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Amanda & Ezra Wedding – Temple Beth El, Great Neck, NY

bride and groom portraits - color

The rollicking joy of their wedding day was a testament to the depth of Amanda and Ezra’s feelings about each other. Not only were the toasts extra entertaining (one of my favorite songs, “Grow Old With You”, was involved), but the wedding guests must have spent hours plotting how best to amuse and delight the bride and groom with their simcha dancing:)It was obvious how much love they have for each other and for all of their family and friends!

engagement ring detail

bride getting ready

bride getting ready with mom and grandma
Love this moment!

bride and groom first look
First look

bridal bouquet and bride and groom portrait

bride and groom portraits - monochrome

bride and bridesmaids - purple dresses
Gorgeous girls!

bride, groom and bridesmaids walking upstairs

liquor detail and family gathered for toasts

groom's boutonniere detail

bridal gown detail - bride's hands

bride and groom share a moment

bride's face surrounded by her veil
The wind was really kicking around Amanda’s veil! Love that it created this moment:)

yellow and white bridal bouquet detail

ketubah signing

bedeken - veiling ceremony
Bedeken

wedding party dancing on lawn

the girls dance on a lawn

bride and her parents walking down the aisle

bride's parents pull back her veil

interior of Temple Beth El during wedding ceremony

bride and groom hold hands

Jewish wedding ceremony details
Under the chuppah and wearing the tallit

bride holds onto groom's hand

wedding reception - table detail

wedding reception - centerpiece detail
Such a sweet idea for their anniversary! They had a few for different anniversary years.

wedding reception - wedding cake and challah detail

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom first dance with guests in background

bride on chair during hora
The hora begins

bride and groom hold handkerchief during hora

mother of the groom on chair during hora

wedding guest in kilt dancing
Bring on the wild dance party!

bride and groom watch wedding guest breakdancing

crazy breakdancing by wedding guest

bride hugs her sister at reception

bride and groom surrounded by guests on the dance floor

Links:
- Venue: Temple Beth El of Great Neck
- Caterer and event coordinator: Cosmopolitan Caterers
- Florist: Cress Floral Decorators
- Band: Brian Kirk and the Jirks
- Make-up/Hair: Jackie Kalmenson
- Videographer: The Glenmar Studio

   

Rachel & Marc Wedding – Carlyle on the Green, Long Island, NY

bride and groom, and wedding bouquet

Rachel and Marc had a gorgeous wedding celebration at Carlyle on the Green! Although the weather was not exactly cooperative, the ceremony and reception were beautiful and truly touching. Rachel and Marc’s happiness was contagious! Everyone got out onto the dance floor as the night went on, and there was a trio of kids who nearly stole the show with their dance moves;)

blue wedding shoes
wedding dress lace detail and wedding hair - updo with headpiece
wedding rings on flowers with inscription - I found him
engagement ring on blue with sparkly background
bride and groom first look at Carlyle on the Green

Rachel and Marc were so sweet during their first look!

bride and groom full length portrait and bride holding bouquet detail
groom boutonniere detail
wedding ketubah detail

They had a really beautiful ketubah, love all the colors

wedding ceremony at Carlyle on the Green - chandeliers
wedding ceremony under the chuppah at Carlyle on the Green
wedding cake with pink flowers
Carlyle on the Green reception room setup with floral centerpieces
bride and groom first dance at Carlyle on the Green

First dance, such a sweet moment!

bride and groom first dance surrounded by family during the hora
kids dancing at wedding
Carlyle on the Green reception detail - champagne flutes, bouquets and wedding cake
kids boogie down in front of wedding band
bride and groom dancing; maid of honor makes a toast
candid of bride, lit from the side
boy does the worm to entertain the bride

I couldn’t get enough of the kids dancing!

mother of the bride makes a toast
bride and groom share a sweet glance at the reception
bride dancing with her stepfather and mother
groom dancing with his mother
bride about to throw her bouquet

The girl who caught the bouquet and the guy who caught the garter were actually dating:)

bride and groom share a sweet moment while dancing

Congratulations again to Rachel and Marc! Your wedding was wonderful and I hope you carry the memories through many years of happiness together!

Links:
Rachel and Marc’s Engagement Photos
Venue – Carlyle on the Green
Makeup – Christine Martin
Hairdresser – Fire Monkey Hair Designs
Florist – Flowers by Burton
Music – Fusion DL
Videographer – Well Spun Weddings
Invitations – The Lavender Letter

   
  • Shira Salem - May 28, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    Love!

  • Heidi Sorkin - May 28, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    Breathtaking pix! You looked gorgeous and Marc looked so handsome. May your life together be as beautiful and filled with love!

  • Cashawn Leach - May 28, 2013 - 11:03 pm

    Congratulation Marc and Rachel!!

  • Rebecca Hanley - June 2, 2013 - 8:37 pm

    You had a wonder wedding , It was the best from all the wedding I had see. Good Luck!

  • Linda Treshan - June 2, 2013 - 11:52 pm

    Such a beautiful bride for a handsome groom. Great wedding, had a blast. May you have many many happy & healthy years together. Love the pictures. Love you both.

Monika & Joel Wedding – Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, NY

bride and groom silhouette at sunset

Monika and Joel had a perfect day for their lovely Queens and Brooklyn wedding! They put a lot of work into their day, and it really showed. Monika spent hours arranging the rose petals on the looong aisle runner for the church, and also worked on the flower arrangements herself. They picked the Grand Prospect Hall for their reception venue, which allowed us some spectacular views of lower Manhattan and the bay at sunset:)

engagement ring detail

bride and reflection - getting ready

wedding dress and red rose bouquet

Red kate spade shoes! Delicious:)

bridal clutch and red kate spade shoes

bride getting her dress zipped by her mother

I am obsessed with the lace on her dress!

wedding gown lace detail

bride walking down stairs - white balloons

bride waiting in front of church

bride walking down church stairs and dress detail

bride and her father walking down the aisle in church

bride and groom smile during ceremony

wedding ceremony in church

The aisle runner!

red rose petal aisle runner - church wedding

wedding in church - you may kiss the bride

wedding recessional after ceremony

bride looks out at her guests

wedding bouquet detail with wedding rings and dress

Monika’s parents offered bread and salt to the couple, a Polish wedding tradition

Polish wedding tradition of bread and salt

bride and groom shoes and portrait on rooftop in Brooklyn

bride on rooftop - lace gown

Grand Prospect Hall wedding detail - cocktail hour and reception table

Their cake topper was so cute!

Grand Prospect Hall wedding cake, bouquet and wedding cake topper

bride and groom see cake for the first time

bride and groom intro to first dance

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom dance while guests look on

Monika is a wonderful dancer and really knew how to move that heavy dress around!:)

bride's dress flares out as she dances

wedding guests dance - featuring little girl

bride at sweetheart table at Grand Prospect Hall - wedding guests dance

bartender pouring a drink - detail

bride chats with her parents

groom chats with best man

bride dancing - lace dress flares out

bride dances with guests

bride dancing with arm in the air

wedding guests head to the dance floor

Grand Prospect Hall wedding reception - shoe detail and dancing

bride and groom - cake cutting

wedding cake after cake cutting

wedding cake ready to eat

Congratulations to Monika and Joel on a fabulous wedding day, and best wishes for all the years to come:)

Links:
Monika & Joel’s Engagement Photos
Church – St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church
Reception Venue – Grand Prospect Hall
Bridal Makeup – Sabrina Gilbert
Bridal Hair – Maria’s Hair Salon
DJ – Daniel Linares Entertainment

   
  • Daniel Linares Entertainment - September 11, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    Amazing photos. It was great working the event with you!

Tracy & Tom Wedding – Water’s Edge, Long Island City, NY

bride and groom with city view and wedding ring detail with red roses

Tracy and Tom’s wedding day was such a great mix of tears (happy ones, of course!) and laughter! They chose Water’s Edge to host both the ceremony and reception, and not only were the views spectacular, but the wedding was both moving and crazy-dance-party fun:)

bride getting finishing spray on her face

red wedding shoes

Respect for the wedding Chucks!:)

wedding chuck taylors

bride getting necklace fastened by bridesmaid

bride getting ready with Manhattan Bridge in the background

bridal headpiece and bouquet detail - red roses and red anemones

They had the sweetest first look, they were both so emotional!

bride and groom first look

bride and groom with Manhattan view in background - Water's Edge

bride walking up aisle with her dad

wedding party during ceremony - Water's Edge

bride and groom first kiss

bride and groom embrace after ceremony and recessional

Signature cocktail – Dark ‘n’ Stormy

wedding cake and signature cocktail - dark n stormy

engagement ring detail

They had a mix tape theme running through the wedding stationery:)

wedding reception details

table set up for wedding reception - Water's Edge

Everyone appreciated the amazing skyline!

flower girl looks out window to Manhattan view - Water's Edge

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom listening to a toast

wedding toast

Tom’s parents brought him and Tracy up to sing “That’s Amore”:)

bride, groom, and parents of groom perform a song

flower girl dancing alone on the dance floor

bride and groom slow dance at reception

bride and groomsmen dancing

bride and groom cutting a rug at reception

groom dancing the robot while bride watches

Always so great to see past clients at a wedding! Check out Victoria and Matt‘s dance moves:)

wedding guests dancing

Tom’s dad pulled out all of the stops with his signature “Turtle” dance, and Tom joined in too:)

groom and his dad on the dance floor

Congratulations to Tracy and Tom! All the best to you both:)

Links:
Full wedding gallery – Sign up to be notified when all photos are available
Tracy and Tom’s Engagement photos
Venue – Water’s Edge
Hotel – Wyndham Garden Hotel
Florist – Black Dahlia
DJ – Dave Quinn
Officiant – Amy Faust