Toff & Macel

What a privilege to spend such an intimate moment with Toff and Macel, at this exciting time in their lives. Thank you for taking me to this special place in your love story, and for allowing me a glimpse of such a beautiful and exhilarating love!

The way she looks at him, the way he makes her laugh, they way they hold each other, the way they just make each other glow – every glance, every smile, every kiss – are all so thrilling and breathtaking, that it really does feel like watching two lead stars straight off the screen.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Rada, and may you have a lifetime of happiness, books, adventure, winter wonderlands and penguins!


I love her

and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

As he read,

I fell in love the way you fall asleep:

slowly, and then all at once.

“The Fault In Our Stars,” John Green

Laugh at the night, at the day, at the moon,

laugh at the twisted streets of the island,

laugh at this clumsy fool who loves you,

but when I open my eyes and close them,

when my steps go, when my steps return,

deny me bread, air, light, spring,

but never your laughter.

Pablo Neruda

There is not much left to see in this world if one sees her once.

Faraaz Kazi

No mistake about it.

Ice is cold; roses are red; I’m in love.

And this love is about to carry me off somewhere. The current’s too overpowering;

I don’t have any choice. It may very well be a special place, some place I’ve never seen before.

“Sputnik Sweetheart,” Haruki Murakami

(i do not know what it is about you that closes

and opens; only something in me understands

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)

e.e. cummings

The moment we begin to seek love,

love begins to seek us.

And to save us.

“By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept,” Paulo Coelho

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

“The Prophet,” Kahlil Gibran

Thank you Toff and Macel for such a beautiful day!

Hair and Makeup by the bride’s sister, and amazing Maid of Honor, Marilen Jimenez!