[Wedding] Korey & Eric – Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY

When we last met Korey and Eric for their engagement session, they promised us a wedding day we would never forget. It’s a line we’ve heard many times before, but it was the first time we actually believed it. For starters, we knew their wedding was going to take place on the tail-end of one of the BUSIEST WEEKS OF OUR LIVES! We would be in six cities spanning across 5 states and a Canadian province, shooting a grand total of 4 weddings and an engagement session while squeezing in a handful of meetings in between…all within a week’s time.

So for obvious reasons, we looked forward to their wedding not only because we loved these two, but because it marked the end of such a grueling (yet equally awesome) week for us here Ben Lau Photography. It was a celebration for us as much as it was for them. Furthermore, Korey and Eric revealed to us that they were holding their intimate reception at their favorite Mexican restaurant, Don Ricardos in their stomping grounds of Babylon, NY. Anyone who knows us, knows that Karis and I LOOOOVE Mexican food but we abstain from it during the wedding season for obvious reasons :). But since our shooting calendars were free for an entire week, it was fiesta time for everyone!

Bride's dress hangs on a door at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Shoes sit on the windowsill at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride puts on her necklace at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groom portrait at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride's vows on her wedding day at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride poses with her flowers on her wedding day at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Groom reads a letter from his bride on their wedding day at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
First look between bride and groom on their wedding day at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Bride and groom walk together towards their wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maid of Honor and sister of bride looks on during wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Best Man looks on during wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride cries during wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests cry during wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Eric smiles during wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom share a kiss after their wedding ceremony at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Bridal portrait at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Decor wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Decor wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding cupcakes at wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests at wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding reception decor at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Bride sips her drink at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Cake Wedding reception decor at Don Ricardo's in Babylon - Long Island, NY. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. That last image was too irresistible not to capture. On all fronts, I’m not sure if the bull appreciates what the matador is doing to him :). Korey and Eric, thank you so much for helping us round off such a long week with such a great celebration of family, friendship and love! We love you guys probably just as much as we love Mexican food, which is A LOT! We wish you two the very best as you embark on your journey towards happily ever after. We wouldn’t have been able to pull off this celebration with the help of the following people:
Reception : : Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River NY
Gown : : Oleg Cassini
Shoes : : Jessica Simpson
Rings : : Argyle Jewelers, Babylon NY
Hair : : Lady Like – Dayna Ognibene
Make Up : : DIY
Groom’s Attire : : Ralph Lauren
Catering : : Don Ricardo’s, Babylon NY
Cupcakes : : Jacqueline’s Patisserie, Babylon NY
Floral : : White Iris, Babylon NY
Favors : : Dembones (Bev) on etsy (https://www.etsy.com/people/dembones)
Stationery : : Wedding Paper Divas
  And just like that, we wrap up May’s weddings and dive into our June weddings. We look forward to sharing them with you :). Happy Monday ya’ll! Ben & Karis

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