This sweet couple wanted to make it official as soon as possible, and only three weeks after Harry proposed (I know many of you brides reading this have headaches at the thought!) they held a city hall ceremony with close friends and family as a pre-cursor to their July wedding. The wait at city hall was so long, it was almost as though the world was ending and everyone was running to city hall to get married to their sweethearts. By the time Elizabeth and Harry were able to tie the knot, the kids were starving and we had no time for portraits. However, this duo rolled with the punches and their love shined through in every candid moment. Here are some of the sweet moments from their special day.
Been looking forward to this couple’s engagement session since October, but we postponed it to wait for the spring blossoms, and were we rewarded for our wait! The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, bathed in the glow of the warm afternoon light, never looked better with its cherry blossoms blooming, willow tree branches bristling and blankets of purple flowers covering the ground. What a quintessential place to celebrate the new love of this sweet Brooklyn couple who will be getting married in May. Afterwards we captured these city-dweller’s more urban side, spending a little time at the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn as well. We had to call it a night for the sake of Dee’s fingers and toes. It’s not summer yet, people! Though these photos would almost fool you. Can’t wait for this lovey duo’s May wedding!
Playful, fun, and girly are the first words that come to mind about the shoot below which is in such stark contrast to my last post, the Hunger Games Inspired Shoot that the only thing I can think of that these two styled shoots have in common is the high fashion standard that the vendors and visionaries’ set. Judy Pak Photography envisioned a shoot that would play on Sofia Copola’s depiction of Marie Antoinette in her movie where we met a young, lavish, playful, if somewhat lost girl instead of the frilly, stuffy detached aristocrat we all have come to know as part of history and legend. It was so fun to work on this shoot at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, a Versailles-worthy location for a wedding, with four beautiful models and a ton of extremely talented vendors (listed below). Judy did such an amazing job of putting this together and finding the right vendors for the job, that no wonder it was featured on Style Me Pretty’s main page last week!
And if you are planning your wedding definitely check out the vendors below, you will not be disappointed!
Venue: Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York / Floral Design: Barbara’s Flowers / Event Styling: Michelle Edgemont / Desserts: Big City Little Sweets / Wedding Invitations: Papel Paper & Press / Wedding Dresses: Samuelle Couture + Galit Levi via Designer Loft / Hair + Makeup: Jina Pak + Wendy Wang
I had finished reading the first Hunger Games a few weeks ago when my super talented photographer friend Carmen Santorelli asked me if I would join her to second shoot in digital a Hunger Games Inspired Wedding Shoot she was planning to shoot in film. In spite of the very early start time (I was up at 5:30 AM that day) I was thrilled and said yes immediately! We had such a fun day working in upstate New Jersey with our two gorgeous and quite funny (though you wouldn’t tell by looking at these photos) models. All the vendors on this project were not only extremely talented, but also very fun to work with. The pies by Pickles and Pies had me literally stuffing my face and the decor by Stacy Shea Events was perfect to every detail. It was so clever the way they incorporated key elements of the book into a truly romantic wedding: woods, berries, and mocking jay motifs really made this styled wedding full of beauty and class. The moody clouded skies kept the mood just right for this wedding giving it a slightly dark edge. See links to all of the amazingly talented vendors at the bottom of this post…
A few fun facts about this shoot: 1) Katniss’ bow was handmade by Stacy Shea… I imagine she would have done well if she had to be in the Hunger Games 2) I got my first tick bite 3) I found out that Toms are NOT water proof or even water resistant…my shoes were squishing like water shoes by the end of the day just from the dew on the grass…
“There are several other weak spots in the fence, but this one is so close to home I almost always enter the woods here”
There will be twenty-four of us. Odds are someone will kill him before I have to.
I give Peeta’s hand one last squeeze as a signal, as goodbye, and we begin counting.
See the full gallery for more of my images from the day HERE
See Carmen Santorelli’s Website for the shoot HERE
See a behind the scenes video of the day by Matt of DMO films HERE
Also, see more of this shoot on Style Me Pretty, posted on the movie’s opening night!
Planner: Stacie Shea Events / Stylist Assistant: Lauren Megerdichian / Video: DMO Films / Makeup and Hair: Erica Ogawa / Wedding Gowns: Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro from Kleinfeld Bridal / Tuxedo: Hugo Boss provided by Kleinfeld Bridal / Shoes: Aruna Seth provided by Gabriella New York / Hair Accessories: Kleinfeld Bridal and Gabriella New York / Floral Design AvaFlora / Paper: Jessica Haley Ink / Food: Pickles and Pies / Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet Lisa’s / Vintage Rentals: The Vintage Rental Company / Female Model: Flavia Barbat / Male Model: Randall Harris
P.S. I saw the movie last night and I have to say…though the theater was overflowing with pre-teens who felt the need to laugh and romantic moments and sob loudly and uncontrollably at the sad parts (continuing even once the scene had ended)…it did not disappoint. Don’t miss it! Maybe just see a later showing that’s past the pre-teens bedtimes!