Leah and Brice’s Bowery Hotel wedding began with an email.  Actually, it didn’t – it began with another wedding, years before, in Windermere, Florida.  Leah was a bridesmaid at a wedding of the darling Caroline to the equally darling Garth and that was when we first met.  I clearly remember Leah and her sweetness so it was wonderful to hear from her when she began planning her own wedding.  Plans quickly came together and I found myself back at one of my favorite Manhattan venues, the Bowery Hotel, on a clear day in June, watching her and Brice say I do in the Bowery’s gorgeous ballroom.

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I knew the day would be excellent when I captured one of my favorite double exposures ever within the first hour of coverage!
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Rebecca Shepherd provided the floral design of the day and Leah’s bouquet was especially excellent.
Monique Lhuillier
Leah’s Monique Lhuillier wedding gown and custom bolero top were so delicate and suited her so perfectly.
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While the wedding dress looked lovely hanging in the window it looked even better when Leah put it on! I love her long veil!
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I love this image of Leah’s dad seeing her for the first time on her wedding day. Her mother and father’s expressions are priceless!
Bowery Hotel Pictures
The light in the suites of the Bowery Hotel is just delicious.
Bowery Hotel Bridal Portrait
The roof deck outside of the bridal suite has gorgeous light later in the day.
Groom at Bowery Hotel
Brice also had a gorgeous room to get ready in – there truly isn’t a bad room in the entire hotel.
Bowery Hotel Wedding Ceremony
I love the look on Leah’s face as she walked down the aisle – and the sweetly stoic look on her father’s face as well!
Wedding Ceremony at the Bowery Hotel
Even the light during the ceremony was gorgeous.
Bridal Party at the Bowery Hotel
After the ceremony we went back to the roof deck to photograph the family and bridal party formals.
Wedding Photos at the Bowery Hotel
….and of course, some images of Leah and Brice together.
Bowery Hotel Picture
The mother of the bride was on hand to help wrangle the veil during the portrait session and she was much appreciated!
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Even though we didn’t have a lot of time we made the most of the gorgeous light and scrumptious view.
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After so many images of Leah it was time for a portrait of Brice – I love this simple, straightforward photograph.
Rebecca Shepherd Wedding
Here is another image of Leah’s gorgeous Rebecca Shepherd bridal bouquet.
Bowery Hotel Wedding Cake
Catering and the cake were provided by the Bowery Hotel.
Firefly Events
The entire event was perfectly coordinated by the hilarious, talented team at Firefly Events.
Wedding Reception at the Bowery Hotel
The Bowery has such great ambience that it always takes great skill to enhance it, not overpower it. Firefly Events and Rebecca Shepherd worked perfectly together to create a welcoming, intimate feel to the wedding reception decor.
Bon Musique
Leah and Brice had two musical acts at their wedding reception. Bon Musique started off the evening and DJ Jay McElfresh kept the party going late into the night!
Party at the Bowery Hotel
I loved Leah’s reaction to the toasts.
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….See? Leah is completely gorgeous, even when crying!

Leah and Brice, thank you so much for trusting me with your day.  It is always an honor to work with someone that I’ve worked with before and your confidence in me was humbling.  I can’t wait to get started on your wedding album!