand Castle. After having watched these two behind the camera and having had witnessed them tie the knot, we can tell how great of a couple they are together. Their family and friends are living testaments to how awesome of a couple they are…down to earth, beautiful loving people who balance one another and make each other better.
Justine and Louis, we feel so honored to have met you two and to have witnessed the most special day of both your lives. We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together.
GT + Caritza
And last but never least here is a picture of us in there photo booth!
Hair: Angela’s Hair Design | Makeup: Lola Loves Makeup | Dress: Allure Couture | Priest: Father Joe | Flowers: Flowers by Burton | Photographer: Benchwerk | Venue: Sandcastle Caterers | Music: Dream DJ Entertainment | Photobooth: Facebooth
Four years ago today our lives forever changed. GT and I promised to love, honor and cherish one another until we breathed our last breath.
GT, in the years since we shared those words, you’ve proved to me day in and day out your commitment to us, our love, and our marriage, and for that I am eternally grateful. You ground me, you love me, and when my mind gets lost in itself, you help me to find the way out. I love you more than words could describe…more than I could have ever imagined when I shared my vows with you 4 years ago. I can’t wait to continue to grow old by your side, and to continue sharing this amazing life with you.
Michelle and Arnaldo‘s amazing Mexico wedding was featured on Borrowed and Bleu! We are so excited!! This wedding was SO beautiful and included so many gorgeous DIY details! We loved every second of it, and are excited to have it featured on such an awesome blog. Click here to see the full feature on Borrowed and Bleu!
Lucky for us, our phones are always around to help ensure we never miss a moment. Cheers to momofuku, time spent with friends and family, new shoes, road trips, our awesome dogs, and to the love of my life GT.
We’re over the moon excited about Joi + Randy’s wedding being featured on Modernly Wed!
Click here to see the full feature!
“Mano a Mano” is a 2 day workshop I attended a few weeks ago by the incredibly talented Jose Ortiz. Not only was this exciting because it is the first workshop I got to attend, but also because I had the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best cinematographers on the planet…and to make it more perfect, it was in SPANISH. You really can’t get better than that!
I was lucky enough to finally meet a cinematographer I truly have admired since my start in this industry, Antonio Domingo, who is from Spain. Antonio was named one of the top 25 cinematographers in the world, and I’ve been corresponding with him via email for years, so it was amazing to be able to meet and learn from him in person. I also got to meet and watch Jon Armendariz, Award-winning New York Cinematographer whose work we’ve followed for quite some time. His lighting techniques were mind blowing and we’ve already used some of these ideas in our practice.
These inspiring cinematographers taught us tons of invaluable tips, and techniques that I am so excited to implement in future weddings and into our business. It was such a great experience and it opened my eyes to new and exciting possibilities.
Here is a SDE that Jose Ortiz, Antonio Dominguez and Jon Armendariz worked on together at a Florida wedding. One word: AMAZING!
Here’s Jose Ortiz in action…his passion is palpable.
Jon Armendariz teaching us about lighting.
Learning from Antonio Domingo was awesome!
On day 2 we headed out to Central Park for some hands on film lessons from Jose Ortiz.
Later on, we went to Unique Photo in NJ to learn editing tips.
Here’s a pic of the entire group after day 2. I’m excited to put all I learned to good use.
And with this we finally get to cross another goal off of Our 101 in 1001. #6. Go to a cinematography workshop.
There’s just something about Melissa and Matt that makes them stand out in a crowd. They have this amazing chemistry that is evident to all those around them when they are together. Not only that, but they are two sweet, humble, and beautiful people inside and out. We were so lucky to be part of their day and catch tiny morsels of their love on camera.
Melissa and Matt, your day was nothing short of perfection and a true representation of your love. Thank you for inviting us to document the first day of your marriage. We hope it marks the beginning of even more amazingness in your lives. We wish you nothing but the best and we have no doubt the future is bright for the two of you!
GT + Caritza
Hair: Angela’s Hair Design | Makeup: About Face Artistry | Dress: Maggie Sottero | Coordinator: Cynthia Ross Affairs | Flowers: Flowers by Brian | Photographer: Lighthouse Photography | Venue: Bridgeview Yacht Club | Music: Gus St. Angelo and Arcadia | Cigar Rollers: Little Cigar Factory
A few weeks ago GT and I went on a little road trip to Washington, DC with our dogs Lily and Tokyo. Not only was it our first road trip, but it was also our first time in DC and it was such a blast! There was a lot of singing in the car, a few Georgetown cupcakes, and a ton of sightseeing. There were times I thought my legs would fall off from all the walking, but the beauty of the city was enough to make it all worth it.
We stayed in Dupont circle at the Topaz hotel which we specifically chose it because it’s dog friendly and close to all of the monuments and restaurants. It was the perfect place to stay, and we’re excited to travel with the pups again at other Kimpton hotels.
Love Love Love this picture of me and the dogs…how cute do Lily and Tokyo look?!?!
Oh Hi Handsome! ;-)
Love at the White House
Love this picture GT took of the Washington Monument at night.
We were bummed that the cherry blossoms hadn’t completely bloomed. I can only imagine how breathtaking it must be to walk around Tidal Basin when they have blossomed…well at least we have another excuse to go back next year!
The Jefferson Memorial
I’m not sure our dogs have ever walked that much, but they were so excited to have us to themselves they didn’t complain once. They loved DC just as much as we did.
On our last day there, we took a stroll through Georgetown in search of cupcakes. It was all worth every step of the trek!
How gorgeous are the Georgetown row houses? LOVE IT!
They were so good we decided to bring a couple back home…you know for souvenirs :-)
Looks like our nephew Aiden approves!
This kills two birds with one stone on our 101 in 1001, #16. Go on a road trip with Caritza and our dogs Tokyo and Lily and #100. Visit Washington DC
Separately they opened the cards they had sent one another, and read each word carefully…soaking them all in as smiles adorned their faces. Reading each one of those words made the day feel even more real to them, and they couldn’t wait for the moment when they would get to see one another at opposite ends of the aisle. This was the day they had been waiting so very long for. The moment when the girl he loved would finally become his bride, and the moment when they guy that stole her heart would finally become her forever.
As they sat in church and listened to the words spoken by their priest, they held hands, shared sweet glances, and were simply in bliss. The excitement was palpable, and their love was contageious.
Angela and Justin, we are so happy that we were part of your day, and truly honored to have been chosen by you to document your story. We hope your incredible love only grows more and more with each passing day!
GT + Caritza
And of course, we crashed their photo booth for some fun! :)
Hair: Hair Trap Hair Salon | Makeup: Oksana Makeup Artistry | Dress: Casablanca | Shoes: Lady Dye | Flowers: Jay W Becker Florist | Photographer: Lighthouse Photography | Church: Mary’s Nativity Church | Venue: Floral Terrace | Music: Genesis Events | Photo Booth: The Modern Photobooth Inc.