Sometimes I get so caught up in the modern meets lofty awesomeness of NYC affairs that I forget about the other side of New York weddings. That soft, romantic side that sort of blows your mind with pretty. Romantic weddings like this one from the ever-talented Kelly Kollar Photography; a day that is sooo sophisticated and sooo elegant, you almost need a new adjective to describe it. See exactly why right here.
And even more amazing from First Day Films… enjoy, lovelies.
From Kelly Kollar Photography… As a photographer who loves all things beautiful, I am always thrilled to arrive at a wedding and see that the bride to be has put so much love and attention in to making her day truly a work of art. Coleen did just that. Right off the bat I could tell she was going to be a naturally stunning bride. She chose one of my favorite make up artists, Stacie Ford, who’s work is always subtle and flawless. Stacie’s work was perfectly complimented by the hair styling of Gina Brady of Hairstories, who created free flowing, natural looks for Coleen and all of the bridesmaids.
The best part of the day for me was the moment I laid eye on Coleen’s stunning Marchesa gown! It was so unique… the perfect combination of simple lines and dramatic detailing. I have seen a lot of dresses over the years, but this one was truly special. Coleen accented her dress with simple Jimmy Choos and the same earrings that her mother wore on her own wedding day. All of the bridesmaids had different, but coordinated dresses, as well as unique jewelry. From the photographer’s perspective, these kind of subtle varieties make the photos stand out.
Both Coleen and her husband Matt are from the Rockaway/Breezy Point area, so it was really meaningful that they were able to get ready at their parent’s homes, be married in her childhood church and take photos on the local beach. The Water’s Edge in Long Island City was a perfect venue with it’s stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. We had a beautiful day, and it was so fun popping out of the reception to take nighttime photos with the classic NYC view as the backdrop. Inside, the couple danced the night away to awesome music by DJ’s @ Work and kept the party going!
Coleen also did an amazing job choosing her florist and paper design, choosing Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design and Drolet Paperie to set the aesthetic tone for the evening. Rebecca designed two beautiful centerpiece variations – One more classic oval centerpiece and one grouped centerpiece, which incorporated small mercury bud vases and pillared candles. In additional to the tables, Rebecca created a gorgeous floral scene on the escort card table, using distressed white picture frames and and flowers on a vine. Lauren from Drolet Paperie created perfect complimentary papered details, in the invitations, programs, escort cards, table numbers and dinner menus. I spent almost and hour photographing these beautiful details and every time that I looked through the lens I noticed something different!
It was an all around stunning day marked with impeccably thought out details. I had so much fun getting to capture it all!
Photography: Kelly Kollar | Cinematographer: First Day Films | Floral Design: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair: Hair Stories | DJ: DJ's @ Work | Groom's Suit: Calvin Klein | Makeup: Stacie Ford Weddings | Stationery + Paper Goods: Drolet Paperie | Transportation: Train-star Executive | Wedding Venue: Water's Edge