One year ago today we said, “I Do”

Happy 1st Anniversary to Chandler, the love of my life….. xoxo

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It was one year ago today that Chandler and I said "I Do" before a judge and our families as witnesses :)

Photos by Heather Waraksa

Flowers by Saipua

Emily & Grady at the NYBG

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It was a pleasure working with Stellina Events and Rountree Flowers at Emily and Grady’s beautiful New York Botanical Garden wedding.

Take a peek my photos of Emily and Grady’s wedding over on Style Me Pretty today  too:

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Featured on Style Me Pretty

I’m thrilled to be featured on the fabulous Style Me Pretty wedding blog today!

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Click here to see the full post on SMP and more of Lindsey & Brian’s wedding photos here on my blog.

Another recent wedding I shot was featured on Style Me Pretty this summer. Veronica & Nick’s winter wedding at the Trump Soho Hotel, here on SMP. More of their wedding is here on my blog.

My photographs of Patty & Joe’s gorgeous Montauk wedding was also recently featured on Style Me Pretty:

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Check out the whole feature on Style Me Pretty here. You may see more images from Patty & Joe’s wedding on my blog  here.

Image of the Month: Lindsey & Brian in Brooklyn

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It's been a busy summer. After my own wedding in May, I came back to New York and photographed 5 more in June! 

August is the month that many New Yorkers take off. Many day trip to the beach, or take a long weekend away… This August I find myself shooting and editing, but also catching up on creative projects like painting my  home/studio a few new shades of white :)

A few weeks ago, I photographed Lindsey and Brian in DUMBO, Brooklyn. DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It's a quaint little neighborhood between 2 bridges, with much cobble stone, textures and views – a beautiful backdrop for any photo shoot. Lindsey and Brian, who are joint owners of a greenhouse in Nyack, have a love for flowers and for Brooklyn, and decided to tie the knot at a gallery space there. 

Because they sell and look at flowers on a daily basis, they wanted something really different for their wedding. Lindsey's bouquet was one of the most unique bunch of flowers I'd ever seen! According to Blossom and Branch who designed it, it was a collection of cymbidium orchids, scabiosas, artichokes, croc ferns, succulents, viburnum berry, safari sunset and fern curls.

The bright colors and hearty textures played perfectly against this rustic historic district of Brooklyn.

For more images from Lindsey + Brian's wedding click here. You may also see more of my wedding photography here.

Lindsey & Brian’s Smack Mellon Wedding

Lindsey and Brian’s Smack Mellon Wedding:

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Congratulations to Lindsey & Brian on their super fun and cool Smack Mellon wedding! There was so much love, joy and fun had at this DUMBO Brooklyn gallery wedding. Thanks to Style Me Pretty, for featuring this wedding on your beautiful wedding blog. You may see the post here.

Lindsey and Brian were married at Smack Mellon Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn on June 11, 2011. Lindsey got ready at the Gaansevoort Hotel in downtown Manhattan. Since Lindsey and Brian run their own business together in Rockland County, a greenhouse/greenery, the flowers were very important to them. They didn’t want anything “generic” or “common” to NY. (Apparently Hydrangeas and Peonies fall in that category!) Lindsey requested more tropical arrangements. There were succulents and many other wild blooms in tropical colors in her bouquet and around the rustic venue. She was thrilled when she saw Blossom and Branch’s work.

Brooklyn was also very important to them, as they both lived here for a while. They fell in love with their venue as soon as they saw it, the rustic nature of the building, and the proximity to the cobblestone streets and bridges in the background. As Lindsey was particular about the flowers, Brian’s main request was to have burgers at the wedding, and so their caterer, specializing in BBQ, made mini burgers for them and their guests. One of our main focuses was the food so finding caterers who understood what we were about – no-frills, good food that our Italian families would be happy eating.  CaraLeo were exactly that!

Thank you to all of the collaborating vendors who all did such a good job:

Venue: Smack Mellon Gallery

Bridal Gown: Marchesa

Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Groom’s attire: Ralph Lauren

Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Leath of Just About Married

Floral Design: Blossom and Branch (Sarah, I just loved the Cymbidium orchids, scabiosas, artichokes, croc ferns, succulents, viburnum berry, safari sunset, fern curls!)

Cake: Nine Cakes

Music: Andy Anderson/Gotham DJ

Catering: CaraLeo Catering

Lindsey + Brian – Prints on my Table

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Lindsey + Brian were married on June 11th in Brooklyn.

I worked with Just About Married on this stylish and hip Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, Wedding. Their florals were designed by the talented Blossom and Branch and the fabulous cake was made by Nine Cakes!

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