April 24, 2017

Venetian Baroque Masquerade Wedding Insporation, Venice, Italy Fine Art Wedding Photography

Our Venetian elopement editorial, featuring real life married couple Irina and Roberto, was inspired by the romance of the floating city itself.  The city is famous for its gondolas, canals, Casanova and of course Masquerade Balls.  We were inspired by the Baroque paintings that covered the Hall of Music in the Ca’Sagredo Hotel and carried the palette through the shoot with black and gold as our dominant colors with deep pops of red.  Venice is famous for their glasswork and lace, which are made on the islands of Murano and Burano right off of Venice’s shore and the black lace Claire Pettibone dress set the tone for the dark romance of the day, which was echoed in the lace runner on the ballroom table.  Written Word Calligraphy created an invitation suite featuring a folded invitation that opened like a letter and hearkened back to Casanova’s love letters that he would write to his lovers while imprisoned in the city.  A single red rose bud was placed on the four guest’s plates next to the love letter-like menu along with a miniature mask much like the one the bride wore during portraits.  We imagined the couple would enjoy a romantic and intimate meal followed by a masquerade ball of music and dancing and then a gondola ride through the canals of Venice.  Featured in the current issue of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

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Planning/Styling: Scent of Orchid
Flowers: Madness Flowers
MUAH: Organic Brides
Dress: Claire Pettibone
Shoes Lascia Mandolesi
Groom Suit Area 2 Rezzonico
Hair Accessories: Hushed Commotion
Ring: TRUMPET & HORN
Ring box: THE MRS BOX
Calligraphy: WRITTEN WORLD CALLIGRAPHY
Wedding Cake: IBRIDO DI TEA
Venue & Rentals: HOTEL CA’ SAGREDO

April 17, 2017

Melanie and Greg’s Summer Wedding at The Hill, Hudson Valley Fine Art Wedding Photography

Melanie and Greg were married on a perfect summer day a few hours north of New York City in the Hudson Valley at a beautiful horse farm property named The Hill.  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing there a few times before, but each time am enamored and inspired by its beauty!  I love the soft touch Melanie and Greg brought to their beautiful day with gorgeous flowers done by the bride’s mother.  The couple said their I Do’s surrounded by their friends and families and their nieces and nephews were the perfect ring bearers and flower girls.  In an updated twist on the Jewish tradition, both Melanie and Greg circled each other at the chuppa and both stomped on a glass after saying their I Do’s- I love the modern take on old traditions!  Cocktails were enjoyed on the great lawn of the Hill followed by dinner and dancing inside the barn and an after party back out on the lawn till the wee hours of the morning.  Featured in the Winter/Spring 2017 Issue of Trendy Bride Magazine.  I will never cease to be amazed and inspired by the couples I get to meet.  After her wedding Melanie was inspired to launch a wellness coaching and concierge business for busy brides to be.  Such a brilliant idea for the stressed out bride! Check out her website here!

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Venue: The Hill
Flowers: Sharon Geller Friedson
Food and Cake: The Farmer’s Wife
Music: 45 Riots
Wedding Planning and Design: Polka Dot Events
Lighting and Lounge: Revolve Lighting
Videographer: Love + Brain Films
Bride’s Dress: Modern Trousseau
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: BHLDN
Grooms Suit: Brooks Brothers

April 10, 2017

Flora Farms, Cabo San Lucas- Perfect Spot for Destination Wedding or Rehearsal Dinner

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Check out Part 1 of this amazing girls getaway weekend to Cabo on the blog earlier this week here.  I had the pleasure of visiting Cabo this winter with an
amazing group of fellow wedding industry women, planners, photographers
and magazine editor.  The resorts were so beautiful we didn’t want to leave, but we went out exploring one night at the incredible Flora Farms and it is not to be missed!  It is such a lovely spot for dinner with fun shopping and the most amazing farm to table cuisine and it is also an amazing spot for your destination wedding!  I love the idea of doing a welcome dinner here and the wedding at one of the beautiful hotels on the beach (or vice versa) and giving your guests a taste of both during the weekend.  The private reception area is in the middle of a mango grove and is just magical under the twinkly lights!  It was an
incredible end o an incredible weekend with these 7 amazing ladies! 
Thank you to Alicia, Jen, Shira, Patricia, Kate, Emily and Allison for such a lovely trip!