Estate at Florentine Gardens Wedding
Who? : Deanna + Francis
What? : Preparations at home in Staten Island, ceremony at a church on Staten Island, portraits and reception at a hall in River Vale, New Jersey
Where? The Estate at Florentine Gardens
When? : April 2019
Spring weddings are incredible. We get to see the sun, which we’ve been missing for months. The days are longer, sweeter, lazier. Timelines have room to breathe, because we’re not rushing against an early setting sun. Deanna and Francis had just one of those days. Gorgeous weather, a sweetly emotional church ceremony, a delightful amount of time to create portraits in between the ceremony and reception, and two of the most wonderful people you’ll ever meet committing their lives and futures to each other.
Deanna and Francis have a special kind of magic. They’re gentle to each other, make each other laugh, and despite disagreeing about the excellence (or lack thereof) of ABBA-based musicals, they’re a perfect fit. It was no surprise that their day was also a perfect fit for the two of them, balancing sweetness with humor, a gorgeously grand venue with an intimate, family feeling. Watching a couple like this become family is one of the great joys of my job, and being there to document it? Indescribable.
Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding: