Cyndi and Jon have been together for as long as they can both remember. Let’s put it this way: when they first met, Myspace was king, Britney was still with K-Fed, and I was probably spending way too much of my time geeking over the the 3rd installment of the Harry Potter films. But I digress :). One of the biggest differences we notice with couples who’ve been together for as long as these two lovebirds, is that they’ve reached a certain level in their relationship that many of us wish to achieve. They understand not to sweat the small stuff, and realize that the only thing that matters is that they’re together. Exhibit A (and pretty much through Exhibit Z), just look at the pure and utter joy on both of their faces on their wedding day. Their laughter and happiness was absolutely contagious; they certainly kept a smile on my face!

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Venue/Catering: Westmount Country Club // Hair: Luxe Beauty Group // Make-up: Christina Vega // Dress: MZ2 by Mark Zunino // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: Joseph Abboud // Jewelry: Joyeria Pepe // Floral/Décor: Pedestals Florist // Entertainment: Elite Sound Entertainment // Stationery: Papyrus // Favors: Jaynee’s Party Candy Truck // Officiant: Rev. Mary-Rose Engle

It’s no secret that I’m petrified of heights. Like deathly, unspeakably, unabashedly petrified of even the thought of finding myself dangling more than 3 feet above solid ground. So it goes without saying, I never had thoughts of ever becoming a basketball player, a fighter pilot, or even a wedding photographer who’d willingly scale the fire escape of a Hoboken apartment building. But as we now know, fate has a funny sense of humor. I did ultimately end up on Jen & Justin’s rooftop, and I may have even made some new friends with their upstairs neighbors as I waved to them while climbing by. All in a day’s work, people. It’s all in a day’s work :).

Their engagement session started shortly before sunset, at the Hoboken Train Terminal.

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Ashley and Greg are college sweethearts. For their engagement session, we took a trip down memory lane at their alma mater St. John’s University. On a (somewhat) very unrelated side note, Greg will be the fourth pharmacist from St. John’s that I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting in front of my camera (no relation, or so they tell me). At this point, I should start handing out stamp-cards to St. John’s students, or at the very least, the students in their pharmacy program :). We wrapped up by Ashley’s stomping grounds in Port Washington. They even brought a family member along: one of the cutest teacup yorkies you’ll ever meet!

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What do I love most about Fall weddings? All the pretty colors and agreeable temperatures allow us New Yorkers to take our weddings outside! Adrienne & Oliver special day took place near Adrienne’s old stomping grounds in Long Island. Before celebrating their Fall wedding at the Mansion at Timber Point, they made arrangements for a quick photo session at Old Westbury Gardens. Here’s a peek of their day!

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First Venue: Old Westbury Garden // Second Venue: Mansion at Timber Point // Catering: Lessings Catering // Cake: Black Forest Bakery // Hair: Kristi Figliozzi // Make-up: Krystal Serrano // Dress: La Sposa // Veil: Elie Saab // Shoes: Oscar De La Renta // Groom’s attire: Yves Saint Laurent // Jewelry: vintage earrings, custom rings // Floral/Décor: Sayville Flowers // Entertainment: DJ Mikey Palms from 74 Events, Drummer Claude Domis, Harpist Erin Hill, Cellist Nelly Rocha // Stationery: Ariel Rutland (via minted.com) and Lovely Little Party (via etsy.com) // Favors: Donation made to The Edeyo Foundation // Cinematography: Love Brain Films // Officiant: Alana Philcox and Sarah Gutmann

  • Linda Sudano - Just beautifully thought out and orchestrated! Thank You for having us there!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Walsh - Love the Beautiful Day for Memories and Happiness!!! Love Mom and DadReplyCancel

  • Denise Burdi - Beautiful. I love the detail and how everyone looks so calm and happy. Best wishes. Beautiful Bride.ReplyCancel