Working with Grace and Derek has been a total joy, they are both such a calm presence and so fun to be around. We photographed their engagement session in Dumbo last fall, and had a great time between pillow fights in West Elm (shh..), and taking photos with boba (which I am now FULLY obsessed with and it’s a problem, so..thanks guys!!) in front of the Carousel.
I am so happy we were able to have their wedding in August. Grace told me that the most important thing that they learned planning over the last year has been to just take pause, remember to be present. The pandemic changed a lot of things for them but they were still able to find ways to enjoy their planning process in unexpected ways, like being able to turn their at-home cake tasting kit from the bakery into a mini tasting party with Derek’s parents and siblings. Ultimately, their wedding day was filled with their favorite treats (boba!!!), and so much love between the immediate family in attendance and hundreds more that were tuning in via Zoom.
Photography: Lauren Spinelli Photo Co
Planning: Alinato Events
Venue: The Green Building
Grace’s Dress: Stella York via Wendy’s Bridal Columbus
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Derek’s Tux: Nordstrom
Grace’s Hair/Makeup team: VickyC5
Floral: Floral Designs by Sofie
Bakery: Baked NYC