At the request of Jennifer Pear of Karla Conceptual Events, I met Sophia at the St. Regis in NYC to discuss her upcoming wedding to Raphael, at the Faena Hotel in Miami. It was going to be the second wedding the new venue would be producing so I was excited to be a part of it. From the getting ready to the reception, the hotel and its properties, gave us some incredibly unique images. The theme of red runs throughout the property and you’ll see that in some of the images. Shooting in there 20’s style burlesque Faena Theatre was a real treat as it was adorned with red velvet walls and staging. The ceremony was held at St. Patricks Church on south beach. The Faena Forum served as the reception & cocktail area. A clean white palet with a cathedral ceiling allowed Karla and her team to create a modern elegant tropical feel. Enjoy!
Here’s the fabulous day of Patrice & Ryan’s wedding in NYC, that took us from The Refinery Hotel to St Fancis Xavier Church to the New York Public Library, with stops in between. So yeah, it was a full day. After getting Patrice ready at the Refinery, and Ryan ready in their Madison Square Park adjacent apartment, we all headed downtown to the beautiful two level St. Francis Xavier Church for a classic church wedding that incorporated a full orchestra. The second story balcony afforded us some spectacular imagery! From there we stopped off at Madison Square Park to get some iconic street & park scenes. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the lighting was on point. Then we headed to the NYPL for more of the bride and groom, bridal party, and family. The reception was nothing but gangbusters! This group most def knew how to throw down. The entire dance floor was packed edge to edge the entire night. I’m sure the passion and energy from Hank Lane Music had something to do with it lol! Straight up this was one hellava wedding day! BIG AND MANY thank yous get thrown at Kerri-Lynn Orsini Mulhearn and her team from Stella Day Events for all the planning and coordination. They made the complexity of this day flow like water. Equal praise and admiration for the contributions of all the other vendors involved including but not limited to: Tinsel & Twine, Frost Productions, Hank Lane Music, Creative Edge Parties, NYPL Special Events, JayLim Studios. Enjoy!!
The day started off cloudy, then the rain came. But I guess it was in the cards for these two as the rain let up just as we were heading to do the first look, giving us just the most fabulous kind of light every photographer desires! There were so many nice touches to this event, from the elegant floral arrangement of the ceremony to the candle lit reception. Katie looked perfect in her Divine Altier dress. The unique design of the bridesmaids dresses were a collaboration of Ralph Lauren and Katie’s mom! The Gramercy Park Hotel offered its guest just wonderful night time views of the city. During the reception the roof on the terrace was opened to expose the fantastic Manhattan skyline and really gave us that iconic NYC wedding. Enjoy!
Deanna & Jeremy said I do at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Miami Beach then headed back to The Edition to unwind. Jamie Lipman of The Absolute Event made sure of it! The day started with Deanna’s three nieces competing for the limelight and kind of stayed that way all day! Don’t get me wrong, no one was complaining! When you see them, you’ll understand. After the ceremony, Deanna had a little surprise for Jeremy that sealed the nuptials appropriately: a Lamborghini convertible was waiting out front. Once Jeremy regained his composure, the two set their site for the reception – hopefully with many detours! Thanks to Cleo Jorge for her always fantastic makeup and hair skills for our bride. Rock With U took over the dance floor like the always do and Travis Cossel of Black Label Films used his unique cinematography skills to document the drama of the day. The fab decor was constructed by Terra Flowers in Miami. All and all, a good day and a very fun event. Enjoy!