Wow, talk about a stunning ring shot! Captured by Kimberly Salem Photography, Yuliya and Noah were married on a gorgeous July day in an outdoor ceremony on the Hudson River overlooking the NYC skyline. The theme of the wedding was bold pink with lovely touches of decor from Noah’s family’s antique store. Be sure to read more about how the couple met and their wedding day inspiration below!
A few words from the bride:
Noah and I were introduced by a mutual friend. The friend went to high school with Noah and to college with me. He suggested that we start talking to each other and Noah messaged me to discuss our favorite TV show at the time, 24. We first met when we both joined our friend to shop for holiday gifts for his mother and grandmother. We met at Filene’s basement to help him out. The rest is history!
Whenever I discussed my wedding with anyone, they would always ask if it was going to be all pink. I would get embarrassed at being so transparent and say, “Yes, but you know, not too much!” Thankfully, Noah encourages my obsession with pink and allowed me to incorporate it into all of the details. To keep it from looking less like a child’s birthday party and more like the joining of two adults in matrimony, we threw in a lot of gray, silver, textures and antiques which his family graciously lent us from their antique store. In the end it came together better than we could have ever imagined.
We live in New York City and it is a very special place for us. Ironically that is why we were looking at venues in New Jersey. It provides the best views of the city that we love so much. When we first saw our venue, we knew that it was the right one for us. Not only did it offer amazing views of Manhattan, but it was also modern and classy, which was what we had been looking for. It also came with the added bonus of allowing us to have the ceremony outside with the skyline and Hudson as our backdrop. We were sold.
Overall, we were going for a modern, clean look. Our chuppah started that off during the ceremony. The white fabric flowed beautifully in the wind and the flowers across the top gave us a beautiful frame for the ceremony. Because we did not want to compete with the skyline view during the reception, we kept the centerpieces low. To go with the overall color scheme, we went with gray tablecloths and napkins as well as black cushions for the chairs. Our venue also suggested rectangular tables and we used antique candelabras on those tables to give it a bit of a twist. My husband was also set on having king and queen chairs for our sweetheart table and I added some antique busts of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. Between the busts was a beautiful and lush flower arrangement.
Photographer: Kimberly Salem Photography // Videographer: Milestone Video Productions // Ceremony Venue: Waterside Restaurant and Catering // Reception Venue: Waterside Restaurant and Catering // Bridal Gown Designer: St. Patrick // Bridal Gown Store: RK Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Nina // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Etsy // Jewelry Designer: Name // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Occasions by Jim Hjelm // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Here Comes the Bridesmaid // Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Cake Designer: Palermo // Floral Designer: Rene’s Flower Designs // Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: New York Bridal // Invitation Designer: Shine Wedding Invitations // DJ: DDM Entertainment // Antiques for Tablescapes + Various Decor: Newel // All images by Kimberly Salem Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights