A White Tie Affair: The Metropolitan Club: New York Wedding Photography

This is one of our favorite fall events from our archives.  Rebecca & Christopher's elegant white tie wedding was a gorgeous affair.  We came in the night before for a few portraits in the park and to capture their rehearsal dinner at a private New York club.  The following day their ceremony took place at The Church of The Heavenly Rest and for their reception the couple selected  The Metropolitan Club.  Rebecca looked like royalty in her delicately embellished Carolina Herrera gown from Mark Ingram Atelier with her heirloom veil.  Her silver Jimmy Choo heels and stunning jewelry looked sophisticated with her sleek chignon which hair stylist Jason Quiin of Garren New York perfected.  Her bridesmaids look statuesque in slate gray Grecian style column gowns by Amsale Bridal and the groomsmen were dapper in white tie and tails from Baldwin Formals.  Expert event planner and florist David Beahm of David Beahm Designs transformed The Metropolitan Club into a romantic English garden vision.  Stationary by The Printery of Oyster Bay NY featured a beautiful imprinted monogram and the cake from Soutine Bakery was accented with delicate fresh wild flowers.  The Eturnity Band,  founded & lead by Antonio Alston, former drummer of James Brown, not only provided amazing vocals but created a full stage show that was spectacular.  Milestone Video Productions skillfully captured the epic night on video for the happy couple.  I was trilled to commission fellow wedding photographer Marie Papp of Marie Papp Photography to help capture this amazing event.


New Vernon: Town & Country Chic: Part 2: New Vernon Wedding Photographers

The rolling hills of the New Vernon estate made for an elegant and romantic setting.  Lauren added a champagne sash to her dress for the reception and traded her veil for a simple white flower hair piece .   Larkspur & Thyme cut young saplings from the property and used them inside the tent along with centerpieces full of dahlias, hydrangeas, and apples in an autumn palate.  The spacious heated tent was provided by Sperry Tents.   Place cards were held in sterling silver dishes of acorns, sheaths of wheat adorned the table,  and firecrackers with monogrammed matches lite up the night.  The cake by Joanne Gusweiler of CoCoCuisine in Bedminster was right in time with the season!  Laughter and tears followed every speech, and the crowd danced the night away.   The Eturnity Band of NYC was just so much fun! Lauren_16





The couple was so lovely we did a more relaxed after wedding portrait session. We got such a kick out of Lauren's converse sneakers!







New Veron: Town & Country Chic: Part 1: New Vernon Wedding Photographers

The fall colors could not have been more vibrant for our handsome couple Rob and Lauren!  Their wedding was held at the bride's parents private estate in New Vernon, New Jersey.  Florist Carol Magadini from  Larkspur & Thyme was lucky enough to be able to work with her natural surroundings to create refreshingly informal bouquets and centerpieces.  Lauren was so excited to use the fall foilage!  Almost all of the flowers used were grown on the estate creating such a sentimental feel. Lauren looked absolutely radiant in a delicate lace gown by Monique L'huillier and Christian Louboutin open toe pumps all purchased from the bridal department of Saks Fifth Ave in NYC.  The gorgeous blue topaz & peridot ring was a gift from Lauren's grandmother.  Susan Brinson of Studio Brinson in NYC created all of the menues, place cards, and CD covers.  The girls wore Amsale in a rich shade of chocolate. Lauren_1







Lauren's parents recall thinking of this day when building their grand staircase.  With four daughters it will be the backdrop for many special days!




The ceremony was also in New Vernon at The Church of Christ the King where the couple made a dashing exit in an antique Triumph convertible.