November 13, 2007
Tania & George; November 10; The W Union Square, NYC
The W Hotel in Union Square proved to be the perfect backdrop for the NYC wedding of George and Tania last Saturday. The couple, who had met on an elevator two years earlier while on business in the Republic of Georgia, enjoyed a brisk Fall day with family and friends in NYC.
Tania looked stunning in her gown in the bridal suite at The W when I arrived. Sheila, from Sarah Merrians Photography, was taking her through an assortment of poses in the suite. We then headed to the second floor, for photos and video on the grand staircase with her parents and bridesmaids.
Tim Alan Studios videographer, Adam, was waiting with George and the groomsmen at Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral on 34th and 2nd. The traditional Armenian Wedding ceremony included the crowning of George and Tania along with the customary rings and vows. Tania stole a kiss before leaving- apparently NOT a tradition- before stealing off to a backroom to sign the marriage license. Upon exiting the church, the couple was showered with raucous cheers flower petals from their guests who had lined the steps and walkway.
It was back to Union Square in the waiting shuttle buses for a night of revelry that included an intimate cocktail hour, a greeting line for the couple as guests entered the reception, festive Armenian dancing and 3 toasts....