Thomas and Lina had such a beautiful day for an intimate, backyard wedding. The bride and groom planned the small wedding for only their closest family and friends from afar, with the help of Thomas' family. The gorgeous event was held in the backyard of Thomas' parents home in Lake View, NY. Thomas' sister, Erin acted as their wedding coordinator, organizing many of the details.
Erin's friend, Erika Morgan, actually made the amazing wedding cake and the floral adorned sugar cookies. I overhead the kids discussing how it was the best cake they had ever eaten! I agree, it was pretty unbelievable! Even in the afternoon heat, I think everyone had wedding cake. The bride's vibrant bouquet, the boutineer and coordinating cake topper were all created by Woyshners Flower Shop, in the Hotel Lafayette. The bride and groom's matching wedding bands were local selections from Reeds Jewelers. I still can't get over how tiny Lina's band is. It wouldn't fit on my pinky! She has the most petite fingers (or I have manhands). Lina was a stunning bride in her simple and elegant ivory gown. Her hair and makeup was done by Euphoria Salon and I love the baby's breath accents in her chic updo.
The flower girls and ring bearer were all nieces and nephews of the couple, and they are all so, so cute!!! After the wedding guests lunched on bbq ribs and wedding cake, the bride and groom playfully danced to Lina's playlist and laughed while Thomas tried to sing to her in Spanish. It was truly an honor to photograph this special day and to watch this lovely celebration as two cultures were joined together through the love of this couple!