Tu and Michael's story began with a lot of differences...born on opposite ends of the world, very different cultures, different languages, food, and even weather! But as we know from years of romantic comedy training, our differences often bring us together. Tu and Michael are both so SMART. They met during their first day of class in their Masters program at MIT. At the end of class, the professor said they had to stay in the same seats for the rest of the semester. So for an entire semester, instead of paying attention in class, Tu would giggle to Michael and draw in his notebook! She *may* have even pretended to be bad in accounting class just so she could ask Michael for help studying haha! Of course, Michael didn't mind the attention from the cute girl in yellow glasses! Their fun conversations turned into love which led to this beautiful wedding day! Tu and Michael were wed in one of the most beloved cathedrals in the world - St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. They celebrated their union afterwards at the Lotte New York Palace just across the street. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day or a better #DREAMTEAM! We loved working with Jackie and Rachel at Busy Bride Planning

The views of the city from this suite at the Lotte New York Palace were incredible!

Love this sweet moment!!! 

Possibly my favorite photo! 

The wind on this rooftop threatened to steal Tu's veil several times...but Tu danced in the breeze anyway! 

Okay, I can't even with this one. I usually only photograph portraits outside in natural light, but this staircase was calling my name. How EPIC is this?!

Quick light test with my Christopher before the newlyweds had an emotional first dance!

Congratulations Tu and Michael!! Wishing you years and years of happiness! <3


Ceremony: St. Patrick's Cathedral • Reception: Lotte New York Palace • Florist: Prudence Designs and Events • Photography: Cassi Claire • Planner: Busy Bride Planning + Consulting • Hair: Beautini • Makeup: Infinite Charm • Dress: Pronovias • Bridesmaids: Azazie • Groomsmen: Jos. A. Bank • Invitations: East Six • Music: Jasper Stapleton • Video: Well Spun Weddings • Cake: Cake Alchemy 

Cassi Claire is a New Jersey, California, and Destination wedding photographer
that creates joyful, romantic, and timeless photographs.