Glasserie Wedding, The Box House Hotel, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Kim and Derekh

Glasserie Wedding, The Box House Hotel, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Kim and Derekh

Kim and Derekh had an unforgettable wedding last fall with The Glasserie at the Box House Hotel rooftop. The Greenpoint Brooklyn location meant killer views of the Manhattan skyline, but the truly memorable parts were the laughs, the uber-sweet ceremony, and the absolutely epic dance floor. 

Terrace on the Park Wedding, Queens, NY | Jess and Rich

Terrace on the Park Wedding, Queens, NY | Jess and Rich

Jess and Rich are so silly and sweet and CHILL (seriously, how do I get so lucky to get such laid-back, cool couples??). You may remember them from their fun Coney Island, Brooklyn engagement session we did last year and now they are back with their wedding at Terrace on the Park in Queens. 

Tips to Give Your Wedding Planning the Royal Treatment

Tips to Give Your Wedding Planning the Royal Treatment

For weeks you haven't been able to hit a wedding blog/inspo site without seeing updates from the royal wedding of Meghan and Harry. If you happen to be planning your own wedding you may be feeling a little jealous/in awe/inspired by the whole extravaganza. And even if you won't be changing your title to Duke or Duchess after 'I do" you can still get the royal wedding planning experience with the following tips. 

Planning the Wedding Family/Party Formals

Planning the Wedding Family/Party Formals

Wedding Day Formals are the unsung heroes of your wedding photos gallery. Though my clients love how I capture the candid and informal moments throughout their days, the posed family and wedding party portraits are actually some of the most printed/shared/and loved images from any wedding. Formal portraits are lightly posed groupings of your loved ones all looking at the camera (and hopefully smiling and not blinking ;) ). 

11 Damn Cool Brooklyn Wedding Venues

11 Damn Cool Brooklyn Wedding Venues

The amazing thing about getting married in Brooklyn? That there are so many unique and beautiful venues to choose from. The tough thing about getting married in Brooklyn? That there are SO MANY beautiful venues to choose from--how will you ever decide??

Prep Your Cell Phone to be Your Perfect Wedding Planning Sidekick

Prep Your Cell Phone to be Your Perfect Wedding Planning Sidekick

Somehow as soon as that engagement ring hits the finger you and your fiancé's to-do list grows by about a million miles. Thankfully you've got just the thing to help you keep it all under control right in your pocket every day: your trusty cell phone. 

Washington DC City Hall Elopement: Mary and Jamiyl

Washington DC City Hall Elopement: Mary and Jamiyl

Mary and Jamiyl have been together for what feels like forever. This isn't a diss on how old their relationship is but a testament to how right they feel together. When you meet them side by side you know that there is a special bond between them that feels ageless and wonderful. I felt so blessed to be beside them as they took the leap to the next stage of their lives together in Washington DC last fall. 

The #1 most important thing to do after you get engaged.

The #1 most important thing to do after you get engaged.

You just said "Yes!" Now what?

Congratulations!! The whirlwind of planning the wedding and telling your engagement story on a constant loop is about to begin. It is such an exciting time in your relationship and it's definitely a period that you'll want to remember. 

Montego Bay, Jamaica Wedding with Erica and Mike

Montego Bay, Jamaica Wedding with Erica and Mike

The rain may have delayed the ceremony a bit and made for a humid start to their day, but it couldn't take away from the oodles of love and joy that exploded from every moment of Erica and Mike's wedding day in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The rain eventually let up, allowing the sun to break through the clouds for what was truly one of the most glorious sunsets any of us had ever experienced. 

Your Perfect Wedding Day Schedule

Your Perfect Wedding Day Schedule

In life I’m a planner and a list maker. I don’t do any job, take any trip or throw a dinner party without sitting down and working through the details in list after list (flight and hotel information, menus, timeline for cooking, who has what allergies, etc. etc.). I’ve found that even when (especially when!!) I want something to feel laid back and fun I need to consider these plans beforehand because when you go into anything well prepared and well thought out it’s so much easier to relax and enjoy the experience. Your wedding day is exactly the same. If you set up a schedule that accurately allows time needed for each task and builds in some cushion here and there you are way more likely to have a day that is stress free and fun, even if things run behind a bit or something unexpected comes up.

Battery Gardens Wedding, NYC: Nicole and Rohan

Battery Gardens Wedding, NYC: Nicole and Rohan

When I met Nicole she was in the midst of planning not one, but three different weddings. She and Rohan were so excited for the big day they wanted to do it again and again. :) Actually they were having a big wedding in India planned with a lot of help from Rohan's family in August. Leading up to this they wanted to make it official with a city hall elopement first and then following it was a celebration at Battery Gardens in New York City for friends and family who couldn't make the trek to India the first time around. 

Amy and Ted: Haven's Kitchen Wedding, Chelsea, NYC.

Amy and Ted: Haven's Kitchen Wedding, Chelsea, NYC.

As soon as I met Amy and Ted I felt a connection. They met, as my husband and I did, through their theatre department in college. They moved first to San Francisco and then to New York City together, building their adult lives hand-in-hand. When they decided to get married they didn’t want to have to follow all of the traditional tropes and traditions that society seems to dictate. Amy and Ted wanted a chill and relaxing event with their families and friends, which is exactly what they had.

Times Square Terrace Wedding: Jennifer and Eric

Times Square Terrace Wedding: Jennifer and Eric

As the curtain went up on the tour of "Mama Mia" there was a full audience, a lot of energy on the stage, and two lovely folks meeting in the wings. Jennifer and Eric's friendship began right there, with the songs of Abba surrounding them. After multiple shows, tours, and adventures Jen and Eric got married steps away from Times Square and Broadway. Despite the location and though they are both part of the showbiz industry their wedding was simple and intimate, taking place on a greenery-laden private terrace. Their close family and friends (and adorable dog ring-bearer Betty White) joined them to celebrate on the beautiful New York City fall evening.