One of the shots in my bucket list is a
photo of someone on an empty street in New York City: think "I Am
Legend" but a lot less apocalyptic, "Vanilla Sky" but a lot less Tom
Cruise-ey. In order to achieve that, you have to be in a Universal
Studios backlot with matching green screen, CGI and all as in the
former, or you would have to be a hotshot Academy Award-winning
Hollywood director with enough calibre to be given the privilege to
*actually* shutdown not a few New York City blocks on a particular
weekend -- the latter. It's either those two or you have to be the POTUS
himself, or perhaps just have him in the same hotel as where you are on
the morning of your wedding day.
And that's exactly what
happened: President Trump was attending a Republican event at The
Pierre, and, as protocol would dictate, they had to shut down a few city
blocks within the vicinity. (Sorry Carissa, but when you called me up
the night before, I was actually stoked!) And good thing Pao and Carissa
were perfectly cool, calm and collect with it, not sulking over walking
a few blocks up instead of getting picked up by the bridal car directly
at The Pierre's driveway. You guys are awesome.
Pao & Carissa's New York City Wedding.
Preparations: The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
Ceremony: St. Ignatius Loyola Church
Reception: La Grenouille & Restaurant DANIEL (Michelin Starred Cuisine by Chef Daniel Boulud)
Photography & Video: Redsheepcinema aka "Guj"
Makeup: Lilian Yeung
Hair: Jay Wee
Gown: Vera Wang
licensed under the Music Bed. Instagram soundtrack by redsheep. That
was our 6th original music track and the first one featuring the Roli
Seaboard Block (the intro's very [very!] subtle steady glissando part)
and the Korg nanoKEY2 (the intro's arpeggio pattern). "Untitled redsheep
track no. 6", or, as I fondly call it, "Metropolis pt. 3". Best enjoyed
with 🎧. But that's already asking too much from you guys. *chuckles*