The sun fell perfectly on the steeple, filtering into the church through its tall glass and filling it with peaceful anticipation. In town from Seattle, Devin and Kevin exchanged their vows to one another just off the heals of Christmas in an intimate family affair here at the First Universalist Church in Southold. The mark of “the beginning” as the little ones peeked around the corner with Easter basket of flower petals in hands, and I reveled in the moments as they unfolded on Devin and Kevin’s special day. Here are a few favorites of mine to share. Many thanks to Ashley O’Neil Events for transforming the space with beautiful strung lights and the most elegant pizza party you’ve ever seen! Thanks also to Clarks Garden in Greenport and Rachel Croneymeyer Cakes & Confections. And THANK YOU to Devin and Kevin for welcoming me into their wedding, bringing focus to all of life’s blessings and the grace of love… a perfect close to my 2014 season. Warmest wishes for a lifetime of happiness together!
Katie and ChrisIn a love daze…attached at the hip, fulfilled in every sense, surrounded by the joy that friends and family bring, and just the right amount “lit”…what’s better than that? Katie and Chris savored their evening long feast at The Liberty Wharehouse pier. The warmth of this historic interior richly illuminated the celebration, and the vibrance of Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous set the night on fire. Working alongside the talent of Kiss The Bride Cinematographers, we had a blast capturing every candy moment of Katie and Chris’ big day. I think the peace in their faces above sums it all up, so cheers to photos worth a thousand words! ENJOY!
Many thanks to my second shooter and friend, Nadira Vlaun.
Speaking of the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island…I am excited to share the news that my work is being showcased in the current issue (No.10) of WellWed The Hamptons Magazine! Featured is Amy and Marcel from last year’s Shelter Island Wedding Weekend at The Ram’s Head Inn and The Pridwin. It’s an honor to represent alongside the likes of so many of the East End’s most talented professionals. Be sure to pick up one of these gorgeous wedding publications and have a look!
Aly & JasonPull up a chair, cozy up with your morning cup of coffee, and bring a box of tissues for this one! What I loved most about Aly and Jason’s day was how truly natural every single moment was, and how wonderfully affectionate everybody was. As movie fanatics, Aly and Jason certainly know how to set the stage for a brilliantly cinematic wedding…and this love story is the real deal! From the lighthearted intro as this tight-knit group of ladies got ready while swooning over one another, to the climactic escort by her entourage to meet Jason at the water’s edge, which, after some sweetness quickly led into the entire bridal party deciding it was a good time to enjoy the scenery while they “cop a feel” on the buns next to them. Have I mentioned they’re hysterical? And then the ceremony! I’m pretty sure every single person had tears in their eyes at some point or another (myself included), from the intensity and depth of love being expressed, from the heartache of those beloved and missed, from laughing so hard with the joy that is Aly and Jason. And things certainly didn’t slow down there…the family feast was laden with a whole lineup of fantastic toasts, giving way to plenty of genuinely beautiful and honest moments like the one shown above. The magic continued as they shared a, literally, glowing first dance that I can best compare to the perfection of honey. The celebration went on with plenty of silliness, ending with a dream-like kiss in the rain. Enjoy! And if you still want more, click on the Aly and Jason link in the right hand column for their slideshow.
Aly & JasonI am so excited to share with you this beautiful couple and their amazing family and friends. The word that comes to mind is kismet. This destination Shelter Island Wedding was a weekend long party, beginning with this super relaxed Welcome BBQ at the historic Haven’s House. We took some family pictures and the celebration tripled to wedding/double birthday! It was the perfect kickoff. More to come of these two love birds soon!
Tara and Jake I love it when, no matter how many times I look at the photos, I smile every time! How could I not with such an overwhelmingly happy couple as Tara and Jake!? Their day was simply giddy and chock-full of moments rich with emotion, humor, and love. Anyone fortunate enough to have Tara and Jake in their life will agree, these are two of the most genuine and kind souls to walk earth, and wow, what a pair! After sharing their first look on the lawn of Cliffside Resort, we head over to Duck Walk Vineyard, stopping along the way to take some bridal party and family portraits. The guys had fun reenacting “Field of Dreams, ” while the ladies showed off all of their fancy accessories and super exciting mandarin orange dresses! Before the start of the ceremony, Tara and her father shared a long hug, a moment which will remain beautifully frozen in time. The sky warmed and turned to a subtle orange creamsicle hue just as Tara was “veiled”… exhaled…and walked down the aisle.
LeoPost-birthday cake bath time!! And this wasn’t just any old bath time as you’ll see…they plopped him right in with the corn soaking in a galvanized tub…so cute! There’s nothing more joyful than a child excitedly exploring the world, on wobbly legs and with incessant curiosity, and spreading love to all those around him. Here’s a little highlight “reel” from a very smiley first birthday celebration with The Nappa’s. enjoy!