Romantic + Moody New York Castle Wedding
May 11, 2017
Tri State
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Stefanie and Ted are entertainers by nature, so they saw their wedding as an opportunity to treat their guests to a day they'd never forget. From the castle setting all the way to the karaoke afterparty, they made sure not detail went unnoticed, and we have all the images captured by Olya Vysotskaya.
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From the Bride... Ted and I met online, which is such a crazy thing to say because I feel like I've known him my whole life! We are obsessed with entertaining and take it very seriously. Needless to say that when it came to planning our wedding (the biggest entertaining night of our lives!) the pressure was on to make sure that our guests would have the best time while still adding in all of the adorable touches that make us...well, us!

After our first venue fell through, we decided to get back on the horse and start looking at places not in New Jersey as we had originally planned. We borrowed a friend's car and we headed into unchartered territory - Long Island! The first place we went to was a complete bust. We left deflated and were ready to call it quits. I reminded him we had one more venue and it was SUPER close so we should just suck it up and go. Low and behold we wind up at Oheka Castle. I don't even think that I took one step inside before I told Ted "This is THE ONE". Once inside it was a done deal.

As for the big day itself, it's just like everybody tells you - it goes by way too fast, is a total blur, and it's the most fun day ever. The wedding went off without a hitch and the love that was all around us was inspiring.

Of course, being the entertainers that we are - we couldn't end there! If there is one thing I love its karaoke! Everybody I know said that the karaoke was by far the most fun thing they've done for a wedding afterparty. It got people dancing, singing and in an all around party mode! Once our time was up people hung out in the back courtyard of the castle and one of our friends even ordered pizza for us and the staff. We stretched out the night as long as we possibly could because we just never wanted it to end