Some may ask what is a surprise wedding? It started with the Bride an Entrepreneur, and the Groom who is a “Chef” called the studio to retain photography services. She specifically asked “Please don’t mention this wedding to anyone”, because it is going to be a surprise to our guests and family.
The guests were invited to a Black Tie event presented by Black Enterprise Magazine honoring the Bride, and the Food Network Channel honoring the Groom. When the guests arrived they were photographed on the Red Carpet with cocktails being served before the ceremony. I then documented the Brides Preparation in her eclectic hotel suite. After the cocktails were served the ushers escorted the guests to the main area for the intended ceremony.
Not until the guests saw the “Groom to Be” coming down the aisle, they finally realized that something other than an award ceremony was now happening. Shortly after when they saw the Bride they knew that it was a “Surprise Wedding”.
The wedding was later in Manhattan Brides Magazine and on the Wedding Channel “Say Yes To The Dress.”
Please enjoy a few pictures from “The Surprise Wedding”