When you’re worried about heat on your wedding day and wake up to the perfect cool spring day in NYC, what can go wrong? Not a single thing went wrong at Monica and James’ Ritz Carlton Battery Park wedding. From the promptness of hair and makeup to the brilliant light for the first look, the unexpected quiet privacy of the portrait location to the utter sweetness of the ceremony, this day was warmth and light from the first moment I walked into Monica’s hotel room. It was a great honor to spend the day with this remarkable couple, their phenomenal families, and their incredibly sweet friends.
Rosanna and Brian’s Plaza Hotel wedding was such a beautiful start to our 2014 wedding season. From Rosanna and her sisters together while she was getting ready to Brian’s joy at seeing his bride-to-be for the first time the entire day was filled with sweet moments and tender emotion. The Plaza Hotel is an incredible place and for a wedding it’s just magical. Rosanna and Brian, thank you so much for including me as a part of your day and trusting me to document it for you. It was so deeply touching to watch Brian serenade his bride at the end of the night, to hear the incredible music during the ceremony, and to watch the fantastic Empyreal Strings perform at the reception. I hope you had a beautiful honeymoon!
Kate and Jay’s Roosevelt Hotel wedding was about as classic a Manhattan wedding as you could imagine. Ceremony in a gorgeous church right by the park? Check. Portraits in Central Park? Check. A reception at an elegant venue steeped in tradition? Check and double check.
Opened in 1924 the Roosevelt Hotel is located right on Madison Avenue and epitomizes the pinnacle of the Jazz Age. It was featured in many films such as The French Connection, Quiz Show, Wall Street and a personal creepy favorite of mine, 1408. It’s where Don Draper stayed during season two of Mad Men. It is also where, on a lovely cool day in October, Kate and Jay celebrated their wedding.
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.
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!