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Stephanie and Bill planned a stylish & intimate wedding at Battello. This harbor view Italian restaurant with view of the Manhattan won the hearts of Stephanie and Bill, whom are also passionate yacht lover/owner. Stephanie and Bill chose “sail, sea and yacht” theme for their intimate summer wedding starting with their anchor monogram stationaries, labels with anchor, programs and Bill even wore a navy socks with anchor patterns! We wish only the best for Stephanie and Bill’s future sails as they become each other’s captain and first-mate.

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Primary Photography: MJ

Secondary Photography: Miles

Venue: Battello

Ceremony/Officiant: Scott Farris

Hair: City Gal Beauty NYC – Rakell Genovese

Make-up: Define Beauty – April Caruso Polkowski

Dress: Oleg Cassini

Groom’s attire: Joseph Abboud

Floral/Décor: Buds Florist

Entertainment: Ralph Monte

Stationery: Dh Fitzgerald Paper

Favors: Pier 1

Cinematography: NST pictures

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What kind of wedding photographer takes a vacation in the middle of their season? This kind, apparently. For what it’s worth, I’m blogging offline at 34,000 ft, resigned in my laughable inability to find a usable wifi signal while zooming across the globe at 570 mph. Despite all my prayers to the internet gods – there was absolutely no winning this one. I mean seriously, #firstworldproblems

According to our pilots, we have approximately 13 hours and 45 minutes to figure out how to slip an Ambien to those two unruly kids in Row 74. My kids, currently in Row 73, aren’t exactly angels either.

74D: Are we there yet?

74C: Why are we going so fast? Are we going upside down? Waaaahhhh!

73B: Mommy, where’s my iPad?

73A: Ahhhh, we’re all going to die! (makes explosion noises)

It’s been almost a decade since we last set foot in Seoul and Hong Kong, but not for lack of trying. Kids and work had overtaken our lives these past few years, and had it not been for the passing of my grandmother at a ripe old age of 100, it would’ve been another 10 years before our next visit. My wife finally convinced me that we’d saved up enough vacation days to, at the very least, pay respects to the matriarch of the Lau family. There were two things I realized that day: (1) we were packing up the kids and heading to Asia and (2) Asian mothers are really good at meting out guilt trips (and Karis is no exception).

I never knew my grandmother well, aside from the handful of times she stayed at our home while we were growing up; she would stay in the guest room on most days, rambling to herself in her village dialect (which was 90% unintelligible to everyone in the house, with the exception of my father). I don’t have many memories of her, except for the one time she told me that baby bananas were grown from a King’s butt, and the one time she stole a few buns into her purse from her 93rd birthday dinner. “Grandma, these buns are yours. You don’t need to steal them!”

My grandmother passed away in 2015, and I remember getting the call from my father while I was on the road. It just happened to be one of those weeks; 6 weddings in four states, all while trying to keep it together for everyone else’s sanity.  “Just make it there, whenever you can.” my father said. “We know you’re busy. Your business comes first.”

Fast forward to a year later, the entire Lau Clan is on a plane, en route to a semi-vacation that is neither entirely for business nor pleasure. Our access to internet will probably be spotty, and our response time may possibly be delayed; but rest assured, we are all still very much working, and will respond to everyone’s emails/inquiries as quickly as possible! We will be returning state-side by end of July.

Thanks everyone – and see you guys when we get back!

Beautiful bride Laurie and our groom Angelo’s wedding celebration at Il Villaggio started with of course bride and her bridesmaids putting on their make-up and doing their hair pretty for the wedding, while Angelo and his groomsmen patiently waited for Laurie. After their cute first look at Il Villaggio, we took some romantic bridal portrait with Laurie and Angelo before the wedding ceremony. Laurie and Angelo continued their wedding celebration at Il Villaggio till the moon and stars were above them.

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Primary Photography: MJ

Second Photography: Steve

Venue: Il villaggio 

Officiant : Patrick Lopez

Hair : Jamal Tadros 

makeup : Nicole Kasack

Dress : Demetrios from Something Special Bridal 

Shoes : Manolo Blahnik 

Groom : Biltmore Tuxedo , Lanvin sneakers 

Jewlery : Labelle Jewlers

Floral : dahlia flowers 

DJ : AMG entertainment 

Stationary : set the date

Cinematography : studio 94