Two weddings in a row from Jessica Haley Photography is certainly cause for celebration, and we’re completely smitten with this summer wedding at The Garrison! Brooke + Zach’s August day was a stunning celebration: effortlessly chic and timeless, featuring the grand chuppah, a perfect light-filled reception space and the breathtaking views outdoors. With simple decor choices and lush, neutral florals, these two were the star of the show. We absolutely adore this wedding day, and know you will, too!Read More
There's something about weddings is Brooklyn that always tugs at our heartstrings, and today's wedding is certainly no exception. Mary + Frank's Brooklyn wedding at 501 Union is so full of love and thoughtful details, and their personality shines through at every turn. From choosing the church that a long line of family had been married at, to incorporating elements of "old world Brooklyn" with egg creams and a yellow taxi, these two crafted a wedding as unique as they are. And one of our favorite parts of their story is their exchange of messages on OK Cupid. I won't ruin it for you - go ahead and read it yourself!Read More
Wedding blogger confession time: when I started Red Oak Weddings a year ago in February, I genuinely had no idea how wide, and deep, the wedding industry was in the tri-state area. Every week I get dozens of submissions that take my breath away, some of the from photographers that are brand-new to me, and at venues I've never seen. When Breanna Elizabeth Photography sent us Joe + Kim's summer wedding, I couldn't stop scrolling. This gorgeous couple, at this stunning venue... it's what wedding blogger dreams are made of! Full of personality, DIY projects and a dash of Kim's signature vintage style, this wedding day is sure to be one of our favorites for a very long time!Read More
A gorgeous fall wedding to kick off our Wednesday, and make us forget about the snow for a little while. Katie and Adam's Pittsburgh wedding was full of gorgeous and thoughtful details. From the site of their first look to the baseball cuff links, every element was a testament to their story. And with Levana Melamed behind the lens, we know every moment and emotion was captured perfectly, and will be treasured for years to come.Read More
Oh friends, today's wedding inspiration is SO good. Full of color and modern, eclectic details, this will undoubtedly have you dreaming of summer. With a nod to the industrial history of the Lehigh Valley, Fox & Finch Rentals gathered this incredible team to create a boho inspired, industrial-chic shoot at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. From the bright, gorgeous blooms to the geometric cake, Nina Lily Photography effortlessly captured every last detail. This shoot is sure to be a favorite for a long time, so get ready to be inspired!Read More
Planning a Christmas wedding in 2017? This post is for you! Andrew and Morgan's Pittsburgh Wedding from Madeline Jane Photography was warm, chic, and absolutely gorgeous. Lucious greenery paired with deeps reds, the most elegant beaded wedding dress and gray bridesmaid dresses... this Pittsburgh wedding is the epitome of a winter wonderland.Read More
While you're recovering from your Turkey hangover, here's a little pretty for your Friday. This romantic vintage wedding from Sarah Tew Photography is as gorgeous as they come. Michael and Sarah described their wedding style perfectly "a little bit of laid back, vintage, slightly nerdy charm". Buttermilk Fall Inn and Spa in Hudson Valley, NY was the perfect backdrop for their incredibly detailed and stunning day. Brides and Grooms: get ready to pin all of these incredible details!
From the Bride: Michael and I really wanted an outdoor wedding venue that would allow us to hold all of our events on site. We fell in love with Buttermilk Falls Inn with the beautiful waterfalls, pond, weeping willows and river views. After that, we just hoped to add a little bit of ourselves - a little bit of laid back, vintage, slightly nerdy charm. Michael wanted some darker colors - navy and dark red and I wanted something light and springy - a little bit of blush and cream and we both agreed accent this with our favorite metal, antique gold. We chose to keep the bridal party style a little more relaxed with short dresses and dark blue suits. The outdoor sites were gorgeous already, and only more beautiful with the addition of our florist's beautiful creations.For the reception, we wanted to interject a little bit of our medical/epidemiological sides. Instead of table numbers, we used black and white symbols for guests to find their tables. Once at the table, they would find an explanation of a famous historic medical or public health figure which correlated to their symbol. It was a little confusing and a little scientific, but very us. I loved the cream lace tablecloths and chose to accent these with brass candlesticks, votives and just a few flowers. After an amazing dinner, we just wanted to have a great time with our friends and family. Dueling pianos was definitely the way to go!
From Sarah: Sarah & Michael live in Baltimore and were married on a beautiful Saturday in May up at one of my favorite venues in New York’s Hudson Valley, Buttermilk Falls Inn. Though there was a chance of rain it held out long enough that this sweet couple was able to have their ceremony on the patio overlooking the Hudson River. I loved the vintage style veil Sarah wore with her dress, which was also stunning and perfect on her! Their ceremony was officiated by the groom’s brother and he did a great job— meanwhile the groom’s brother had us all laughing by brandishing a sword at a key moment— it was all so well done! While guests strolled up through the grounds to the Barn where the cocktail hour and reception were, I got to make some pretty portraits with Sarah & Michael— the ponds, the waterfall, the giant weeping willow trees, this place has so much to work with! For their reception the couple had hired a unique ‘dueling pianos’ act to provide music, and after some delicious farm-to-table food the guests were up and on the dance floor! I was so thrilled to be there to capture this lovely wedding— congratulations to Sarah & Michael!
Photographer: Sarah Tew Photography | Musicians:176 Keys Dueling Pianos | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Reception Venue: Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Christopher Schafer Clothier | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Event Planner: Every Little Detail Wedding and Event Planning | Floral Designer:Floral Fantasies By Sara | Caterer:Henry's at the Farm | Shoes:Jimmy Choo | Invitation Designer:JK Design | Hair Stylist:La Tua Bella Beauty Bar | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse | Band: Metropolitan Hot Club | Jewelry:Roundabout Design | Jewelry:Treasures570 | Cake Designer:Twisted Soul | Veils and headpieces: Veiled Beauty
Classic weddings will always have our heart, and this gorgeous summer wedding from Laura Lee Photography is certainly no exception. Ashley + Steven's wedding at the Thayer Hotel was absolutely stunning, but the obvious connection these two share is truly the most beautiful part of it all. From Ashley's timeless dress, to the pale blush BHLDN bridesmaids dresses and the elegance of the Thayer Hotel, this wedding is one we'll be loving for a long time.
From Laura: Any wedding at the Thayer Hotel in West Point, NY is beautiful, but when you add in two people like Ashley and Steven, you can’t help but shed a few tears and have your heart beat a little faster. Ashley and Steven met on New Years in 2010. They were both at a bar with friends and happened to meet, share a dance, and share a first kiss at midnight. This moment became the turning point in their life that neither of them were expecting, but welcomed with open arms. Since their first date five days after meeting, they have become inseparable best friends and their love for each other is truly unparalleled.
On the wedding day, the weather was hot. Like really hot! 90 degrees and barely a cloud in the sky. We were doing the first look in the early afternoon and when Ashley and I went outside I greeted Steven, who was already crying in anticipation of seeing his beautiful bride. It was the most emotional first look I’ve photographed to date I couldn’t help but shed a few tears myself. Ashley looked absolutely stunning in her Sareh Nouri gown and Steven was left speechless. They exchanged hugs, tears, gifts and cards and I am so thankful we got to capture these moments.
From there, we went into the ceremony, which overlooked the Hudson River on the lawn of the Thayer. It was absolutely stunning! The shade started to creep in, which we were so thankful for. Family and wedding party portraits were next and the heat was killing us! When it was time for bride and groom's portraits, we found the most magical spot of land where the sun was glowing through the trees. I had to pick my jaw up off the ground MULTIPLE times because I was just in awe of how gorgeous and in love Ashley and Steven looked.
Here’s a few things I love that they said about each other when I asked:
Steven, what things do you love most about Ashley? There are many things about Ashley that I love but above all would be her presence. Whether I have a good day or a bad day I always know I will have someone to listen to me complain but more importantly laugh and joke around with. Most nights we fall asleep historically laughing and I honesty don’t know why. Never would I ever have imagined finding someone with a similar sense of humor and personality. Getting out of work there is nothing better than coming home seeing the smile on the face of the beautiful little blonde woman I have been inseparable from the last 4 and a half years of my life and knowing that I can grow old with her.
Ashley, What things do you love most about Steven? Steven is the most down to earth, genuine, and kind man. He is patient and understanding, and loves me wholeheartedly, flaws and all. I count down the minutes at work and rush to get home to him, because I know my other half will be there to share in the joy of a day, cheer me up after a bad day, and love me unconditionally. That is what I love most about him, he loves me unconditionally. He helps me be the best version of myself that I can be. I love that I can look at him and see ham as my boyfriend, my fiance’, my husband, a father, a lover, a friend, and a partner in crime. He is everything to me.
It's not often that you hear of a wedding - and certainly not one this beautiful - planned in a matter of weeks. Melissa + Tom's Wedding by Alison Dunn was full of casual sophistication, organic details and most importantly, a couple undeterred by cooler-than-normal April temperatures and crazy winds.
From Alison: Melissa and Tom tied the knot in the Inn at Lambertville Station's beautiful ceremony space and continued the celebrations upstairs in a ballroom that overlooks the water. They invited me into their story only weeks before their wedding day and I'm so lucky they did! These two executed a wedding-industry miracle by pulling together a beautiful and perfectly executed day in only a matter of weeks and never broke a sweat. It was so much colder and windier than any of us expected for an early April wedding, but they embraced the elements and refused to complain. I even caught them sneaking in a slow dance in their reception space before the ceremony - talk about calm, cool, and collected!