Ariana and Tim had recently decided to both move to London. But before doing so, they wanted to get married! They wanted something low-key and intimate, so they decided to have their ceremony at the New York City Hall, and then a small shindig at Ariana's parent's beach house in Long Island. We took photos along the streets of New York- and also at the newly opened Fulton Square Subway Station!! It was gorgeous and fun in every way. Not only is the couple super gorgeous, but the way the Izzo's dolled up their home for the clam bake just blew me away. I love how my couples always think of unique ways to celebrate their families and their unions with a New York City Wedding! Here are some of my favorite shots:
Charlotte and Jeff took their guests out of NYC upstate to Mt. Tremper, NY in the Catskill Mountains and to the enchanting hotel and venue Foxfire Mountain House for a weekend of wedding celebrations. During the wedding day guests could choose from activities like a complimentary yoga class or hiking to Kaaterskill Falls before attending the main event at Foxfire Mountain House that evening. It was a gorgeous Fall day with beautiful foliage, which made it even more beautiful to photograph.
Guests filtered into the mountain house for pre-ceremony cocktails before stepping out onto the veranda to watch the couple tie the knot under a modern chuppah designed and built by the bride's architect father. After the ceremony, guests could explore the venue's grounds, which included a lily pond and adjoining pavilion. The festivities then moved to the reception tent with a unique Moroccan tiled dance floor! In between dancing to the band the Loyales, guests could enjoy snapping photos in the vintage airstream photo booth and dining on the local farm to table multi course meal provided by Foxfire as well. Here are some highlights:
Berdian is an amazing illustrator (Nickelodeon and Nick Toons!) and Monica, a buyer at Barneys NY, fashionably tied the knot in Long Island City, New York. These two had been dating since high school!! They both grew up in Queens, met in Queens and currently now work in Manhattan, so decided that it would only be fitting to get married in between the two boroughs. So Long Island City was a very specific choice. I loved their table numbers! Each table represented their favorite foods and hobbies. It ranged from from BACON, cupcakes, guitars to Xboxes. All the graphics were illustrated by Berdian, along with a beautiful sign-in illustration of the two of them laying on the grass. The wedding was a ton of fun, including some amazing dancing and costumes-- and a slow-motion booth!!!!! What an amazing way to have a wedding in New York City!
Here are some of my favorite shots of the day:
We saw some trailers outside.... Breaking Bad.....?
And now an extra treat, made by the groom:
Neda and I bonded over bubble tea when we first met, so we only saw it fitting that we would get a shot of the couple in front of her favorite bubble tea spot in Flushing, Queens. Neda is also a huge, huge fan of Totoro-- so of course Totoro was a theme throughout her wedding. Totoro cake toppers and a mega huge totoro cut-out for the photobooth!? AWESOME!! One of my favorite parts of the wedding was during the ceremony. Neda loves the show Friends (so do I!) so when her friend officiated her wedding with, "It is a love based on giving and receiving as well as having and sharing. And the love that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving, we too can share and love and have... and receive." There were so many great parts to the day, we began at Neda’s family home, then headed over to Gantry State Park to do some wedding portraits then finished the day back in Queens at the Sheraton Hotel for their reception. It was another amazing night as a New York City wedding photographer! ;)