Brian and Tony

New York City



Photography | Laurie Rhodes | @laurierhodesphotographer

Rings | @cartier

Rings | @vancleefarpels

Wedding Venue | The Hoxton | @thehoxtonhotel

From the Photographer

Tony and Brian live in DUMBO, Brooklyn with their dog, Winnie. They both adore her and spend a lot of time taking long walks with her on the Brooklyn waterfront. Tony and Brian also love to travel as much as possible! For their honeymoon, they went to Bali and Singapore for two weeks. Also, to celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple, Tony surprised Brian with a trip to Paris earlier this year. In addition to traveling internationally, Tony and Brian frequently visit Provincetown and Palm Springs. Tony and Brian also love exercise — they recognize that it is key not only to their physical healthy, but also to their emotional and mental health.


Tony knew Brian was the one in the first second that Brian turned the corner in DUMBO and Tony saw him when Brian first came up to visit Tony in 2016. Luckily for Tony, Brian knew Tony was the one for him after his first visit! Tony proposed to Brian on the eve of Brian’s 30th birthday in May 2018, when they thereafter flew to Miami, FL on the next day to celebrate. Tony and Brian intended to fly to Barcelona, Spain on the next day to celebrate but unfortunately ran into an unexpected passport issue upon arrival at the airport. Though there were tears and heartbreak in the moment, Tony and Brian quickly planned a diverted trip to Miami, FL and it now makes for a funny — yet painful — story. Tony surprised Brian with the proposal and did it in their home. To get Brian out of the apartment, Tony told Brian he was stuck at work and that Brian had to drop Winnie off at a friend’s to watch her while they were in Barcelona. When Brian left the apartment, Tony already had picked up Brian’s favorite foods from around the neighborhood, and decorated the apartment with candles and strung lights, and when Brian returned from dropping off Winnie, Tony had a playlist ready to go and was on one knee.


Tony and Brian have very different — yet complimentary — styles. As such, their bling/rings do not match but go perfectly together! For Brian’s engagement ring, Tony surprised Brian with the Cartier rose gold love ring, with diamonds. For their bands: Brian stacked his Cartier love ring with a Cartier platinum band, with diamonds around the entire band; and Tony has a classic Van Cleef & Arpels platinum band that compliments Brian’s rings beautifully. Tony and Brian were beyond excited to celebrate their marriage with family and friends at The Hoxton in Brooklyn, NY on October 5, 2019! Stay tuned for the wedding photos!