“ Ananda Lima Photography ” by anandalimaphotograph
I am a wedding and art photographer based in New York City. My style is a mixture of photojournalism spiced with art photography, to capture both the events of the day
as well as the beauty and emotion behind them. I love photographing weddings and I put a lot of care into capturing beautiful images of your special day.more »
You can see
some sample pictures and comments from previous brides on my website and my blog.
If my style suits what you envision for your wedding day, I would love to hear from you!
“ Our Story: ” by collrob2101
It was intimidation at first site as we always tell people. Robert and Imore »
met thought a mutual friend. Our friend had just planned on introducing us,
and he never thought in a million years that we would get married! Rob
me the moment I met him, he made me so nervous that I couldn't
even look him in the eyes when we spoke. Every time I knew that there was
a chance that we could run into one another I would make sure there was no
lipstick on my teeth,
breath was fresh, and that my hair was perfect! The
one night that we finally ran into one another he pulled me over to the
side and asked me why when he talked to me I was unable to look him in the
eyes. That is when I blurted out to in
a hurry to him that I thought he
was attractive and that was why he made me nervous. A few days later, the
friend that introduced us told me to give Rob a call whenever I was ready
to go out. After much thought and consideration I
decided to lead by
example for my fellow females and called him!
We went out on a date, and the rest is history.
Having knows that Robert's Uncle was a deacon we asked him right away if he
could marry us,
and without hesitation he joyfully agreed. St. Rose of
Lima in Short Hills, NJ was a magnificent church with a spectacular altar,
and high ceilings which were truly breathtaking.
Having a beautiful classy wedding was our wish from
the get go. We looked
long and hard for the perfect venue that would have it all. After being
disappointed looking at a bunch of places we were starting to give up, that
is when we came across the Crystal Plaza in Livingston NJ. The
pulled up to this historic mansion we knew it was for us. The Crystal
Plaza was more then we could have ever dreamed of for our wedding. The
food was exceptional, the decor was pure simple elegance, the staff was
amazing, and most importantly the round dance floor and chandeliers
which blew us away.
The evening began with a cocktail hour held in the library where fireplaces
and live music set the tone for our winter wonderland wedding. Our
enjoyed over 16 stations of food selection during the cocktail hour which
included items such as lobster tails, hand rolled sushi, fresh cheeses, and
lamb chops to name a few. Not to mention the vodka and martini bars
were completely made out of ice! Our favorite was the giant ice sculpture
which was turned into a self serve Apple martini.
After cocktail hour, our guests were ushered into the ballroom where they
were greeted by the music of an 11
piece band and sat at tables which were
adorned with high flower center pieces placed atop candle operas. Floor
length table cloths added to the winter elegance theme and chairs were
covered and tied with an ivory sash to complete the
look. In order to add
a simple but an elegant touch to the wedding I had custom toasting discs
made for the champagne glasses. In lieu of a traditional wedding favor,
donation booklets were designed and printed with information of
donation to St. Jude Children’ research. This booklet was wrapped with a
gold satin bow and laid upon the napkin of each guest.
For Dinner, a custom menu was given to each guest which listed 8 selections
for dinner. Guest got to
choose from mustard encrusted salmon to
Chateaubriand served butternut squash placed in a hollowed apple. The
Viennese hour was equally amazing as the food from the cocktail hour and
the dinner. Stations of ice cream, fondue, and
zeppelins really wowed
everyone. After the night was over and guests were leaving they were
greeted with a Nuts 4 Nuts cart from New York City which served steaming
assorted nuts to departing guests. The hot nut cart was not only great
to end the night in style, but was a nod to Colleen since she was
originally from New York.
The entire day went without a hitch, and to this day guests are raving
about our wedding.
“ Our Wedding ” by edandkathysexton
We had a beautiful wedding on June 28th, 2008 in Campbell at St. Lucy's Church. Our reception was at David's Restaurant in Santa Clara. We honeymooned in Savannah, and we have a part two honeymoon in Lima Peru for Christmas!
Ed and Kathy
“ Our Love Story ” by sneary.ka
My Name is Kim and my fiance's name is Kody. We are originally from Lima, Ohio and currently live and love in Cincinnati, Ohio. We met in spring of 2006 through a mutual friend and have been inseparable ever since. The first time I met Kody, I had an immediate interest in him, but I was in another serious relationship. So instead we became best friends snd stayed that way for years, even though we both always carried a torch for each other the whole time. In winter 2009, my serious relationship was on the rocks and Kody and I began talking more and slowly we both realized that we both felt the same interest and attraction. We both eventually separated from our significant others and began dating. It has been nothing short of perfect for the last two years. We became serious about each other very fast and were even lightly talking about getting married as soon as six months later. Finally, after what seemed like a lifetime later for me, he proposed.more »
“ Our Story ~ Luis Antonio & Adeline ” by Warriorprincess_ad
Luis and I met on his birthday when I was invited by a friend to join them all for his birthday lunch celebration. I ended up sitting next to him but there were no sparks. Actually,
by day's end, he was certain that I was proud and snobby....why? Well, he asked somewhere during lunch if I knew Chinese and I said I didn't, but the only thing I could do was write my name. He asked me to demonstrate. I did, on the paper napkin. He
told me he was going to keep it and I was uneasy about that as I had never met him before and did not feel comfortable having him keep something of mine that was personal. So I said no but he insisted and I had to take away the piece of paper from
him and with a charming smile, tore it up. He vowed in his mind at that time that he was going to marry me as a form of vengeance...we hung out with our group of friends, but there was never anything between us as he was scarred from my ripping up
that piece of paper. Then, at another friend's birthday dinner about 3 months down the road we ended up sitting across from each other at the table. During the night, we took turns counselling and listening to a mutual friend and by night's end, I was
curious about him and the ministry he did with theatre. I am involved in ministry as well, working with drug addicted youth on the streets of Lima, Peru and as a missionary, I am always interested in other people's ministries. I asked him over
facebook if I could go see one of his works one day but when he told me the date and time, I had to decline due to another commitment. However, we ended up chatting on facebook till midnight that night. And again the following night and the night after
and eventually we graduated to Skype with webcam. Within 2 weeks, he was sure how he felt about me and told me so with a poem he had written. And that was how it began.....
Luis was due to be commissioned by our church for completing 4 years of study and church service on May 28th, 2011 and as part of the ceremony, he would receive a sword with his name
engraved on it to signify that he is a keeper of the Word (of God) which is also called the Sword as it says in the bible that the Word is sharper than any double edged sword.. as well as being sent out as a "knight". I had bugged him that I would
steal his sword from him and he had said that he would lend me it for a short period of time. That night, his family, our friends and my friends were there to celebrate with him. We all went out for dinner after the commissioning. And when all were
gathered, he rose to make a speech before dinner was served. As he rose, I suddenly knew what he was going to do and I began to feel really nervous.
Luis told everyone how special I am to him and how to him, I am God's blessing in his life. Then he said that he didn't have a ring but that he had one thing that he had worked for
and cherished having and that was the sword he held in his hand and that he was asking me if I would do him the honour of keeping the sword and be his wife. On one hand I was mortified as he was doing this in front of everyone and I am a private
person who would really have preferred that he did it in private and yet on the other hand, I couldn't wait to say yes. So by night's end, I got a sword and received a marriage proposal and now, I'm planning my wedding!!!!more »