Online two years ago, they both swiped right, despite no written profile. They went out for a quick glass of wine on their first date, but Katie had made dinner plans (as an escape option), not that she really needed them as they got on very well and had quite a bit in common. She was headed to the Cayman Islands for the holidays, and then they lost touch a bit as Sylvester’s matches disappeared! Sylvester remembered what Katie did and found her on LinkedIn; she accepted his request to connect, but she was headed away again skiing in the French alps! He wondered who this jet-setting woman was… Date two was again just a drink (as Katie “conveniently” had dinner plans, again), but Sylvester persevered, and they had a lovely third date at Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side, followed by ‘pint-size’ glasses of red wine in a nearby hotel lobby. They discovered a photo booth in the basement where they had their first kiss (yes we have the photos still) and the rest is history!
Amber Marlow, the elopement photographer was very interested in this first photo: "I asked them to bring their photo to the wedding, but they were in the middle of moving house and couldn't find it. They sent me a photo of him holding it though. I tracked down the file from the owner of the photo booth who sent me a digital copy, and presented them with a new version I had printed out for their wedding day."
Photos by Amber Marlow
Meet Amber Marlow: I've long been an advocate of inclusivity in my business. When I started in 2010, my motto was "photography for everyone" because being a wedding photographer willing to take on same-sex couples was, even in New York City, something I needed to spell out explicitly. I love working with couples and other woke wedding professionals to create wedding days, and a wedding industry, that is inclusive, feminist, and egalitarian. I'm a New Yorker, world traveler, and rescue dog mom.