“From start to finish, the day of our wedding exceeded all our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with how all the details turned out and the amazing vendors that helped to make everything possible. My favorite memory from the day was getting to see Max for the first time. I will never forget the feeling I had walking up to him. I was just as nervous then as I was on our first date! We had our first look outside on 5th Avenue and even though there were tons of strangers watching, it felt like we were the only two on the sidewalk. Felix made Max and I feel so comfortable and natural. We were able to focus on each other and truly enjoy the most amazing day surrounded by everyone we love in our favorite city in the world.” – Marisa & Max
Photographer: Felix Feygin | Venue: The Pierre Hotel | Wedding Planner: Cassandre Snyder Events | Bridal Gown: Lazaro at Kleinfelds | Groom’s Tux: Paul Stuart | Makeup: Ashlee Glazer | Floral Design: Tantawan Bloom | Cake: Ron Ben Israel | Music: Hank Lane
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity was established by Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, shortly after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation’s mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to advance the cause of human rights by creating forums for the discussion and resolution of urgent ethical issues. On Wednesday night, I had the honor of photographing this most meaningful awards ceremony. The award was given to the one and only Oprah Winfrey with performances by Kelly Clarkson. And if that wasn’t enough, Julia Roberts, Ronald Lauder, Elisha Wiesel, Ralph Lauren & Katie Couric all joined in the celebration.
As a grandchild of a survivor, events like this bring to light the good that can be done in the world. Elie Wiesel not only was a champion for Holocaust remembrance and education but for all injustice and humanitarian causes. I had the honor of getting to know Professor Wiesel and his family through the years. I’ve photographed him numerous times and have spent hours talking with him in private. After his passing, a light seemed to be extinguished. The current state of the country and at the world seems a bit darker these days. This evening reignited my belief that there is hope and there is more love and light in this world than it may seem.
Elie Wiesel was fiercely adamant against neutrality, and the stance led me, a person who is generally conflict-averse, to understand that we cannot afford to not speak up, to not testify when we notice actions occurring that perpetuate darkness and not light. Thank you, Dr. Wiesel, for your call to testify and bear witness as you have inspired countless others to follow suit.
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“Our wedding day at Beach Point was even more perfect than we ever could have imagined.
I ended up having 3 “first looks”- One was planned with my Dad. He surprised me early on during the wedding planning when he told me he didn’t want to hear about the dress or see it until the day of the wedding. Being able to see his excitement and happiness when he turned around is a memory I will forever have. I think because I also grew up going to Beach Point with my dad and the rest of my family, it was even more special to have a first look there with him. Then there was my first look with Adam; something too hard to describe in words! By the time our first look came, I was so ready to see him and just enjoy our special day together. My third first look ended up being spontaneous, and that’s when I first saw my grandparents. We are especially close and my grandfather will tell anyone he knows that I am still a 3-year-old in his mind and, yet, I am his last grandchild to get married. As soon as we saw each other, we both just started crying and it was truly special.
Another favorite moment for us is when we were able to see many of our friends and family dancing on the dance floor. Music is really important to us, especially Adam, so he looked for a band made up of very talented musicians. We not only loved their song choice, but the talent and energy they brought to every song as well. We were so happy to spend most of the night dancing, surrounded by those we love the most. We can’t wait to see our photos, as we saw our incredible photographers going out of their way to capture every moment of the dance party.
Last, Adam and I were so happy that we ended up having a gorgeous summer-like day for our wedding. At one point during the day, Juan turned to us and said that if it were a beautiful sunset, he would want to take us down by the water to take some photos after the ceremony. While this wasn’t in the original plan, Adam and I agreed, knowing the picture would be totally worth it. We loved how creative & thoughtful our photographers were the whole day; using the spaces around Beach Point as backdrops for beautiful moments that we’ll always treasure.” – Laura & Adam
Photographer: Juan Cespedes, Holly Haffner | Floral Design: Mamaroneck House of Flowers | Bridal Gown: Paloma Bianca @ The Plumed Serpent | Tux: Hugo Boss | Music: Kinky Spigot & the Welder | Hair: Salon Posh
“Their words will resonate and hopefully will empower us to do good in our own small way. To chip away at injustice and intolerance and replace it with acceptance and understanding..” – Brian Marcus
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Kira & Mark tell us all about the magic of their wedding day…
“We are still in awe of how magical our wedding day was. It was everything we had dreamed of and more. The amount of love and incredible energy that we felt the entire day was unlike anything we have experienced before. We woke up on Saturday morning to a torrential downpour, but then the skies cleared and made for the most spectacular weather and backdrop that we could have asked for.
Standing under the Chuppah with both families as we exchanged our vows, surrounded by family and friends and the NYC skyline in the back – it was a moment we will never forget. Every detail we had envisioned came to life, and it truly was the best night of our lives. We danced the night away until we could barely stand, and wouldn’t have had it any other way. Brian and his team were truly incredible and somehow didn’t miss a single moment. We had so much fun with the whole Fred Marcus team and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. The photos and videos are memories that we will have forever and we are so thankful to the whole team for making our vision come to life.”
Photographer: Brian Marcus, Anton Martynov, Leslie Farinacci | Floral Design: Atlas | Wedding Planner: Dominique Belle Events | Bridal Gown: Pnina Tornai at Kleinfelds | Tux: Lanvin | Music: Bobby Attiko – Hank Lane | Hair: Joseph Maine | Makeup: Christiane Gendrey
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