Catherine and Shadi were married in an intimate wedding ceremony in Albany, NY and a few months after, they treated their closest friends and family to a celebration in a boat ride along the Hudson River, where they renewed their vows in a special wedding ceremony during a beautiful fall afternoon with downtown Albany NY as a backdrop.

We met the day before for a pre-wedding photo session at the downtown Albany historic district and had a chance to see the New York state capitol, the state museum, and walked around in the amazing plaza and reflecting pool that is in the middle of it all. Shadi is one of my favorite people, he is our daughter’s godfather and was the first person I had a chance to speak with when I came to the USA, he is a true role model for us and we are so happy that he found Catherine, who is a strong, beautiful and amazing woman and mother! the reason to celebrate was double as they recently learned that they were going to be blessed with the arrival of a baby girl. With all of this said, this was a very special wedding for us, and can’t say it enough we are soo happy for them and wish them all the best always! We love you guys!

The celebration took place on the Dutch Apple cruises boat on a warm and sunny fall afternoon. Once everyone was on board, the boat took off and right after, a short and sweet ceremony started where they exchange their vows and shared their story on how they met. Following the ceremony, the best man and maid of honor gave a heartfelt speech and then everyone relaxed and enjoyed the views as the boat sailed on the Hudson River for a couple of hours into the night.

It was our first time covering a wedding in Albany and we had a great time celebrating with such special friends whom we can only say thank you for trusting us with the memories of the day! we can’t wait to meet Sidney!

Here are some of our favorite moments from the day.