Elise and Wayne

Elise and Wayne got married on March the 28th on a beautiful NYC day. All the way from Australia, this couple traveled far for love. Elise and Wayne met about three years ago; Elise traveled to Australia from China to attend university and build a better future. Elise spent the day telling me about her family history, and how special this day would be not only for her, but for the entire family. Although I don't speak Chinese, this family made sure I knew I was appreciated; the warmth was truly unreal. I could feel the gratitude this family had for being together and it made for an amazing day and plenty of family portraits. 

We met at the marriage bureau and from there on visited several parks and enjoyed the NYC architecture. The evening ended in Brooklyn where I got to document a beautiful, traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

This day was something really special and I'm so happy I got to be a part of it.