[Wedding] Erica & Howard – Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York, NY

Peeking outside of their corner hotel suite overlooking the Financial District, Erica spent the morning of her wedding in relative quiet and peace. Not too far away, in the bridal suite of Cipriani 25 Broadway, were a bunch of guys who were also getting ready in relative quiet and peace. It’s notable to mention this, because their celebration later that evening was anything but! Having photographed the whole lot of Erica & Howard’s friends these past few years, we absolutely knew that we were in for a treat. If a DIY serving cart that was assembled that morning (for the sole purpose of serving endless bottles of Jameson to their reveling guests) was any indication, this was one party I was absolutely looking forward to photographing. From the nearby Irish Hunger Memorial to the cathedral ceilings of Cipriani 25 Broadway (along with this All-Star bridal party), this wedding was every wedding photographer’s dream. To Erica & Howard, we are so incredibly honored to help you document this special day, and we sincerely with you both a lifetime of happiness!

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Venue: Cipriani 25 Broadway // Officiant: Bryan Woo // Hair & Make-up: VickyC5 // Dress: Rosa Clará Couture // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: Custom // Floral/Décor: Jeannie Fortunato from Atlas Floral // Entertainment: Lifetime Entertainment // Stationery: RSVP Today (invitations) and Alaudesigns (menus, programs, seating cards, table numbers) // Cinematography: Mike Zhu Films

[Wedding] Alex & Mark – Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ

It was a bright sunny Fall day when Alex & Mark tied the knot at the Liberty House in Jersey City. The entire day was perfection, from their hair down to their shoes, and their emotional first-look to their sunset ceremony. These two college sweethearts, together with their friends and family, laughed, cried and celebrated the night away, with the NYC skyline shining brightly in the background. We couldn’t be more thrilled for these two, and we wish these two lovebirds a lifetime of happiness!

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Venue: The Liberty House // Officiant: Celia Minton // Hair/Make-up: An Angels Dream //Dress: Maggie Sottero // Shoes: Betsy Johnson // Groom’s attire: Mens Warehouse // Floral/Décor: JR Florals // Entertainment: Blanc Noir Event Group- Fernando // Stationery: Carlson Craft // Favors: Etsy // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios

[Wedding] Cristina & Paul – Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY

Ever since Cristina & Paul’s epic Brooklyn engagement session (which involved cocktails, hot dogs, and some convincing impressions of 20th century dictators….but mostly hot dogs), I knew I would be in for a treat on their wedding day. The drinks, the laughter (as well as the impressions) started the moment I stepped foot into their respective penthouse rooms on the morning of their wedding day. On this very special day,  Paul would eventually promise to be the P.Diddy to Cristina’s Biggie, and Cristina promised to be the smooth reggae dance moves to Paul’s generous use of the air horn. After their private first-look on the balcony of their penthouse suite overlooking the East River, we took to the streets of Williamsburg, and took advantage of the colors, vibrance and everything we love about this neighborhood. The Wythe Hotel, along with the streets and wall art which surrounds it, was the perfect backdrop for this equally colorful and vibrant couple. Neither the drinks, laughter (nor air horns) ever ceased that evening, and we hope that they never will for this amazing couple!

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Venue: Wythe Hotel // Catering: Reynard at Wythe Hotel // Ceremony/Officiant: Rabbi Serge Lippe // Hair & Make-up: Jessie Riley // Dress: Lover’s Society // Shoes: Charlotte Olympia // Groom’s attire: Suit Supply, Gucci loafers // Jewelry: Family heirlooms // Floral/Décor: Brooklyn Wildflower //Entertainment: Martin D’Arce // Stationery: Minted // Planner/Coordinator: Olivia and Laura from Laura Remmert Events

[Wedding] Jessica & James – Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, NY

The sun was still below the horizon when we arrived at Jessica & James’ hotel on the morning of their wedding day. Despite this, they couldn’t have asked for a better day, or more favorable circumstances, for such a momentous occasion in their lives. With a hint of Fall peeking through the trees, Jessica & James shared a very special first look at the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle NY, followed by some of the most fun I’ve ever had photographing bridal party portraits. I mean – how many awesome nicknames do you think they have for the bride and groom? Plenty, I can assure you :). Karis and I were so honored to see all these familiar faces once again, and we sincerely wish these two lovebirds a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness!

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Venue/Catering: Greentree Country Club // Officiant: Rev. Dr. George Pallil // Hair/Make-up: BeautyIconNYC // Dress: Essence of Australia // Groom’s attire: Foresto Tuxedo // Floral/Décor: Columbia Florist // Entertainment: DJUSA // Photobooth: WhatTheFlipbook // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios // Planner/Coordinator: Chrisann Joseph

[Wedding] Chelsea & Chris – Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, NJ

So while I’m no stranger to the beautiful grounds of the Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, NJ, I can say without a doubt that I’ve never photographed a wedding quite like this. Maybe it was the partially cloudy sky, diffusing the sun’s warm rays over the calm lake. Perhaps it was the hint of Fall on the trees along the lake’s shallow banks. Whatever the case may have been, we were pretty darn lucky to have all this gorgeousness at our disposal for Chelsea & Chris’ big wedding day at the Rock Island Lake Club. After a quick first look on the dock overlooking the lake, we took our time that afternoon exploring the newly renovated grounds of the venue. From swings, to balconies, to wait…did I mention BOATS? Despite our collective better judgment….oh heck yeah they did!

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Venue & Catering: Rock Island Lake Club // Ceremony/Officiant: Ben Hickey // Hair & Make-up: Michelle Elise Artistry // Dress: Pronovias // Shoes: Stewart Weitzman // Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Jewelry: I Do, I Do- Morristown, NJ // Floral/Décor: Gala Florist // Entertainment: SCE Event Group // Stationery: Taryn Harry (on Etsy) // Favors: Donation to Lupus and ALS Foundations // Cinematography: Luke Berg with Mesh Films

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