Megumi and Joomin were married on a beautiful day in Brooklyn. Preparations began at an apartment in Williamsburg.

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After a very sweet first look, we headed to Dumbo for some photos. Joomin proposed to Megumi at this spot on the pier and it was very meaningful for them to go back to the place where she said “yes!”

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These two photos at Jane’s Carousel perfectly illustrate Megumi and Joomin. They are sweet and emotional, but also silly and tons of fun!

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The ceremony was held outside in the garden at MyMoon.

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Joomin is a trained singer and is currently starring in the Off-Broadway show, “KPOP.” His voice is beautiful! He sang “You and I” by Michael Buble to Megumi just before they shared their vows.

Megumi shares, “My favorite moment was when Joomin sang for me during the ceremony. He kept his eyes on me, and sang to me as his voice was shaking to hold down his tears. I will never forget his face, his voice, and his emotion. At that moment, it really hit me that we are getting married and that we are in front of friends and families, who are witnessing our love.”

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Megumi says, “Even though we come from two separate traditions, Japanese and Korean, we decided to celebrate our marriage “our way.” We didn’t follow any books to plan our wedding, we just put all the things we wanted to do together, and asked the people we love to be part of it. But Joomin’s mom did wear a traditional Korean outfit for the wedding and she was stunning!”

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The look of the venue was very important to the couple. Megumi shares, “We were looking for a venue with exposed bricks since our apartment has exposed bricks and we are totally in love with it. When we went for a tour, we instantly fell in love with it. So cute, perfect for the number of guests we were planning on inviting, and we loved that the venue included delicious food and great drinks. We also loved that we could project our names and the date of the wedding on the outside wall too!”

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When you have amazing friends who are brilliant Broadway performers, why not have a cabaret hour at your reception? Friends sang love songs to the newlyweds and, of course, the stars of “KPOP” had to sing a song to Megumi! KPOP sang “사랑의 노래” which means “Song of Love” (music and lyrics by Max Vernon and Helen Park).

“사랑의 노래 난 언제나 너만,
바라볼꺼라 약속 할꺼야 소중한 이 자리에.
수줍은 그대 미소 바라볼때마다 난 행복해.
언제까지나 오 영원토록 You are my biggest star.”

This translates to: “Song of love I promise you that I only love you in this special moment. My shy girl, your smile always makes me happy. Forever and ever you are my biggest star.”

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Many emotional speeches were delivered during dinner. Megumi shares, “Since we are from multilingual backgrounds, we made sure that everyone in the room could understand the speeches. We had our friends translate the speeches to English, Korean, and Japanese so everyone could feel included. Joomin’s dad’s speech was all in Korean, but with the translation everyone was able to understand and get emotional with us!”

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I don’t often get to see a good cake smash. This one was awesome! Megumi really went for it!

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Congratulations Megumi and Joomin!

You can also see their engagement photos here.

Special thanks to the team:
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt
Venue: MyMoon
Officiant: Linda Jacobson
Cake: Kuramata Cakes, Hiroyo Kuramata
DJ/Band: Franklin Ayara
Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase
Rings: Jangmi
Bride’s Dress Designer /Shop: Rana’s Bridal

Julia and Steve celebrated an elegant, intimate wedding at Del Posto in New York City. Before the ceremony they shared a first look up on the High Line.

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Julia and Steve are having a very exciting year! Not only are they getting married, but they will be welcoming a baby this winter!

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A Jewish ceremony under a Chuppah with their immediate family took place just before going downstairs to the wine cellar to exchange vows in front of their friends and family.

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After a toast and a celebratory dance, Julia made her way down the aisle.

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After the ceremony we went to a nearby park for some portraits.

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The reception was held in in the dining room. The guests enjoyed a three-course Italian dinner.

Julia shares, “We felt the venue was intimate, sophisticated and elegant- exactly what we envisioned for our wedding day!”

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Congratulations Julia and Steve!

Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Del Posto
Florist: Blossom Heath florist
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography

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Christina and Kenny were married at the Vista Sky Lounge in Long Island City. We also spent part of the day at Gantry Plaza State Park with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Christina shares, “Ever since we were dating, Kenny and I would always go to New York City to celebrate any kind of special occasion. Over the years our love for the city has grown and, since we got engaged in Times Square and took our engagement pictures in Times Square and on the Brooklyn Bridge, we knew we wanted to incorporate New York City into our wedding. So it was a no brainer to choose Vista Sky Lounge for our venue and Gantry Plaza State Park for our reveal because both have amazing views of New York City.”

“My favorite part of the day was when I saw Kenny for the first time at Gantry Park; it was the moment I have waited for my entire life and having the New York City skyline behind him was just the icing on the cake.”

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The ceremony took place on the rooftop of the Vista Sky Lounge.

I love the way Kenny is looking at Christina as she walks down the aisle.

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The ballroom was filled with red roses and some very special New York City touches. Apple cookies sat at each place setting with the name of each guest, and the guestbook was made of postcards guests could fill out and drop in a suitcase for the couple.

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A new wedding trend is having an artist paint live during your ceremony and reception. Katherine Gressel captured a beautiful moment during the ceremony and guests loved watching the painting come to life throughout the evening as she brought paintbrush to canvas.

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In true New York City fashion, bagels were included as favors! The guests were invited to take two bagels from the traditional bagel cart and fasten their bags with adorable bride and groom kissing clothespins.

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Congratulations Christina and Kenny!

You can also see their engagement photos here.

Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Vista Sky Lounge
Officiant: Keith Gugliuzza from NY Marriages Huntington
Cake: Astoria Bakery
Band: Silver Arrows Band
Flowers: Flowers by Burton
Wedding Painting: Event Painting by Katherine
Invitation: Serendipity Beyond Design
Makeup: Carmen Noel
Bride’s Dress: Allure Couture
Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz

Megumi and Joomin are so sweet, full of smiles and so in love. We met for a sunrise session in Central Park at the Bethesda Terrace.

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Megumi shares, “Joomin was born and raised in South Korea, he came to the US in 2013 as an exchange student to study vocal techniques. Joomin had a great career as a theater dancer in South Korea and has performed on world tours. He moved to New York City after graduating from college in Wisconsin two years ago. Joomin has been on multiple shows in New York. He is currently starring as a Kpop boy band star, TIMMY X, in an Off-Broadway show, Kpop.

I was born in Japan and grew up in Minnesota. I enjoy dancing, just like Joomin, but I am more of an “at home dancer.” I moved to New York City with Joomin after graduating from college. I had never imagined myself living and working in New York, but it has been nothing but an enjoyable and confident-boosting experience.”

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Megumi continues, “Joomin and I met at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. I was a junior back then and Joomin was an exchange student who just arrived from South Korea. Joomin and I officially met each other on his birthday after begin invited to celebrate from a mutual friend. Joomin says that it was love at first sight :)”

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Joomin proposed on May 12, 2016 at Pier 1 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. He pulled off a flash-mob with the help of some friends set to the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. It was amazing! Check out the youtube video here.

They will be getting married next week at MyMoon in Brooklyn!

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Leslie and Raj were married at the Manhattan Penthouse on a lovely summer day. Preparations began at the W Hotel in Union Square.

Raj waited anxious and excited to see Leslie for their first look.

We made our way to Gramercy Park for some portraits.

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The ceremony took place at the Manhattan Penthouse with beautiful panoramic views of the city. Leslie shares, “Our vision for the look of our wedding was colorful flowers paired with black, gray, and gold for everything else. We wanted it to feel festive, yet sophisticated.”

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Gorgeous rose garlands were exchanged during the wedding ceremony as a reference to Hindu wedding traditions.

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Walking down the aisle and dancing the night away were some favorite moments from the day.

Leslie shares,  “My favorite moment was when Raj walked down the aisle to enter our ceremony. The crowd cheered and applauded like he was a rock star! I was around the corner waiting for my turn to enter so I couldn’t see any of this, but I could feel the love and enthusiasm in the room. I think that is the moment that we both let go of any nerves and got really excited for the rest of the evening.”

Raj shares, “My favorite memories of the night are the moments I took to look around and enjoy being on the dance floor with my wife, surrounded by everyone we love.”

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This dulce de leche Momofuku Milkbar cake was incredible! It look stunning sitting in front of the backdrop of the city as the lights of the Freedom Tower and lower manhattan began to turn on.

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Congratulations Leslie and Raj!

Check out their Long Island City engagement session here.


Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Manhattan Penthouse
Coordinator: Dominique Bell Events
Officiant: Peter Boruchowitz
Caterer: Green Mansions Catering through the Manhattan Penthouse
Cake: Milk Bar
Florist: Stylish Events
Invitations: Minted
Hair & Makeup: Truly Happy Beauty
Bride’s Dress Designer /Shop: Madison James/Kleinfeld
Jewelry: headband from Kleinfeld, jewelry from Macys
Bridesmaid Dresses Designer/Shop: David’s Bridal
Groom’s/Groomsmen Suit Designer/Shop: Robbie & Co Men’s Shop
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography

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