A romantic NYC wedding at Battery Gardens Restaurant and The Beekman Hotel. Fine art wedding photography featuring photojournalistic images and classically lit portraiture.Read More
Loved working with these amazing vendors:
Party Planner: Eileen Kaden Dean , An Affair to Remember
Stationary: Fancy That
Make up Artist: Kimara Ahnert
Hair Stylist: Yair Aroubuas
Videographer: Kaan Tulgar Productions
Confectioner: Nine Cakes
Lighting Designer: Frost Productions
Band: Hank Lane Music
Fiorenza & Jason are a gorgeous couple and a dynamic duo. The bride could easily be at home on Broadway with her powerful voice and vivacious personality, which paired beautifully with Jason's sense of ease and sparkle. For their wedding this couple choose classic New York venues with touches of Parisian elegance. The couple got ready at The Eventi in Chelsea; their suite decor of vintage prints and stage style lighting was a photographer's dream. Fia looked divine in her Vera Wang gown with its layers of organza and delicate beading. For the after party she donned a Marchesa gown from Mark Ingram Atelier. Her bridesmaids wore Grecian style dresses in the palest shades of lavender and rose from Amsale. New York florist Belle Fleur created soft, romantic bouquets to pair with lightness of the gowns. The groom wore a single gardenia boutonniere, very Cary Grant. East Six Stationary crafted stunning letterpress invitations. It was so lovely to be greeted by one of our favorite videographers Michael Simon.
The bridal party moved to St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st. for their ceremony. After a beautiful ceremony the bride and groom excited the church with a fan fair of ribbons and the twinkle of bells stopping only for a brief kiss. We just loved the fanned letterpress church programs that East Six designed.
For the reception the classic New York venue The Tribeca Rooftop with stunning views of the Hudson, Soho and downtown Manhattan. Belle Fleur continues the soft romantic Parisian theme with soft candlelight and delicate roses with hand calligraphy place cards. The wedding guests enjoyed entertainment by the soulful Jazz ensemble Arcadia managed by Li Paramount. As a special treat a musical number performance by the bride and her uncle brought down the house.
Orly & Howard were such classic & elegant couple! For her big day Orly choose a stunning Dennis Basso gown from Kleinfeld's Bridal and paired it with beautiful Badgley Miska shoes with just the right amount of sparkle. We just loved that she kept her hair down with a touch of soft curls and accented the look with gorgeous chandelier earrings. Elegant Creations florists created fresh green and white bouquets to accompany the flowing blue bridesmaids gowns from Here Comes the Bridesmaid. Thinking Paper created elegant invitations with just a touch of that beautiful blue. The Liberty House Restaurant provided breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline that the guests could enjoy while the outdoor ceremony took place in their beautiful gardens. The reception carried on through the night with great music from The Russ Bennett Band part of Hank Lane Music & Productions. Foremost Catering created a layer cake with rose adornments and orchid accents. As the night went on the city glowed in the background as guests danced and mingled.
"We met at Columbia Business School at a retail networking event at JCrew. I went for career opportunities - Darren went because JCrew was offering 15% off that night and he needed to stock up on t-shirts and boxers! We were in the same class at CBS but did not meet until that evening at JCrew."
~Julie Epstein Madden
Julie & Darren we so vibrant & full of joy! Their classic New York wedding just won our hearts. Dressed in a chiffon layered sheath dress by Vera Wang with crystal sash and sparkly Jimmy Choo heels, Julie was the epitome of style. The deep plum calla lilies by Ron Wendt Designs were the perfect accent and even matched Darren's tie. For their ceremony & reception the bride and groom chose Gustavino's Restaurant under the Queensboro Bridge. Every guest danced the night away!
Miranda & Steve were a dream to work with they could not have been kinder or easier to photograph. Their love overflowed! They got engaged in Cape Cod on a weekend trip. They were taking a stroll on the beach with one of the most magnificent views on the Cape when almost out of nowhere a woman came by and offered to take a photo of them by one of the famous dunes. Suddenly Steve asked "Do you really want to get a good one?" The woman seemed confused until Steve brought out the ring! So she got to capture the best moment of all, the YES! For the big day Miranda looked like a screen siren in her ruched Michelle Roth gown from Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC with custom Swarovski crystal & pearl belt that the bride had added. The bride got ready at The Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken with make-up by the talented Kerry Crawford and Hair by Kim Zito of Expert Hair Design with Benjamin Adams shoes, handbag by Glint and earrings by Nadori to complete the look. The girls were stunning in deep purple gowns by Eden Bridesmaids from Antoinette Rose Bridal Store in Brick NJ. Flower Elegance of Fair Lawn NJ chose shades of deep purple and lavender with hints of lime green and ivory. Bella Figura of Syracuse NY created beautiful letterpress invitations. The couple made a quick stop at Hamilton Park in Weehawken for a few portraits.
For the ceremony and reception Miranda & Steve were off to the Waterside Restaurant & Catering with it's AMAZING views of the Hudson River and NYC skyline. Harpist Karen Stern greeted guests as they seated themselves on the waterside overlooking the city. It was a perfect day! Officiant Gerald Fierst captured the wonderful spirit of the couple creating a time capsule box of love letters and champagne to be opened on their 5th anniversary . The calm waters turned into rolling waves as the Officiant mentioned Miranda's mother, who recently passed away, being present at the ceremony. It was a touching moment.
Flower Elegance created vibrant table arrangements in purples, ivory and green. The Waterside Restaurant & Catering provided excellent food and service as DJ Izzy with Diverse Entertainment kept the crowd moving. Boardwalk Photo Booth Rentals added just the perfect touch!
Congratulations to Shannon & Bob your gorgeous down the shore wedding is featured today on The East Coast Bride! It was a picturesque day on the Bonnet Island Estate in LBI as the gorgeous couple tied the knot. Shannon was lovely in a lace Monique Lhuillier and Jimmy Choo's with flawless makeup from Jeanine Mangan Makeup Designs. The breathtaking flowers were by MDS Floral Designs and ocean themed invitations by Stephanie Somodi of Designing the Most Inviting Day really captured the day. Merri-Makers Caterers offered superb food and excellent service as always. Manhattan City Music Band made for a raging party night. This crowd could dance!!
We were so excited to be featured today on The East Coast Bride! Congratulations to Maureen & Matthew! Their Atlantic City wedding was a favorite of ours; modern elegance at it's best. Their venue One Atlantic is surreal. It's as if you are in a glass house in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean with the best views of all Atlantic City has to offer!
Cait & Tom would be the life of any party. These ultimate Bruce Springsteen fans are vibrant, full of love, and brimming with humor. Their wedding was a classic Bay Head event with it's Vineyard Vine Ties, great hats, and fresh ocean breezes. The bride wore her sister's wedding gown in memory of her and a veil from Barefoot Bride. Her bridesmaids were her beautiful nieces who wore Coren Moore dresses in a great marine blue. Her maid of honor was a dear friend who introduce the couple with the help of Tom's sister. Tom chose Brooks Brothers Suits & Vineyard Vine Ties for his groomsmen whom he's shared a lifelong friendship with. Tom asked his father to be his best man. The couple arrived at Sacred Heart Church in Bay Head to share their vows. It's classic cedar shingles and crisp blue hydrangea where just charming. After the ceremony the bridal party caught the boat from the Bay Head Yacht Club for a grand entrance. Kate Duffy of Katydid Signature Floral & Event Design created stunning classic hydrangea & green orchid arrangements for the reception with place cards named after famous Springsteen songs and soft candlelight glow. The Block & Blue Band kept these crazy dancers on the floor all night, stepping off only briefly for the mother of the bride to sing and dedicate a song to the couple. The bride herself took a spin on the mike as guests crowded round. What Cait didn't know is that the crowd prepared a special treat for her. As Cait sang at many of their weddings her guests thought it would be a fitting surprise for everyone to take out their iphones and sing at the top of their lungs. It was a ball!!
Next up on our list of favorites from the past is the stunning outdoor tented wedding in Mendham New Jersey of Annie & Joseph. These two love birds were life long acquaintances but didn't start dating until they began teaching at the same school about a year after collage. Years later Joseph proposed to Annie on their last day of the school year.
On the wedding day Annie looked absolutely radiant in a Maggie Sottero gown with delicate beading and lace capped sleeves from Arlene's Bridal Shop. Her veil and accessories where from Model Bride of Chatham. Annie's sister Kristen Luciano is the owner of House of Luciano an on location makeup service of Morristown. So of course Annie's makeup was flawless! The girls looked incredible in the most beautiful Nicole Miller gowns from Nicole Miller in Livingston NJ. They were iridescent green with hints of hot pink paired with hot pink shoes. That color palette was carried on by Crest Florist of East Hanover who choose bright fuchsia peonies, pink roses and green hydrangeas for the flowers. The invitations by Catherine Kiff-Vozza, Couture Stationer of Sparta NJ had a delicate green scroll work patten & pink accents.
For the ceremony the bride choose Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown where she herself had been a student years ago. The nuns who taught her watched on lovingly as the bride and groom exchanged there vows.
For the reception the bride choose her family home in Mendham which is a beautiful historic school house that they converted to a home with lush green grounds and a babbling brook. Guests where greeted with place cards of delicate calligraphy by 24 Karat Designs of Newton NJ. Arrangements of fuchsia peonies where placed in lime filled containers and green & pink favors made the tent vibrant as a gentle mist settled on the stream outside where guests were treated to celebratory cigars and cocktails. Rosa Luca's Italian Bistro of Asbury Park created an amazing display of the finest ingredients. The Pink Cake Box of Denville made a true work of art with the multi layered cake covered in sugar flowers and Hoi Polloi of Randolf entertained the guests.
All in all a magical day!