“When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most.” – Unknown
You probably remember this couple from their viral Bryant Park proposal a few years ago. A few weeks after the proposal, Mike and Elizabeth contacted us and asked us if we’d like to photograph and film their wedding. Without a second thought, we agreed and were ecstatic to be apart of it!
Elizabeth got dressed at her childhood home where her and her bridesmaids sipped coffee and champagne, got their hair and makeup done, and anticipated the rest of the day. Mike got dressed in the home he, Elizabeth and Michael Jr bought together. Unfortunately MJ wasn’t able to part of the wedding but Mike and Elizabeth took every opportunity to include him in wherever possible. Elizabeth gave Mike a beautiful card that included a picture of Mike’s deceased mother and MJ, and told him to keep the two pictures on him throughout the day. It took all of Mike’s might to not break down and cry! Mike put together a storybook of pictures and words told through the eyes of MJ and gave it as a gift to Elizabeth. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Next it was off to the Harbor Links Golf Club where Mike and Elizabeth had a “first touch.” What’s a first touch? It’s where the bride and groom can’t see each other but can physically touch each other’s hands and speak to each other. It’s a great moment b/c although they can’t see the other person, excitement and energy is in the air.
Their ceremony at Harbor Links Golf Club was outside over looking the golf course. The day started out rainy but a few hours before the ceremony, the rain stopped and the sun peaked behind the clouds. It was breathtaking! After being announced Husband and Wife, we snapped a few portraits with the remaining sun before heading inside for the reception.
Mike and Elizabeth hired a cigar bar and we jumped at the opportunity to photograph not only the boys enjoying the cigars, but the girls too! Mike and Elizabeth are two incredible people and we wish them (and MJ) a lifetime of happiness!