Thomasin & Alex | Brooklyn Rock Show Wedding

One of the first details I knew about Thomasin & Alex’s wedding was the reception was to be held at The Knitting Factory, a Brooklyn concert venue, and I just knew I had to be part of something so cool. Both the bride and groom are musically gifted; choosing a venue that reflects them so well is just the kind of thing that makes my couples so unique. 

It was an unseasonably warm day in October, filled with so much sunshine and even more love. We started out with portraits in Brooklyn Bridge Park before trolleying over to the gorgeous Plymouth Church. The lovely ceremony included both the bride’s minister parents giving special readings, and a very memorable performance by Cantori New York, a choir the bride is a member of, accompanied by the majestic Aeolian-Skinner organ.  

Once arriving to The Knitting Factory, there were almost as many musical acts as there were wedding guests! It was so important to the bride and groom to showcase their talented friends and to have every room filled with music and laughter. My personal favorite performance of the night was when the bride and groom snuck away for a quick costume change for a duet of “Happy Together” by The Turtles. It was the perfect way to kick off the party! 

Congratulations Thomasin & Alex!

See below for all the amazing vendors.

 

Coordinator: Leah McVeigh

Photographer: Kate Alison Photography

Venues: Getting Ready - Hotel 1 / Ceremony - Plymouth Church / Reception - Knitting Factory

Dress: Carol Hannah

Shoes: Rachel Simpson

Hair: Nora Croft & Lauren Byrne 

Makeup: Kerry Kaleja

Florist: Daphne Floral

Musicians: Choir - Cantori New York / Trumpet Player - John Bailey / Main Band - Diego Voglino 

Catering: Fig and Pig

Cakes: Luckybird Bakery

Linens: Big Dawg Party Rentals

Transportation: New York Trolly Company

Officiant: Micah Bucey

Kerri & Josh | Classic NH Barn Wedding

You may remember Kerri and Josh from their engagement session this past winter. The bride and groom were married at the New London Historical Society over Labor Day Weekend. It was one of the most beautiful and personal weddings I've witnessed. The happy couple could not have had a more perfect New England day, with sunny, blue skies, and late summer warmth. Kerri planned every detail with personal touches, making most of the beautiful decor by hand and putting thought into every small decision along the way. It did not go unnoticed and was deeply appreciated by her wedding party, her guests, and her vendors. 

When both Kerri and Josh referenced "Planet of the Apes" during their vows, which they saw on their first date, they had everyone laughing. They also shared many tears as they touched on all the happy moments throughout their relationship and the love they promised to share for the rest of their lives. Even I was sobbing behind my camera! 

Things got wild during the reception! There was a conga line, a handle of fireball being passed around the dance floor, and the mother of the groom cutting a bridesmaid's dress in half! Needless to say, this was a very memorable affair start to finish. Congrats to my lifelong friend, Kerri, and her new husband, Josh, on the wonderful start of their marriage!

 

Getting Ready Venue: New London Inn

Wedding Venue: New London Historical Society

Catering: Alan's of Boscawen

Makeup: Savanah Tsang / Emily Diggins

Hair Styling: Hair by KG

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Officiant: Diane DeSimone

DJ: Music Fantasy Weddings

Cake: Cakes By Becky

Eliza & Eric | Puzzles & Pups LA Couples Session

For years, I've been trying to get my youngest sister, Eliza, and her boyfriend, Eric, in front of my camera. On a recent trip out to Los Angeles, it finally happened! 

These two are so cute together, completely compatible, and beyond GORGEOUS. It's actually quite difficult for me to find the right words to write about them. When this session happened on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I had no idea that Eric had already chosen an absolutely stunning diamond ring for my sister and would be proposing a few days later! They enjoy staying home on the weekends, watching movies, doing puzzles, and caring for their adopted dogs, Walter and Zoe. Just like their couples session, and a lot of their relationship, Eric's proposal was quiet, very personal and took place at home.

We are thrilled to welcome this amazing man to our family! I am so excited to help Eliza plan her wedding, as she is doing for me as my Maid of Honor, best friend, and sister! Congratulations to this very happy and special couple. I love you both!

Laura & Doug | Beards & Beers NYC Wedding

Laura and Doug are easily one of the most down-to-earth and fun couples I've ever photographed. On the Fourth of July they came in to have a drink at the dive bar I work at part time. We clicked almost instantly, and as our casual conversation turned to wedding planning, I learned they were searching for a photographer! 

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On the day of their wedding, the groom dropped off the sweetest present for the bride made up of items from a dollar store. He included a card which read, "Morning Beautiful" (the first text he sent her the day after their first date) and explained how much he was looking forward to showering her with cheap gifts on this day for the rest of their lives. It was perfectly thoughtful and had us all in tears. From that point, I knew this day was going to be filled with so much love, laughter, and personality. 

All the men in their families grew out beards, at the groom's request, and took a trip over to the local barbershop for trims, just across the street. This place had serious pizazz and all the guys came out looking so fresh. The bride and her ladies sipped champagne while having their hair and makeup done. Once everyone was ready, we all took a stroll around the Lower East Side for portraits before their ceremony. 

Loreley Beer Garden was the perfect place for Laura & Doug to host their intimate wedding. There were many highlights of the day, including a best man speech inspired by The Fast and the Furious series that had everyone laughing, three delicious food bars (Bavarian, Tacos, Sliders), all the beer inspired details, and the deep love and affection shared by this awesome couple.

Congrats to Laura & Doug! Wishing you many years of happiness, softball, and pints of beer!

Vendors:

Getting Ready Venues: Off Soho Suites / Freeman's Sporting Club

Wedding Venue & Catering: Loreley Beer Garden 

Styling & Coordination : Jack and Grace Events

Hair Styling: Appease Inc.

Dress: Adrianna Papell

Suit: Men's Warehouse

Officiant: Judges for Love