Friday just got a whole lot more beautiful, and it is 100% because of this gorgeous wedding from one of our favorites, Jennifer Larsen! Michelle & Ryan’s Park Chateau wedding is as pretty as them come, and may make you want to cancel your current wedding plans and just use this one as a roadmap. Michelle (yes, of Michelle Elise Artistry) and Ryan carefully curated their day with some of the best vendors around, and the result was a romantic, elegant and luxurious spring wedding. These two are as sweet as they are adorable, and the smiles on their faces tell us all we need to know.Read More
If you're secretly dreaming of cozy sweaters and pumpkin season, this gorgeous wedding will certainly send you into overdrive! We're thrilled to share this epic day from the one and only, Jennifer Larsen Photography, and friends, we know you'll love it as much as we do! Ashley + Kyle's fall wedding at Basking Ridge Country Club was classic and sweet, with splashes of color and the prettiest fall decor. From the emerald green bridesmaid dresses and pumpkin escort cards, to the soft and romantic makeup and the blush-toned bouquets, every last detail was planned to perfection. Our favorite part though, is the way these two look at one another. When years of friendship turn into love, something magical happens!Read More
It's another gloomy fall day in the Northeast, but today's engagement session from Cinnamon Wolfe at Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit is making today a little bit brighter! The connection and love that Lisa + Tyler share is apparent in their photos, and we adore how intimate their entire session feels. From the springtime blooms to the lush greenery of the arboretum to Lisa + Tyler's on-point outfit choices, this engagement session is absolute perfection.Read More
One of our favorite venues, one of our favorite photographers and one gorgeous summer bridal shower... today is the perfect storm of pretty. This summer bridal shower at Ninety Acres was in honor of Carly: a blogger bride and the gal behind the Cozy Curator. From the lush flowers to the sweetly simply decor, this celebration was beautiful at every turn. But of our favorite part has to be the genuine love between Carly + Jay: their smiles say it all, and with Cinnamon Wolfe behind the camera, they'll have these photos to cherish for a lifetime.Read More
The perfect way to end the week: another stunning wedding from Jennifer Larsen Photography! Erica and Ryan's September wedding was romantic and magical, and full of inspiration at every turn. From the wooded backdrop and masonry of Kings Mills to Erica's stunning dress, we can tell each detail was chosen with care and love. Brides + Grooms, take note! This is a good one!Read More
Winter brides + grooms, today is all about you! We're over the moon to be sharing this epic green + gold winter wedding styled shoot from the hosts of the IGNITE Workshop, full of snowy landscapes, a donut bar and a duck. Yes, a duck! The six local photographers behind the IGNITE workshop dreamed up a way to combine an educational seminar and hands-on shooting, and the result... well, the photos speak for themselves. The inspiration here is endless, and proof that even in the midst of winter, there is endless beauty outdoors.Read More
It's here! The second part of our incredible Fall Styled Shoot. We could go on and on and tell you how amazing this group of vendors are, or what an experience it was to be a part of something like this... but honestly, the photos below tell that story better than we could. We're so thankful for this opportunity to work with some of the most talented creative entrepreneurs in our area, and look forward to doing it again!
Photos below by Jennifer Larson Photography
Photos below by Cinnamon Wolfe Photography
Video by TONEmedia
Vendors: Planning + Design: All Who Wander Event Design | Photographers: Cinnamon Wolfe Photography and Jennifer Larsen Photography | Wardrobe Styling: Allison Koehler | Furniture Rentals: Dovetail Vintage Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Linens: Adorn Company | Florals (reception table + ceremony): Colly Flowers | Florals (personals + cake): Kerry Patel Designs | Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Welcome Basket: That's Darlin’ | Paper Goods: Bella Carta Boutique | Cake: Sweet + Flour | Calligraphy: Lovely Scribe | Videography: Tonemedia | Jewelry: L. Priori Jewelry | Hair + Makeup: Artist Makeup Academy | Ribbons Honey Silks Co and Susanna Luck Venue: Cedar Lake Estates
It feels a little bit like Christmas morning today, because we're finally sharing a shoot that is a very big piece of our heart. The dream was to create a shoot that both celebrated the wonderful Red Oak advertisers and friends that have cheered us on this last year, and also represented the diverse and incredibly talented vendors in our area. We could not be more thrilled with what this day turned out to be, and the camaraderie that blossomed between friends.
We're separating the shoot into two posts - one today and one tomorrow - so that we can do all of these beautiful photos justice. Our hope is that you're inspired by the possibilities of what this group of talented vendors can create - we certainly are!
Photos below by Cinnamon Wolfe Photography
Photos below by Jennifer Larson Photography
Video by TONEmedia
Vendors: Planning + Design: All Who Wander Event Design | Photographers: Cinnamon Wolfe Photography | Jennifer Larsen Photography | Wardrobe Styling: Allison Koehler | Furniture Rentals: Dovetail Vintage Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Linens: Adorn Company | Florals (reception table + ceremony): Colly Flowers | Florals (personals + cake): Kerry Patel Designs | Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Welcome Basket: That's Darlin’ | Paper Goods: Bella Carta Boutique | Cake: Sweet + Flour | Calligraphy: Lovely Scribe | Videography: Tonemedia | Jewelry: L. Priori Jewelry | Hair + Makeup: Artist Makeup Academy | Ribbons: Honey Silk Co. and Susanna Luck | Venue: Cedar Lake Estates
The moment we saw Deborah's first peek of the wedding on Instagram over the summer, I knew this wedding was one we needed to share. Sacha and Ricardo's Wedding is everything you imagine a chic Brooklyn Wedding would be, and more. With both the bride and groom having roots in Brooklyn, the "where" was an easy decision. Together, Sacha and Ricardo found the most incredibly talented vendors to bring their dream to life, and from the look on their faces, it's clear these two had the time of their lives! Deborahann Photography captured every joyous emotion and thoughtful detail, telling the most beautiful story of their perfect spring wedding.
From Deborah: Sacha and Ricardo initially met at the Jersey Shore several years ago. They had their mutual friends and would spend lots of time together enjoying beach life. It wasn't until years later that their relationship began!
This couple has a real love for food and fantastic red wine and love to frequent several of their favorite restaurants in the Brooklyn area. Ricardo also loves to cook so you can always find him in the kitchen whipping up some yummy new recipe and Sacha right by his side to assist! So as we all know that with great food and wine comes the need to hit the gym and these two absolutely love their time spent together working out. Another love that their share is travel and so for their honeymoon they chose to visit South Africa and Mozambique. I cannot wait to hear all about their adventures and see some gorgeous photographs!
Both Sacha and Ricardo were born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Ricardo grew up in Carroll Gardens and Sacha's parents had lived in the area before she was born and she regularly loves to visit this beautiful neighborhood and enjoys all of the fun things it offers. They share a beautiful home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where they get to wander over to a local park and watch the many beautiful sunsets right over the Verrazano Bridge.
When it came time to the planning of their wedding, they both knew it had to be in Brooklyn. They loved the Brooklyn Winery so they decided it had to be the place for the ceremony and also the reception. Sacha and Ricardo wanted everything to be perfect as all couples do. They truly put their heart and soul in the planning and choices of every little detail for their special day. From her gorgeous wedding dress made by Rebecca Schoneveld to her floral arrangements and bouquets that were artfully created by Rebecca Shepherd floral design, everything came together perfectly. Her bridesmaids pretty blue dresses were from BHLDN and complimented the groomsmen so wonderfully with their dashing navy suits from robbieandco. The winery was adorned with two beautiful sprays of flowers atop the wine barrels with the most lovely greens and lovely pink flowers consisting of many cherry blossom stems mixed with beautiful spring flowers. It brought such a elegant atmosphere for the ceremony.
Sacha chose the Wythe Hotel located in the heart of Williamsburg to get ready for her big day. The heartbeat of this sweet town is just perfect. I love the location of the Wythe hotel which is situated on a corner and has the prettiest sign ever! Everything was so nice and close in proximity which made it so nice for all of their guests. It was the perfect place to spend the night before her wedding knowing she would be waking up to the warmth and glow of the NYC skyline.
One really special part in particular of the wedding day was having their three handsome nephews and sassy little niece as part of their bridal party. The kids absolutely stole the show as kids always do. Seriously they were the cutest little people ever and each one made it down the aisle!
After a full day of getting ready, Sacha surrounded by her closest friends and Ricardo just hanging with the guys in their apartment, it was time for their first look. As it turned out to be a rainy day, we were still able to do so outdoors and the photos were quite adorable with the pretty umbrellas that Ricardo and Sacha hid under. I never appreciated those dancing little raindrops before and they added a special little touch to the photographs. From there we all headed over to the winery for some portraits, bridal party fun shots and the family portraits. As it was raining, we needed to do all of our photos for the day inside and the winery could not have been more perfect in every way for our scenery. When it did clear up a little, we actually were able to step outside for some fun shots.
Following the ceremony, the party began with an awesome cocktail hour followed by great food, fabulous wine and it continued on until the midnight hour with laughter and dancing filling every ounce of the winery. It was a beautiful celebration of a perfect couple!
Vendors: Photographer: deborahannphotography | Second Photographer: Cinnamon Wolfe Photography | Florist: rebeccashepherdfloraldesign | Wedding Dress: rebeccaschoneveld | Venue: Brooklyn Winery | Hotel: Wythe Hotel | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedos: Robbie & Co. | Bridal Shoes: BHLDN | Cake: Baked | Videographer: LVL13 | Hair and Makeup: Kerry-Lou Brehm | Invitation Suite: Invitations and Beyond | DJ: Funktion67
We know you'll think that this wedding is incredible, but when you hear the story of Beth + Pete's wedding day (and how they kept their wedding location a SECRET!!), you'll love it even more. This stunning New York City wedding from Amy Rizzuto was held at The River Cafe with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, and everything from Beth's shoes to their yellow cab were iconic New York.
From Amy: Beth and Pete truly had a FABULOUS NYC wedding! They were married on June 29th, seven years to the day from when they began dating. This fun-loving couple, along with 35 of their closest family and friends, traveled from New Zealand and the UK for a day full of surprises. Beth and Pete decided to keep the venue and all the details of the day a secret from their guests! Excitement built as a school bus pulled up to the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park to escort guests to the venue. They took in views of South Street Seaport and the Statue of Liberty as they crossed over the Brooklyn Bridge. Cheers could be heard as they pulled up to the iconic River Cafe! The sun danced across the Manhattan skyline creating a breathtaking view for Beth and Pete’s ceremony. After a champagne toast at cocktail hour, a gospel choir showed up and gave an incredible performance! A vintage taxi drove Beth and Pete down cobblestone streets to our portrait locations where we captured some of the most beautiful sunset portraits EVER! Sweet toasts were given, fairy lights twinkled in the surrounding gardens, and a miniature chocolate Brooklyn Bridge made the perfect sweet treat at the end of the evening.
Vendors: Photographer: Amy Rizzuto Photography, Second Photographer- Mekina Saylor, Assistant Photographer- Cinnamon Wolfe | Venue: The River Cafe | Bride’s Getting Ready Location: Ritz Carlton in Battery Park | Groom’s Getting Ready Location: Hotel Hugo | Hair and Make-Up: Ashleigh from MG Hair & Makeup | Florist: Fleur du Mois | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake: Carlos Bakery | First Dance Song: No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo