Vicky and John are one of the sweetest couples I have had the privilege of working with so far. Vicky met John on her visit from her native Costa Rica and it turned out that John is of Costa Rican descent as well (his mom is from there) and it didn’t take these two long to realize that they have a lot more in common than just their heritage and want to spend their lives together. Vicky and John have an abundance of warmth and openness that makes one feel instantly welcome. That instant friendliness is something that you often experience in Latin America but is rarely seen in New York. And no – New Yorkers are really not as mean as most people claim, but most of us are not nearly as nice as Vicky and John either. The guys chose to have a small and intimate wedding with only immediate family present. Vicky’s mom and sisters came from Costa Rica and John’s family travelled all the way from Brooklyn and Queens 🙂
After the quick City Hall ceremony, the family had their own small but much more meaningful ceremony in the Wedding Garden right outside the clerks office… And then everybody walked a few blocks to the restaurant Brick, that served an amazing 5 course dinner (though it seemed like at least 10 courses – the amount of food was overwhelming – at least for me 🙂 ). This was the first wedding where I didn’t just get fed great food, but I had a seat at the table designated to me, and received a party favor, just like all the guests. The guys absolutely insisted on me joining them for the dinner – not as their photographer, but as a friend at their wedding.
Vicky and John, I know I have said it before, but you are both wonderful people and I am grateful to have met you. I only wish Natalia would have had a chance as well :). You guys have a lot to celebrate and congratulations again on your beautiful and fun wedding day. Here is to your new family, to Vicky’s new life in the United States and to Vicky’s new business – good things always come in Three !!!