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Joanne & Sebastian Wedding – Katonah, NY

Barefoot bride and groom on the sand

Joanne and Sebastian were married in an intimate lakefront ceremony in Katonah, NY, where Sebastian grew up (and also where we shot their engagement photos!) It was a lovely ceremony — plus, I’m pretty sure we got one of the best bridal party shots ever, on top of a jungle gym!:)I was so honored to be a part of the small family wedding, and then to celebrate with everyone later on during the reception at the Scarsdale Women’s Club.

bride with bouquet - blue hydrangea, purple, white rosesCan’t get enough of this bouquet! Love the textures.

Lake Katonah sign and hydrangea bouquet on lifeguard stand

Adorable flower girl sitting on a rockOne of my favorites from the wedding… such an adorable flower girl moment:)

Ring bearer with bride, bridesmaids and flower girls in background

Bride and groom holding hands at ceremony - detail

Bride and groom during their vows

Bride and groom during vows and first kissWedding vows and first kiss

Bride and groom under pergola

Flower girl looks back at bridal party

Groomsmen toast and bridesmaids laughing

Bridesmaids check out the ringBridesmaids checking out the ring:)

Bride and bridesmaids heading to playground

Bridal party on top of a jungle gymJungle gym bridal party!

Exterior of the Scarsdale Women

Bride and groom under a tree at the Scarsdale Women

Wedding rings - detail shot with flowers

Wedding details - homemade beeswax lip gloss and bridal bouquet with old laceThey included some great personal details, like the beeswax lip gloss as favors and the lace in the throwing bouquet from Joanne’s mom’s wedding dress.

wedding cake with chocolate covered strawberries on top

Bride and groom - first dance

Bride and groom - dancing together

Bride and Groom in mirror reflection - Scarsdale Women

Bride and Groom kiss during wedding reception

Bridal bouquet tossCongratulations to Joanne and Sebastian! Wishing the two of you all the best!:)

Links:
Joanne and Sebastian – Engagement session
Ceremony – Lake Katonah
Reception – Scarsdale Women’s Club
Catering – Jean-Jacques’ Colonial Catering
DJ – Tom Sacco of Sound Solutions DJs

   

Yuliya & Noah – Central Park, NYC – Engaged

engaged couple in front of tree in central park

Yuliya and Noah picked a gorgeous day for their engagement session in Central Park! I had so much fun exploring with them and enjoying one last bit of summery weather.

engaged couple sitting by a rock in central park

dyptich of engaged couple sitting by a rock in central park

engaged couple looking happy

central park engagement photo under tree

engagement photo by lake in central park

engaged couple wearing sunglasses and walking in central park

portrait of engaged couple in central park

close up of engagement ring

engaged couple at Bethesda Terrace lower passage in Central Park

Yuliya changed into her heels once we left the grass! Love her shoes:)

engaged couple at Bethesda Terrace lower passage in Central Park - diptych

engaged couple at Bethesda Terrace lower passage in Central Park - holding hands

engaged couple at Bethesda Terrace lower passage in Central Park - underneath arch

engaged couple portrait - showing off high heels

central park engagement - couple eating hot dog

A couple after my own heart — they had to incorporate eating a hot dog into the session:)

central park engagement - The Mall

engaged couple on the street in NYC

engaged couple by a NYC subway stop

After Central Park, we stopped by the subway station where they had their first kiss. So sweet!

engaged couple with beers at the bar of The Stag's Head in NYC

We then headed to The Stag’s Head, their favorite bar. Amazing beer selection!

engaged couple at The Stag's Head in NYC - detail of beers with engagement ring

engaged couple wearing NY Rangers jerseys at The Stag's Head in NYC

Go Rangers!

engaged couple with beers at The Stag's Head in NYC

engaged couple by the beer menu at The Stag's Head in NYC

engaged couple by the window at The Stag's Head in NYC

Congratulations to Yuliya and Noah:)I hope you love your images and I can’t wait for your wedding!

   

Victoria & Matt Wedding – Cold Spring, NY

Bride and Groom - wedding gown detail and blue umbrella

Victoria and Matt were married in an amazingly beautiful ceremony on the riverfront in Cold Spring, NY. Although the day called for lots of rain, they made it through the ceremony with only a light sprinkle… plus we got to incorporate some amazing blue umbrellas in the photos;)The rain came a little later, when we were taking a few portraits on the river (see below for some photos of the nearly-black clouds behind them!), but then cleared up for one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have ever seen!

Lace wedding gown with Bride hanger and bride in window

Yellow diamond engagement ring

Seriously loving Victoria’s engagement ring!

Bride checking her makeup

lace wedding gown and bridal shoe details

Bride fixing her hair, bridesmaid in the outer room

Bridal hair detail and bouquets

Groom getting ready

My second photographer for the day, Dave Toth, captured the groom getting ready.

Ring bearer and flower girl

Bride walking towards the aisle with attendants - outdoor wedding

Groom awaits bride as she walks down the aisle

Father giving away bride

Wedding ceremony by the Hudson River under trees

The ceremony location was just so beautiful!

Officiant holding up rings

Bride and groom kiss at the ceremony as guests look on

Bride and groom walk back down the aisle together

Bride looks at groom under blue umbrellas

Bride and groom - Hudson River portraits

Bride and groom with Hudson River in background - about to storm

Check out the gathering storm behind them!

Bride and groom with Hudson River in background - about to storm

Bride and groom in front of brilliant sunset on the Hudson River

The storm and rain were worth it for this amazing sunset:)

Bride and groom in front of brilliant sunset on the Hudson River - silhouette diptych

Bride and groom in front of brilliant sunset on the Hudson River - silhouette

Engagement and wedding ring detail with flowers - yellow diamond

Table set up at Dutchess Manor

Bride and groom first dance

Bride dances with father as new husband looks on

Groom and his mother dance

Bridal gown lace detail and wedding cake detail

Cake cutting and Groom's family watch as the couple dance

Cake cutting at wedding - laughing bride and groom

wedding reception - Flash mob and monkey man

A couple highlights from the reception – someone broke out a pretty scary ape mask, and a bunch of the guests organized a flash mob on the dance floor:)

Congrats again to Victoria and Matt! It was such a pleasure to celebrate with you both:)

Links:
Victoria and Matt’s Brooklyn engagement photos
– Ceremony at Dockside Park, Cold Spring, NY
– Reception at Dutchess Manor
– Wedding Coordinator – Danielle of Every Little Detail
– Videographer – Joyful Video
– Florist – Cold Spring Gardens
– Makeup – Heather Canavan
– Hair – Salon Doriano

   

Becca & Steve – Battery Gardens Wedding, NYC

bride and groom in Battery Park and bouquet detail

Becca and Steve were married in a gorgeous ceremony at Battery Gardens, in view of the Statue of Liberty. They are one of the most fun (and funny) couples ever, and their reception definitely reflected that!:)I have to say that they broke the record for the number of times people were lifted up by other people at the reception;)I would expect nothing less from a Village Lions Rugby Club wedding! Check out some outtakes from my photobooth at the end of the post:)

bridal portrait in Battery Park

Gorgeous bride!:)

Battery Gardens flowers and wedding ring detail

Battery Gardens - placecard table

Bride and groom - first look and portraits in Battery Park

Battery Gardens outdoor wedding ceremony setup

Battery Gardens outdoor wedding ceremony - ceremony begins

Battery Gardens outdoor wedding ceremony - Statue of Liberty

Loved the view of the Statue of Liberty!

Statue of Liberty view from Battery Gardens wedding

Bride and bridesmaids

Wedding ring exchange

Wedding ceremony - breaking the glass

Breaking the glass at the ceremony

Wedding ceremony - breaking the glass 2

Wedding ceremony - Battery Gardens - recessional

Battery Gardens - reception setup and cupcake tower

Battery Gardens - cupcake tower

Can you tell that I am obsessed with cupcakes??

Battery Gardens reception

Bride and Groom enter reception - Battery Gardens

Bride and Groom first dance - Battery Gardens

Bride and groom on chairs during the Hora

I love the Hora — always a great photo opportunity:)

Bride and groom on chairs during the Hora - holding up cloth

Bridal bouquet at reception

Battery Gardens - wedding reception - dancing

Bride being lifted up at reception

Bride and groom being lifted up at reception

Check out some outtakes from their photobooth! Did you spot Liz & Mike?:)You can see more photobooth awesomeness on my Facebook page.

Congrats again, Becca and Steve! You two are amazing and wonderful, and I am so happy to have been able to celebrate with you:)xoxo

Links:
Becca & Steve’s engagement session
– Venue: Battery Gardens
– DJ: 74 events
– Cake/cupcakes: Kirsten Beasley
– Makeup: Jennifer Margaret