Here is a sample of a few layouts from Abbe and Isaac’s wedding album.
Abbe and Isaac were married in NYC at the Park Avenue Synagogue. They currently live in California, so when they came to visit Abbe’s Mom in NYC, we used the opportunity to get together and go over the layouts that I designed for them, in order to make revisions before the album is sent to print. It was so nice to see them again after their wedding day a year ago. It was filled with so much emotion. During the meeting it was so nice to go through all the pictures again with the couple, and relive all the beautiful moments and memories from their wedding day.
Abbe and Isaac’s 11×14 SoHo Album will have 30 pages. They chose the Pearl Blossom binding and cover, and also ordered two 8×10 parents’ albums. I can’t wait to share pictures of the albums when they arrive.
I wanted to share the story of how they met with my readers, as told by the groom himself:
Abbe and Isaac met in the summer of 2008 at The Abbey, one of West Hollywood’s most popular gay bars.
“I got a call from a mutual friend of ours inviting me out for a drink” recalls the groom. “It was a Wednesday, and I’d worked a full day. My immediate response was, ‘No thanks, some other time,’ but first I thought to ask, ‘Who’s going?’ Our friend mentioned that Abbe would be there, and I knew I better get myself together. I had wanted to meet her since I first saw her in the summer of 1996.”
As teenagers, Abbe and Isaac attended the same summer camp, Camp Tel Yehudah, in Barryville, New York. They were both active members of the Jewish youth movement, Young Judaea, and Ms. Schindler served as the National President in her senior year of high school.
“I was a grade below her, and shy at the time. Abbe was so beautiful and confident. Years later, I knew she too had moved to LA to pursue acting, and though we had many mutual friends, we never had an opportunity to meet as adults. I saw this as my shot.”
They met that night and became fast friends. Abbe took Isaac to Screen Actors Guild screenings, multiple times a week, but the relationship did not become romantic until Isaac summoned the courage to share his true feelings. “It was in November of 2008. Obama had won the election. I wanted to share it with Abbe, but we weren’t dating yet. Change and Hope. I made my pitch.”
Abbe and Isaac were independently and coincidentally both planning to attend Isaac’s brother’s wedding the following summer in Tel Aviv. Abbe’s dear friend’s sister was engaged to marry Isaac’s brother. Whereas initially she was going as a friend of the bride, she would now be going as the Best Man’s girlfriend. “Once we finally started dating, everything progressed very naturally. We fell in love and never looked back.”
Abbe and Isaac got engaged in December 2009 at the Marin Headlands, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, while on their way to a New Year’s Eve party with friends in Napa.”