Marina + Eugene | Palace Hotel Wedding

Marina and Eugene chose the historic Palace Hotel to host their elegant wedding. A beautiful Chuppah by Miracle Chuppahs adorned the Sunset Court, where the ceremony was held, and the guests held their breath as Marina was escorted down the aisle by her parents. I watched Eugene through the lens of my camera. He was completely fixated on his bride. As the couple stepped up onto the chuppah, Cantor Martin Feldman filled the court with his singing and chanting. He spoke meaningful words from Jewish tradition, and personal words about the couple. While the mood of the ceremony was reverent and joyful, the party really got into full swing once the guests flooded into the gorgeous Garden Court. Between mouthwatering dishes served up by Beli Deli, and rockin’ dance sets by Dima Greenberg and his band, friends upon friends took the microphone and delivered their wishes to the bride and groom. These toasts came in all forms – as songs, as poems, as prose, as games. Later in the evening, a friend of the couple, George Komsky, took the stage and delivered an incredible operatic performance, dedicated to Marina and Eugene. It was at that moment, as the aria rang through the vast atrium of the hotel, that the vision for this wedding film came together in my mind. I provided the photography for Marina and Eugene’s wedding as well, and you can read more about the wedding in that post. But for the moment, please enjoy this Marina and Eugene’s wedding highlight film, and let it be a window into that beautiful night.