Trendy NYC Rooftop Inspired Wedding : Emily + Vance

November 26, 2014

The first time Emily and I spoke on the phone, I swooned over the thought of photographing her wedding. The stories she shared with me (like the way Vance proposed to her in the middle of a game of laser tag,) and the way she spoke of their love – they sounded magical. It was immediately clear – they were an off-the-charts fun couple who wanted to celebrate their love in a way that would be unique to everyone except them.

The morning of the wedding, the weather was a little moody. Patches of dark clouds and patches of rain mixed with bright moments of the beating sun. But just moments before I was due to meet Vance and Emily for the first time, the dark clouds seemed to disappear. We loaded onto the trolley and headed to an amphitheater beside the river. As guests picked their seats, they found a penny in each spot.

Emily and Vance shared vows that had everyone swooning. You could hear happy crying from every direction along with the occasional squeak of someone who was trying to hold back tears. Everyone watching laughed, cried, laughed, and then probably cried a bit more. Just before “I do,” they invited family and friends to join them in front of the river where they, all at once, threw their pennies into the water for good luck.

As for the reception – it was something for the record books, a sort of life altering event. The sun set perfectly as Emily and Vance danced at on a rooftop under strobes and stage lights, circling mini-pools and inflatable sharks, surrounded by the family and friends they hold most dear. There was so much love present that night, you could feel it thick in the air. It was obvious everyone there had been excitedly waiting for this day to arrive for some time.

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A little preview video from my favorite, Pictory Productions:

Venue: Rock Top Lounge at Chestnut Boutique Hotel
Planner: Kaitlin Walker
Florist: Blooms florist
Cake: Shiela Gorgonio (Brides Aunt)
Caterer: The Rock Top
Dress: Saja NYC
Bridesmaids: J Crew and Nordstrom
Tux: Asos and Zara
Groomsmen: Top Man and Macys
DJ/Band: WESLEY BRITE AND THE HIGHLITES
Video: Pictory Productions
Wedding photographer: Veronica Varos

Emily and Vance’s trendy NYC rooftop inspired wedding has been featured on Southern Weddings and the TODAY Show blog – Read more about the wedding day at SouthernWeddings.com and TODAY.com

Luke Hayden 23:03 November 26, 2014 Reply
Amazing stuff! This is some rooftop goodness.
Jessica Schilling 15:19 November 27, 2014 Reply
Wow, I love this wedding! The venues, their style, all the color, and how fun the whole day looks. Amazing!
Albert Palmer 16:20 November 27, 2014 Reply
Great style - I am pretty jealous I didn't get to photograph this one - you did an amazing job - you should be proud!
Alyssa 07:28 November 28, 2014 Reply
I just love this wedding. Their style and the variety here. Beautiful work! The portraits of them are so lovely.
Rachael 11:07 November 28, 2014 Reply
Absolutely stunning. Such fantastic work!
Mercedes 04:16 November 29, 2014 Reply
Such a gorgeous wedding! You guys get the best weddings in Pittsburgh :)
Steven Markow 17:42 November 30, 2014 Reply
Great blog post! Fantastic storytelling.
Aaron 20:09 November 30, 2014 Reply
WOW - Basically what everybody else is saying... You documented so damn good! Beautifully shot, and beautifully processed. Really amazing work.
Gavin Farrington 09:08 December 1, 2014 Reply
What a great looking couple. Congratulations Emily and Vance!!
bryan 22:04 December 3, 2014 Reply
Really lovely wedding, and you did a great job capturing it! So much emotion captured in these images. Great work!