Hi all! I am pleased to announce that Marisa’s delightful 1920s-themed wedding at the Alger House was recently featured on the blog, ‘Little Dress Book.’ The story features 11 of my photos from the wedding, and focuses on Marisa’s unique and stylish wedding dress that was designed by Sue Wong. If you get a chance, check out the story here. Also, if you’re in the market for a wedding or bridesmaids dress, be sure to pay a visit to Little Dress Book. The site is a great resource for brides searching for the perfect dress, and includes dresses of all styles. The site is here, and gives you the opportunity to view a multitude of vendors and designers, as well as book bridal appointments online. The blog is constantly updated with photos of the latest trends in dresses. Oh, and in case you’re wondering who that dapper DJ is, that’s DJ Michael Cumella, whose ‘Crank-Up Phonograph DJ Experience’ was a perfect accompaniment to Marisa’s wedding!
Check out the winter issue of New York Weddings where you’ll find me listed as one of the magazine’s recommended photographers. It’s an honor to be included on this list, as I have been for the past three issues. Thank you, New York Weddings!
The wedding of Annabelle and Nate was one of the most fun events to photograph this season. This couple’s heritage is Albanian and Armenian, and that translates into fantastic dancing! They even had a belly dancer and plenty of singing, including a beautiful ballad from the groom as he surprised his bride by serenading her on the dance floor. The ceremony was held at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, right by the Staten Island Ferry terminal downtown. It’s a lovely, small chapel with gorgeous light streaming in.
I had the honor of photographing the Merchants House Museum wedding of Catherine and Wes recently, and it was a lovely event. The day started out with Catherine getting ready at the Standard Hotel in Coopers Square. She began the evening in a cocktail dress for the pre-ceremony shindig, and then came back to the hotel to change into her wedding dress for the ceremony.
Both the ceremony and the cocktail hour were held at the Merchants House Museum. This is a great venue, especially if you’d like a taste of old world charm in the middle of downtown Manhattan. Keep in mind a few things: first, no flash is allowed, so it’s a particularly dark venue, photography-wise. Also, no furniture can be moved, so what you see is what you get. Second, the main room is very small, so it’s only available for wedding parties of 60 or less (it may be an even smaller number than this). The outside garden is great for cocktails (or for a ceremony if you wish), and the staff is wonderful.
We then moved on to Congee Village on the Bowery for a traditional Chinese, multi-course feast (check out the small birds that were served along with the fruit and lobster salad!). During the meal, a traditional tea ceremony was performed whereby family members are shown respect by the new couple by being offered cups of tea, and the family members in turn offer gifts of gold jewelry and money to the couple. It was chaotic and full of love, and a great evening. The dinner was capped off by some scrumptious cupcakes by Baked in such flavors as green tea and passion fruit. Yum!
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