October 30, 2007

Nina & Alan, October 13; Gotham Hall, NYC

By choosing Gotham Hall, Nina & Alan picked one of the most amazing spots in NYC for their wedding on October 13. Gotham Hall is an impressive site when empty, but with the interiors done by Stone Kelly, lighting by Bentley Meeker and the planning and meticulous set up by Liz Glover Wilson and her team of eight, Gotham was transformed into an otherworldly space for nuptials and celebration.

When guests arrived, some were escorted to a temporary photo studio set up by Leslie Hassler and her assistant photographers. They somehow managed to get all of the nearly 300 guests by the end of the evening to pose for a portrait, which would then be mailed to them later as a wedding favor from the bride and groom.

Tim Alan Studios set up a time-lapse camera to capture the entire day from 9 a.m. until midnight. (Please see the previous blog post to view this video). For the ceremony we used 3 cameras: one stationed under the Chuppah to capture the guests and faces of the bride and groom, one at the opposite end of the aisle and a third from the balcony for a bird's eye view.

After the ceremony, guests were escorted to the opposite balcony for cocktail hour while a team efficiently transformed the space from ceremony to reception with the dismantling of the Chuppah and set up of all the tables and other decorations.

Nina and Alan were introduced once the guests found their tables and the band Soul Solution from Total Entertainment started them right off with the Horah before the couple enjoyed the intimacy of the first dance.

The dance floor was never empty- with the exception of the toasts and cutting the Challah- for the remainder of the evening. A special dance between groom and daughter and bride and son were two of the last events of the day that made the night truly unforgettable.

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