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The Wedding Album
Molly Nee and Paul Parreira

Patagonia West, West Hampton
September 18, 2004


The Proposal: Paul proposed to me on the anniversary of our first kiss. We had planned on going out for dinner, but instead he sent me a text message to meet him for a drink at the SoHo Grand. Once I got there, the woman at the front desk handed me an envelope with a room key and note. Upstairs, there was a trail of rose petals leading into an open drawer beside the bed. When I saw the ring, I started crying. Paul, of course, came out—he was hiding in the bathroom—and we spent the rest of the evening high on the thought of our getting married.

The Dress: I imagined something elegant, interesting, and wearable for occasions other than a wedding. But out of the myriad dresses I saw, nothing seemed modern enough. Then I visited Reva Mivasagar’s showroom. There were a dozen dresses that immediately caught my eye. In the end, I had to bring in Paul to help make the final decision.

The Guest Book: I thought it would be cool to take pictures of couples against a backdrop (à la prom photos) and use that in place of a guest book. Virginie, the wedding photographer, took the pictures and mounted them that same evening. While I can take credit for the original concept, Virginie made the difference. Her picture-taking became part of our celebration. The guest book is a true piece of art. It’s those portraits that capture the spirit of the day perfectly.



Gown: Reva Mivasagar
Suit: Seize sur Vingt
Flowers: Chestnuts in the Tuileries
Music: Max Pask
Photographer: Virginie Blachère

From the Fall 2005 New York Wedding Guide


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