In anticipation of their wedding next month, I photographed Michael and Scott this past weekend in lower Manhattan. We were blessed with spectacular weather and beautiful natural light. I’m very excited and happy for both of them.
Despite a light drizzle and blistering cold winds, Jaclyn and Greg ventured onto the exquisite grounds of the Wave Hill Estate to pose for a few bridal portraits before joining their guests indoors. The beautiful ceremony and reception were held at the spectacular Wave Hill House, one of the structures found on The Estate in Riverdale.
**I’m including a snippet about Wave Hill below the photos, excerpted from their website, but I encourage people to visit http://www.wavehill.org/ to read about the fascinating history of The Estate which has hosted the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain, among others.
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**from the Wave Hill website…
In 1960, the Perkins-Freeman family deeded Wave Hill to the City of New York; Wave Hill, Inc., was formed in 1965 as a non-profit corporation. Today, as one of 33 City-owned cultural institutions, Wave Hill provides an oasis of serenity and offers programs in Horticulture, Environmental Education, Woodland Management and the Visual and Performing Arts. Through the arts and sciences, Wave Hill seeks to foster connections between people and nature.
AMANDA’S WEDDING SHOWER: This past weekend, Amanda’s mother hosted a surprise wedding shower for her — inspired by one of her favorite TV shows, Game of Thrones. New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, set in the woods (so to speak) of Fort Tryon Park, provided an ideal backdrop as did the gorgeous, creative floral arrangements from Columbia Florist.
With the rain from (hurricane/tropical storm/etc.) Matthew fast approaching, Lauren, Andrea, and their guests were fortunate to experience good weather and another great wedding in Fort Tryon Park and at New Leaf.
Please say a prayer and send some good vibes — at the very least — to those we were effected by the storm. Here are two ways you can donate and support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts:
Robbie and Scott were married earlier this year but chose to celebrate their union with close friends and family last week at The Foundry in Long Island City — one of my favorite places to photograph weddings and events. I arrived a little early, just as the sun was setting, and was afforded an opportunity to capture the incredible skyline views in the neighborhood before the guests arrived.
Mary Cleaver, owner of Cleaver Co. (catering), The Green Table, and Table Green Cafe, hosts an annual farm tour and picnic for her colleagues at the Green Table Farm, situated in the beautiful landscape of Washington County. The day was filled with picking vegetables, prepping and cooking the farm fresh food, taking hayrides to see the chickens and wild turkeys, and competing in a marathon wiffle ball tournament. Ashley pulled three frames from his bee hives and harvested the most delicious honey for all to take home!
Dana and Adam REALLY love baking! In this engagement photography session they “mixed it up” during a private lesson, making cupcakes with Diana at Butter Lane Bakery. Earlier that day, I photographed them in Washington Square Park, one of their favorite New York City spots.
Lauren and Ivan were married in Central Park’s “secret garden” last Friday — a small, intimate ceremony attended by immediate family. Officially known as the Conservatory Garden, it is CP’s six-acre formal garden, divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French, and English. Lauren and Ivan were married in the English-style garden which is the southern part. From CentralPark.com:
“There are five mixed borders of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, and five seasonal beds featuring spring bulbs that are followed by annual flower displays. A slope of woodland plants lines the western edge of this garden. At the center is sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh’s lovely Frances Hodgeson Burnett Memorial Fountain, a tribute to the author of the children’s book, The Secret Garden. The children — a girl and a boy, said to depict Mary and Dickon, the main characters from the classic — stand at one end of a small water lily pool.”
OFFICIANT: Mirelle Eid
VENUE: South Garden in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park
Part 2 of this theme, a compilation of warm (in color and tone) wedding details showcasing the visual harmony that brides, planners, designers and chefs work so hard to coordinate. I particularly like how food and beverages can be cohesively highlighted to complement the mix.
In the spirit of the summer sun, I present a compilation of warm (in color and tone) wedding details showcasing the visual harmony that brides, planners, designers and chefs work so hard to create. Even when implemented in minimal fashion, the impact of the backdrops — a product of the lighting and decor, table dressings, favors, flowers, food and beverage — truly accentuate the love and celebration felt by everyone on these special occasions.
Stay tuned for Part 2…