When I left NYC over 20 years ago, I never thought I would ever return. I had resigned myself to a comfortable life below the Mason Dixon, and was fully content with spending the remainder of my days in the tree-lined streets of suburbia (or at least something close to it). In hindsight, I can certainly appreciate the humor of such worldly musings of a brooding 13 year-old. Now that I’m a more sensible 30-something year-old (and not quite brooding all the time), I have a newfound appreciation of a city which was my first home for over 13 years, and stomping grounds for the past 10. Though I now hang my hat on the other side of the Hudson, I don’t think I could ever leave this wonderful place. Not far from my old haunts of Manhattan’s Chinatown is Tribeca; home of Beyonce, Gwenyth (yes, that one), cobblestones galore and none other than the Tribeca Rooftop. Having shot here close to a half-dozen times, the Tribeca Rooftop will probably rank as one of my favorite wedding venues in NYC. Why? Just look at that gorgeous view!

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Venue & Catering: Tribeca Rooftop // Ceremony/Officiant: Rabbi Eric Wisnia // Hair: Stacy Youngs, Beauty on Location // Make-up: Amy Jones Baskin, Beauty on Location // Dress: Alvina Valenta // Groom’s attire: Wong’s Custom Tailor // Floral/Décor: Tantawan Bloom // Entertainment: Hudson Project of Elan Artists

  • Amy Baskin - Hello! My name is Amy Baskin owner and lead makeup artist. I was the makeup artist for Melissa and her bridesmaids. I love your work! Is it possible to email me a few images that I can use on Facebook and my website ? I will credit you as well. The images you blogged are stunning!!

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At the conclusion of this wedding, I was pretty much convinced that a solitary rain cloud had been following me throughout this entire wedding season. You know…the kind that follows around the cartoon anti-hero in a diabolically menacing fashion, sorta like Wile E Coyote or Daffy Duck when they’re simply just trying to get on with their day.  But luckily for me, I’m far more of an optimist…an optimist with a bag of tricks that could quite possibly put Acme to shame. And luckily for these two, Lauren & Justin’s wedding at Old Tappan Manor didn’t require any catapults, dynamites and rockets (just imagine all the permits we’d have to get!); just lots of friends and family to help these two lovebirds celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives.

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Venue: Old Tappan Manor // Pastor: Dan Rainville // Hair: Hair By LT // Make up: Mary Wallis // Dress: Casa Blanca// Shoes: David’s Bridal // Grooms Attire: Bar III Suits // Grooms Shoes: Johnston & Murphy // Jewelry: Hot Jewelry Box// Floral: Flower Cart// DJ: SCE Event Group – Christian Lagrotteria // Stationary- Dennis Bloom // Favors – Etsy – Factory21 // Cinematography – White Crown Productions

  • Nichola Campagna - Everything and everyong is sooo beautiful!! God bless you on your new lives together as One!!ReplyCancel

  • Maurey - Your bride is stunning, Justin! I wish you an abundance of love in your life together.

    Maurey in California
    Your mum’s best friend ;)ReplyCancel