I have this thing that happens to me at weddings. I fall in love with my clients. I fall in love with my clients’ friends and family. Every speech, every first dance, every cake and/or churro cutting all get me choked up. I am not the photographer for every couple, but the ones that do find me are so very special. Danielle and David are way at the top of that list. The love that they have for each other and for their family and friends is inspiring on so many levels. Their wedding was not only a celebration of their relationship, but instead was a celebration of each and everyone that was there that night. Words can not express just how lucky I am to have been a part of their day. I’ll let the photos say it instead.
Their wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty. Head there to see more of the details Danielle made for her day. We also had a portrait session in San Pancho and Sayulita which will be up later in the week.
Emily and Marco had one of my favorite celebrations of 2013. September is the perfect time of year for a wedding in New York and theirs did not disappoint. They had a kick ass New Orleans jazz band play throughout, Saipua florals and decorations, and it was black tie all the way. My clients never fail to impress and these two brought it big time. Emily wore this insane J. Mendel top, Christian Dior skirt (with black tulle layered underneath) and metallic Dior heels. Totally untraditional and completely amazing.
The girls started getting ready at the Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan where the rehearsal dinner was held the night before. On the way from the hotel to Wave Hill I found out most of the “non-bridesmaids” and the bride had gone to my high school, albeit five years later. I felt old.
Wave Hill is this amazing oasis in the middle of the Bronx. The location makes for an incredible backdrop to a wedding and Saipua managed to make it even more incredible with their event design and florals. After a few hours kicking it to The Swamp Donkeys and killer DJ everyone got back on the bus and headed downtown to Joe’s at the Public for the after party. By that time I was technically done and was able to indulge in a few cocktails and sliders in a theatre where basically every thespian you’ve ever heard of has hit the stage. A good night was had by all.
This wedding was also featured in the special issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, on their website and on the oh so lovely wedding blog Once Wed. You can see their rehearsal dinner at Locanda Verde here and the polaroids from their day here.
Photography: Jillian Mitchell | Venue: Wave Hill | Getting Ready Venue: The Greenwich Hotel | After Party Venue: Joe’s at The Public | Event and Floral Design: Saipua | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Catering: Great Performances | DJ: Sam Turner from Beat Train | Band: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys | Hair and Makeup: Rachael at Prive Salon | Rentals: Party Rental | Bride’s skirt: Dior | Bride’s top: J. Mendel | Bride’s shoes: Dior | Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Invitation and Wedding Day Paperie: Katie Fischer Design | Calligraphy: Paperfinger
The night before Emily and Marco’s black tie bash at Wave Hill there was an intimate affair at Locanda Verde in the Greenwich Hotel. If you’ve never been to the the hotel it’s totally worth the trip. It’s owned and designed by Robert Deniro with a focus on his father’s Picasso style paintings which you can find hanging throughout. Locanda Verde is located on the ground floor and to say the food is spectacular would be the understatement of the year. When I was leaving for the night someone outside asked me who I was waiting for, assuming that I was paparazzi, which I thought was hilarious. So very New York.
I was over the moon excited when Jeremy and Joe contacted me about their wedding at Verana. I am a huge proponent of gay marriage and couldn’t be happier that this was my first same sex wedding. All love should be celebrated and it blows my mind that in 2014 we actually still need to explain this to people. Get with the program kids (and by kids I mean Congress).
It was a small intimate affair with amazingly talented people, hand-painted suits, and just a little bit of rain. And love. Lots and lots of love. As it should be.
Photography: Jillian Mitchell | Venue: Hotel Verana | Joe’s Suit: Folk | Joe’s Shirt: Shipley & Halmos | Jeremy’s Suit: Club Monaco | Jeremy’s Shirt: J. Crew | Invitations: Lady Fingers Letterpress (Check out the video of someone opening the most amazing invitation ever here. |