Elopement Tips: 11 Do’s and Don’ts

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To ‘elope’ originally meant ‘to run away secretly with the intention of getting married, usually without parental consent.’ The definition today, however, has changed to mean simply a small wedding with a guest count of 30 people or less. If you are not planning a splashy wedding and instead want a more intimate ceremony, then perhaps an elopement is for you. In today’s blog, I list eleven do’s and don’ts to consider before you start planning your unique wedding. Be it a small civil ceremony or a more elaborate destination wedding for just the two of you, these elopement tips will get you prepared to say ‘I do.’

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Stephanie & Shane’s Gallow Green Wedding

Bride and groom kissing at a Gallow Green wedding

High atop the McKittrick Hotel, the site of the popular ‘Sleep No More’ play, sits the Gallow Green restaurant. It was here that Stephanie and Shane hosted a fabulous wedding full of love, laughter, friends, and family. Take a walk on the chic side with Stephanie and Shane — from the High Line Hotel where the couple got ready for their big day, to the Heath night club where they had their after hours party – and find out all the details of their Gallow Green wedding in today’s blog.

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11 Details Your Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

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Everyone knows you need to tell your wedding photographer when to arrive for the ceremony, but did you know there are a number of smaller details that may affect your photos? In today’s blog, filled with photos from Stephanie and Shane’s rehearsal dinner at the Smith, I give you a list of the 11 details your wedding photographer needs to know — but that you might have overlooked.

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10 Wedding Officiant Tips: An Audience Perspective

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One of my most popular blogs is an article entitled, ‘How to Become a Wedding Officiant in NYC.’ With seven years of wedding photography under my belt, I thought I might share a few tips from my side of the aisle with all of you DIY officiants. So without further ‘I do,’ let’s count down my 10 wedding officiant tips to ensure you don’t face excommunication after a poorly run ceremony.

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DIY Flowers Bloom at a Brooklyn Historical Society Wedding

Paper flower centerpiece at a Brooklyn Historical Society wedding

Think you need a florist for your upcoming Brooklyn Historical Society wedding? Not so, says bride Sasha, whose crafting skills were in abundance at her beautiful wedding to Jonathan. Get all the details on their slow blooming love affair in today’s blog.

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A Brooklyn Rehearsal Dinner: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Bride and groom portraits before a Brooklyn rehearsal dinner

Don’t have time to schedule an engagement shoot? No problem! Do what Sasha and Jonathan did and schedule a mini portrait session right before your Brooklyn rehearsal dinner. Find out all the details in today’s blog.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hosting a Bronx Zoo Wedding

Ceremony at a Bronx Zoo wedding

If you are an animal fan, then the zoo is your fantasy wedding venue.  But before you heed the call of the he wild, come along with me to explore Emily and Ben’s beautiful Bronx Zoo wedding and learn some valuable tips for your own big day!

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Bronx Zoo Photo Tips

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Emily and Ben are huge animal lovers, and for their Bronx Zoo wedding I wanted to capture the humanity of these animals in a set of portraits. Check out my portraits and get some Bronx Zoo photo tips as I take a walk on the wild side in today’s blog.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding DIY Projects

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As you have seen in my last two posts (here and here), Vanessa and Nate hosted a beautiful wedding at Maritime Parc. Like me, Vanessa is a fellow crafter, and she put a lot of love into several projects that capitalized on her creativity and made her big day truly unique. The hard work was worth it, but more so for some projects than others. In the interest of educating every couple out there about to undertake a wedding DIY project (or 10), I thought it would be best if you heard straight from Vanessa about the projects she loved and would create again, and the projects that are better left to Pinterest fantasyland. Without further ado, here are some do’s and don’ts for wedding DIY projects from recent bride, Vanessa.

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Sunset Photos: Tales from a Maritime Parc Wedding

Sunset portrait at a Maritime Parc wedding

Vanessa and Nate’s Maritime Parc wedding offered plenty of opportunities for great photos. From her father’s first look at her dress to the final cake cutting, Vanessa and Nate’s schedule was chock full of photo ops. One option their wedding also included was a separate portrait session at sunset. Find out how we scheduled a hassle-free sunset photo session on today’s blog post.

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