ANNA & DINO | ST. PAUL'S BAY, RHODES, GREECE

 
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There's a certain sense of joy when you're lucky enough to document such an important day for a couple. When the bride is a good friend of yours, the joy is overwhelming. Anna and I have spent many nights talking about relationships and the ups and downs that come with them. I remember when she first went out with Dino and to now see them happily married is a great reminder that you never know what can happen. 

A year before their wedding, I was in NY for work and staying with Anna. We dreamed up a perfect destination wedding for her and Dino before they were even engaged. It's so fun to think that dreams come true and let's face it, a destination wedding in a postcard perfect bay on a remote island in Greece is as dreamy as it gets. Don't even get me started on that incredibly special wedding gown! Anna & Dino are a wonderful example of anything being possible.

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Venue - St. Paul's Church | Wedding Planner - Golden Apple Weddings | Bride's Dress - Vera Wang | Bride's Shoes - Badgley Mischka | Groom's Suit - My Suit | Groom's Shoes - Cole Haan | Reception - Tambakio

 

Marianna & Vincent | iCi, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

 

A tipi, a charming Brooklyn brownstone, and an abundance of laughter were just a few elements that made Marianna and Vincent's wedding overbrimming with charm and joy. And the dancing! The excitement everyone had to dance and celebrate was an extension of how lively Marianna and Vincent were as individual and especially as a couple. I could go on and on about how unique Marianna's knee length dress and Vincent's boutonniere holder were, but those things are a fraction of the significance of their wedding day.

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Michelle & Tyler | Roblar Winery, Santa Ynez, CA

 

It's always a joy to witness the beginning of a marriage. With Michelle & Tyler, I not only got the chance to photograph the happiness on their wedding day, but got to see their undeniable connection when meeting with them prior to the big day. I remember thinking how did these two find each other in such a big city? I thought how lucky they were to have found a partner in one another. It was something in the way he looked at her and the way she easily laughed at his jokes. I'm a big believer in these kinds of seemingly little moments making up the solid foundation for a meaningful relationship. I wish them well in their married life and hope they look back on these photos often and fondly.

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Venue - Roblar Winery | Dress - Bali by Watters | Hair & Makeup - Iconic Pinups | Flowers -  Jenny Mann Floral Design | Cake & Cupcakes - Enjoy Cupcakes | Ceremony Musician - Christopher Wooley | DJ - Zachariah with  | Table & Chair Rentals - Santa Ynez Valley Elite Events | Transportation -  Jump on the School Bus

 

 

Karen & Patrick | Private Courtyard, Pasadena, CA

 

No matter the size or venue or level of formality, I think that making your wedding your very own makes for the most memorable and special day. Karen & Patrick did just that. Friends played music, Patrick made photo booklets with images he shot, there was a traditional Korean paebaek ceremony, and their sweet dog was the ring bearer. The pourover coffee station during cocktail hour may have been my favorite thing!

Ladies, consider a short dress! And those shoes!

There was a photo booklet at each table documenting every year of their relationship.

 

Zee & Jesse | The Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn, NY

 

To have witnessed the love and commitment between Zee & Jesse from their engagement session through their wedding day filled me with a sense of joy. Maybe it was their ease with one another or that their love stemmed from a friendship or that both of them are so genuine… I just knew I was lucky to be a part of such a special time in their lives. 

Their multi-cultural wedding included a Chinese tea ceremony and a traditional Jewish ceremony with a rabbi that effortlessly spoke in Mandarin for Zee's side of the family. Christine & Tara from Exquisite Affairs Productions, Inc. made the day flow from one special event to the next. See and hear more about their wedding over on Style Me Pretty.

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Venue: Greenpoint Loft | Planner: Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. | Floral design: Blush Designs | Bride's Dress: Michelle Roth | Bride's Headpiece: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom's Suit: Canali | Hair & Make-up: MG Hair & Make-up | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Lighting: Universal Light & Sound | Caterer: The Raging Skillet | Wedding Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Chalkboard Artist: Sharp Shooter Signs | Photo Booth: We Love Photobooths