Wedding Photographer Says "I do" in New York City
January 19, 2016
Tri State
Classic WeddingsBallroom WeddingsEatery
What you are about to witness (albeit, virtually) is classy NYC affair, complete with bowties and lace, with modern touches to boot (hello, lucite seating!). But my takeaway? Is that uber-stunning photographer-turned-Bride who steals the show in her Pronovias number. Captured by Katie Kett, if you adore that city-kind-of-lovin' then THE VAULT gallery is where you'll want to spend your morning.
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From The Bride...I have been capturing wedding stories for 7 years and this past September it was my turn to be the bride. My husband JR proposed in Central Park in July 2014 and we took 14 months to plan our big day. We knew two things when we started our planning process, we wanted our wedding to feel like Manhattan, the wonderful city where we live and fell in love, and that we would need the best photographer to tell our story for us. When we found our venue we knew right away it was what we were searching for. It was a public atrium and walk way during the day and is gated at 7pm. The ceiling is a 4 story high arch of glass and is open air on either end. It runs the length of a city block and gave us the ability to create the look we wanted. The food is catered by the delicious Italian Restaurant adjacent, Remi.

Most people assumed, including myself, that this process would be simpler because I have seen so many weddings, so many beautiful ideas and venues. To my surprise, I found myself picking things that were unlike any wedding I had photographed, to ensure our day did not remind me of a past wedding. I first realized this when I was very sure I wanted a blush pink dress. I had not photographed a bride in a blush dress and I fell in love with one at a Pronovias Trunk Show.

We hired the amazing Katie Kett to document our day. It was one of the best things we picked, our final images as you see here, are absolute perfection. Our cinematographer was also amazing, watching our day in our highlight video takes us back to each moment of the day and we feel so blessed to have our wedding so beautifully portrayed by these amazing artists.

JR and I had heard so many times that the day would go so quickly and to try to stay in each moment. I was not really sure what this meant until the day had arrived and I realized it meant letting the little things go, enjoying each moment however it unfolds, and taking small moments to think about how you feel in each part of the day. Two of my most favorite moments of the day are when I was jumping on the bed with my most favorite little girls, we were all on cloud nine and it will forever hold a special place in my heart, the second is when JR and I walked into the reception to the band playing Cheerleader and we could see all of our friends and family smiling and cheering for us. This often plays in my head and I find myself smiling from ear to ear each time I think of it.

One part of the day that had significant influence from my career as a wedding photographer, was the unplugged wedding ceremony. As a professional, it is always been a challenge to do my job properly with so many guests in the aisle using their smart phones and ipads to capture these special moments. We knew we wanted to leave this to our professional team of artists and to give our guests the chance to be fully present as witnesses to our vows. We loved how the poster turned out that we had our Calligrapher create for us.

The details for our day we tried to keep personal and classic. I had the lace from JR's Mothers dress and the lace from my Grandmother & Mom's dress sewn to the edges of a vintage handkerchief with my new last initial embroidered on it. Our most cherished detail of the day was the large mirror that sat in cocktail hour with all of our guests names and table numbers. This large mirror is now in our home and we love seeing all of the names of who came to celebrate with us.

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