May 31, 2011
Chrissy and Ryan had a super-cute engagement session in Hoboken last month, complete with two perfect books for starting out as a husband and wife. I knew then that Chrissy had an eye for detail, and their wedding definitely showed that strong-suit! I was literally in detail heaven throughout the day and every single thoughtful touch really brought out Chrissy and Ryan’s personalities.
Ironically, just a few days prior, I was telling a friend that I was dying to shoot a personalized wire hanger, and Chrissy made that dream come true, along with engraved wedding rings with The Simpsons quote “I choo-choo-choose you”, custom wood carved initials, “Thank You” on a string, funky sunglasses, Mr. & Mrs. chair signs, pink bathrobes for the bridesmaids, intricately chosen flowers, doily wrapped flower petals for the church exit, a turquoise vintage Chevorlet get-away car, and Maid of Honor homemade “Whoopee! We’re married!” pies for guests to enjoy during their drive to the reception. We made a stop to an old historic church on the way to the reception for some seriously amazing pictures of just the two of them before heading to The Wainwright house.
The reception ceiling had chinese lanterns, mason jars for cocktail and reception table flowers, a photobooth for extra entertainment during the reception, a clothes-line frame full of old photos hung with clothes pins, flip-flops for dancing in, a cupcake-cake (with an actual cake-topper to complete the traditional cake-cutting ceremony), a coffee and tea station with a huge fun tea cup and custom made glass 6 foot server platter with coffee beans and other fun embedded in it, candy bar favors on the way out, and a big finish with a sparkler send-off.
I seriously hope you enJOY all of these fun details (if for naught else than ideas) as I truly enjoyed photographing each and every one of them!
Ceremony: St. Augustine’s Church, New York
Reception: The Wainwright House
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
Bridemaid’s Dresses: J.Crew
Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta
Makeup & Hair: Expert Makeup Artistry
Entertainment: Electrifying Productions – Brian Lynch
Photobooth: Vanessa Joy Photography