Zulema the bride is from Puerto Rico and Nick the groom is from The United Kingdom. They met at Sean Kelly Art Gallery in New York City while Nick was visiting from the UK. Nick noticed Zulema starring at a painting and he walked up behind her and said “Don’t be deceived, Some things aren’t what they seem at first glance.” He was talking specifically about the fact that you could see an artists name appear on the painting if you stepped back far enough to look at the big picture.
Their wedding day started out at the prestigious Trump Soho Hotel in New York City along with their bridal party getting ready with them. Zulema introduces us to her custom iphone app developed specifically for her wedding. It allows her guests follow the updates of their wedding throughout the day. The very rare Tea & Sympathy Black London Taxi Cab was awaiting Zulema as she came downstairs from the hotel and headed to an alleyway in Tribeca for the first look.
The sunset ceremony on the top of Tribeca Rooftop gave the guests a beautiful panoramic view of the Manhattan as they waited for the girl in the white dress to walk the aisle. Zulema and Nick wrote their very own personal vows which you can hear part of in this vignette of their wedding.
Zulema and Nick took great care in planning every detail of this wonderful event along side their favorite wedding planner Tamra and associates from Ever Swoon. They chose award winning photographer Anthony Vazquez to make sure their stills were nothing less than perfect and entertainment provided by Hank Lane’s Michael Hart Band.
FEATURED VENDORS :
Photography : Anthony Vazquez Photography
Wedding Planner : Tamra Sanford from Ever Swoon
Event Designer : Zulema Arroyo from Zueats Events
Entertainment : Michael Hart Band from Hank Lane Orchestras
Hotel : Trump SOHO
Ceremony and Reception Venue : Tribeca Rooftop
Floral Design : G Designs
Makeup Artist : Oscar Naranjo
Hair Stylist : Maysoon from FaceTime Beauty Concierge
Groom Tuxedo : Custom Tom Ford Skyfall Movie – James Bond Midnight Blue Tuxedo
Bride Dress : Custom Order Monique Luihiller
Bride Shoes : Custom Order Christian Louboutin
Groom’s Ring : Cartier
Groom Shoes : Prada
Wardrobe Stylist : Pat from Filis Forman
Custom Dance Floor : Hi-Tech Events
Lounge Furniture : NY Lounge Decor and High Style Rentals
London Black Cab : Tea and Sympathy
Limousines : Silver Star
Custom Wedding App : Wedding Party App
Violinist : Maria Semes from Julliard School of Music New York
Jazz Trio : Chase Baird Jazz Trio from Julliard School of Music New York
Aisle Runner and “Here Comes the Bride” Banner: Original Runner Company
Ceremony Chair Signs & Petal Cones : Yin Vivo Weddings
Special Musical Performance from Puerto Rico by Pepe Aviles
Are digital invitations the future? Hayden’s Bar Mitzvah invitation was a digital video that was sent to his guests via flash drives and social media links. At the time of it’s release back in February of 2012, the video started to show signs of going viral so we all agreed to pull it from public view till after the party. Now over a year later, we introduce to you Hayden’s Bar Mitzvah Digital Invitation concept to the world. Enjoy!
I remember getting a call from Whitney about a year before her wedding. Within the first few minutes I realized she was planning this wedding from 3000 miles away on the west coast of California. Now anyone that knows oheka knows that one of the coolest parts of the day is the ceremony setup right outside the back of the castle but I was especially intrigued after hearing Whitney was changing the rules and moving the ceremony a football field away on the other side of the garden, which we’ve never filmed before.
The morning in the bridal suite was business as usual as the girls were doing their thing. Russ, the groom, was no where to be found when we arrived. Now anyone that knows us, knows that we love drama. What I mean by that is we love when things don’t go as planned because it always makes things more interesting. That is the key to a good story. When weddings are predictable, they become boring and this wedding was not predictable at all. We eventually connected with the groomsmen who were quickly getting ready to usher their groom to his first glance of his bride.
A very comical moment their film was the dad’s cardboard cutout which the bride bought for him after a joke he made around fathers day (explained in video). I big shout out to good friend and award winning photographer Susan Stripling for introducing us to Whitney and Russ for consideration of filming their wedding. We hope you enjoy the first 15 minutes of the wedding story.