Vibrant Long Island Wedding Photography by Kimberly Salem Photography » Contemporary Wedding Photography for Fun-loving Couples

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Pam and Jen had an incredibly gorgeous and fun wedding in Central Park, so I am proud to share that The Knot wanted to feature their wedding not only on the Real Weddings section of their website, but also in a special edition online magazine geared toward gay weddings!

Pam and Jen Wedding - The Knot feature page 1

Pam and Jen Wedding - The Knot feature page 2

And here is a link to their featured Real Wedding on!

Pam and Jen Wedding - The Knot online Real Wedding

Congrats again to Jen and Pam, I couldn’t be happier for the two of you!


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

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

– 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


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!

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


  • 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.