Stacy + John 05.09.08

May has been a very busy “wedding” month for me, with several events most weekends. This is my first season with a BLOG and I really love sharing the beauty and uniqueness of every event. There is so much prettiness to share! Last week they had predicted a “Nor’easter” rain storm for Stacy and Johns wedding day but Stacy was not going to let that put a damper on her wedding day. She envisioned a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club and come rain or shine she was going to have it. She had 100 umbrellas for guests overnighted so she could still have her outdoor ceremony facing Long Island Sound. It poured and poured all morning and most of the afternoon, but about 5 minutes prior to the ceremony the rain suddenly stopped, Though there was not enough time for the venue to put out chairs, Stacy and John were able to have their wedding outdoors with all their family and friends looking on. Stacy wore a gown by Melissa Sweet which had the sweetest back detail. Her bridesmaids dressed in teal and all had different bouquets. John got teary eyed when he saw Tracy walking down the aisle with her mother. (The always chokes me up) After their ceremony it began to rain again, but that did not deter the couple from taking a stroll under their new umbrella.
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Alisa’s Bridal Shower 05.04.08

Well, there’s a first time for everything. I’ve never been commissioned to photograph a bridal shower and this was an incredible first; afternoon tea at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. Check out the Sylvia Weinstock cake with candy birds and butterflies. Everything was edible, but it must be difficult to eat such a beautiful work of art. Alisa arrived in an adorable Betsey Johnson gold part dress. I have always been a big Betsey Johnson fan! Guests were treated to a delish Matino Martini in her honor! Her bridesmaids brought a tear to her eye when they presented her with a sentimental storybook of her single life. Say tuned for Alisas amazing October wedding. I know I can’t wait
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Tara + Phillip 05.03.08

Tara and Phillip had so many unique details to their wedding; I would never include them all in my blog (it could go on for days)! I knew it was going to be special when I arrived at her mothers’ home and there was a bride and groom paper dolls in their mailbox to greet me! Her invitation arrived in a box with silk roses and those same roses were incorporated into her flower girls gown and hair AND her mothers gown. Tara was radiant in her Pnina Tornai gown from Kleinfeld Bridals in NYC which also was adorned with silk roses. She had custom tuxes made for her pet boxer and her little infant nephew (check out his little black shoes)! Tara had a special cake topper made for her husband Phillip who is a hockey player and a wine connoisseur. I loved the hockey field grooms cake! Her reception was at the historic Morris House Hotel in Philadelphia. The lush flowers and décor were by the always amazing Beautiful Blooms. Check out how beautiful the gazebo was adorned with apple blossoms. After the cocktail hour the couple even had a dove release!

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Michelle + Craig 04.26.08

I loved Michelle’s “goddess” gown! It was just the perfect gown for her. Her bridesmaids also had “goddess” gowns in a beautiful lilac. Her mom embroidered the monogram that was sewn into her gown. A couple with strong ties to the city of Philadelphia, Michelle and Craig took photographs all around town prior to their ceremony. They started at the Rodin museum and went on to Broad Street for the famous “Philadelphia City Hall” shot! For a very special photo, the couple stopped by the restaurant where they had their first date. He kissed her hand on the corner. There ceremony and reception were held at the Cescaphe Ballroom. They made their grand entrance to a pyrotechnic display! She gave her guests a choice of a book, yummy jam or bird ornaments. Very unique!

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Bonnet Island Wedding – Stephanie + Frank 04.25.08 (Part 2)

I love ceremonies in the boathouse at Bonnet Island Estate. They are so timeless. Stephanie and Frank were just beaming as they greeted each other at the end of the aisle. After the ceremony, the couple invited all their guests to join them in the garden for a group photo. A funny note, every wedding always has one little “glitch”. For Stephanie, the strap to her gown broke during her first dance. She had the kind of gown that the bodice would not stay up without the strap. Check out the bottom 2 dance pictures. Frank found it very hysterical! Luckily for Stephanie one of her guests was a professional seamstress and came with a sewing kit. Note to self: remember to bring a sewing kit if wearing a dress with spaghetti straps!
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