Brecknock Hall 4th Annual Veteran’s Day Wedding Giveback

For the past four years I have had the honor of participating in this wonderful event at Brecknock Hall and I am happy to announce that this year’s wedding has been featured on Style Me Pretty!    Visit SMP’s blog to have a look and read more!  http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/greenport/2015/03/11/elegant-veterans-day-wedding-at-brecknock-hall/Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 12.28.39 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 12.49.10 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 12.49.28 PM

Catering: Creative Courses Catering | Flowers: Ivy League Flowers | Flowers: Blooms By Design | Flowers:Kim Jon Designs | Flowers: Joanna L. Rallis Artisan Floral Design | Cake: Merry’s Cakes | Catering: Alure Chowder House & Oysteria | Catering: Front Street Station | Catering: Southold Fish Market | Catering:Grace & Grit Catering | Catering: Christopher Michael Catering | Catering: Sterlington Deli | Makeup:Allison Pressler Professional Skin Care | Favors: Dessert By Debbie | Officiant: Lasting Footprints, Reverend Sarah Margaret | Advertising & Publicity: Times Review Newspapers | Advertising & Publicity:North Fork/South Fork Weddings | Beer: Greenport Harbor Brewing Company | Hair Design: Fire Monkey Hair Design | Hair Design/Makeup: East End Expressions | Hair Styling & Makeup: Anna’s Salon | Lodging: Heron Harbor Suites | Miscellaneous: BodySmart Studio | Miscellaneous: Diane Legge | Music: MVP DJ | Tents & Rentals: American Tent Company | Tents & Rentals: McBurnie Tents | Venue: Brecknock Hall | Wine: Macari Vineyards

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Shelter Island Wedding at The Ram’s Head Inn

Aly & Jason091314_1106Pull 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.

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North Fork Family Portrait

082614_051082614_054Another super fun family session!  In the comfort of their backyard, and with the music cranked up, the kids (and parents) had a blast playing around the yard, hanging near the pool, and climbing their tree.  I absolutely adore the diptych above, their expressions and all of the simple loving gestures.   And the one below…how sweet?!   082614_042082614_043082614_023082614_039082614_015082614_017082614_020082614_061082614_062082614_088082614_079082614_080082614_075082614_087082614_098082614_067082614_068082614_064 - Version 2082614_070082614_110 - Version 2082614_078082614_083082614_101082614_099082614_102082614_123082614_126082614_125 (1)082614_114082614_124082614_131082614_142082614_140082614_158082614_160082614_159

Family Portrait at Salt Air Farm

The Pollina Family082014_047This is the family that, when before you have kids you see their pictures and say “I want that someday.”  Their love is truly reflected in their beautiful happy children.  And I just had to start this post with little ham Alexa and her weeping willow wig because it’s just awesome. Mom, Nicole, has always loved Salt Air Farm in New Suffolk…what’s not to love really?!  It’s definitely one of the most beautiful locations on the North Fork, with its billowing hydrangeas, magical weeping willows, wild flowers and historic barns.  The Pollina’s also happen to be great friends which I think really comes through in their pics.  We had so much fun frolicking around the farm!  And baby Max, well, he just melts me every time with that smile!!  Here is just a small selection of the many great pics we got on a beautiful August afternoon.  enjoy!

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