This New York Wedding photographer has been dying to share these photos from Mollie Riester and Brian Young's NYC engagement photography in Grand Central Terminal! They are such an amazing couple and meeting them makes me fall in love with love all over again! Mollie and Brian met in Buffalo, NY through a series of connections that eventually led them to meet one another one fateful day. Brian moved to Buffalo to pursue a research year while applying to medical school. He moved in with his brother, who happened to be dating Mollie's older sister's best friend.... yes I had to connect the dots too! In any case, Brian's career led him to the Children's Hospital, where Mollie's mother happened to work and life had him and Mollie meeting briefly at a camp for children with Spina Bifida. It wasn't until a hosted Christmas dinner in 2010 did Mollie and Brian actually get to speak with one another. A few rounds of Scattergories later, the two hit it off and had their first date on Christmas Eve.
The Proposal: "Brian and Mollie had planned a weekend in North Carolina; to explore the Raleigh-Durham area in coordination with Brian's interview for a surgical residency position. Early in the week, Brian told Mollie that they'd be attending a dinner Saturday evening, accompanied by residents from Duke University. Mollie didn't think this was out of the ordinary, and was thrilled that Brian and her would be able to spend the evening with these important individuals. In the evening of Oct 27th, Mollie and Brian began driving out to the restaurant. After a half hour of driving, Mollie was really wondering where this place was, but not at all suspicious. When they turned into The Fearrington Village, Mollie was amazed: a farm gave way to a village lined with perfect little colonial-style buildings, adorned with lanterns and tree lights. They walked along the winding cobblestone pathways up to a beautiful restaurant, and there, in front of whitewashed Adirondack chairs and an incredible pink sunset: Brian proposed. Mollie, was in complete shock that Brian managed to pull off this elaborate surprise, and was soon told that they would be enjoying a five diamond gourmet meal, at the toast of North Carolina: The Fearrington House. The rest of the evening was filled with champagne by firelight, wine-paired farm-to-fork courses, a chocolate soufflé prepared table side; and of course: love and joy." ....this written by our groom! Sigh!
They both recently just moved to Washington DC since Brian is continuing his medical career there and Mollie just got a job working in Congress! I'm so proud of them and all their had work. They truly deserve all the happiness. Even though they're now in D.C., I'm very ecstatic to add Mollie and Brian to the Angelica Criscuolo Photography family! I cannot wait to capture their wedding in Buffalo at St. Mark's Church next June with a reception at the Buffalo Yacht Club. Counting down the days already! We love going to Buffalo (and maybe going over to Niagara Falls!) since Matt (my very supportive, loving husband and partner) attended D'Youville and currently getting his Doctorate so, YES, we LOVE Buffalo!
To see more from Mollie and Brian's engagement session, click here to view more photos! http://molliebrian.angelicacriscuolophotography.com
About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-2014 © Copyright | Angelica Criscuolo Photography| All Rights Reserved | email@example.com | NYC Wedding Photographer travels to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Destination Weddings worldwide including Caribbean, Philippines, India, Europe, Polynesian Islands & more.Engagement Photographer and Luxury Boudoir photography. Photo booth rental and service. NO travel fee to San Diego, San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale, Boston - Available for Travel