Ann Marie+Larry’s Metropolitan Club Wedding Video

We are incredibly excited to share this Metropolitan Club wedding video this afternoon! Ann Marie + Larry had a classic NYC weddings with skylines, a big Cathedral and even featured double-decker bus. We love for an event like this, and it was amazing.

This wedding had American as well as and Korean traditions making it both creative and fun. We love mixing it up and working alongside Nathan Smith from Ira Lippke Studio who was fantastic! Those guys always bring their A-game and the energy is always positive. This gave us plenty of opportunity to get amazing shots to tell this story. Particularly the first look would be a stand out moment of the day and I think you’ll agree watching the video below. The balcony and hallways of the Metropolitan Club added some dramatic effect for Ann Marie’s walk up to Larry.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your Metropolitan Club wedding video, and we hope you love this trailer! So much more to come with the full feature!

Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University
Reception Venue: The Metropolitan Club,

Korean Ceremony: JangMi/Rose Bedding

Event Coordination: Cara LaFreniere and Elise Hubert
Ceremony Music: friends/colleagues of the bride

Reception Music: Elan Artists-The Elements

Photo: Ira Lippke Studios, Nathan Smith

Invitations etc.: hand-calligraphed by sister of the bride | printed by Envelopper Ink, Roya Rejai

Dress: design by Berta Bridal | L’Fay Bridal shop

Bridesmaids: design by Badgley Mischka | Rent the Runway

Cake: display cake by N.Y. Cake Academy
Florist: Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange

Hair: Shannon McDonald
Make-up: Beyond Beauty

Photo Booth: Hipstr Photo Booth


Rebecca+Max l Temple Adath Yeshurun Wedding

I’m so excited to unveil Rebecca+Max’s Temple Adath Yeshurun wedding this afternoon! This wedding was absolutely stunning, from beginning to end, and we could not be more proud to have captured it. Below you will find the photo feature, and next week we’ll be sharing the video feature. I’ll let Rebecca take it from here!

What are your wedding colors and/or themes?
Gold, silver, and cream with accents of black. I was going for a sophisticated, romantic and elegantly chic look by using all white flowers and lots of textures.

How did you meet?
After going to summer sleep-away camp for eight years as campers, Max and I both began our next chapters at camp as counselors for summer 2006. Amidst the excitement that camp always brought, I mustered up the courage that first night to go up to one very cute staff member, whom I recognized from summers past but never really knew. I approached Max and uttered the fateful words “I think we should be friends this summer!” Little did we know that eight years later Max would be on one knee to ask me to share our lives together.

Do you have a special proposal story?
After months of planning and keeping secrets from me, eight years of a mostly long distance relationship turned into an engagement on May 23rd, 2014. I returned from work Friday afternoon to find a beautifully decorated apartment, filled with a maze of flowers and pictures from all eight years of our relationship. The last picture frame was empty with a note that read “Meet me in our favorite picnic spot.” In our favorite park, Max had a picnic set up and a photographer hiding in the bushes, ready to ask me to marry him. I quickly said YES and the park erupted in applause. That night, both our families surprised me at a beautiful engagement dinner and a weekend of celebrations ensued.

Did you include any special traditions, old or new?
Getting married at Temple Adath Yeshurun, in the same spot where my parents were married 29 years ago, was incredibly special. It was important for us to incorporate many Jewish traditions into our wedding ceremony performed by the officiant, my Uncle, Cantor Hal Rifkin. Prior to the ceremony, Max and I signed the ketubah (marriage document), which outlines the responsibilities of the bride and groom for their marriage. This is the oldest Jewish marriage tradition, dating back thousands of years. The tallitot (prayer shawls) that made the roof of our chuppah (wedding canopy) belonged to mine and Max’s Grandfathers. Max wore a kittel (white robe) during our ceremony, which signifies purity and new beginnings. We ended our ceremony with the traditional stomping of the glass. The glass shards now hang in our home.

One of my favorite new traditions was hidden in my bouquet. As a gift, my mom made me a fabric rose out of the lace and tulle from her wedding dress, which I tucked into my all white rose bouquet on wedding day. I look forward to passing this gorgeous, meaningful rose down to my sisters as they walk down the isle and for generations to come.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
– Max wore a custom tuxedo designed at The Mr. Shop. Sewn under his collar was our wedding date!
– All the paper products (wedding invitations, table numbers, place cards, etc.) were created in collaboration with Rainbow Papers, a truly talented vendor who helped to make our vision a reality. It’s all in the details!
– Max and I wanted to have a really FUN wedding that included endless dancing (hence our reception entrance song, “Shut Up and Dance”). We cared a lot about having an incredible band, which is why we chose Hank Lane. We also decided not to do a cake cutting in an effort to have as few interruptions to dancing as possible. And it worked!! Our guests were dancing so much it was hard to get them to even sit for dinner!
-The party was rocking so hard that Max and I ended up on stage dancing with the band for a few songs! We may or may not have done the well known “Watch Me Whip” dance in front of all our guests :)

























Thank you both so much for allowing us to capture your Temple Adath Yeshurun wedding photos! We have the video soon to follow!

Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Dress Shop: Mark Ingram Atelier
Hair/makeup: Makeup – Syracuse Makeup Artistry, Riki Lebied; Hair – Danielle Leubner
Bridesmaid dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Flowers: Rao’s Florist, Frank Brice
Catering: Foremost Catering
Videographer: Clark+Walker Studio
Entertainment: Hank Lane Music
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: My mom played a huge role in my wedding planning process. As a talented interior designer, she has an incredible eye. Together, we made my dream wedding come to life. Mary Homer (Fairy Tale Weddings) helped to keep us organized and coordinate vendors throughout the entire process.


Erin+John’s Aurora Inn Wedding

Featured on the blog this afternoon is a stunning Inns of Aurora wedding with Erin+John! These 2 were married at our favorite venue, and they might be our favorite blog feature of the year as well with all of this incredible text they shared along with the images. I’ve included it here to read along with the visuals from their incredible wedding!

What are your wedding colors and/or themes?
From Erin: Our wedding colors were shades of mint and green, worn gold, and soft white. We drew these colors from some of our favorite vintage travel posters. While we didn’t have a ‘theme’ per se, these same vintage travel posters had a big influence on our vision for the wedding.

How did you meet? Do you have a special proposal story?
From John: As two former college professors (turned teaching gurus) it was fitting that Erin and I met at an academic conference for young researchers in Canterbury, England in the Spring of 2008. After two days of fierce intellectual discussion on European politics and International Relations, we realized that – contrary to the normal pattern of things – we yet bored of one another’s company. So we thought it might be a good idea to continue these debates together for the foreseeable future. Fast-forward six years, 4 cities, and 2 PhDs and I took it upon myself to ask Erin’s parents, her closest friends, her housemates, her work colleagues, and her neighbours (seriously) if she might say ‘yes’ to a marriage proposal. So with everyone but Erin knowing that I was going to ask her to marry me, we made our way to Boston for New Year’s Eve 2014. There at the Top of The Hub, with the help of friends and family, I asked Erin to marry me as we looked out over the city where her Father was born and where her beloved Grandmother and Grandfather had once grown up.

What is your inspiration when planning your wedding?
From Erin: John and I wanted our wedding to be personal, relaxed, and – above all – fun. With friends and family coming from all over the world to celebrate, it was important to us that the atmosphere be both simple and welcoming. It was also important to us that the there be meaning in the details. To reflect and embody this, Kate (Lovewell Celebration Design) put together an amazing design that brought our collective vision of an airy, natural, and timeless celebration to life. To reflect my and John’s love of reading, she gathered some of our favorite quotes for the ceremony program. To reflect our love of travel, she gathered vintage prints, globes, and maps from around the world for decor. And to reflect John’s home and the country where we lived for 7 years – Ireland – she gathered images and posters for the reception, as well as two lovely pillows that now sit on our couch at home.

Did you incorporate any fun themes/motifs or design elements?
From Erin: Rather than finding their table by numbers, our guests were asked to play a game of ‘where in the world’ – tables were marked by vintage travel posters from various places that John and I have visited. To make things a bit more fun – and a bit more personal – the escort cards were also postcards marked with our address and a request for guests to send us their well-wishes and love.

Did you include any special traditions, old or new?
From John: One old Irish wedding tradition I felt it was important to maintain was the placing of bets on the speeches. Combining two important elements of Irish culture – talking and gambling – this custom see guests place their money on the length of each speaker’s monologue and on who will have the longest speech – the Bride’s Father, the Best Man, or the Groom. In the end, somebody at each table wins a bit of money and everybody has a bit of fun.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?
From Erin: The selection of The Aurora Inn as our venue was very important to me. I was never the girl who dreamed of her wedding day. I was more interested in sports, debate, and world politics than in dresses or flowers. The one thing, however, that I knew I wanted if I ever got married was a wedding at The Aurora Inn. Growing up, my Dad and I used to take long drives through the Finger Lakes on weekends when my Mom had to work. Aurora was always a favorite destination. My Dad loved it for the view of the sailboats on Cayuga and the memories it held of trips he took to visit his sister, my Aunt, while she was a student at Wells College. I loved it for the rare cliff-free approach it gave to the water and the tranquility of its beautiful tiny town. Aurora was a place where both my Dad and I were together and totally happy. I wanted to have that same feeling on my wedding day.























Dress Designer: Jenny Packham
Dress Shop: Calvet Couture, Orlando, FL
Hair/makeup: Sara Leilani Scollan, Auburn, NY
Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN
Flowers: Whistlestop Florist, Syracuse, NY
Cake: Trina Meyers, Inns of Aurora, Aurora, NY
Catering: Inns of Aurora, Aurora, NY
Entertainment: Fingerlakes Entertainment
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Heather Davidson, Inns of Aurora (Coordinator);
Kate Brown, Lovewell Celebration Design (Designer)


60 State Place Wedding Photos l Amy+Nico

I’m so excited to share the absolutely stunning wedding of my good friends, Amy+Nico on the blog this afternoon! Nico was introduced to us as a lawyer through our real estate dealings and from legal advice to golf partner he’s become our personal lawyer, company lawyer, and friend throughout our dealings. We first met Amy on an afternoon to the Saratoga Racetrack and from there to being the starlet of our engagement shoot together, as well as being in the wedding beauty industry (Her Instagram @amyv95 is a must follow) – well I know everyone has been waiting to see these wedding images. They put together an all-star team of professionals, brought their A game as usual, and I have a beautiful feature in store below. First though I wanted to get Amy to share her thoughts on the wedding before we dive into the photos:

“We wanted our wedding to really show our personalities! A taste of old hollywood glam with a modern twist. We wanted to really capture that feeling of a oplulent “gatbsy” like party, but maintain a fun, relaxed atmopshere for our guests. While some of our requests were a little out of the box (a giant flower wall, champagne bubbly bar ice sculpture, and whismical white cotton candy to surprise guests) we had an absolute dream team working with us to bring our vision to life. Katie O really has her finger on the pulse of all things trending when it comes to weddings. She connected us with the perfect vendors to take on our ideas. The highlight of the decor was our flower wall. Fleurtacious designs was able to create a 12 foot flower wall made entirely of hand-cut paper flowers, that we used for both the ceremony and behind our head table at the reception. Overall our goal was for everyone to just have a great time! From the photobooth to the food everyone seemed to have a fabulous night, and thats all we wanted!”

We had Amy put her dress on at 60 State Place because of their bridal suite with the huge windows!
Amy and all the bridesmaids were great in front of the camera – which we knew was going to be the case
I just teased this series of images on our Instagram, but I love the emotion as Amy’s parent’s see her in her wedding dress for the first time that afternoon. The indoor beauty of this 60 State Place wedding helped make everything look especially gorgeous
Amy was a knockout
Nico is always smooth, and always looks good

Once we got done with the guys it was time to get these 2 together for some quick Albany wedding photos


After that it was time to head to Kiernan Plaza for the wedding ceremony
I love this series as Amy and her Father prep for coming down the aisle together
This was my first time at Kiernan Plaza, but I hope to come back – the location was gorgeous!
We’re always trying to find little glances like this…
and these….
and these!
My man Nico killin it in the butta light!!
This image was one of the most popular we’ve posted on our Instagram

The reception room design helped make our 60 State Place wedding photos look beautiful

Phenomenal toasts of course
And lastly we had to head out for some night portraits since we were right in the middle of downtown Albany. Gotta love the opportunity 60 State Place weddings gives us!

Thank you both so much for allowing us to be a part of your fantastic 60 State Place wedding!!!
Dress Designer: Erin Featherson
Hair: Kelsey Gabriele / Premier Hair Lounge / Instagram: @kgglam
Makeup: Robyn Lynette / / Instagram: @Irobincredible
Bridesmaid dresses: Chan Luu
Flowers: Fleurtacious Designs / / Instagram: @fleurtacious_designs
Cake & Catering: Mazzone Catering
Entertainment: The New York Players
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Katie O Weddings & Events / / Instagram: @katieoevents
Videography: Clark+Walker Studio / Instagram: @clarkwalkerstudio
Reception: 60 State Place Wedding
What are your wedding colors: Black, White & Champagne


Stratton Mountain Wedding Video I Laura+Anthony

When Ann Marie and Tom see their daughter in her dress for the first time their reaction sets the tone for this incredible Stratton Mountain wedding video. When Anthony approached Tom asking for his daughters hand in marriage, he gave four specific reasons why he should marry his daughter. You’ll have to check out this Stratton Mountain wedding video to see what those reasons are, but let me say they were sweet and heartfelt and Tom couldn’t agree more.

One amazing part of this wedding was riding in the gondola after the ceremony with Laura+Anthony. It gave us a chance to see what great friends they are and it was a blast shooting at the summit while paraglider’s flew in the background. It was stunning, as is all of this Stratton Mountain wedding video and you’re just going to have to check it out to see what I mean!

Thank you Laura+Anthony and the family for letting us be a part of this beautiful Stratton Mountain wedding video.

Venue: Stratton Mountain
Wedding Coordinator: Katie O’Malley Events
Photo: JPE
Hair/Makeup: Make me Fabulous
Band: Soul Session
Bridal Salon: Angela’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Lily’s Saratoga
Flowers: Tara Pollio Event Design