Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Knot Dream Wedding, Amanda Clifton and Elena Delle Donne Wedding, Hempstead House New York

I was so incredibly honored to photograph The Knot Dream Wedding last year.  Every year The Knot Magazine picks one couple and gives them the wedding of their dreams and it was such a joy to photograph it this year for, Amanda Clifton and WNBA player Elena Delle Donne, the first same-sex couple ever picked as the recipient! The incredible day was straight out of a fairy tale.  It was planned by Jove Meyers at the historic Hempstead House on Long Island and Mimosa Floral decked out both the inside and outside with greenery and thousands of white roses.  See more from the day and read their whole story in print in Us Weekly and The Knot National Spring Summer 2018.

Venue: Hempstead House
Planner: Jove Meyer Events
Floral Design: Mimosa Floral
Cake: Nine Cakes
Catering: Phillip Stone Caterers
Videography: Mckenzie Miller Films
Paper Goods: Whimsey Greenville
Dresses: BHLDN, Ersa, Pronovias
Rings: Benchmark 
Escort Card: Fourteen Forty
Suits: The Black Tux
Music: Luminous Sounds, Element Music
Photo Booth: We Love Photobooths
Rentals: Party Rental LTD, Patina
Lighting: Fusion Lighting
MUAH: Beautini, Kristina Ruggerio

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sarah and Kyle's Adamson House Wedding, Malibu Fine Art Wedding Photography

Sarah and Kyle were married on July 8th in the historic Adamson House right on the beach in Malibu.  The bride and groom fell in love with spot because of the amazing 100+ year old tree that they were married under and the ocean views- inviting guests to "meet us in the garden" on their save the date featuring a watercolor of the tree.  Twine Events used both the ocean and garden themes throughout the day.  They used seashells mounted on lucite as the table numbers and multi-colored sea glass as the escort cards for something from the ocean and to bring in a little garden element they gave out cookies with pressed flowers on them as favors with a sheet of paper containing seeds that could be planted to grow flowers.

The bride wanted a lightweight beach appropriate dress and chose a beautiful lace number with an intricate veil and paired it with simple nude heels, bracelets from both mothers and a borrowed handkerchief that also served as her something blue.  The couple had their first look at the Adamson House followed by portraits in front of the incredible chuppah Flowerwild created under the iconic Adamson House tree.  The girls wore light blue Joanna August's dresses in the same color, but chose their own silhouette, which paired beautifully with the lush bouquets and trailing blue and green ribbons created by Flowerwild.  The bride's nieces and nephews served as her adorable flower girls and ring bearers donning bowties and flower crowns for the occasion.  The groom's brother officiated the ceremony after which the bride, an outspoken feminist, decided to smash a glass along with the groom, modernizing the Jewish tradition.  

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the courtyard of the house where they found their seats in a beautiful escort card display of sea glass placed on a billowing piece of blue silk resembling the ocean, with a large floral installation and sprinkled with bud vases of Dahlia's.  Guests enjoyed passed hors d'ouerves beautifully crafted by Woah Nelly and two signature drinks served on inlayed trays from the Ark with sprigs of lavender in them.  The reception was held on the other side of the house with a beautiful ocean view.  Tables were a mix of long and rounds with light blue table runners with matching napkins with hand tied silk ribbons at each place setting.  The tables were sprinkled with a mix of larger centerpieces, smaller bud vases and hundreds of dances in both clear and colored mercury glasses.

The couple enjoyed their first dance to Etta James' At Last while the sun turned golden behind them and then cut their cake before sneaking off for some golden hour portraits.  Guests enjoyed a family style meal while the bride and groom's father's and siblings made toasts.  In addition to the cake Woah Nelly created beautiful fresh fruit and chocolate trays that were placed on each table for guests to nibble on during dancing.

Wedding Planner: Twine Events
Venue: The Adamson House
Bride's Dress & Veil: Mira Zwillinger
Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bride's Jewelry & Wedding Bands: Cindy Hawkins
Hair & Makeup: The Halcyon Agency
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August
Groom's Attire: Canali
Flower Girl Attire: Tutu Du Monde
Floral Design: Flowerwild
Paper Products: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Vintage Stamps: Treasure Fox
Catering: Whoa Nelly Catering
Cake: Magnolia Bakery
Favors: Sheila Mae
Rentals: A Rental Connection, La Tavola Fine Linen, The Ark Rentals
Transportation: Chuck’s Parking
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