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You can’t get much better than a stunning blue wedding dress, especially with the backdrop of a medieval castle! Ann and Kevin’s wedding was such a gorgeous and fun celebration on a perfect fall day. It really came through how much time and effort they put into the little details of their day! I especially loved the handfasting/loving cup ceremony they decided to include in order to celebrate their shared heritage. I had the pleasure of meeting Ann and Kevin through Ann’s sister, Liz (a previous bride and fellow Village Lions rugby alum!) and I knew their wedding was going to be a blast after hearing that Kevin is a huge Star Wars fan:)I had to bring along a few Star Wars props for their photobooth (photobooth pics here!), and they broke out their light sabers for it, too! My most heartfelt congratulations go to Ann & Kevin. I had so much fun documenting your wedding day!

ann and kevin wedding portrait

Wedding venue: Reid Castle at Manhattanville College
Flowers: Wild Orchid of Westchester
Second photographer: Emily DeWan
Wedding band: Stolen Moments

diptych ann and kevin wedding portraits at reid castle

blue sapphire wedding ring with diamond halo

reid castle details - wedding dress and bouquet

wedding dress detail - lacing up the back - and sapphire wedding ring with celtic knot

the groom and his two best men

ann and kevin - wedding at reid castle NY - first look

blue dress wedding portraits at reid castle

bride with blue dress and groom individual portraits

reid castle wedding - handfasting ceremony Celtic tradition

reid castle - handfasting ceremony details

blue dress bride and her groom during handfasting ceremony

reid castle wedding - dress detail and reflection

reid castle wedding ceremony with priest

Church at Reid Castle during wedding ceremony

Reid Castle - wedding first kiss during ceremony

bride and groom at Reid Castle during sunset

Wedding cake at Reid Castle with blue dress topper

Bride and groom enter the reception at Reid Castle wedding

Bride and groom dancing at Reid Castle wedding

Reid Castle wedding - reception dancing

reception dancing at Reid Castle - father of the groom

photo from the balcony of Reid Castle - wedding reception

wedding reception at Reid Castle

wedding guests taking a shot with the groom at Reid Castle

cake cutting with bride and groom at Reid Castle

bride and groom dance during their wedding reception at Reid Castle

bride in grey lace dress and groom with detail of beach ceremony chair and starfish

Teresa and Rick’s beach wedding at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk was such a happy, loving and wonderful celebration:)The atmosphere surrounding these two wonderful people was so warm and caring, it was easy to see how much love and light they bring to everyone around them. They had a perfect beach day for their celebration!

bride and groom on the beach in Montauk

engagement ring and wedding rings together inside orange calla lily

ceremony trellis detail and wedding shoes by the beach

bride and groom first look on the beach at Montauk

bride and groom walking on the beach at Montauk

bride being escorted down the aisle during ceremony

bride and groom laugh during ceremony

Their ceremony on the beach was not only lovely, but really sweet and personal. A close friend was the officiant, and other close friends gave funny and touching readings. Rick’s daughter Bettina joined in for a sand ceremony, officially bringing them all together as a family.

beach wedding ceremony at Montauk

bride and groom kiss after beach wedding ceremony at Montauk

Loved the beachy sand dollar placecards!

sand dollar placecards for beach themed wedding

beach themed wedding details - flowers and table numbers

I’ve never seen an officiant enter the reception with a flip before:)It was pretty spectacular!

the officiant enters the reception upside down

bride and groom first dance with guests looking on

bride and groom kiss during first dance with guests looking on

bride and groom laughing during first dance

Everyone had so much fun on the dance floor! Frankie from Fourth Generation DJs was great at entertaining the crowd.

guests having fun dancing at the beach themed wedding reception

bride and groom during a slow dance

wedding guests raise their glasses in a toast at the reception

beach themed wedding cake with parents' cake toppers on either side

I also set up my photobooth, always lots of fun!:)

Congratulations to Teresa and Rick! Best wishes for a wonderful life together:)

portrait of two brides in prospect park - in tunnel

I was beyond excited when Katje and Andy asked me to capture their wedding day! Katje is a wonderful wedding photographer herself, and also a very good friend. She and Andy are two of the sweetest and most caring women around, and I am so happy for the both of them! Their wedding day was nothing short of amazing and I loved every minute:)

detail of bridal gown and smiling bridal portrait

Their adorable first look was on a NYC subway platform near Prospect Park.

first look of the two brides on the Prospect Park subway platform

portrait of two brides in prospect park

I couldn’t get enough of their adorable dog, Molly, and her bow tie:)

brides' shoes and cute dog with bow tie

two brides laughing during their wedding ceremony

A swan family decided to drop in during the ceremony:)

family of swans on the lake at prospect park

two brides - wedding ceremony at prospect park boathouse and detail with their dog

details of reception at prospect park boathouse in Brooklyn

A fellow wedding photographer, Julie Saad, came to capture the reception photos, but I snagged a few of their last dance of the night!

reception dancing at prospect park boathouse

two brides - sweet moment during the last dance of the wedding

Wedding coordinator – Elyse Torres
Hair styling – Dvir Salon
DJ – Duane Harriott of 74 Events

I also brought along my photobooth:)Always a riot!

Congrats to Katje & Andy, you both deserve so much happiness and I am so pleased for you both! xo

bride and groom in Union Square

Kristen and Mike had such a fun wedding at the W Hotel in Union Square! The W is such a stunning location, and since the weather cooperated, we were able to get some great shots in Union Square park itself too. Kristen worked her butt off on so many personal DIY details for the day — but I must say that my favorite part was the giant candy display in the cocktail hour room!:)

engagement ring with sparkly background

bride receiving gift from her groom

puppy on wedding day

Their little puppy Toby was there to give his blessing! He looks all innocent, but he actually chewed up Kristen’s first pair of Jimmy Choo’s:(Luckily, she had backups that were just as gorgeous!

two pairs of Jimmy Choos for a bride - one chewed up by dog

wedding dress details - name hanger

mother of bride watching her get ready

bride and bouquet detail

puppy and bridesmaid wait patiently

bride and groom first look - stairs of W hotel union square

puppy with bow tie on wedding day

guest placecards with key detail

bride and groom walking in Union Square

bride and groom portrait in Union Square

Loved Kristen’s red calla lilies!

bouquet and dress detail - bride and groom

bride and friends toast

wedding ceremony at W hotel

Toby was a very good boy through (most of) the ceremony:)

bridal party - detail with puppy

bride and groom hold hands during ceremony

wedding ceremony detail and first kiss

wedding ceremony

reception centerpiece detail - purple

NYC table names for wedding - Brooklyn

Candy table!:)

candy table at wedding - purple and pink with macarons

wedding cake details - white with purple and pink flowers

Union Square at dusk

We ventured outside for a quick nighttime portrait session!

nighttime bride and groom portrait at W Hotel in Union Square

wedding reception fun at W Hotel in Union Square

bride and groom dance at wedding reception

Congratulations to Kristen and Mike on an amazing wedding and years of happiness to come! Bonus photobooth slideshow coming right up:)

Kristen and Mike’s Engagement Photos
Venue – W Hotel Union Square
Hairdresser – Stacy Pitt
Florist – Ariston Florist
Ceremony Music – Jason Liebman Acoustic Guitar
Band – JK Band