Kathrine and Juan love NYC! Last year they had a beautiful wedding in California, where they are both from, but part of them wonders what their wedding would have been like if they had celebrated in Manhattan. Kathrine and Juan celebrated their one year anniversary with a photo session in their neighborhood on the Lower East Side and a special dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea.
Juan shares, “The best part of our first year of marriage has been watching each other really mature in our careers and as a couple, the way you hear older couples talk about doing. My favorite part about this year was our honeymoon trip to Tulum, Mexico. It had been 10+ years since I had been to Mexico and never to its Riviera. Kathrine had never been to Mexico and had always wanted to know more about the Mexico she saw in movies. I was really hoping she wouldn’t be disappointed. The trip ended up being among the best things we have ever done together.”
During the photos session we walked around to a sweet little candy shop and one of the couple’s favorite restaurants, Cafe Petisco.
Kathrine shares, “We’ve been living in NYC for a few years now, but we are both from Orange County, California. It took us a while to decide whether to have the wedding in NYC or Southern California. In the end, we chose Southern California to make it easier for most of our family and friends to be there. It was definitely a lot more challenging than I anticipated to plan a wedding across the country, but we had such a great time celebrating with everyone that it was all worth it!
I love our wedding day, but a small part of me daydreams sometimes about what it would have been like if we had our wedding in NYC. I love this city and love sharing it with Juan – and friends and family who visit us. So I figured it would be fun to mark one year of marriage with some professional photos of us in our favorite neighborhood in this city. After we wrapped our photo shoot, we continued the anniversary celebration with dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea in the West Village.”
Happy anniversary Kathrine and Juan!