West Point Military Academy Wedding: Historic & Romantic

I don't even know where to begin to describe this amazing couple. I knew from the moment Liz called me, this will be good! She doesn't waste any time, she has a vision, is on point, energetic, caring and just so easy going. My kind of girl. 

We met for the first time when we took their engagement photos at West Point in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  So much fun. After we were done, we couldn't wait to photograph their wedding! I knew it would be very special. In fact, it was simply perfect.

Highlights of the day: not only found Liz this super sexy wedding gown that left her groom speechless in front of the altar, she was singing while walking down towards him. I probably don't have to tell you that he completely lost it. He could not hold back his tears, which made everyone else cry as well! It was such an emotional and beautiful moment, truly special.   

The West Point Military Academy is such an amazing location to get married. The Hudson River in the background, the valley framing it all, simply gorgeous. And the campus itself is stunning. A huge playground for photographers. 

Congratulations again to you two! I can't wait to see where your journey will take you! I know it will be some place amazing. xoxo

 

Venue: Military Academy West Point 

Wedding dress & veil: J. Mendel, Saks 5th Avenue

Flowers: by brides aunt and family friends

Stationary/Crest: Silver Orchard Creative 

Wedding bands: Leslie Sandler Jewelry and Gemstones

Videographer: Starlight Productions

 

 

Whitby Castle Wedding: A Classic

A princess should get married in a castle. And so she did! 

Gretchen and Mitch could have not picked a better, more beautiful venue in Westchester CountyWhitby Castle in Rye. It was just the perfect combination of elegance, romance and stunning surroundings, right on the Long Island Sound. I princess should get married in a castle, and so she did! 

Although the weather did not seem to cooperate, Mitch decided the ceremony should be as  planned - outside. That was the plan, and this is what we are going to do. Who cares about the black clouds and all the wet grass and rain drops here and there... everything is going to be fine. And it was!! He was completely right and it couldn't have been more perfect. A day out of a fairytale. Blue skies and the sun for the rest of the day. 

But nothing could have disturbed the happiness of those two on this magical day anyway. A dream came true. They are finally husband and wife. This day was a year in the making and there was nothing else you could have wished for. They planned it so well and the attention to detail made it all even more special. 

We were so thrilled to be their photographers for their special day. I still remember when we met at Starbucks and I instantly knew, these two will be fun! 

Congratulations again and all the best for your future! Please keep in touch. We would love to know where your journey takes you! xoxo

 

Venue: Whitby Castle  

Catering: Whitby Castle

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Barn on the Pond Wedding: Romance in Spring

I just received this email from Marilyn, who just looked at her wedding gallery for the first time:

"Stefy, I love them so much I am just beside myself. We are so amazed. We can't thank you enough. I can't believe how well these turned out. I am just crying. My mom and dad are crying too! We are still looking over and over them."

I have to say, this is the best feeling in the world. Not only did I get to do what I love most, photographing weddings, I also made them happy AND it was so much fun! A win, win all the way! 

When we met for the engagement photos in Central Park, and it turned out to be one of the longest engagement sessions I have ever had - only because we had so many ideas and time just flew by! I knew their wedding day will be super amazing and a lot of fun. I just love when my couples enjoy taking their photos, goofing around, enjoying the day. This is when we as photographers can get creative and come up with amazing photographs like these. Marylin and Cliff picked the Barn on the Pond for their special day. A cozy farm house environment, with lots of unique details. The couple lives in NYC so they couldn't wait to change up there scenery and get married in wonderful upstate New York. Check out the photographs. You get an idea what those two where up to. Enjoy! 

Thank you Marilyn and Cliff for trusting us on one of the most important days of your lives. It was an honor and we truly appreciate it. All the best to you guys and I hope to see you again soon.