Perla & Jad

OFFICIATING & PHOTOGRAPHY

"Grace and Johnny are two of the most genuine and wonderful people and their work stems from the heart. They both went above and beyond and we were lucky to have them as part of our day. Grace is absolutely wonderful, Johnny is a very talented photographer, and they are just beautiful people."

Perla & Jad, July 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

Perla & Jad, July 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

 

Ayaka & Ben

DAY-OF COORDINATION & PHOTOGRAPHY

"We absolutely could not be happier after working with Grace and Johnny. Planning a wedding was surprisingly tough work, but Grace and Johnny were such a blessing. Months before our ceremony, we sat together to plan and received some priceless tips. Leading up to the big day, both were continuously available and offered their support wherever they could. After all the hard planning, stakes seemed high and we got pretty nervous, especially with families flying in from across the globe. When the day came, Grace and Johnny brought their A-Game. We did pre-ceremony photos with Johnny and walking around the park with him was almost like a soothing and fun therapy session, just taking a couple of casual shots outside. He also worked his magic on both of our families and made everyone feel incredibly relaxed and it shows in the photos. Meanwhile, Grace took the lead with setup at the venue and despite various curveballs (that we only found out about after the event), she handled the restaurant, decoration, hand-outs and all the little extra-requests without a hitch. After the photos all we had to do was walk in, see all of our friends and family looking at us and get married. During the ceremony and reception, we barely saw Johnny, but somehow he was able to capture such intimate moments. Guests started asking where we knew these two from and how friendly and comforting they were. Everything was just beautiful and so relaxed, that we can't thank Grace and Johnny enough. With them, we could fully focus on our friends and families and never had to keep any of our todo lists in mind. We could keep going with all the little moments that the two of them helped us with, but just take our word for it: If you have a wedding coming up, you should hire Grace and Johnny. They were exceptional and anyone having them at their wedding should consider themselves lucky."

Ayaka & Ben, July 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

Ayaka & Ben, July 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

 

Megan & Micheal

DAY-OF COORDINATION

"Grace really handled every aspect of our wedding with such care. The week before, she made sure to call all the vendors and ensure they had all the right info and helped plan out when each should show up. The day of, when I was frantic, she was absolutely calm and reminded me to keep breathing and relax. By the middle of the night, if someone came up to me asking about something I'd just say "Go ask Grace" and she'd without a doubt take care of it! Grace was very hands on, which I really appreciated. I saw her folding tablecloths, unwrapping silverware...anything that needed to be done, she'd step up and do (or delegate)! At the end of the night she helped my brother in law load his car, literally got in the trunk and helped tetris the pieces together to make it fit! She went above and beyond. My only regret is not getting a picture with her to remember the day FULLY and all the work she put in to make it so special. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Grace!!"

Meg & Mike, May 2018.  Photo by Family Member. 

Meg & Mike, May 2018.  Photo by Family Member. 

 

Audrey & Aurélien

OFFICIATING & PHOTOGRAPHY

"We had a wonderful wedding thanks to Grace and Johnny! Our family travelled from France to attend our wedding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We asked whether the ceremony could be done in french and Grace accepted with no hesitation. We worked together to have a personalized script, and the result was amazing. Everybody couldn't have been happier! Johnny took photographs before, during and after the ceremony and we were so happy when we received all the pictures! They both helped us made our big day very special. We highly recommend this amazing team if you want a smooth and beautiful wedding.."

Audrey & Aurélien, May 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

Audrey & Aurélien, May 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

 

Eeva & Evan

OFFICIATING & PHOTOGRAPHY

"Expectations exceeded! And that is truly an understatement. Grace and Johnny, the team that makes up Bodega Weddings truly connected with us - capturing both in script and in photographs the love we share. Milestones are precious and Bodega delivered. From the moment we initially connected through to the final stages; they were personable, communicative, and engaged with us throughout the whole process. Our day was exceptional and with the assistance of Grace and Johnny, it exceeded our expectations. In receiving our photographs we were completely overjoyed at the results. We have photos that reflect this once in a lifetime event splendidly. Beautifully captured to be able to look back on this momentous occasion. Creative, Insightful, and Dedicated. Thank you Grace and Johnny."

Eeva & Evan, March 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

Eeva & Evan, March 2018.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

 

Stephanie & Andrew

DAY-OF COORDINATION

"Grace at Bodega Weddings was a life saver! Not only did she make sure everything ran smoothly on our wedding day, she was an essential part of the planning process. We were trying to pull together a wedding much larger than initially anticipated, in a very short amount of time. Grace helped us stay organized and on track every step of the way. Most importantly, she did an amazing amount of research and was able to provide us with options on everything from centerpieces and favors to rings and alcohol vendors. She was an excellent communicator and so easy to work with. At a time when we felt most overwhelmed, Grace helped us maintain sanity. And when our wedding day came, we were both able to relax and enjoy it because we knew Grace had everything under control. We could not have done it without her!"

Stephanie & Andrew, January 2018. Photo by Elena Mudd.

Stephanie & Andrew, January 2018. Photo by Elena Mudd.

 

Joanna & Jason

OFFICIATING & PHOTOGRAPHY

"We loved working with Grace and Johnny! Grace frequently checked in with us to go over the structure and flow of the ceremony. We appreciated her responsiveness and easy going nature. Both her and Johnny were laid back but still professional and it felt like we had known them for a long time. All of Johnny's photos were gorgeous and we could not be happier with his work. Thank you so much for making our wedding so beautiful and easy going. We really appreciate you keeping in contact with us and braving the cold. We couldn't have imagined a better wedding."

Joanna & Jason, November 2017. Photo by Johnny Cirillo.

Joanna & Jason, November 2017. Photo by Johnny Cirillo.

 

Olivia & Jack

OFFICIATING & PHOTOGRAPHY

"The Bodega Weddings crew, Johnny and Grace made our small wedding feel important, comfortable, and entirely unique. Our ceremony was intimate and lovely, while our post-ceremony photography session gave us a sense of comfort and ease. My husband and I sought out a unique group to perform our wedding, and Bodega Weddings was just the right fit for our unusually small wedding. Grace was extremely helpful in reassuring me and assisting me regarding the flow of the event and the content of the ceremony, and officiated our wedding with grace (pun intended), casualness, and intent, which suited my husband and me just right. Being photographed can sometimes be an uncomfortable or stressful event, however, Johnny made the photographs feel effortless, humorous, and gave us a sense of confidence in creating tangible memories of our special day. He also provided us with one photo just hours after our ceremony, whereas many photographers may take months to send completed photos, and mind you, the photograph is stunning and captured our theme beautifully. Bodega Weddings is the way to go for a wonderfully intimate, stress-free event that feels more like you’re spending time with old friends than it does meeting someone for the first time. I will be recommending Grace and Johnny to anyone I know looking to get married. I’m so thoroughly pleased with the professionalism and comfort displayed by the duo and hope for their unending success in performing and photographing countless beautiful weddings to come."

Olivia & Jack, November 2017. Photo by Johnny Cirillo.

Olivia & Jack, November 2017. Photo by Johnny Cirillo.

 

Kristen & Jason

DAY-OF COORDINATION

"Grace was super helpful planning and tending to last-minute details for our wedding at a bar in Long Island City. In our initial meeting, she asked great questions about things we hadn't considered and identified key risks that she went about addressing well before the day of the event. On the day of, she adeptly delegated work to friends and hired help to make the day beautiful. She also wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty and flex muscle as needed to keep things on schedule, and she adapted her work style to accommodate the way I'm used to looking at things - in spreadsheets with check-lists. She was a voice of calm during what can be a stressful time, and we honestly can't imagine what we would have done without her help. Highly recommend working with her."

Kristen & Jason, September 2017. Photo by Anthony Lanzilote.

Kristen & Jason, September 2017. Photo by Anthony Lanzilote.

 

Kat & Anton

OFFICIATING & PHOTOGRAPHY

"Working with Grace and Johnny to execute my wedding vision was nothing short of a dream! They were both professional, punctual and incredibly gracious. I'm so lucky to have spent our day creating and capturing such beautiful memories!! Grace and Johnny - we can't thank you enough!

 I've heard that wedding days are supposed to be filled with stress and anxiety. Mine, however, was nothing of the sort! We worked with Grace to officiate and to plan details of our special day (much of which she took care of). Then Johnny took breathtaking photos of my wife and I! I can't remember a time where I've felt so comfortable in front of the camera but these two took away any stress that I would've otherwise felt. I highly recommend them to any and everyone!"

Grace with Kat & Anton, August 2017. Photo by Johnny Cirillo.

Grace with Kat & Anton, August 2017. Photo by Johnny Cirillo.

 

Bláth & Danny

PLANNING & DAY-OF COORDINATION

"My husband and I were planning our wedding on a very tight timeline, and late in the process we reached out to Grace at Bodega Weddings for help. We are so glad that we did. She is a consummate professional, detail-oriented, engaged and always thinking ahead. She scheduled weekly check-ins with us to make sure we were ticking items off our list, she sourced so many things for us - ice delivery, staffing, cheese + charcuterie, candles, signage, rental companies, etc - and put it all in an online document that we could refer back to. She negotiated prices with vendors with amazing speed and thought of so many things that had never crossed our mind. On the day of the wedding she was there from beginning to end, ensuring that our floor plan was executed correctly, communicating with our vendors, laying out food, positioning signage and discussing next steps with staff. Our wedding was beautiful and ran so smoothly, in huge part because Grace was there. Not only she is organized and engaged, she is also an enthusiastic, bright and kind person who is a pleasure to be around. We highly recommend her!"

Bláth & Danny, May 2017. Photo by Tatiana Katkova.

Bláth & Danny, May 2017. Photo by Tatiana Katkova.

 

Iwona & Robbie

OFFICIATING & PHOTOGRAPHY

"Grace is a professional and charming person. She made our day truly special with her attention to detail and recommendations (personalized vows, polaroid picture, old school champagne glasses, great prosecco, nice flowers, little personalized letter). Grace and Johnny are offering something different than other wedding “specialists”. Lovely, non-commercial and relaxed. We didn’t want all the pretentious ceremony fuss because it's supposed to be about us. And it was :).  We cannot recommend them enough for their professionalism and friendly nature and the thought they put into our day. Great people with a great service."

Grace with Iwona & Robbie, April 2017.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo. 

Grace with Iwona & Robbie, April 2017.  Photo by Johnny Cirillo.