Romance on the Roof


Getting engaged is pretty much it. One of the ultimate, most incredible moments in your life. When our best friend asked for my help in planning the engagement for his soon to be fiance, I was elated with joy and honored to be a part of such a huge milestone in their lives. The proposal was on the roof deck of our building (we live in the same apartment building) over looking the entire New York City. Candles, lanterns, champagne and flowers. It was perfection and she said yes. Fast forward to this spring and these two are busy planning for their wedding this August, in Brooklyn. When they asked me for help with some of the vendors I was happy to share and super pumped when they chose Sasithon Pooviriyakul (Sas) as their photographer. Michelle and I met Sas years back and have worked her several times in the past and next week Sas will be photographing Michelle's brother's wedding as well. My friends worked with Sas to plan an engagement shoot around Soho, ending up on the roof top of our building where they got engaged, to enjoy the sunset. They asked if I could help set up a little engagement picnic up there for the shoot and for a little something to eat and drink when their shoot comes to a wrap. Naturally, I was all over this. To set the roof top picnic, I put down a blanket and brought up some books to hold it down from the wind. To serve I went to Murray's Cheese and sampled my favorite cheese and meats, added some dried apricots, grapes, crusty bread and a bucket of wine. Govino makes the most amazing shatterproof wine glasses which are perfect for outdoors. And I put out some pillows to make the scene comfortable and relaxed. I'm so excited for these friends to get married. It's going to be one of those weekends...that's just a boat load of fun. All photos above were taken by the talented and super sweet Sasithon Pooviriyakul.