At one point or another I think every girl dreams about the idea of getting married in her backyard. Whether or not it is realistic, there is something so romantic and meaningful about adding a marriage to your family tree at the very home where you grew up. I guess it's a full circle kind of moment. Sarah was lucky enough to do it. This was a spectacular day.
Sarah and Jared, her parents and her grandparents all live on adjoining properties. There is so much family history here already as I learned when she originally gave me the tour before their engagement session. It was, and is, such a special place to so many generations and you could feel how excited everyone was to be there sharing in the celebration.
I felt honored to be a part of such a beautiful day with such a lovely couple.
Thanks to Dave from DM studio for backing me up on these.
I love weddings in DUMBO. I've shot at Bubby's several times and I love the variety the neighborhood offers for outdoor shooting locations. Both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges are just outside the door, creating a spectacular view when the sun goes down.
The combination of the venue and all of the work Alexis and Max put into the wedding made the event so personal. I loved Alexis' style. Her dress, veil and jewelry were so unique and really out of the ordinary. Sometimes that's all it takes to make a wedding so refreshing! I loved everything about this wedding, hope you enjoy it!
The end of July took me to Philadelphia for Nancy and Austin's wedding. They chose several locations around the city for formals and we basically flew through them to get a little taste of everything Philly. The reception was held at the Sheraton Society Hill and the ballroom looked gorgeous with Nancy's colors. Everything turned out beautifully and I was happy to be a part of such a wonderful wedding. Thanks to Georgi for second shooting!
Jill and Vander were married at the beautiful Hyatt Jersey City. The view of NYC is amazing from the Hyatt and it served as the backdrop for both the outdoor ceremony on the Hudson and the reception which took place in the ballroom, surrounded with windows facing the New York City skyline.
Vander's family traveled all the way from Brazil to witness their wedding day and it was certainly a celebration filled with emotion, love and a LOT of dancing. It was an honor to be a part of such a beautifully designed wedding. It was a wonderfully orchestrated event from start to finish thanks to Adrienne from Bespoke Affairs. It is always great to collaborate with excellent vendors. Their beautiful cake was by Carlo's Bakery and the lanterns by Bona Angela Design.
Thanks to Georgi for second shooting for me!
Here are my (several) favorites!
We spent the fourth of July in Panama for Jeff's sister's wedding. Janice and Josh are a perfect match from their kind and gentle spirits to their philosophies about life in general, they just seem to go together and see things from the same perspective. It was beautiful watching them get married to each other. The ceremony was lovely with American and Panamanian customs, complete with the signing of several documents and fingerprinting following the vows. It was an honor to be a part of the wedding party and fun to walk down the aisle with Jeff again!
We'd been anticipating this trip for awhile and were so excited when it was finally time to go. Not only was it a beautiful destination but it was also a family vacation for us which meant ten days of adventure, beach time, relaxation and preparing for the wedding with Jeff's parents, siblings and Janice and Josh's friends. It was a wonderful group to spend time with and we enjoyed getting to know more about their friends and life in Richmond. It was a great experience and I'll post separately about our adventures outside the wedding resort.
Josh spent a few years in Panama working for the Peace Corps and Janice made several trips to visit him while he was there. They had even been to the resort where we stayed twice already. It really was a beautiful location and the meaning and history that Panama has for their relationship really confirmed their reason to get married there.
Janice and Josh hired a wonderful photographer to document their day so I got to enjoy myself for a change! These are just a few of the off-duty shots I grabbed because I can't help myself at a wedding:)