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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

   

Sheila & Emily – Central Park, NYC – Proposal and Engagement!

Bliss in the Shakespeare Garden

I had the honor and pleasure of being part of my good friend Sheila’s proposal to her super sweet girlfriend, Emily, in Central Park at dawn. Sheila came up with a romantic scheme to lure Emily to Belvedere Castle at dawn, and she set up the scene complete with singers to sing You Are the New Day, a favorite song of Emily’s, and a videographer and photographer (me!) to capture every detail. Of course, Emily said yes!:)

Wink!

Singers begin their song

Emily realized something was up when she heard the beginning of the song:)

All smiles

Joining in the song

Sheila joined in the song towards the end before popping the question!

Down on one knee

She said yes!

So sweet:D

Love :)

Love in the Shakespeare Garden

After the big proposal, we headed over to the Shakespeare Garden for some fun portraits.

Smiles in the Shakespeare Garden

Belvedere Castle at dawn

Hugs & happiness in Central Park

Walking along together

Turtle Pond - love and kisses

Adoration

Love

Love at Turtle Pond

Congrats, ladies! I am so excited and happy for you both and so honored to have been part of the surprise!:)xoxo

   

Victoria & Matt – Brooklyn, NY – Engaged

engaged couple - Prospect Park

I had a great time with Victoria and Matt during their engagement session! They had their first date at the Brooklyn Library, so it seemed like the perfect place to include, and from there we toured all around Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Afterwards, we headed over to Red Hook for some awesome bay views. Of note, check out Victoria’s gorgeous pearl engagement ring below:)Love it!

engaged couple at the Brooklyn Library - gold background

engaged couple at the Brooklyn Library - inscription

engaged couple at the Brooklyn Library - building in background

engaged couple - portraits in Brooklyn

engaged couple - portraits in Brooklyn - Grand Army Plaza

engaged couple - portraits in Brooklyn - Grand Army Plaza with fountain

engaged couple - walking in Prospect Park

engaged couple - walking in Prospect Park

engaged couple - walking in Prospect Park - tunnel silhouette

engaged couple - in Prospect Park - tunnel silhouette and landscape

pearl engagement ring detail

engaged couple in Prospect Park - diptych

engaged couple in Prospect Park

engaged couple in front of tree in Prospect Park

engaged couple in Brooklyn, NY

engaged couple in Brooklyn, NY - Red Hook

engaged couple in Brooklyn, NY - Red Hook - view of statue of liberty

engaged couple in Red Hook with old trolley car

engaged couple in Red Hook with old trolley car

engaged couple - sunset photos in Red Hook, Brooklyn