July 8, 2020
The moment that Michael walked into the room and saw Yael’s smiling face waiting for him at the other end, my heart skipped a beat. The saxophone was booming, the guests voices were loud and proud as they sang and Michael’s smile was widening as he got closer and closer to Yael. They were finally getting married. After everything that has happened this year, they were finally getting married.
Yael and Michael spent the last four months planning three different weddings (due to Covid-19). They spent three of those months social distancing and only seeing each other via FaceTime. They spent the last six months counting down to July 5, 2020, and they finally made it. She was finally wearing her wedding dress, he was finally signing the Ketubah and they were finally becoming husband and wife.
The venue hall was filled with only one hundred of their closest friends and family but the love and joy that I felt at Ateres Elka felt like the love of one thousand people. Yael and Michael are truly beloved by every one who knows them. Their bond with each and every person there, physically and virtually, was special and personal in the best way. It may have been a wedding celebrating two people, but it felt like the ultimate celebration for everyone.
Yael has this incredible energy that puts people at ease within seconds of talking to her. Michael is just the perfect match for Yael. His kindness, warmth and huge smile can thaw even the thickest icicle. Together, I know they will take the world by storm. Nothing will stop them. Nothing will keep them down.
Yael, Michael, my wish for you is that you will always continue to smile, laugh and dance your way through lives journey together… and that you never have to plan the same event three time again!
Love you guys!
A big thank you to the entire wedding team that helped make this day a dream come true!
Venue: Ateres Elka
Videographer: Reches Creations
Florist: Shelley’s blossom shop
Hair: Weddings by Wendy
Jeweler: Kaylah Diamonds
Make Up: Adina B Salon
Yael Pachino Photography LLC Copyright 2020
"Yael went above & beyond what you'd expect from your wedding photographer. We started off getting to know each other during our engagement shoot. Yael dropped everything to drive to Brooklyn to shoot at the spot of our choice. She would have hiked a mountain with her camera equipment if we had asked. During our wedding day, she managed our disorganized family with grace"
- Sophie & Yossi