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SoHo, NYC – Emily and Anne’s Wedding at the Housing Works Bookstore

Portrait of brides and detail of handmade bouquet made of books

I can’t imagine a more heartfelt and moving wedding ceremony than these two wonderful women shared! It was such an honor to be part of their wedding day and to witness their love and continued commitment to each other. They have been together for 25 years, and their lovely daughter is a testament to how strong their relationship is and how loving and caring they must be as parents.

Here are the brides with their daughter!

Portrait of Brides and their daughter

One of the things I loved most about their wedding day was how much care and consideration went into every facet of the day, with help from the amazing Viva of Viva Max Weddings. One of my favorite details was Emily’s bouquet, with flowers made completely from the pages of books.

Brides walking along the sidewalk with NYC taxi in background

They were surrounded by books during their beautiful ceremony at the Housing Works Bookstore:)

Brides getting married in bookstore under the chuppah

Lavender was Emily’s mother’s favorite flower, so they had gorgeous fresh lavender everywhere!

Fresh lavender and mason jar details with Lavender Haze cocktail

Brides giving a toast in bookstore

Monsieur Singh Lassi provided the amazingly delicious lassi pops — served from a bicycle! It was a really cute part of the reception.

Mango Lassi detail and shot of the wedding bar from overhead

Brides smile during their first dance

Brides during their first dance in the Housing Works Bookstore

Wedding guests dance at the Housing Works Bookstore

Congratulations and many more years of happiness to Emily and Anne!

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore
Wedding Planner: Viva Max Weddings
Catering: The Works Catering
Cupcakes: Blossom Bakery
Ceremony Musician: Eli Salamon-Abrams
DJ: Gil Boogie
Lassi Pops: Monsieur Singh Lassi

   

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

   

Montauk Yacht Club, NY – Kathryn and Matt’s Hamptons Wedding – Sneak Peek

Kathryn and Matt’s wedding in Montauk was not only incredibly gorgeous, it was also a lot of fun! Things definitely got crazy on the dance floor:)A few of my photos from the day:

bride diptych with bouquet

Bride and groom portrait and during ceremony diptych

Bride and groom with boats in the background

Montauk Yacht Club lighthouse diptych with bride and groom by boats

Kathryn’s sister Kim, one of my brides from last fall, snuck into the background of the next one:)Love these ladies!

Bride and groom first dance

Pink and white wedding florals

Bride and groom dance during the reception

Wedding guest gets crazy on the dance floor

Venue – Montauk Yacht Club
Officiant – Father David Grainson
Acoustic Guitarist – JFG Music
DJ – Fourth Generation DJ
Tabletop Decor – Party Rental LTD
Hair/Makeup – Erica Does Makeup
Flowers – Hengstenberg’s Florist

   

Prospect Park, NY – Mahwish & Clif’s Brooklyn Wedding – Sneak Peek

Mahwish and Clif’s wedding in Prospect Park was absolutely stunning, and had a such a relaxed and intimate atmosphere! Here’s a little sneak peek:)

bride and groom portrait diptych with pink carnation bouquet

groom kisses bride's hand during First Look

bride puts ring on groom's finger during wedding ceremony in Prospect Park Peristyle

closeup of engagement ring with bridal gown as backdrop

first dance diptych with bride's shoes detail

bride and groom kiss after their first dance

Ceremony Location – The Peristyle (aka Grecian Shelter) in Prospect Park
Reception Venue – Scottadito Osteria Toscana in Park Slope
Mahwish’s hair – Cynthia Vanis

   
  • Nicole Ladonne Blair - May 27, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Kimberly!!!!! SO Beautiful!!!!

  • Aurea Nelson - May 27, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    Amazing & Beautiful!!! Congratulations to you both filled with a Lifetime of Happiness!!!!

  • Clark Covington - May 27, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Pictures look great Kimberly. You’ve won my respect as the hardest working photog I’ve ever seen!