This was such a cool wedding that I got to second-shoot with the awesomely talented Brooke of Studio Brooke last year. Newport is so beautiful and this was one of those perfect warm summer days. Enjoy a few of my favorites!
Venue: Hotel Viking
I’m so happy to share this sweet daytime wedding at the Olde Mill Inn . Megan and Jim had a small private ceremony a few months earlier, and then celebrated with friends and family in a warm, relaxed and intimate reception, with personal touches such as their signature drink, photo booth, and yard games, which was a perfect way to enjoy this beautiful fall day.
Venue: Olde Mill Inn Basking Ridge NJ
Hair Stylist: Place Vendome Salon Summit NJ
Flowers: Elliott’s Flower Shop Morristown NJ
Event Planner: Moxie Designs Whippany NJ
Yard Games: Laura Healy Designs Mountain Lakes NJ
Fete Paradiso was my favorite thing about last summer. It was a magical vintage French carnival, tucked away on Governors Island – the sights and sounds made it feel like you’re taking a trip back in time, just outside the incredible views and the hustle and bustle of lower Manhattan. It was so much fun shooting Kerrie and Roddy’s engagement photos at this lovely and unique location.
Take a listen to this great Yann Tiersen track from the Amelie soundtrack and enjoy my favorites.
Surprise proposals are one of my favorite things to photograph, and as I look back on the couples who let me in to share this moment with them in the past few months, I can’t help of the many more that will change their relationship status to “Engaged” this snowy Valentine’s weekend. Have a great Valentine’s Day, and remember to celebrate love not just today but every day of the year!
Milika and Ken flew in from California and eloped in the amazingly beautiful Conservatory Garden in Central Park on a lovely day last fall. This was so sweet and romantic and I loved capturing these moments! And I’m in love with Milika’s dress and shoes. Here are just a few of my favorites.
I first met Tom and Emily at their engagement session in Central Park. Then, they got to have two weddings! They got married in Hong Kong, and a few months later celebrated with their US friends and family at the View on the Hudson in Piermont, NY.
I wasn’t their photographer in Hong Kong, and their day was rainy and unfortunately they didn’t get to take any outdoor photos, so for the US celebration, when I met them at the Pearl River Hilton on a beautiful sunny day in September, and they allotted about 2 hours for photos of just the two of them (!!!) I knew it was going to be an awesome day, and that we would get more beautiful outdoor photos than they dreamed! And we did.
Enjoy my favorites from the day.
This is one of my favorite venues! This amazing wedding at the Inn at Millrace Pond was one of two weddings I got to photograph at this lovely place in 2013.
Ashley and Scott’s wedding was one of those absolutely perfect October weekends.
I think Ashley says it best:
“Our location was just what we wanted – a big, rustic inn with enough room for our bridal party and family to stay over. We got ready there, took all of our photos outside on the grounds, had our ceremony on the front lawn and our reception under the tent. Couches and chairs were moved to the lawn where they set up a bar and the men smoked cigars. Afterwards we all walked over to the main house and had an after-party in the tavern, followed by a bonfire under the stars.”
Venue: Inn at Millrace Pond
Catering: Frungillo Caterers
DJ: Joe Dunn from Aria Melody
Flowers: Limelight Floral Design
Bride and Bridesmaids Attire – Jim Hjelm and Bill Levkoff – Jae Hee Bridal
Makeup: Tracy Yusko Pritchard
Hair: Sydney Madison Salon
A few more selects from the wedding are online at The Knot Real Weddings –
Venue – Brant Beach Yacht Club
Chairs/Linen/Flatware/Glassware – Ocean Tents
Bakery – A Sweet Memory
Catering – Beach Haven Catering
Love Potion Favors – World Famous Hot Sauce
Floral + Table scape – Michele Tallent & Co
DJ + Lighting – Versatile Event Designs
Officiant – Deborah C. Whitcraft
Transportation – Shooboo Shuttle
Invitations, Table Cards, Seating Cards – Shindig Invitations
Guest Book – Blue Sky Papers
Hair – Christine Strigh
Makeup – Julia Lowenstein
Bridal Attire – Something Special Bridals, Jim Hjelm
Bride’s shoes – Lord & Taylor, Stuart Weitzman
Custom headpiece – Nancy Redisch Designs
Groom’s Attire – My Suit (custom made)
Groom’s accessories – shoes – Bloomingdales 59th Street, JD Fisk, Belt – Hermes
Bridesmaid Dresses – Something Special Bridals, Alvina Valenta & Jim Hjelm Occasions
Groomsmen’s Attire – Men’s Wearhouse, Michael Kors
Grounds for Sculpture is a magical place. It’s a place where you can walk through works of art, surrounded by a huge, lush, green park. It’s a dream. It’s also a very unique location for a wedding, and Caitlin and Levi chose it to start their lives together.
I thought I’d include a few words from Caitlin throughout this post: “After a few weeks of venue hunting, we found the perfect place. It had been my favorite restaurant and just so happened to hold enough space for our wedding. Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture is located in Hamilton, New Jersey and exudes a fairytale setting for the perfect day.”
“After all, the restaurant was named for a character in the owner’s favorite childhood book, “The Wind in the Willows.” The interior of the restaurant boasts a country-French flare with its fire places, wood beam ceilings, and individual unique wooden chairs with different yet cohesive seat cushions.”
“The exterior grounds are perfectly manicured to resemble the famous French artist Claude Monet’s hometown of Giverny. In fact, there is an exact replica of the renowned footbridge and lily pad pond. Every time we set foot in this restaurant, we are instantly happy. It was the perfect place to choose for our special day.”
“The dress came next. I envisioned myself in a lace gown with a vintage and haute-couture appearance. Arielle Bridal in Ambler, Pennsylvania worked with me to re-design an existing Casablanca dress. The original dress was V-neck with spaghetti straps. I re-worked the top to make a boat neck with long sleeves. It was truly amazing to get a one of a kind dress which I had the chance to create. “Something Blue” was added to the bodice of my dress. My aunt had cut a heart out of my grandfather’s navy blue tie and sewed it to a royal blue heart cut from my grandmother’s favorite dress. It was very special and meaningful.”
“On October 6th 2013, I felt so ready to marry Levi. The ceremony was held at the Grounds for Sculpture Amphitheatre. The stone seating and natural beauty evoked a special Celtic charm which reflected our Irish roots. We were married under a Chuppah made from my grandmother’s curtains. The same Rabbi that performed my baby naming and Bat Mitzvah married Levi and me. The ceremony was exceptionally personal.”
“Once we arrived at the reception, we were elated with happiness.”
“Levi and I spent the final hours of our wedding glued to the dance floor with friends and family. It was truly a magical and unforgettable day for us filled with love and support from everyone present.”
Venue: Grounds for Sculpture
Day-of coordinator – Mary Bradley Events
Ceremony Guitarist – Steve Kaplan
Florals – Viburnum Designs
Entertainment – Mark from Synergetic Sounds and Lighting
Hair – bride – Andrea Shoemaker
Hair – bridesmaids – Gina Foley (Ginarossi29@gmail.com)
Makeup – Kathleen Smith (email@example.com)
Bridesmaid Dresses – Dessy
Bridal Gown – Casablanca
Trolley: Cescaphe Trolley
Wow! I’m so honored to have one of my images featured on the Huffington Post along with these amazing photographers! One of the photos from Ann and Mike’s wedding at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson was featured in their “Real Weddings” section today.
I’m so excited to share that Melissa from Melissa Hearts Weddings fell in love with this engagement shoot and shared it on her blog this morning! Check it out here! And be sure to follow her sweet wedding blog.