Bedford Post Inn Westchester Wedding

  • Ceremony: St. Matthew's Church, Bedford NY Chapel in the Woods
  • Reception: Bedford Post Inn
  • Flowers: Bedford Village Florist
  • Band: Sultan's of Swing
  • Hair and Make-Up: Jon Stefanik
  • Dress: Amsale
  • Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
  • Invitations & Sign: Marcus Group with Chi Written

On an unusually cool summer day, Tyler and Eric were married under the towering and quiet trees of the chapel in the woods of St. Matthew's Church in Bedford, New York. The natural setting, pretty on its own, was adorned by a wisteria arch and the bride's delicate lily of the valley bouquet. Following a quick getaway in a vintage convertible, the couple, their family and friends dined in the Campagna restaurant at the Bedford Post Inn. Dancing to the Sultans of Swing commenced under the clear tent on the patio. It was overcast all day, but the rain held off until the tail end of the reception. It was such a pleasure photograph this very tasteful and just lovely wedding. It was my first, but not my only this year at the Bedford Post Inn. Hope to be back again and again!

Haven's Kitchen New York City Wedding

A rustic elegant loft style wedding in Chelsea

Venue - Haven’s Kitchen
Flowers - Sprout Home
Cake - Momofuku Milk bar
Hair and Make-up - Izzy Ruiz
Dress - Nicole Miller
Shoes - Kate Spade
Music -Riley Muhaker Jazz Trio and DJ Scribe

 

Gramercy Park Hotel
Love the suite decor, but when I arrived the make-up was still everywhere and we were running short on time. I pushed a table out of the way and we drew the curtains to hide the make-up artists stuff.  Thank goodness for those curtains, they really saved the day and made for a dramatic background for the first look!

Haven’s Kitchen

Haven’s Kitchen was a fantastic place to shoot. (and the also sell my favorite tea Bellocq in the cafe) I love the layout and the white walls make it easy to shoot in. (The light bounces around and illuminates subjects nicely) The food looked amazing and the staff seemed very responsive and were killer cocktail makers! The venue it set on 2 levels but the music is piped downstairs which is a nice touch. Is a great space for guests looking to sit or relax without feeling too far from the party. The decor was beautiful and made it easy to find vignette to shoot details on. All of that comes with the venue, including the mirrors at the ceremony site. The reception was cocktail style for about 100 guests. I think that was a perfect number for the venue, though they can accommodate up to 150 for cocktails and 80 seated.

DJ Scribe kept the party going with a nice variety of excellent dance music from Michael Jackson to the Killers to 80s hits.

When I met with the couple at the venue about a month before the wedding, they asked me about lighting during the reception. The DJ didn’t do lights, so they were wondering about adding some lights on their own to change the room once dancing started, but were concerned that they might be in the way during the ceremony. I suggested they order led DIY uplights. I had seen uprights transform rooms at events before and they are an inexpensive cordless way to alter the atmosphere of a room and in my opinion, were worth every penny. After the first dance they were turned on and the room glowed a lovely light blue and kicked the party into high gear.  Had the walls not been white, it would have been more difficult and might have required a lighting pro. But for a relatively small space, DIY uplights are an excellent way to instantly change a room.

It was a pleasure documenting this wedding, so many excellent dancing photos I can’t post here. :) But it was truly a well done event and I wish the couple many happy years together! They are blessed with wonderful families and friends who were all kind and cooperative with me and I appreciate that!
 

 

Brooklyn Historical Society Library Wedding: Eric and Amanda

On their very windy, yet still gorgeous fall wedding day, Eric and Amanda met their family on the Brooklyn Promenade in Brooklyn Heights for a first look and family photos. The location offers stunning views of Lower Manhattan and the Rivers. After some group and couple shots we all ventured over to the Brooklyn Historical Society to prepare for the nuptials. The wedding ceremony was held in the library and then it was converted for cocktail hour. What a special place, with all the books and beautiful two story atrium! I had fun getting to shoot from the second level. Dinner and dancing were served on the main floor which also has an exhibition space guests can peruse. A very historic venue but with all the modern elements to create any kind of reception setting you like. Eric and Amanda added to the fun by having a special photo booth set-up run by Eric's colleagues.

  • Ceremony and Reception: Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Bride Attire: J. Crew
  • Paper: Chop Shop Studio and Boxcar Press
  • Groom Attire: Suit Supply and Beau Ties of Vermont
  • Catering: Melody of Eventful Catering
  • Flowers: Etsy