New York City elopement story of Roxanne and Jon.
April weather tends to be heavy like a Dostoyevsky book. There is some kind of tension in the air, hard to describe and I was really pleased to have gotten an email from Jon and Roxanne that day, which kicked this tension out of sight, in a very positive way, of course.
Their idea of an elopement in the city that never sleeps was a well detailed and profound one. New York City, a city with charm, million faces & places, so colorful and vivid, so well exposed, yet with a gazillion ways to get lost. As I lost myself in the love story told by this couple living on the other side of the planet, I started to plan this trip. Being a New York videographer for a couple of days, I had images in my head of all the streets, buildings, corners of all the architecture telling a story, which me, Roxanne and Jon rewrote in a special way. It might sound cliche, but yes, they did it in a New York city hall office and I was their official witness, a first time for me, may I add.
Sometimes it’s not about the wedding planning nor the cakes or guest lists, sometimes it’s only because of love. Their New York City elopement wedding was an act of a deep connection. A wish granted for both of them, their wows read and hear as well written poetry. As they immersed their emotions, one sentence got stuck in my mind till this day; “love, love is the feeling of being accepted just the way you are!” How humble, yet so real.
Their wonderful escape to NYC was such a pleasure to capture and collect. Hope it resonates with you as well.
Wedding cinematography: Fragments Collection