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Montauk, NY – Teresa and Rick’s Beach Wedding at Gurney’s Inn

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:)

   

Brooklyn, NY – Katje and Andy’s Wedding at the Prospect Park Boathouse

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

   

Kristen & Mike Wedding – W Hotel, Union Square, NYC

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:)

Links
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

   

Michele & Carl – Park Savoy Wedding, Florham Park, NJ

bride and groom at Park Savoy and bouquet detail

Michele and Carl were married on an unseasonably beautiful January day at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ. Their wedding was during the day, which gave us some amazing light to work with as it streamed in onto the dance floor!

engagement ring - platinum - pave - gold bokeh

One of my favorite ring shots of all time! The Park Savoy had a lot of holiday decorations up, so I took full advantage of the sparkle:)

navy blue wedding shoes

bride in limo

bridal portrait and dress detail

Michele’s dress was so gorgeous! Love the back detail

seating card table setup

bride getting ready with fireplace detail

mother of the bride looking on as bride gets ready

bride with train on display

bridal bouquet detail

engagement ring detail with bouquet and dress

engagement ring on bouquet

bridesmaid bouquet and reflections

The bridal suite at the Park Savoy had a lot of interesting mirrors to work with:)Love!

wedding - walking down the aisle

wedding ceremony - bride and groom

The ceremony was held in the same room as the reception. I loved the whole setup and how light and airy everything was!

wedding ceremony - bride and groom - first kiss

walking back down the aisle as a married couple

Michele and Carl are married!

bride and groom portrait with navy blue shoe detail

bride and groom on swing

We spent some time doing portraits in the garden after the ceremony was over.

bride and groom share a moment on a swing

bride and groom play around

wedding reception setup - sweetheart table

chandelier and bridal bouquet

There were a few jaw-dropping chandeliers in the reception hall.

bride and groom listen to speeches

bride and groom first dance (with boys fighting in background)

bride hugging a guest on the dance floor

young boys having fun on the wedding dance floor

There were a ton of little boys at the wedding, and they certainly made things interesting:)

young boy contemplates wedding cake

wedding cake and decor detail

Beautiful snowflake wedding cake!

wedding desserts and jordan almonds

bride and her aunt hug at the wedding

wide angle shot of wedding dance floor with flowers

mischievous boy trying to take bride's headpiece off

bride and groom dance at reception

Michele and Carl also had my photobooth at their wedding! Here are a few outtakes:)

Congratulations again to Michele and Carl! Wishing you both all the best!!

Links:
Venue – Park Savoy
DJ – Premier Entertainment
Flowers – Metropolitan Plant Exchange
Cake – Palermo’s