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Modern Vintage 26 Bridge Wedding

Yacely + Ruben’s Modern Vintage 26 Bridge Wedding:

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu

Often durning weddings, you observe many acts of kindness between a bride and groom and the ones they love.  And Yacely and Ruben had no shortage of moments like these.  In fact, I’d say this quality permeated their whole day.  From the start, Yacely planned thoughtful mementoes for each mom as well as kind words of appreciation for them both.  Even we had to fight back the tears.  You could find the groomsmen and bridesmaids throughout the day leaning into Yacely or Ruben to share a laugh, offer help or just have a special moment.  And Ruben was always making sure everyone was well cared for, especially Yacely.

Let me regress to how this kind, sweet couple began…

Yacely explains, “Ruben and I met online through eHarmony.  Our first date was on April 12th 2014 and it was the best date either of us had ever been on.  We went out for Sushi at a restaurant in Garden City Long Island.  While we talked for 5 hours or so, and stayed until the restaurant closed, it felt like only minutes passed.  We both knew that night that we made a special connection.”  Then, 2 years later, on a romantic trip to Italy, Ruben proposed on lush green mountain top overlooking Rome.  (gush…)

So what was the couple’s favorite part of the day?

They had 2.  First, they enjoyed an intimate first look overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.  And we are so happy they set aside time early in the day, before all of the events began to unfold.  Not only did they make the most of the winter’s soft light, but got a moment of reflection to themselves.  “It was calm and intimate.  Just the two of us.  Well, almost. lol” they relate.  (Photographer winks).  “It was super special to us because it was the start to our union as husband and wife.”  

Secondly, “It was very special to us to have Ruben’s father marry us.  We also loved reciting our own vows.   It was romantic and sweet.  Our ceremony was exactly the way we both envisioned.  It was the reason behind the celebration and planning.” 

Yacely + Rubin, you are two very special, kind hearted and giving people.  No doubt all the love that surrounds you both is a result of of your genuineness and beautiful personalities.  We too, were on the receiving end of your kindness and it will not be forgotten.  Thank you for including us again in your lives.  We are grateful to Wendy+Ariel for having introduced us.  We so enjoyed seeing the whole gang again!

Much love,

Melanie + Rick

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A special thanks to a wonderful team that helped make this wedding absolutely fabulous!

Venue: 26 Bridge

Caterer: Con Amor Y Sabor

Cake: Into The Woods Cake

Cocktail Hour Music/Violin: Joshua Rodriguez

DJ/Lights/Photo Booth: More Events Group

Dress: Galina Signature

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Suits: Karako Suits

Makeup: Makeup by Diana

Hair: Diamond Narvaéz of Metamorphosis, NY

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Photography: Rick Messina Photography

  • Wendy V said:

    Wow truly an amazing job. Both with the blog and photography. We loved seeing you both such great professionalism. Yet you both manage to feel like family when you are there. We are even more grateful for having had you capture both of our life changing events. Thank you Rick & Melanie!

    • admin said:

      Hi Wendy! You are soo sweet! We loved every minute with all of you. We love to feel like part of the family and you guys made it super easy! xoxo, Melanie+Rick :)

  • Ángel D Melo said:

    What a beautiful and Professional Job. Thank you very much. may God continúe Blessing you.

    • admin said:

      Thank you so much Angel! We were thrilled to be there for you and your family. :) Melanie+Rick