La première chose qui m’a frappée lorsque j’ai vu ce mariage sur le blog du photographe Lev Kuperman, c’est le sourire de cette magnifique mariée. Puis, ensuite, je suis tombée en amour avec… son bouquet de fleurs. Quelles couleurs superbes! Ce mariage a tous les ingrédients d’un mariage classique et intemporel et les photos de Lev lui font justice.
Un peu… Our story began in Israel during the summer of 2009. Lauren was leading a Birthright trip for Boston young professionals and Dave was one of the participants. We became fast friends during the trip and began dating shortly after we returned to Boston.
Beaucoup… Dave had the ring for some time before he proposed but he waited until vacation with Lauren’s family to pop the question so that she could be surrounded by loved ones. However, Dave didn’t know exactly how he was going to propose. After agonizing over finding the right moment, Dave decided to hide the ring in the hotel safe and drop to one knee behind Lauren as she reached in to pull out her camera and would notice the ring box. Unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan. Dave was in his underwear when Lauren went for the safe but he proceeded with his plan anyway. As she reached in, Dave scrambled behind and dropped to one knee… and Lauren reached right past the ring, not seeing it, and grabbed her camera. You can imagine her confusion when she turned around, seeing Dave in his underwear, on one knee, with a frantic look on his face. Ultimately, after some explaining, Lauren said yes.
Passionnément… We wanted our wedding day to truly represent us as a couple. It was important that it be warm, intimate, and fun. We got married at The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY — which made for a perfect setting for our rustic summer wedding. The love and support of close friends and family aside, our amazing vendors are really what made the event so special – our Rabbi customized a very unique ceremony that our guests still rave about and the band brought the house down with incredible talent and even accommodated Lauren’s close friend to sing during our first dance. The entire affair was book-ended by a rowdy rehearsal dinner complete with cigars on the balcony and a delicious brunch the day after for everyone to fill their bellies before saying their goodbyes. Nothing short of unforgettable.
A la folie… We went off the “beaten” honeymoon path and flew to Panama for two weeks. We rented a car and explored five different areas of the country. It was the perfect combination of rainforest exploration, white sand beach relaxation, and mountain valley adventures. The highlight of our trip was staying at La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm on Bastimentos Island. The owners fed us three amazing meals a day from food grown right on the island — it was heaven.
On est crazy… de tout! C’est simple au moins.
PS: Le témoignage de la mariée est en italique. Les mariés sont anglophones.
Crédits des professionnels
Lieu de réception et traiteur par The Roundhouse // Photos par Lev Kuperman Photography // Musique par MIXTAPE: a cover band for hipsters // Cérémonie célébrée par Jonathan Malamy // Papeterie par Albertine Press // Fleurs par Nicole Mora de Seed to Fruit // Robe de mariée par Lovely Bride // Chaussures de la mariée par Something Bleu de BHLDN // Habit du marié par Truck Club // Cravate par Ralph Lauren Black // Mouchoir du marié par Gitman Bros. // Chaussures du marié par To Boot // Coiffure par Whitney Connors.