Well hi again, everyone!
Let’s give it up for one amazing couple, who just so happen to be newlyweds. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Rosales!
I absolutely loved photographing Ace + Kristine’s wedding on Wednesday at The Hotel Empire, the Marriage Bureau, and The View Restaurant.
Ace and Kristine met through family friends. They first communicated online as they were separated by 8,593 miles. Ace was in NYC while Kristine was in the Philippines. They clicked on their first conversation because of their mutual love for mixed martial arts. Two months into messaging, they became a couple. Two months after, he flew to the Philippines to meet her family. Since then, she has been visiting NYC and travelled to various states to spend quality time with Ace.
They have been together for 2 years and 3 months at the time they tied the knot.
Kristine knew exactly what she wanted when it came to photography and I love the challenge of trying something new.
Their wedding day was flawless. Kristine wanted a sepia toned edit to their photos to go along with the style of her wedding attire, including a beautiful fascinator.
“The overall wedding experience was extremely special! We have decided to have a small civil ceremony with only the immediate family members of Ace and my family through FaceTime. It was a last minute decision that we made. Ace was in Cayman Islands 3 days before the wedding. And there was even a hurricane where he was coming from at the time he had to fly back to NYC, which was the night before the wedding. I am so grateful that he made it!” says Kristine.
“We had so much fun with the decision-making process in selecting the wedding preparations venue, the hotel where we had the wedding preparation, and most especially, booking Toni-Ann as our photographer!”
I wish Ace + Kristine many more years of love and happiness!!
Getting Ready: The Empire Hotel – Lincoln Center | Upper West Side
Ceremony: Office of The City Clerk
Reception: The View Restaurant & Lounge
Two-piece wedding dress with a pearl white starburst corset, and a long matching skirt found in the Philippines
Fascinator to complete the vintage look