An Elegant Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Early Spring

An Elegant Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Early Spring

An Elegant Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Early Spring

I had so much fun photographing this elegant early spring Mansion at Natirar wedding with Siming and Andrew. This lovely couple met by chance — or maybe fate! Luckily, Siming attended a friend’s work cocktail party and met Andrew. Andrew worked at the same firm, but he and Siming’s friend didn’t know each other but the two hit it off.  Their wedding celebration had it all: artful decor, delicate, romantic details, homage to Siming’s Chinese heritage, and plenty of florals, perfect for that time of year.

Inspiration from the Mansion

When Siming and Andrew visited the Mansion at Natirar for the first time it was under a complete renovation, but they saw it’s vision. Similarly to how they’d fallen for each other, they began planning their Mansion at Natirar wedding and drew inspiration from this classic country mansion. The space didn’t need much because it was so gorgeous already, including a “living wall”, they added sweet mercury glass votives and centerpieces similar to her bouquet, of white, blush and a dusty sage.

Sealed with a Kiss

Besides drawing much of their inspiration from Natirar itself, Siming and Andrew’s wedding day had several personal touches from Siming’s Chinese heritage. There was a red wax Chinese seal on the stationery, a red box of chopsticks at each place setting as the couples favor to their guests, and Siming wore red designer shoes. Siming wore a white wedding gown for much of the day, but then changed into a lovely traditional red Chinese qipao shortly after her first dance. All in all, the day met the couple’s vision for their special day: romantic, soft, and glowing.

Vendor Love:

Planner: EM Event Management
Venue Coordinator: Lauren Lordi
Florist: Wyld – Lydia
Gown: Pronovias (Chinese dress was custom)
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations
Photo Booth: MVS Studio – mvsstudio.com

 

Early Spring Mansion at Natirar Wedding Gallery:

Trees on an early spring morning at the gate The Mansion at Natirar The Mansion at Natirar from the front lawn Flower blossoms at NatirarAn early spring tree and spring sunlightThe Mansion at Natirar in black and white Stationery with red wedding shoes, wedding rings, flowers, and a red chinese seal Stationery with red wedding shoes, wedding rings, flowers, and a red chinese seal A wedding gown and white wedding bouquet hang in the window next to a faux bird in a glass display A wedding gown and white wedding bouquet hang in the window next to a faux bird in a glass display and red wedding shoes Wedding rings on a brass dish Wedding rings, white wedding florals, and a faux bird Red wedding shoes and white flowers near the window with flowers and an embroidered pillow Wedding rings in a brass dish with white flowers Red wedding shoes in front of the window A wedding gown hanging in the window with shoes and pretty decorative detailsA wedding gown, shoes, a bouquet, and a bird in front of the windowA wedding gown hanging in the window with shoes and pretty decorative details A woman kneels and steams a wedding gownA woman helps the bride button her wedding gown close up of fingers button a wedding gown on a bride's back close up of fingers button a wedding gown on a bride's back A bride in her wedding gown A stylist sprays the bride's hair before her wedding Someone applies lipstick for the bride The bride and her mother before the weddingThe bride in front of the window with her white, blush and green bouquetThe bride in front of the window with her white, blush and green bouquet A groom in his tuxedo before his weddingA groom in his tuxedo before his weddingThe bride before her wedding in her wedding gown The bride and groom's first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom's first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom kiss at their first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom kiss at their first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride in red shoes and groom seated by the window kiss at their first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride carries her train on the way outside The bride and groom kiss in a sunny arched hallway Bride and groom pose in an arched hallway at the Mansion at Natirar Bride and groom pose in an arched hallway at the Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom sitting on a sofa in a room decorated with mod art The bride and groom in front of the doors leading outside The groom leads the bride Walking across the grounds The couple kisses under a gate before their wedding ceremony The bride and groom at the top of outdoor stairs in early spring Bride and groom pose between two urns in the grass on a hill in the springtime Bride and groom pose between two urns in the grass on a hill in the springtime Bride and groom kiss between two urns in the grass on a hill in the springtimeThe bride, maid of honor, and bridesmaids in pale grey dresses with white and blush florals The bride and maid of honor on the hillside with white and blush florals The bride and maid of honor holding their bouquets The bride and maid of honor on the hillside with white and blush florals and a brown and white dog The bridal party outside at the Mansion at NatirarThe bridal party outside at the Mansion at Natirar

The bride and her brown and white dogA fireplace and mantle with wedding floralsThe aisle for a wedding ceremony with white chairs and white and pink flower petalsBride and groom in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals The bride and her family before the wedding ceremony Guests stand as the bride walks down the aisle with her parentsGuests stand as the bride walks down the aisle with her parents Close up of the bride and grooms hands at the altar Bride and groom seated in white chairs from behind at the altar for their wedding ceremony Bride and groom seated in white chairs at the altar for their wedding ceremonyA seated wedding guests holds a program Bride and groom and family seated in front of a spring floral branch decoration The couple giving their vows at the end of an aisle lined with rose petalsThe bride and groom kiss after their wedding ceremony A framed sign welcomes guests to the reception in a room with abstract art The bride and groom kiss in front of an arched doorway at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom at sunset on the grounds at The Mansion at Natirar Place cards and a white, blush, and green floral decor on a table A white wedding cake on a table with blush pink candle votives A table setting with menu and red favor box detail A table setting with menu, florals blush candle votives, and a red favor box detail The reception space with greenery wall and decorated tables The reception space with greenery wall and decorated tablesGuests clap as the bride and groom enter for their first dance Wedding band plays as the bride and groom have their first dance surrounded by guests The bride and groom have their first dance Groom smiling during his first dance with his bride The bride in a chinese qipao with her groom in a room The bride in a red Chinese qipao and groom with a mod couch and art The bride and groom laugh and toast at their wedding reception Guests smile and hug during the wedding reception Guests toast and smile during the wedding reception The groom dances with his mother and the bride dances with her father The Bride dances with her father Bride's father smiles during the Father Daughter dance The bride smiles during her dance with her FatherThe groom and his mother dance The grooms mother and father dance together The Bride's mother and father dance together Many guests dancing to a slow song The bride and groom cutting their wedding cake The bride and groom cutting their wedding cake The bride and groom cutting their wedding cake together The bride and groom in front of the Living Wall at Natirar A table with drinks, candles, and flowers after dinner at a Natirar weddingWedding shoes on top of a Cornell University bannerThe Mansion at Natirar at night

Wee Burn Country Club Wedding by the Sea, Darien, CT

Wee Burn Country Club Wedding by the Sea, Darien, CT

Wee Burn Country Club Wedding by the Sea, Darien, CT

Lizzie and Alastair are so lovely, it was such a pleasure spending their wedding day with them! He’s British and she’s from Connecticut. They met and fell in love while working in Singapore, can you believe that! So romantic. We met via Skype from Singapore and hit it off right away! I was thrilled to be working with them and with their extraordinary team of vendors at this Wee Burn Country Club Wedding by the Sea.

Formal Elegance

Though the rain threatened to dampened their spirits, it didn’t stop Lizzie, Alastair, their families and guests from having the time of their lives! The couple decided to get married in the bride’s hometown in Connecticut. The day held the charm and elegance of an English countryside, a definite nod to the groom’s heritage. The groomsmen looked absolutely dapper in formal tails with just a touch of plaid adding a Scottish tradition. The adorable flower girls and ring bearers made the group portrait session before the wedding especially sweet, although one of the little ring bearers was not too happy about it, (so cute). In my opinion, the more kids, the better! The wedding ceremony at St. Luke’s Parish was perfect. There’s something so magical about an elegant church.

Reception Details We Loved

The Wee Burn Country Club was the perfect backdrop for the elegant party that followed the ceremony at St. Luke’s. Most noteworthy, the dining room was decorated so beautifully, with the green glassware and ornate plates perfectly complimenting the lush greenery in the centerpieces. Similarly tasteful, above a checkerboard dance floor hung a canopy woven with vines, white flowers, and exposed cafe lights. The wedding cake from Sweet Lisa’s almost looked too good to eat! To avoid the threat of rain, we quickly made our way to the beach for portraits, which turned out dramatically gorgeous with a moody skies. Congratulations, Lizzie and Alastair, your wedding was amazing!

Vendor Love

Planner, Hannah Elsaesser of Eloquence
Ceremony, St Luke’s https://www.saintlukesdarien.org/
Reception, Wee Burn Country Club www.weeburn.org
Florist, Hana Floral http://www.hanafloraldesign.com/
Lighting, Social Decor https://www.socialeventdecor.com/
Shoes, Jimmy Choo https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/home
Gown, Pronovias https://www.pronovias.com/
Band, 76 Degrees West https://www.76degreeswestband.com/
Video, NST Pictures https://nstpictures.com/
Cake, Sweet Lisa’s http://sweetlisas.com/
Antique Car, Classic Cars
Hair, Lanphier https://www.lanphierdayspa.com/salon/
Make Up, Kanha
Greenwich Stationery, J Papers https://www.jpapers.co/
Singapore Stationery, Papypress http://www.papypress.com/

Gallery: Wee Burn Country Club Wedding

Vintage style engagement ring and save the date by J Papers Wedding rings with flowers by Hana Floral, stationery by J Papers and Papypress for Wedding by the sea close up of Wedding rings with flowers by Hana Floral Wedding shoes by Jimmy Choo, with white wedding bouquet and wedding rings Wedding bouquet by Hana Floral Bride in Pronovias gown with wedding bouquet by Hana Flora by Karen Hill PhotographyGroom getting ready on his wedding day Groom putting on wedding cuff links Groomsmen in formal tailcoats for wedding Groom in formal tailcoat on his wedding day Groom in tailcoat before Wee Burn Country Club wedding Groom's boutonniere by Hana Floral for Wee Burn Country Club Wedding Groom and Best Man before the Wee Burn Country Club Wedding Groomsmen before Wee Burn Country Club Wedding By The SeaBride and groom's First look in the garden for their Wee Burn Country Club Wedding By The Sea Bride and groom's First look in the garden for their Wee Burn Country Club Wedding By The Sea Bride and Groom outdoors before their wedding Ceremony at St Luke's Black and white photo of bride and groom outdoors on a patio before their wedding close up of Bride with Hana Florals wedding Bouquet and Groom Bride in Pronovias Wedding Gown and bridesmaids in seafoam gowns outdoors in the yard Flower girl runs down a stone path outdoors before wedding Ceremony at St Luke's Bride, groom, and flower girls and ring bearers outside in the yard before their wedding Ceremony at St Luke's Bride and groom smiling with children dressed for their wedding Bride, groom, and flower girls and ring bearers outside in the yard before their wedding Ceremony at St Luke's, by Karen Hill Photography Bride, groom, and bridal party before their wedding Ceremony at St Luke's Bride and her father before her wedding Classic Car to take the Bride and Groom to their Wedding Ceremony at St Luke's Family at the church before the wedding ceremony at St Luke's Family at the church before the wedding ceremony at St Luke's Parish Bridesmaids and flower girls and ring bearers before Wedding Ceremony At St Luke's Parish Bridesmaids before wedding ceremony at St Luke's Parish The Bride walks with her Father for her Wedding Ceremony at St Luke's Parish Bride entering St Luke's Parish for her Wedding Ceremony The bride's train on her Pronovias wedding gownBride walking down the aisle at St Luke's for her wedding ceremony Bride walking down the aisle at St Luke's for her wedding ceremony Wedding Ceremony from the aisle at St Luke's Parish Bride and Groom smile during their Wedding Ceremony At St Luke's Parish Bride and Groom smile walking up the aisle as husband and wife Bride in Pronovias Gown smiles at Groom walking up the aisle after their wedding Ceremony at St Luke's Parish Bride and Groom received by guests outside St Luke's Parish after their wedding Bride and Groom Outside St Luke's on their Wedding day Guests throw rose petals at the bride and groom outside St Luke's after their Wedding Ceremony Guests throw rose petals at the bride and groom outside St Luke's after their Wedding Ceremony Bride and groom smile at a little boy after their wedding ceremony at St Luke's Bride, groom and guests smiling at children in front of a classic car Little boy plays with rose petals on the ground at St Luke's Parish Black and white photo of Bride and Groom in a classic car Bride and groom kiss in front of classic car at their Wee Burn Country Club wedding Wedding Cake with pink roses by Sweet Lisa's at the Wee Burn Country Club Pink and white flowers by Hana Floral by the cake at the Wee Burn Country Club Florals by Hana Floral near a silver bowl for cards Favors from Singapore on the table near a glass bowl and flowers at Wee Burn Country Club Table decor and florals by Hana Florals for the wedding reception Lush greenery centerpiece and blush pink linens with green wine glasses for the wedding reception Close up of light pink flowers by and tableware Place setting with green glassware Stationery by J Papers and ornate dinner plate at Wee Burn Country Club Manhattan illustration and place setting with pink flowers and greenery by Hana Floral Overhead shot of table decor: pink and white flowers, green glasses, ornate dinner plates, and pink patterned table cloth Place settings and table decor at Wee Burn Country Club Sunset at the Connecticut seaside wedding The beach at Wee Burn Country Club Bride on the beach in her Pronovias gown with Bouquet by Hana Floral Full length view of bride on the beach with her bouquet Black and white photo of the bride on the beach A large American flag hangs outside the Wee Burn Country Club Bride and Groom posing in front of the American Flag Bride and groom walking on the beach by the Connecticut seasideBride and groom walking together on the beach during their wedding Bride and Groom smiling as they enter the country club for their wedding reception Bride and groom under a tented walkway in the rain during their Connecticut Seaside Wedding Bride and groom walk on to the checkerboard dance floor beneath lush greenery and naked lightbulbs Bride and groom's first dance at their Wee Burn Country Club Wedding Reception Groom laughs with joy during his first dance The bride and groom's first dance while guests watch from the edge of the dance floor Wedding band 76 Degrees West plays for the couple's first dance under greenery and lights The bride laughs and smiles Cutting the wedding cake by Sweet Lisa Father Daughter dance The groom swing dances with his mother Outside the Wee Burn Country Club at Night

Elizabeth and Ted’s Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding, Greenwich, CT

Elizabeth and Ted’s Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding, Greenwich, CT

Elizabeth and Ted’s Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding, Greenwich, CT

Elizabeth and Ted’s Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding included the couple’s two sweet Dachshunds, Sammy and Mr. Handsome. These doggies really stole the show. It was fun to see how they were included for the whole wedding day, from getting ready in the morning to the Dachshund shaped cookies which guests took home as favors. I loved their Dachshund logo on their custom matchbooks, a perfect match! Because wedding days are days for the whole family, it’s so fun when the fur babies are included.

A Classic Summer Ceremony

First of all, we couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous summer day. The details were classic and personal. Elizabeth’s sister, her matron of honor, is the fashion designer Mestiza. She designed the dress she wore and the bride’s rehearsal dinner dress. In addition, all the bridesmaids wore different dresses with slightly different lengths and tones. Everyone was stunning against the backdrop of the boats on the harbor at the Belle Haven Club. Most noteworthy, Carol Lake painted a painting to commemorate the occasion that Elizabeth and Ted will enjoy for years to come. When it was finally time to leave, I couldn’t help but snap one last photo of the full moon over the water.

Vendor Love

Venue: Belle Haven Club http://www.bellehavenclub.com/
Planner: Hannah Elsaesser www.eloquence-events.com
Gown: Jamie Sortino
Florist: Carrie Wilcox www.carriewilcoxfloraldesign.com
Music: Audio Via (Elan Artists) http://www.elanartists.com/audiovia/
Stationery: Paperless Post paperlesspost.com
Cake: Palmer’s Bakery https://www.palmersdarien.com/bakery/
Live Painter: Carol Lake Studios https://www.carollakestudios.com/
Tent: Sperry Tent https://www.sperrytents.com/

Gallery: Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding

Liz's Jamie Sortino bridal gown hangs in the window on her wedding day Liz's Jamie Sortino gown and Carrie Wilcox bridal florals by the window on her wedding day Liz and Ted's wedding invitation and wedding rings at their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz's engagement ring and her bridal bouquet before her Belle Haven Club wedding Pink, white and blue summer florals for Liz and Ted's wedding at the Belle Haven Club White shoes for Liz's seaside wedding Day at the Belle Haven Club Liz and her dog before her seaside wedding at the Belle Haven Club Liz and her dog before her seaside wedding at the Belle Haven Club Liz and her bridal party in matching robes before the seaside wedding at the Belle Haven Club Bride Liz waits to get ready on her wedding day. A lady of the bridal party getting ready before Liz's weddingLadies of the bridal party getting ready before Liz's wedding Liz's mom helps her button her Jamie Sortino wedding gown Bride Liz, her mom, and her sister smile before her wedding Liz stands at the mirror preparing for her wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club The ladies of the bridal party waiting to leave for Liz's wedding ceremony Liz's mom and dog ready for the Belle Haven Club wedding The girls on the bus, on the way to the weddingA bridesmaid shows the dog a photo on her phone as they head to Liz's wedding Liz and Ted's other dachshund, before their wedding Liz and Ted's other dachshund and a family member, before their belle haven club wedding Liz and Ted's other dachshund sitting on the floor looking at a family member, before their Belle Haven Club wedding Ted chats with his parents on his wedding day the groom Ted, ready for his Belle Haven Club wedding Menswear for the groomsmen from RichardsA groomsman wears a knight's helmet, goofing around before the belle haven club weddingGroomsmen using their reflections in the window to put on their ties Ted, his dog, and his human best man smiling before Ted's Belle Haven Club wedding Ted and his Groomsmen pose in the yard before the wedding Liz walks to her first look with Ted on the porch Bride Liz walks to groom Ted before their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted kiss before their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted in the yard before their Belle Haven Club wedding Bride and Groom Liz and Ted smiling together in the yard before their Belle Haven Club wedding Bride and Groom Liz and Ted smiling together in the yard before their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and the bridesmaids in coordinating but not matching dresses Liz and the bridesmaids in coordinating but not matching dresses Ted laughs before his wedding as the bridal party waits on the porch at the Belle Haven Club Liz smiles before her wedding as the bridal party waits on the porch at the Belle Haven Club Bridesmaids wait on the porch at the Belle Haven Club before Liz and Ted's wedding Liz sits before her wedding as the bridal party waits on the porch at the Belle Haven Club Everyone walks to the wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Everyone walks to the wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted and their two Dachshunds before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted and their two Dachshunds before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted and their two Dachshunds before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted and their two Dachshunds before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted and their two Dachshunds standing in front of the harbor before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted and their two Dachshunds standing in front of the harbor before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted and Liz's Family standing in front of the harbor before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven ClubLiz and Ted and Ted's Family standing in front of the harbor before their seaside wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz holding up the dog to kiss a baby before her wedding at the Belle Haven Club The families before Liz and Ted's Seaside belle haven club wedding The families before Liz and Ted's Seaside belle haven club wedding A Panoramic Photo of The families before Liz and Ted's Seaside belle haven club wedding A Panoramic Photo of The harbor at Liz and Ted's belle haven club wedding A Panoramic Photo of The harbor at Liz and Ted's belle haven club wedding Summer florals and white details decorate the space for the ceremony at the Belle Haven Club A sperry tent and details by planner Hannah Elsaesser at Liz and Ted's Belle Haven Club Wedding The groomsmen ready for Liz and Ted's wedding ceremony to begin Liz walks to the alter, accompanied by her father at her belle haven club wedding Liz walks to the alter, accompanied by her father at her belle haven club wedding Liz's father gives her away to Ted at their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted's Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding Liz and Ted's Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding Liz and Ted's summertime Seaside Belle Haven Club Wedding ceremony Liz and ted got married under a big blue sky Liz and Ted at the altar at their Belle Haven Club Wedding Liz and Ted's dachshunds at the wedding ceremony Bridesmaids and their bouquets during the wedding ceremony Bridesmaids and their bouquets during the wedding ceremony Bridesmaids and their bouquets during the wedding ceremony Bridesmaids and their bouquets during the wedding ceremony Bridesmaids and their bouquets during the wedding ceremony Liz and Ted's intimate Seaside summer wedding at the Belle Haven Club For the First time as husband and wife, Liz and Ted The groomsmen toast after Ted's wedding Liz and Ted after their wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven ClubLiz after her wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted after their wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Black and white portrait of bride and groom Liz and Ted after their wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted kiss after their wedding ceremony at the Belle Haven Club A flag flutters from the top of the Sperry tent Decor by Hannah Elsaesser, florals by Carrie Wilcox under the Sperry tent at the Belle Harbor Club Simple summer lighting under the sperry tent Liz and Ted's wedding reception menu, stationery by paperless post Liz and Ted's wedding reception menu by paperless post and florals by Carrie Wilcox Table Decor and wedding florals by Carrie wilcox for Liz and Ted's seaside Belle Haven Club wedding Table Decor and wedding florals by Carrie wilcox for Liz and Ted's seaside Belle Haven Club wedding Table Decor and wedding florals by Carrie wilcox for Liz and Ted's seaside Belle Haven Club wedding Guest book staging with custom matchbooks along with the wedding hashtag at the receptionWedding cake by Palmer's Bakery Live painter depicts the wedding scene at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted's wedding reception at the Belle Haven Club Champagne ready for toasting by the harbor at Liz and Ted's summer seaside wedding Liz and Ted's custom matchbooks with dachshunds and the date Liz and Ted's custom matchbooks with dachshunds and the date Liz and the bridesmaids before the wedding reception The bridesmaids laugh and smile at Liz and Ted's Belle Haven Club weddingnewly married Liz and Ted on their wedding day Guests arriving to Liz and Ted's wedding reception at the Belle Haven Club Guests arriving to Liz and Ted's wedding reception at the Belle Haven Club Guests arriving to Liz and Ted's wedding reception at the Belle Haven Club Guests arriving to Liz and Ted's wedding reception at the Belle Haven Club an abstract photo of the scene Liz and Ted arrive to their wedding reception at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted's first dance at their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted after their first dance at their Belle Haven Club wedding Laughs, smiles, and dancing at the wedding reception Bride and Groom Liz and Ted smile and dance at their Belle Haven Club wedding Dancing at Liz and Ted's wedding at the Belle Haven Club Dancing and goofy smiles at Liz and Ted's wedding at the Belle Haven Club Dancing at Liz and Ted's wedding at the Belle Haven Club Ted hugs Liz from behind at their Belle Haven Club wedding wedding band by Elan Artist wedding band with black on black styling by Elan Artists Wedding band by Elan Artists Liz gives a kiss on the cheek after her wedding The sun begins to set over the harbor Sperry tent and minimal bare bulb lighting at the Belle Haven Club seaside at The Belle Haven Club, CT Sunset at the Belle Haven Club smiles from guests at dinner after the wedding Ted's parents at the Belle Haven Club after their son's wedding Liz and Ted's reception after their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted's reception after their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted chat with a friend at their reception after their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted after their seaside Belle Haven Club wedding Ted and Liz walk out onto the dock at the Belle Haven Club Ted and Liz walk out onto the dock at the Belle Haven Club on their wedding day Ted and Liz kiss on the dock at the Belle Haven Club on their wedding day Liz and Ted walk back up from the dock as Husband and Wife Liz and Ted's seaside Belle Haven Club wedding Liz's sister toasts after the wedding Liz and Ted listening to their wedding toasts Ted's brother gives a speech at the wedding reception Liz and her father during their Father daughter dance at the Belle Haven Club Liz and her father during their Father daughter dance at the Belle Haven Club Liz and friends dance at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted dance after their Belle Haven Club wedding Liz and Ted's wedding reception at the Belle Haven Club Liz and Ted cutting their wedding cake by Palmer's BakeryLiz and Ted cutting their wedding cake by Palmer's Bakery Liz's mom brings another dessert with a sparkler on top Ted whisks Liz back onto the dancefloor Wedding band by Elan Artists Everyone on the dance floor after Liz and Ted's Belle Haven Club wedding Liz dancing after her weddingLiz and Ted dancing on their wedding night Dachshund cookie favors after Liz and Ted's wedding The beautiful Belle Haven Club at Night A full moon over the harbor at the Belle Haven Club

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Best of 2017

Best of 2017

 

Best of 2017

Putting together an end of the year review is incredible as I get to go back and review the best of the work we’ve done this year! Grateful is an understatement.

We’re looking forward to 2018!

Best of 2017 Gallery

 

 

Nathalie and Hugo’s Lakeside Jewish Wedding, Cedar Lakes Estate, NY

Nathalie and Hugo’s Lakeside Jewish Wedding, Cedar Lakes Estate, NY

A Magical, Golden Hour Lakeside Wedding

Nathalie and Hugo’s lakeside Jewish wedding ceremony at the Cedar Lakes Estate took place by a gorgeous, shimmering lake on a serene, natural camping preserve which by the late afternoon of each summer day, transforms itself into truly a magical place. Nestled about an hour and a half from Manhattan along the border of New York and New Jersey, Cedar Lakes Estate is the perfect venue if you want your wedding to include sweeping, mountaintop views. We certainly took advantage of the grounds for portraits of Nathalie and Hugo, and a found a perfectly picturesque location for the signing of the ketubah.

Details From A Fairy Tale

The details and decor at Nathalie and Hugo’s wedding, from flower crowns to oversized balloons to a flower and string light garden feeling at dinner lended an elegant, dreamy feel to the whole day. Their wedding portraits by the lake, and atop the mountain right as the light turned perfectly golden, have a timeless, editorial feel.

When Love Stops Time

Nathalie and Hugo’s traditional Jewish ceremony was held at the golden hour on a summer day. The beauty of the moment and the location transfixed their friends and family for a few moments, and the rest of the world crept silently away. Their chuppah: asymmetrical with pinks, whites, a wrap of tulle, and plenty of green, matched perfectly with the natural summer palette. It was pure magic when they said, “I will. I do. With all my love,” and then the party began. And what a party it was! In the end, it doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you – isn’t it? So much joy at this wedding!

Vendor Love

Planner: Social Life Wedding and Event Planning  http://www.socialifenj.com
Florist: Faye and Renee http://www.fayeandrenee.com
Videographer: NY Film Works http://nyfilmworks.com/
Cake: Lucky Bird Bakery http://luckybirdbakes.com
Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate http://cedarlakesestate.com
Wedding Gown: Ines DiSanto http://inesdisanto.com
Music: Hank Lane http://www.hanklane.com
Stationery: Wide Eyes Paper Co http://www.wideeyespaperco.com

As Published on Style Me Pretty.

Wedding Gallery: Jewish Lakeside Sunset Ceremony

a couple in a rowboat on a lake in sunset at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography A log cabin at Cedar lakes estate in the summertime by karen hill photography paper goods by wide eyes paper co and florals by Faye and Renee by karen hill photography a sweet quote on a tag and florals by Faye and Renee by karen hill photography Bride's florals by Faye and Renee, pink shoes and wedding invitation by Wide Eyes Paper Co by karen hill photography Wedding gown by Ines DiSanto hanging at the cottage at Cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography Bride's Wedding gown by Ines DiSanto, flower crown, veil, and florals in the cottage by karen hill photography Bride's mother helps button her Ines DiSanto wedding gown by karen hill photography bridesmaids getting ready at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography a beautiful bridal party and Nathalie before her lakeside jewish wedding by karen hill photography Bride glances over her shoulder on the way to her first look at Cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography The back of Nathalie's Ines DiSanto bridal gown in black and white by karen hill photography The back of Nathalie's Ines DiSanto bridal gown as she walks to see Hugo by karen hill photography The groom waits for his bride at their first look by the lake at Cedar Lakes Estates by karen hill photography The groom sees his bride for the first time before their lakeside jewish wedding by karen hill photography Nathalie and Huge Before their summertime lakeside wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography The bride and groom before their lakeside jewish wedding by karen hill photography bride and groom steal a kiss before their lakeside jewish ceremony by karen hill photography bride and groom smile at each other before their summer lakeside jewish ceremony by karen hill photography bride and groom by the lake by karen hill photography the bride by the lake before the wedding by karen hill photography bride, groom, and playful balloons before the golden hour ceremony by karen hill photography bride, groom, and elegant wedding balloon ribbons before the golden hour ceremony by karen hill photography bride, groom, and playful balloons before the golden hour ceremony by karen hill photography bride and groom walk towards each other on a dock on the lake by karen hill photography bride and groom together on a dock on the reflective lake by karen hill photography bride and groom pose on a dock on the lake by karen hill photography bride and groom pose on a dock on the lake in black and white by karen hill photography bride and groom before their wedding on a dock on the lake by karen hill photography holga bride and groom before their jewish lakeside wedding ceremony by karen hill photographybride and groom walk together a dock on the lake before their wedding by karen hill photography the wedding party and the bride and groom by the lake by karen hill photography the wedding party and the bride and groom standing by the lake by karen hill photography the wedding party and the bride and groom by the lake before the sunset Jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography the beautiful multi-colored wedding party with the bride and groom by the lake by karen hill photography the bride and bridesmaids wearing flower crowns by the lake by karen hill photography a panoramic photo of the bride and groom signing the katubah by karen hill photography Bride and groom and their big family before their traditional jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography bride in her Ines DiSanto gown and groom pose on the mountain before their wedding at cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography bride in her Ines DiSanto gown and groom pose on the mountain before their jewish wedding at cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography bride in her Ines DiSanto gown on the mountain before her traditional jewish wedding at cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography bride in her white wedding florals by Faye and Renee on the mountain before her traditional jewish wedding at cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography bride in her Ines DiSanto gown on the mountain before her traditional jewish wedding at cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography bride in her Ines DiSanto gown on the mountain before her traditional jewish wedding at cedar lakes estate holga by karen hill photography bride in her Ines DiSanto gown on the mountain before her traditional jewish wedding at cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography mountaintop views at cedar lakes estate by karen hill photography the bride walks down the aisle to her traditional lakeside jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography the bride walks down the aisle to her traditional lakeside jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography bride and groom at their lakeside golden hour jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography pink, white, and tulle wrapped chuppah at Nathalie and Hugo's lakeside golden hour jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography family members look on at the traditional lakeside golden hour jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography bride and groom in their lakeside golden hour jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography breaking the glass at their lakeside golden hour jewish wedding ceremony by karen hill photography the couple kisses under their chuppah at their lakeside golden hour jewish wedding ceremony at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography the couple kisses after their wedding ceremony in black and white by karen hill photography the bride and groom kiss on a golf cart after their wedding ceremony at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography adorable kids at the summertime evening wedding by karen hill photography the bride and groom on the back of a golf cart after their wedding ceremony by karen hill photography dinner menu, paper goods by Wide Eyes Paper Co and table florals by Faye and Renee by karen hill photography table card by Wide Eyes Paper Co, with table decor and florals by Faye and Renee by karen hill photography summer fairytale reception decor by social life planning by karen hill photographysummer fairytale seating details by social life planning and florals by Faye and Renee by karen hill photography the bride and groom arrive to cocktail hour by the pool at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography Bride Nathalie at cocktail hour by the pool at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography Bridal party girls at cocktail hour by the pool at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography cocktail hour by the pool at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography a speech during cocktail hour by the pool at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography a toast during cocktail hour by the pool at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography fireworks over the lake at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography Bride and groom smiling at the fireworks on their wedding night by karen hill photography fireworks over the pool at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photographyNathalie and Hugo's First dance under the string lights at their wedding reception by karen hill photography Nathalie and Hugo's First dance under the string lights at their wedding reception by karen hill photography Hugo's huge smile during his First dance at his wedding reception by karen hill photography clapping during the wedding reception by karen hill photography a speech during the wedding reception at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography a wine toast at an elegant fairytale worthy table at Nathalie and Hugo's wedding reception by karen hill photography a wine toast at an elegant fairytale worthy table at Nathalie and Hugo's wedding reception by karen hill photography a wine toast at an elegant fairytale worthy table at Nathalie and Hugo's wedding reception by karen hill photography dinner with elegant fairytale worthy wedding reception decor by social life planning by karen hill photography father daughter dance at Nathalie's wedding reception by karen hill photographyBeautiful Bride Nathalie after her wedding by karen hill photographyNathalie and Hugo after their wedding by karen hill photographya vibrant performance by the wedding band at the reception by karen hill photography wild dancing at the wedding reception by karen hill photography dancing and smiles post wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography big cheesy smiles post wedding by karen hill photography Nathalie and Hugo cut their wedding cake by Lucky Bird Bakery by karen hill photography Nathalie and Hugo take their first bite of wedding cake by Lucky Bird Bakery by karen hill photography comfy shoes after the wedding by karen hill photography big hugs and smiles between 3 guests after the wedding by karen hill photography dancing the night away at the Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography dancing the night away at the Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography Nathalie and Hugo dancing the night away after their traditional Jewish Wedding at the Cedar Lakes Estate by karen hill photography

Bonus Shot: it’s me, Karen, at work!

by karen hill photography

Nathalie and Hugo’s Shabbat Welcome Dinner, Cedar Lakes Estate, NY

Nathalie and Hugo’s Shabbat Welcome Dinner, Cedar Lakes Estate, NY

In the Garden: An Intimate Farm to Table Shabbat Welcome Dinner

Nathalie and Hugo’s Shabbat Welcome Dinner was held in an abundantly brimming vegetable garden at the Cedar Lakes Estate. Shabbat is the Jewish tradition of spending Friday night sharing a meal with friends and family to give thanks and rest, which I think is a perfect way to begin a wedding weekend! Guests ate at one long classic farm table at the center of a serene camping preserve. It was an idyllic summer meal, among their closest friends and family under the stars the night before their lakeside jewish wedding.

Elegant, Natural Styling

The vegetable garden made for a beautiful setting all on its own, but the decor and florals created by Social Life Planning and Faye and Renee really created a dinner table from a dream. Minimal lighting woven into lush summer greenery and multicolored floral arrangements (many of which included fruits) really called to mind an abundance of love, which is particularly evident in the summertime.

Family Is Everything

The final touches to this scene were the many smiles and the beaming moonlight. The sounds of the gathering were pleasant and joyful: clinking of wine glasses and laughter from stories and toasts. The most extraordinary part for the couple was to have Nathalie’s grandmother in attendance all the way from Israel. The emotions were grand and sweet, so loving, so happy!

Vendor Love

Planner: Social Life Wedding and Event Planning http://www.socialifenj.com
Florist: Faye and Renee http://www.fayeandrenee.com
Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate http://cedarlakesestate.com

As Published on Style Me Pretty.

Welcome Dinner Gallery: Garden Farm to Table Shabbat at Cedar Lakes Estate:

Farm to table shabbat welcome dinner styled by Social Life Planning, florals by Faye and Reneesummer wedding florals by Faye and Renee lush natural summer florals and table decor by Faye and Renee at Cedar Lakes Estate Summer garden place setting at Nathalie and Hugo's Shabbat Welcome Dinner at Cedar Lakes Estate lush natural summer florals and table decor by Faye and Renee at Cedar Lakes Estate Summer shabbat shalom farm to table welcome dinner menu at Cedar Lakes Estate The long, beautifully decorated garden table at Cedar Lakes Estate Welcome decor and florals by Social Life Planning and Faye and Renee for Nathalie and Hugo Fairy tale decor in the pavillion: floating candles, greenery, and florals by Faye and Renee delicate table styling and florals for Nathalie and Hugo's summer shabbat welcome dinner delicate table styling and florals for Nathalie and Hugo's summer shabbat welcome dinner delicate table styling and florals for Nathalie and Hugo's summer shabbat welcome dinner Smiling server with wine before the shabbat shalom welcome dinner Smiling Cedar Lakes Estate server with wine before the shabbat shalom welcome dinner Smiling servers at Cedar Lakes Estate with wine before the shabbat shalom welcome dinner Nathalie and Hugo before their shabbat shalom welcome dinner at Cedar Lakes Estate Bride and groom Nathalie and Hugo before their shabbat shalom welcome dinner at Cedar Lakes Estate gorgeous summer salad at Cedar Lakes Estate summer Farm To Table Shabbat Shalom Family enjoys the lush setting at Cedar Lake Estate for the summer Farm to Table dinner in the vegetable garden Family enjoys the lush setting at Cedar Lake Estate for the summer Farm to Table dinner in the vegetable garden green tomatoes in the vegetable garden at Cedar Lakes Estate Tomatoes in the vegetable garden in summertime at Cedar Lakes Estate Gorgeous lighting, table decor and greenery for Shabbat Shalom Welcome dinner at Cedar lakes estatefairy tale summer rehearsal dinner before an upstate jewish wedding bride and groom raise a glass at their shabbat shalom welcome dinner at Cedar Lakes Estate bride and groom raise a glass at their shabbat shalom welcome dinner at Cedar Lakes Estate hugs, kisses and smiles with family during shabbat shalom welcome dinner hugs, kisses and smiles with family during shabbat shalom welcome dinner hugs, kisses and smiles with family during shabbat shalom welcome dinner hugs, kisses and smiles, clapping and laughter, with family during shabbat shalom welcome dinner a toast during shabbat shalom welcome dinner hugs, kisses and smiles with family during shabbat shalom welcome dinner smiles with family during shabbat shalom welcome dinnerintimate family moments before the traditional jewish wedding menu for the shabbat shalom welcome dinner full moon in the summer over the garden shabbat shalom welcome dinner

Siming and Andrew’s Central Park Engagement Portrait, NYC

Siming and Andrew’s Central Park Engagement Portrait, NYC

A Central Park Engagement Stroll

I’m so excited to share Siming and Andrew’s Central Park Engagement portraits. If you’d like to go for a stroll through Central Park, there’s a sweet spot created just for this called The Mall. Lined with trees, it runs right through the middle of the Park from 66th to 72nd Street. This walkway leads to the beautiful Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. To the right there’s a bandstand. To the left is a sweet cityscape with a little protected area of gorgeous old Elm trees. In the summer, it’s bustling with life, and very romantic.

Posh Summer Casual

A lot of times before a session like this, I get asked by brides and grooms to be what to wear. I do provide some information to all of my couples to make the photos the best they can be. But here’s some sage style advice: you can’t go wrong with the classics. Siming and Andrew did a great job with this in their palette of navy, blue, and black; Siming’s pearls, nude pumps. and bright, oversized handbag are the perfect accessories. Hair and makeup is the same — less is more!

Celebrating in the Springtime

Siming and Andrew are getting married in the spring, and asked me to capture them strolling through their favorite spot in Central Park. The tree and bench lined path along the Mall makes for a classic New York moment while the architecture near the Fountain creates a different sort of elegant backdrop. They are totally in love and completely at ease with one another, and it shows in the photos. It’s always exciting when a location has so much variety. I’m looking forward to the spring and shooting their wedding!

Gallery: Central Park Engagement Portraits

Andrew and Siming kiss in Central Park in black and white newly engaged Siming and Andrew at their Central Park Engagement portraits newly engaged Siming and Andrew sitting on the bench at their Central Park Engagement portraits newly engaged Siming and Andrew kissing on the bench at their Central Park Engagement portraits newly engaged Siming and Andrew sitting on a bench in The Mall at their Central Park Engagement portraits siming's diamond engagement ring Central Park in the summertimea close-up portrait of Siming and Andrew in Central Park Siming and Andrew smooch in Central Park at their engagement portrait session newly engaged Siming and Andrew at their Central Park Engagement portraits newly engaged Siming and Andrew at their Central Park Engagement portraits magical summer golden hour light at Andrew and Simings Central Park Engagement Siming and Andrew holding hands under the dome in Central ParkSiming and Andrew under the dome in Central Park Siming and Andrew under the dome at Central Park at their Engagement portraits Siming and Andrew under the arches near Bethesda Fountain for their engagement portraits newly engaged Siming and Andrew under the arches at bethesda fountain at their Central Park Engagement portraits newly engaged Siming and Andrew kissing under the arches at bethesda fountain at their Central Park Engagement portraits Siming and Andrew sitting on the edge of the fountain at Central Park newly engaged Siming leans on her fiance Andrew on the edge Bethesda Fountain at their Central Park Engagement portraits

Kate and Josh’s Seaside Private Home Montauk Wedding

Kate and Josh’s Seaside Private Home Montauk Wedding

A Magical Seaside Montauk Wedding

Fortunately, I was available for a last minute booking this past September: Kate and Josh’s seaside Montauk wedding at the bride’s mom’s private home. Montauk is the end of Long Island’s south shore and is known endearingly by locals as “The End”. Kate’s mom’s newly built home was a true architectural beauty! The day of the ceremony, once I arrived, I could not stop taking pictures, because so many of the sweet, modern, minimal details were DIY or meaningfully provided by friends of the family or local vendors.It added a special touch to the day. Everything was light and bright, truly a photographers dream. Also, the minimal design of the home and decor added a fresh, elegant feel to the wedding, which was gorgeous against the palette of the seaside: pale blues, greens, white, yellow, and gold.

Keeping It Casual

Kate and Josh wanted their day to be relaxed and stress-free, so they asked me to please keep the photography casual. Basically, they didn’t want a lot a posed photos. Ok, I said, but we will need a few couple and family portraits, is that ok? They agreed, but to just a few. The trees, sky, and sea behind gorgeous, sun soaked ditch plains created a magical backdrop. We kept it casual and just continued shooting everything as the day went on, all the happiness, nerves and smiles, the shy dog, the gorgeous wedding party and the breath-taking surroundings, all day long, even as a little rain shower sprinkled down during dinner, which was held outside under the stars. Finally, after a long day of shooting, we headed home.

A Perfect Day By The Sea

I think in The End, (no pun intended), the photos are a perfect description of the day and the couples wishes. Kinda cool, don’t you think? I shot this wedding with a mix of vintage film and digital cameras. I personally love the Lihi Hod gown, it’s perfection on Kate. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I love how the photos turned out and hope you do as well. Let me know, leave a comment below.

Vendor Love

PHOTOGRAPHY: KAREN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY http://karenhill.com/
CEREMONY & RECEPTION: PRIVATE HOME
FLORIST: FAMILY FRIEND
CAKE: LOCAL BAKERY
STATIONERY: GREENWICH LETTERPRESS https://greenwichletterpress.com/
BAND: GIG MASTERS, TWISTER REGGAE https://www.gigmasters.com/coverband/twister/
BRIDE’S GOWN: LIHI HOD http://www.lihihod.com
BRIDE’S SHOES: LOEFFLER RANDALL https://www.loefflerrandall.com/
VIDEOGRAPHER: SETH COHEN http://www.sethdavidcohen.com/portfolio.htm

Seaside Wedding Gallery: Private Home, Montauk

Letterpress Wedding Stationary for Kate and Josh Montauk Wedding

The wedding seaside at The End in Montauk New York

DIY lighting details by the pool at Josh and Kates Montauk Wedding

sheer LIHI HOD gown hangs in window by the ocean

sheer two piece LIHI HOD bridal gown hangs in the window in Montauk

Chic blue LOEFFLER RANDALL wedges for Kate's wedding day

a painting hangs by the sunlit window

Kate's engagement ring shines against her LIHI HOD bridal gown at her Montauk wedding

Kate puts on her LIHI HOD bridal gown at her beach Montauk wedding

the dog walks down the hall

a man prepares at the private home for the wedding in Montauk

trees and the ocean out a window in montauk

a bridesmaid gets her hair braided

diy white peonies and greenery at Kate and Josh's Montauk wedding

Kate writes her vows outside at her private home in Montauk

dapper groomsmen at The End in Montauk

something blue LOEFFLER RANDALL wedding day wedges

Kate's Lihi Hod bridal gown for her September seaside montauk wedding

Handsome Josh in his suit at his seaside Montauk wedding

a full length bridal portrait of kate at her montauk wedding

full length portrait of kate and her mom indoors at her montauk wedding

kate and josh on their wedding day walking to the beach

the sea at montauk in black and white

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

A film photograph of the sea at Montauk on the wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day wide angle

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

Kate and Josh laughing in Montauk on their wedding day

Josh and Kate in gorgeous light on their wedding day

Kate and Josh in the brush at their Seaside Montauk wedding

kate and josh walking before their wedding ceremony

Dapper groomsmen in the backyard at the seaside home wedding in Montauk

beautiful wedding party in the backyard at the seaside home wedding in Montauk

Gorgeous bridesmaids and the bride in the backyard at the seaside home wedding in Montauk

the bride and her grandparents on her wedding day in montauk

gorgeous natural altar with candles, greenery and stones

gorgeous natural altar with candles, greenery and stones

DIY ceremony with white benches, minimal string bulbs, gorgeous natural altar with candles, greenery and stones

josh on the way to his backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

Josh and officiant before his backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

Josh and Kate at their backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

seaside diy elegant backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

seaside diy intimate elegant backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

simple bulb lighting at sunset in montauk

kissing the bride at seaside diy elegant backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

hugs and smiles after the ceremony

hugs and smiles after the seaside backyard wedding ceremony

hugs and smiles after the seaside backyard wedding ceremony in montauk

hugs, champagne, and smiles after the seaside backyard wedding in montauk

hugs with the bride after the seaside backyard wedding in montauk

converse shoes and simple place settings for the bride and groom

rustic outdoor reception seating with minimal elegant decor

rustic outdoor evening reception by the pool with minimal elegant decor

rustic outdoor evening reception by the pool with minimal elegant decor

guests cover from light showers during dinner under the stars

big smiles and disposable camera at the wedding reception

the bride and groom on the dancefoor during the wedding reception

big smiles during the outdoor wedding reception in montauk

dancing at Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk

a dip during dancing at Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk

shoes off at Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk

Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk

 

 

Jessie and Brendan’s Art Deco Rainbow Room Wedding, NY

Jessie and Brendan’s Art Deco Rainbow Room Wedding, NY

An Art Deco Wedding at the Top Of the World

Jessie and Brendan’s Art Deco Rainbow Room wedding was epic. Not epic in the epic sense, as much as epic in the EPIC sense! The Rainbow Room is an epic venue and perfect for a jaw dropping first look against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York City skyline. Furthermore, everything about this couple’s special day shined with happiness, from the golden and white details, to the sparkle in their eyes as they giggled and smiled together through the night. Even their names glowed brightly thanks to the beautiful neon art created by Marcus Conrad Poston. The timeless luxury of the Rainbow Room along with the classic Art Deco styling made this truly an exquisite affair.

Good Job, Pierre!

In addition to the epic venue, Jessie and Brendan have an epically important guest. Probably the most important part of the story is Pierre. He’s an adorable French Bulldog who worked his magic and pulled his Cupid bow, striking at just the right moment to bring this sweet, happy couple together. It was only natural that Pierre took center stage at their incredible wedding on top of the world at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. He looked just as handsome as his parents as they posed for portraits at The Top Of The Rock. Good job, Pierre!

Golden, Lux Styling for the Elegant Rainbow Room

There’s very few things I love as much as the classics. If you can imagine a wedding day that’s glamorous, Jessie and Brendan’s choices from stationery to dress to decor to jewelry was tasteful and chosen to reflect the timeless, elegant quality of the Rockefeller Center in New York City. The photographs seem timeless due to a soft romance in the vintage design elements and details in white, gold, and black. Also, the crystal decor and unique architecture of the Rainbow Room lended an upscale feel. Finally, the sweet white chuppah was a perfect symbol for the day.

Because Jessie and Brendan set their date for spring, they also took advantage of the beautiful seasonal blooms and drenched the place in cherry blossoms. For so many of us, cherry blossoms symbolize the start of something new, something great, therefore it was another great example of ways that the details of this Art Deco wedding reflected Jessie and Brendan’s love. In conclusion, we wrapped up the night with an EPIC kiss under the iconic neon Rainbow Room sign on the busy street of New York City. Check out the photo and let me know what you think in the comments.

Vendor Love

PHOTOGRAPHY: KAREN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY http://karenhill.com/
WEDDING PLANNER: CLASSIC EVENTS, DANIELLE ELDER https://www.classiceventsnyc.com/
RECEPTION: RAINBOW ROOM https://rainbowroom.com/ 
VENUE COORDINATOR: JOHN BENKE
FLORIST: BELLE FLEUR https://www.bellefleurny.com/
CAKE: MADISON LEE CAKES https://www.madisonleescakes.com/
STATIONERY: ATELIER ISABEY http://atelierisabey.com/
BAND: ELEMENT MUSIC https://www.elementmusic.com/
BRIDE’S GOWN: JENNY PACKMAN
BRIDE’S SHOES: JIMMY CHOO http://us.jimmychoo.com/en/home
TUXEDO: PAUL SMITH https://www.paulsmith.com
PHOTO BOOTH: THE BOSCO https://www.thebosco.com/ 
NEON SIGN: MARCUS CONRAD POSTON https://www.marcusconradposton.com/

Art Deco Wedding Gallery: Rainbow Room, NYC

Art deco rainbow room wedding details with ATELIER ISABEY stationary jimmy choo shoes

white and gold art deco rainbow room wedding stationary by ATELIER ISABEY

White and gold details for an art deco rainbow room wedding with JENNY PACKMAN bridal gown and jimmy choo shoes

Sequin Jenny Packman bridal gown closeup

close up of art deco bridal details including white wedding flowers and jewelry

black and white film photography of art deco rainbow room wedding jewelry and jimmy choo shoes

Bride Jessie's mom helps her button her Jenny Packman bridal gown

closeup Bride Jessie's mom helps her button her Jenny Packman bridal gown

Closeup: bride's hands with gold jewelry against her sequin classic Jenny packman vintage art deco wedding gown

bride Jessie's mom puts on her Jimmy Choo shoes at her art deco vintage rainbow room wedding

Jessie standing at the window in her Jenny Packman gown with BELLE FLEUR florals before her wedding at the Rainbow Room in New York City

Jessie standing at the window in her Jenny Packman gown with BELLE FLEUR florals before her wedding at the Rainbow Room in New York City

Jessie standing at the window with her parents in white and gold and black in her Jenny Packman gown with BELLE FLEUR florals before her wedding at the Rainbow Room in New York City

Jessie walks to her wedding at the Rainbow Room in New York City

Brendan walks to his wedding at the Rainbow Room wearing a PAUL SMITH tuxedo in New York City

Brendan, and the NYC skyline, wearing a PAUL SMITH tuxedo before his wedding first look at the Rainbow Room in New York City

closeup of Brendan's peacock bowtie and PAUL SMITH tuxedo before his wedding first look at the Rainbow Room in New York City

Brendan wearing a PAUL SMITH tuxedo before his wedding first look at the Rainbow Room in New York City

Jesse smiles in her Jenny Packman gown before the first look in the new york city skyline at the rainbow room

Jessie and Brendan's first look at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding
Jessie and Brendan kiss on the observation deck at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding
Jessie and Brendan on the observation deck at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding

panorama of the new york city skyline on color film
Jessie and Brendan on the top of the rock at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding

Jessie and Brendan on the top of the rock at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding

Jessie and Brendan on the top of the rock at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding

Jessie and Brendan from behind on the top of the rock at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding

Jessie and Brendan on the top of the rock at the rainbow room, high in the NYC skyline at their art deco wedding

bride and groom at the rainbow room in a jenny packman gown and paul smith tuxedo

bride and groom before their art deco wedding at the rainbow room in a jenny packman gown and paul smith tuxedo

bride, groom and french bulldog before their art deco wedding at the rainbow room in new york city

frenchie at the top of the rock on his parents wedding day

white black and gold art deco program by ATELIER ISABEY at rainbow room wedding for Jessie and Brendan.

pink wedding day florals by BELLE FLEUR at the rainbow room

white chuppah by BELLE FLEUR at the top of the rock at the Rainbow Room

white chuppah by BELLE FLEUR at the top of the rock at the Rainbow Room

art deco black and gold wedding ceremony under a white chuppah by BELLE FLEUR at the top of the rock at the Rainbow Room

art deco black and gold wedding ceremony under a white chuppah by BELLE FLEUR at the top of the rock at the Rainbow Room

art deco black and gold wedding ceremony under a white chuppah by BELLE FLEUR at the top of the rock at the Rainbow Room

art deco black and gold wedding ceremony under a white chuppah by BELLE FLEUR at the top of the rock at the Rainbow Room black and white panorama

bride Jessie in her Jenny packman gown at her art deco wedding at the Rainbow room

wedding blessings under the chuppah for Jessie and Brendan

big smiles at Brendan and jessie's wedding after the ceremony at the top of the rock observation deck

The bride and groom kiss at the top of the rock after their wedding ceremony

the new york city skyline from the top of the rock the rainbow room

vintage details and neon sign by MARCUS CONRAD POSTON at rainbow room art deco wedding

elegant timeless decor and pink florals by BELLE FLEUR at Brendan and Jessie's art deco rainbow room wedding

elegant timeless decor and pink florals by BELLE FLEUR at Brendan and Jessie's art deco rainbow room wedding

elegant menu at rainbow room wedding\

new york city skyline on medium format color film by karen hill photography

minimal white wedding cake by MADISON LEE CAKES at the rainbow room for vintage classic art deco wedding

elegant timeless decor and pink florals by BELLE FLEUR at Brendan and Jessie's art deco rainbow room wedding

 

white and gold decor during jessie and brendan's first dance at their rainbow room wedding

jessie and brendan's first dance at their rainbow room wedding

jessie dances with her mom during a lively horah at her art deco rainbow room wedding

a lively horah at Brendan and Jessie's art deco rainbow room wedding

smiles during speeches at a lively horah at Jessie's art deco rainbow room wedding

bride and groom at the after party kissing next to the unicorn

jessie and brendan cut the cake by Madison Lee Cakes at their art deco rainbow room wedding

jessie and brendan cut the cake by Madison Lee Cakes at their art deco rainbow room wedding

jessie and brendan thank their guests at their art deco rainbow room wedding

jessie and brendan cut the cake by Madison Lee Cakes at their art deco rainbow room wedding

Jessie and Brendan kiss after their wedding, black and white

wedding favors and neon by MARCUS CONRAD POSTON

Jessie and Brendan kiss in classic architecture at rockefeller center

romantic, iconic, wedding portrait at the rainbow room in new york city

romantic, iconic, wedding portrait at the rainbow room in new york city at night

a happy portrait after brendan and jessie's wedding

rockefeller center at night