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

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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.

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:)

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!

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:)

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Tracy and Tom’s Engagement photos
Venue – Water’s Edge
Hotel – Wyndham Garden Hotel
Florist – Black Dahlia
DJ – Dave Quinn
Officiant – Amy Faust


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