May 30, 2008

Nadege & Ome; May 25: The Swan Club

Nadege and Ome were lucky enough to have what I assessed to be the most beautiful day of the year last Sunday for their wedding at the Swan Club.

I arrived at the Garden City Hotel in the morning to film Nadege getting ready with her bridesmaids while Lu filmed Ome at the Great Neck Inn.

The couple arrived separately to The Swan Club with Ome heading for a suite for finishing touches while Nadege waited in the limo until all guests were seated. The ceremony was highlighted by the vows and rings of course but a personalized song for the couple by the 7 Ambassadors singing group was a surprise from Ome to Nadege.

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour while the couple and their wedding party took photos with Joe Mancuso on the lush grounds of the Swan Club. Ome's family traveled from Nigeria and were dressed in traditional Nigerian clothing whose bright colors and unique patterns were fun to look at and film.

The reception highlights filmed by Tim Alan Smith included introductions, first dance, toasts, a special birthday song for Nadege's Goddaughter as well as Ome and Nadege changing from their western wedding clothes to traditional Nigerian garments as a prelude to cutting the cake and ending what turned out to be a great day.

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