Top of the Rock Engagement

Classy & chic, these cuties celebrated their engagement as the star of the show at Top of the Rock in Manhattan! We love the combo of black and white with color, and the ‘movie noir’ feel of their session!

from the photographer: “This stunning engagement shoot took place at Top of the Rock in NYC. The couple had such a fun time having their “main character” moment as all the staff and tourists at Top of the Rock showered them in compliments and well wishes! They came dressed so gorgeously. We shot a little bit of film too!” 

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?

In 2019, we met at a bar in Manhattan NY after I took a grad school class. There was a tap on my shoulder after I sat down on a bar stool & I realized the guy next to me was trying to hit on me. I saw & I semi smiled but tried to just pretend I was reading between classes and see if he let me be. There was another tap & then another- that persistence I would grow to love. My first impression was – man this guy cannot take a hint. But after he introduced himself and we chatted I realized how driven and motivated he was, it showed in him trying to talk to the cute girl next to him. He loved that I was reading in a bar and was curious about what I was reading. He jokes I sat next to him because he was the most handsome man in the bar but honestly – it was the only empty seat! His jokes, charisma, really wanting to get to know the girl who was reading, made me fall in love instantly! I’m so happy I sat next to the persistent guy I’ve loved for the last 5 years.

Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship!

We love house music and hope to go to Brooklyn Mirage after our wedding for our after party & our parents may come with us! Which is very out of character for them.

Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning.

Handling other peoples expectations and views on ‘traditional weddings’. We’re getting married at a small bar in Brooklyn and our families are more the traditional wedding types- large golf course style weddings. We wanted something different, with food we actually love, and people we want in our photos- and that can be difficult for others to understand. We decided we’re both on the same page to stay true to each other and keep our wants valid.

Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day?

we have a favorite song our family loves to dance to & we’ll play that song as my last 4 family weddings have & everyone will go wild haha also someone from our family is always the officiant at a family wedding. So I asked my favorite cousin to officiant our wedding.

What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you?

Documenting our dancing and being in the moment. Our wedding photographer choice was probably our hardest and the easiest- we picked Marybeth Rajotte-Schreck because she does cool in the moment, documentary style photography. We didn’t want anything to feel staged or forced. We wanted more time to dance with guests than to take traditional photos. We want our youth and love captured as it’s happening.

What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?

Living life to the fullest. We both appreciate being in the moment and seeing the future as exciting.

What is your favorite thing about each other?

In the moment. We both live in the moment and try to find the fun in anything.

What was your favorite part about planning your wedding?

Being able to take time to slow down and get excited for our wedding. Getting to hear how giddy the other is about saying vows or the first dace.

If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?

Be in the moment with wedding planning and your day of & stay true to what YOU want. You’re the one who’s going to have to look back and say – I did it right. You don’t want to feel pressure from someone else’s expectations of what your day looks like. Your photos are so reflective of the day you want to have.

What is the most honest thing you can say about love?

Love isn’t perfect, it can be chaotic & some days hard but it’s always worth it. Working through stuff is key and can only bring you closer together and stronger than before. I think people who don’t fight, don’t communicate and can stifle the love.

Photographer Rajotte Photography
Venue Top of The Rock
Dress Boutique Bloomingdale’s
Dress Designer Bronx & Banco
Mens Formalwear Suit Supply
Accessories / Decor Heels: Jimmy Choo
Earrings: Deepa Gurnani
Film Lab Finishing Touch Photo
Nail Tech: Big Apple Art

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