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I am so excited to blog my last wedding of 2017!

This music themed wedding took place at two historic Long Island locations: The Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay and The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.

Daniela and Justin are passionate music lovers that have an amazing and unique “how we met story”…

They each purchased a single ticket to a Tom Petty concert at the Beacon Theater in New York City and ended up being seated next to one another.

The Suffolk Theater was the perfect venue choice to bring their musical/theater love-story full circle.

I had never photographed a wedding at The Suffolk Theater before and I was so excited to work at this restored historical, Art Deco gem.

Furthermore, their Ceremony took place at The Planting Fields Arboretum and this was the first wedding ceremony I have ever photographed in the Coe Hall historic mansion.


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Florist, Kim Jon Designs, designed a gorgeous arm bouquet out of Calla Lilly’s.

And for something borrowed and blue, Daniela wore her maternal Grandmother’s fur stole and Paternal Grandmother’s ring.

I love when personal family heirlooms are included in the wedding day..

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Justin’s custom cuff links.  And a Pink Floyd set for his Dad. Planting Fields Wedding Photographer -Wedding Ceremony at Coe Hall Mansion - Creative Long Island Wedding Photography - Long Island Wedding Venue Planting Fields Wedding Photographer -Wedding Ceremony at Coe Hall Mansion - Long Island Wedding Photography - Bride arriving in limo Planting Fields Wedding Photographer -Wedding Ceremony at Coe Hall Mansion - Creative Long Island Wedding Photography - Long Island Wedding Venue Planting Fields Wedding Photographer -Wedding Ceremony at Coe Hall Mansion - Creative Long Island Wedding Photography - Long Island Wedding Venue Planting Fields Wedding Photographer -Wedding Ceremony at Coe Hall Mansion - Creative Long Island Wedding Photography - Long Island Wedding Venue Planting Fields Wedding Photographer -Wedding Ceremony at Coe Hall Mansion - Creative Long Island Wedding Photography - Long Island Wedding Venue

One of the things I loved the most about shooting in this ceremony location is photographing from behind the bride and groom – allowing me to capture a variety of scenes and perspectives.

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As Daniela laughs/reads her hand-written vows to Justin, Daniela ‘s Mom is seen in the background “warming their wedding rings.”

The idea is to have your guests pass your rings around so that each guest can “warm” the rings with their touch and perhaps say a silent prayer or blessing before passing it to the next guest – before the bride and groom exchange them to one another.

The sheet music in the foreground is their recessional song: “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys. Which was played to perfection by Vinny from Luminous Sounds.

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I love the visual interest of the harlequin patterned floor in Coe Hall.

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The Suffolk Theater originally opened in 1933.

Here is the original ticket booth in the  foyer – used for handing out “tickets” to the guests for their seating arrangements.

So clever and unique.

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The cake topper on the bottom right was created by Simply Silhouettes…using the silhouette photo from their engagement session.

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They hired the talented band – Reprimand.

However, as ardent Tom Petty fans – forever grateful to him and his music; they chose to use Tom Petty’s actual recording on LP of his beautiful and moving song “Angel Dream” for their first dance.

Played on a record player on stage.

“I dreamed you, I saw your face 
Caught my lifeline when drifting through space 
I saw an angel, I saw my fate 
I can only thank God it was not too late”  ~ Tom Petty

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Daniela and her Dad dancing like pros to the classic Elvis song, ‘The Wonder of You.”

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Instead of a photo booth, artist, “Caricaturist 4 Hire” sketched away fun portraits.

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Delicious Apple Tarts for all their guests  baked by the local North Fork Briermere Farms.

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Suffolk Theater Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits - North Fork Thank you ever so much Daniela & Justin for allowing me to be a part of your special day and document your unique story.

Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and love.

xoxo

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Special Thanks to Jon Schusteritsch for second shooting for me.

 The Talented Vendors:

Reception Venue: The Suffolk Theater Event Coordinator: Nicole Evers

Ceremony Site: The Planting Fields

Band: Reprimand
Cake Topper: Simply Silhouettes 
Officiant: Lasting Footprints ~ Rev. Sarah Margaret
Ceremony Pianist: Vinny from Luminous Sounds
Cuff links: Dedalo
Wedding Rings: Leigh Jay Nacht
Caricature Artist: Caricaturist 4 Hire

 

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Excited to share Justin & Kim’s recent and super fun wedding in New Jersey at The Madison.

Frigid arctic air and blustery winds made its first appearance of the season.

Despite the weather, Justin and Kim cheerfully braved the elements for their “first look” and some photos outdoors.

Justin and his groomsmen traveled to the venue via their very own award winning Rutgers Jitney bus that Justin painted himself.

Kim and Justin read their own wedding vows which they poured themselves into as they cried in synchronization.

Their talented Uncle Lee sang Frank Sinatra to Justin and his Mom during their dance.

I adored working with this lovable, down to earth, warm, and fun bride and groom.

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Seeing Kim at their “first look”,  literally took Justin’s breathe away.

She looked so beautiful in her pale pink wedding dress. I love unique wedding dresses.

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Nothing can stop these two from smiling,  not even the biting wind that  had whipped Kim’s veil around.

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This was a dinky puddle – but it helped me make a special photo for them in the parking lot of The Madison.

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Kim’s bridesmaids are huddling to keep warm while we took some quick bridal party photos outside.
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Synchronized expressions reacting to Kim’s Father’s sweet speech.

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It was such an honor and so much fun to be a part of it.

xoxo

The Talented Vendors:

Venue: The Madison 

Wedding Planner: Katie Carlina  Day-of I Do

Lighting/Drapery: Backroom Sound and Lighting (by Andrew)

Bridal Shop: Luli’s of Hillsborough NJ

Bakery: DiBartolo’s 

Florist: Floral Expressions 

DJ: SCE with Bobby 

Tux/Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Makeup: Carolyn’s Makeup Artistry

Hair:  Carolyn’s Makeup Artistry (Anna )

Transportation: Rutgers Jitney

 

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This Long Island engagement session started off at Liz and Ron’s beautiful home so that we could get a portrait with their beloved dog Maximus who was adorned with the cutest bow tie.

With gorgeous Fall weather and sunny skies on our side, we then visited the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay for some photos in the Italian Garden section.

Liz was concerned as Ron was not too keen on having his photo taken (this is actually quite common).

I asked her to rate his dislike on a scale of one through ten…she replied, “Eleven!”

Well, the session went better than I could have imagined and Ron did absolutely great.

Thanks for being such a good sport buddy!

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Liz has an amazing food blog titled, “Food Behaving Badly” check it out here.


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I am so honored and grateful for my May 2017 “Gatsby’ wedding couple, Laurin & Rick for referring me to this wonderful couple.

And thank you so much Liz and Ron for inviting me into your beautiful home to create engagement portraits for you.

I am looking forward to working together again for your Fall 2018 wedding at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington.

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Laura and Evan had a lovely intimate backyard wedding in the Hamptons.

Laura got ready at her parents’ house with her adorable dog Penelope by her side.

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This allowed them and their family  to complete most of their portraits before the ceremony  so that they were free to enjoy their cocktail hour. Hamptons Wedding Photography - Bride and Groom First Look - East End Wedding Photographer Hamptons Wedding Photography -Bride and Groom First Look - East End Wedding Photographer Hamptons Wedding Photography - Bride Portrait - East End Wedding Photographer Intimate Backyard Hamptons Wedding - East End Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom Portrait Intimate Backyard Hamptons Wedding - East End Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom Portrait Intimate Backyard Hamptons Wedding - East End Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom Portrait Intimate Backyard Hamptons Wedding - East End Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom Portrait with Dog Hamptons Wedding - South Fork Weddings Bride PortraitWaiting for their guests to arrive before they sign their Ketubah.

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The ceremony took place at Evan’s parents home.  Intimate Backyard Hamptons Wedding - East End Wedding Photographer - Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Perhaps Penelope was feeling a little tired …or jealous.

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Wishing them love and happiness always.

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