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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:)

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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


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:)

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


Kristen & Mike – Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC – Engaged

engaged couple at the Society for Ethical Culture building in Brooklyn

Kristen and Mike decided to keep their engagement session close to home, which, when you live near Prospect Park, is a no-brainer! Kristen loves the Society for Ethical Culture building on the park, so we headed over there for some shots, and we also got to include their adorable puppy, Toby:)

engaged couple with their spaniel puppy

spaniel puppy

engaged couple with their puppy

engaged couple outside of the society for ethical culture building

engaged couple at the society for ethical culture building

engaged couple portraits

shoe detail of engagement shoot in Brooklyn

Love her shoes!

engaged couple in Prospect Park in Brooklyn

engaged couple in front of tree

engaged couple in tunnel at Prospect Park

engaged couple - Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn

engaged couple at Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza has that Parisian thing going for it;)

engaged couple in Prospect Park

Congrats again to Kristen and Mike! Your wedding is so close now, can’t wait!