This was not your average weekday wedding, not by a long shot! It’s been a few years since we’ve last had the opportunity to photograph a wedding on the luxurious grounds of Oheka Castle, but working through all these images reminded me why this is one of our favorite wedding venues in the universe. From the carefully manicured landscape, with its fountains and ivy-covered gazebos, to the towering mansion itself: it was the perfect backdrop for Sayuri & Barney’s perfect wedding celebration. Friends and family (along with their beloved human disguised as a dog) joined them for the evening’s festivities, which would likely be one of the most memorable nights they’ll ever experience in their lifetimes :).

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Venue & Catring: Oheka Castle // Ceremony/Officiant: Rob Kammerer // Hair: Sachiko Yanase & Reiko Utsugi // Dress: Allure Bridal // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: My Suit + Ferragamo shoes // Jewelry: Kwait + Cartier // Floral/Décor: Petals & Roots // Entertainment: DLE Event Group // Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations // Favors: Ikea // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios

There are two things in life that make me a little queasy: heights is one of them, and the other is being a passenger in any kind of moving vehicle (boat, plane, bus, etc). Perhaps it’s that inner dictator in me who needs to be in control of everything at all times, or that I met my grisly end in a thrill-seeking adventure in a previous life. Whatever the case may be, on this particular weekend, I found myself on a limo bus full of happy revelers playing air drums and air guitar to Queen, while cruising along a (thankfully) not-too-bumpy road in rural upstate New York in the drizzling rain. Thankfully, the ride was relatively short, the limo bus was fully stocked with ginger ale (along with other hoppy adult beverages), and seriously – who doesn’t like jamming to Queen while en route to a wedding reception?

Brady, Michael and their friends happily brought their party to the wedding reception at West Hills Country Club. We were thrilled to see them all in high spirits, rocking out with their air drums and air guitars for the rest of the evening :).

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Venue & Catering: West Hills Country Club (Middletown, NY) // Ceremony/Officiant: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church (Middletown, NY) / Officiant: Fr. Sean Harlow, O. Carm. // Hair: Hair Design By Danielle // Make-up: LiteMakeup // Dress: Martina Liana from RK Bridal // Shoes: Nina // Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein suits // Jewelry: Swarovski // Floral/Décor: Hearts and Flowers Florist // Entertainment: DJ Serge // Stationery: Invitations by Dawn // Favors: None // Cinematography: Preston Films

There are few things in the universe that are as quintessentially “New York” as a New York slice, the corner bodega, and intuitively knowing when to collectively hold our breaths when walking down the street on trash day. Included on this list of course, is our beloved handball court, found in nearly every neighborhood throughout the five boroughs. It was here, where our lovebirds Wammie & Kenn first met. Although they didn’t exactly hit it off right away, and the details may vary depending on whom you ask, we’re glad that fate brought them together all those years ago. Their engagement session took us to all our usual haunts in Brooklyn, starting in Prospect Park and wrapping up in Red Hook. And despite being together than most married couples, these two are still very much “Crazy in Love”!

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Up to the final days leading up to Joanna & Joe’s engagement session, these two lovebirds were deciding between two very different kinds of backdrops: an urban city feel with cobblestones, steel, glass and tall buildings, and a green, natural feel with trees, grassy fields and gardens. Needless to say, we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of neither, galavanting along the unusually quiet boardwalk in Asbury Park for their fun-filled engagement session. Not even a passing-shower (or two) was going to stop these two from enjoying a few tacos (and possibly a few beers) with yours truly. I mean, just look at these two: smiles for MILES!

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Everything was simply perfect for Christina & Greg’s wedding at the Liberty House in Jersey City. From the exuberant petal boys (not pictured) to the incredible exposé of the bride & groom’s not-so-serendipitous first encounter which would eventually lead up to this day (compliments of the Matron of Honor, of course) – this wedding celebration was sure to be an amazing one that all their closest friends and family would be sure to remember. After exchanging their vows in front of the magnificent backdrop of the New York City skyline, Christina & Greg, along with the amazingly fun cast of characters in their bridal party, danced the night away to the awesome sounds of Hank Lane. We loved seeing all the familiar faces at this wedding, and of course, we can never get enough of the NYC skyline on an evening as beautiful as this!

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Venue & Catering: Liberty House Restaurant // Officiant: Father John Carroll // Hair & Make-up: Two01 Hair // Dress: Stefan Jolie // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: INstitchU Custom // Jewelry: Custom made by friend // Floral/Décor: Beethoven’s Veranda // Entertainment: Hank Lane // Stationery: Etsy & Minted // Favors: Donation to American Cancer Society and American Heart Association // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios // Photo Booth Rental: Sofia Photo Booth