Spring Argentinian, Leonard's Palazzo Wedding Photography: Great Neck, New York

Gioemi & Marcos celebrated a romantic Spring Wedding in the gardens at Leonard’s Palazzo in Queens NY this past weekend with blush florals and gowns that made their day truly feel like Spring. After a card exchange with one another in the morning they enjoyed their first look before officially getting married. With the formalities finished, the couple and guests enjoyed polaroid cameras, a photo booth, and dancing the afternoon away.

How They Met

His Version:

I was ready to settle down and find somebody I would want to have a family with. Most of my friends already were couples so I had to be proactive in finding someone instead of hoping to meet a friend of a friend. With this in mind, I signed up for dating apps and narrowed down on certain criteria to help meet a good match. I found a cute girl on one of the apps and based on the qualities she had in her profile (aka, chocolate was her favorite ice cream flavor), I reached out and invited her to meet for coffee.

Her Version:

I had just joined a dating app called The League based on recommendations from friends. I typically didn't like dating apps and never lasted very long on the more popular ones like Bumble, Tinder, etc. I liked The League because it took a lot of the "sketchiness" out of online dating by making you link your LinkedIn and Facebook pages. After about 3 months on the app, I matched with Marcos. After exchanging just a few messages on the app, he invited me to coffee. Once we met I thought he was so good looking and we had a great first date talking non stop. We closed the coffee shop down and then went to have dinner at a nearby Japanese restaurant because we didn't want the night to end.

Wedding Planning Tip:

I think something that really helped us was getting recommendations from friends of wedding vendors to go with and remembering what we liked from previous weddings that we wanted to incorporate in ours. 

Venue: Leonard’s Palazzo @leonardspalazzo555

Florist: Metro Floral Decorators @metrofloraldecorators

Catering: Leonard’s Palazzo @leonardspalazzo555

Cake: Francesco Bakery @francescobakery

Wedding Band: Ultimate Sound DJs @ultimatesound_djs

Officiant: Joe Riotta

Invitations: Zazzle @zazzle

Bridal Gown Designer: David’s Bridal @davidsbridal

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka @badgleymischka

Bridal Veil: David’s Bridal @davidsbridal

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: Glass Slipper Wedding @glass_slipper_wedding

Groom's Attire: Indochino @indochino

Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein @calvinklein

Wedding Bands & Engagement Ring Designer: I.D. Jewelry @idjewelry

Videography: Wellspun @wellspunweddings

Honeymoon: Italy or Greece!