[Wedding] Sheena & Ben – NYIT de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury, NY

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Planning a wedding amidst a global pandemic has gotten everyone a little crazy these days. When every state has their own health & safety guidelines changing every day, it’s impossible to keep track. But the silver lining in all of this has been the shrinking guest lists and a drastic reduction of moving parts – which I imagine would relieve a bit of our collective anxiety. Throw in a positive attitude and a smile, you’re already 90% there :). 

Sheena & Ben’s original wedding was supposed to take place in New Jersey, but it was simply logistically impossible; the rules here literally change every day. So Sheena & Ben did the next best thing: they hosted an intimate ceremony and cocktail near their home in Long Island instead. Of all the places in the universe, they picked deSeversky Mansion to host their celebration – that’s one helluva “Plan B” :). 


[Wedding] Kelsy & Nick – Arrow Park in Monroe, NY

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Like most other engaged couples in the universe this year, Kelsy & Nick had to postpone their nuptials due to COVID (
twice, I might add). So when I received their inquiry and heard about their story, I was 100% on board before even knowing all the details, or even meeting with the couple themselves. The conversation with their planner sorta went like this:

“Oh, it’s a Wednesday wedding.” Done!

“We only need a couple of hours.” Done!

“There’s going to be yummy food.” Double-done!

The fact that their wedding took place at one of the most gorgeous venues I’ve ever seen in Hudson Valley was just icing on this proverbial wedding cake – but the TL;DR version is this: these two humans are amazing, as are all the VIPs who came in from out of town to help them celebrate one of the most beautiful days in their lives. 

Venue: Arrow Park // Catering: Peppercorn Events // Ceremony/Officiant: Anthony Messina // Hair & Make-up: Sister of bride // Dress: Maggie Sottero, from Kleinfeld Bridal // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein // Jewelry: Brilliant Earth // Floral/Décor: Mitch Kolby Events // Entertainment: LB Entertainment // Stationery: Zola // Favors: Stumptown Coffee Roasters // Planner/Coordinator: The Finer Details

[Wedding] Andrea & Ricky – Broome Hotel in New York, NY

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When Andrea & Ricky’s original wedding plans were dashed due to COVID, there was still one thing that was very certain: nothing was going to stop these two from getting married. While most couples around the world postponed their wedding for the following year, Andrea & Ricky plowed ahead with their original wedding date, albeit this time with a significantly smaller guest list. Together with a handful of family members in tow, on this very rainy NYC afternoon, these two exchanged their vows in the ornate courtyard of the Broome Hotel. Between you, me and these four walls, I’d say this day couldn’t have unfolded more perfectly for these two. And of course, what’s a NYC wedding without a quick stop in Central Park? :)

Ceremony venue: The Broome Hotel // Officiant: Clint Hromsco // Hair and Make-up: Cari Duprey // Dress: Carol Hannah // Seamstress: Sew Elegant // Suit maker: L&S Custom Tailors // Shoes: Bride — Abella True Comfort at DSW // Jewelry: Enso rings

[Engagement] Rebecca & Jake – Cross Estate Gardens in Bernardsville, NJ

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Cross Estate Gardens has been on my radar these past few months, ever since our associate photographers started bringing their couples there earlier this year. There are very few places in NJ that I haven’t yet explored in my 10 years of photographing weddings, so I was super excited to explore this wonderful gem with Rebecca & Jake!

Rebecca & Jake are college sweethearts who now call Connecticut their home. They came back home to NJ for the weekend to spend some time with family and hang out with yours truly (and a baby black bear cub) on this very quiet morning. And sorry folks – we don’t have photos of the baby black bear cub; you’ll just have to take our word for it :).

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