Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Wedding: Isabel and Robbie

It looked like it was going to snow, then it looked like it would rain, but nothing would dampen the spirit and fun of Robbie and Isabel on their wedding day at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The incredible staff at The Lighthouse cleared a section of the snow and ice covered pier for the first look should the rain be light enough. Fortunately it was and our bride was willing to brave the cold and light rain. We were rewarded by a magical moment in a romantic scene on the Hudson River! It was a bit tricky getting around all the ice out there, but totally worth it!

The rest of the wedding went off without a hitch and is quite amazing how they transform The Lighthouse space through the evening. The Jewish ceremony was held just after sunset following the ketubah signing. One of the things I love about Jewish weddings is all of the traditions and especially the dancing. The hora provided some great moments Megan and I could capture of these families celebrating together. Just so much fun to be a part of. And to finish off the evening, there was a mezinka dance. At some Jewish weddings, when the last child is married off, a special dance is danced around the parents of that child. What a great time! Congrats Isabel and Robbie!

Prospect Park Boathouse Wedding: Sarah and Matt

He stood there, waiting in the most perfect light for her to arrive. As she turned the corner walking through the shadow along the side the Prospect Park Boathouse, I knew it was going to be a special moment. This was a first look that was truly an honor to witness. This was a wedding day where the weather and day went pretty much perfectly and this couple really deserved it. The setting was gorgeous, the flowers by Mimosa Floral and the table setting and arranging by Dominique and her team were wonderful. It was a lovely wedding, and there was even an ice cream cart!

New York Botanical Gardens at Stone Mill Wedding

The New York Botanic Garden is such a fantastic place for a wedding. Located only a short drive or train ride from NYC the garden boasts two different venues for ceremonies and receptions and many fantastic locations for photos. Cherie and Rasmus selected the Stone Mill for their summer wedding and it was just beautiful. We did a first look near the azalea garden on a small bridge and then visited the conifer area for more portraits. We met the rest of the family and the wedding party in the Rose Garden for group portraits. The ceremony took place outside on the terrace and was officiated by a friend of the groom. The reception details were just lovely including a custom mini champagne bottle for each guest. Throughout the dinner, Danish wedding traditions were upheld including guests kissing either the bride or groom when the other one leaves for the powder room. During the reception, the traditions continued and the groom's friends cut his tie and socks off! I'm not sure of the origins of these traditions, but they were hilarious to watch and made for plenty for fun photographs!