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Capitale Wedding : Jenn & Mike

New York, NY - May 19, 2020

At the end of February, with a bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocket, I made my way downtown for a glorious wedding at Capitale on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Looking back I feel completely relieved for Jenn & Mike that they were able to fit this in before everything got shut down. The next weekend, I had a wedding canceled just hours before.

Getting ready at Public Hotel, Jenn was surrounded by friends and family as she was wrapped up in final preparations before seeing Mike. Using Public Hotel as a starting point added a modern element to the day before entering the old New York charm of Capitale, the former Bowery Savings Bank. After a first look at the base of Public’s iconic elevator bank, we took some photos around the hotel and out on the street, braving the winter chill.

With its soaring ceilings, guests entering Capitale were greeted with a magical atmosphere complete with aerialists, a huge band, and elegant decor by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Designs.

Museum of the Moving Image Wedding : Kate & Joe

Queens, NY - March 25, 2020

A summer wedding at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NY.


It’s positively nuts sitting here in the middle of this coronavirus outbreak and looking back at people going about their wedding days and living life normally. That said, this was a positively joyful wedding at a super cool venue and I thoroughly enjoyed getting out of my COVID bubble for a moment to put this together!

Getting ready down the street at The Collective Paper Factory, Kate & Joe got ready with all their friends and then enjoyed a first look before we walked the few blocks to the Museum of the Moving Image. It was a bright, vibrant August day which echoed the fun floral bridesmaids dresses and decor. Guests arrived and were ushered into the museum’s theater which is a striking, unusual setting for a wedding ceremony. It’s kind of like going to the movies!

After that it was time to party which is especially fun at the Moving Image because for this particular wedding, the Jim Hensen exhibit was underway. Guests have the opportunity to get up and explore the exhibitions and they absolutely took advantage of this!

Temple Emanu-El Wedding : Venue Spotlight

Closter, NJ - March 21, 2020


Temple Emanu-El of Closter located in the Northern Valley of Bergen County, NJ is a beautiful setting for a Jewish wedding. Located just 15 minutes from Manhattan’s George Washington Bridge, its central location makes it an easy destination for guests all around the Tri-State. With a lovely bridal suite, sanctuary and reception hall on site, there’s no reason to leave the grounds keeping those wedding day logistics to a minimum. Tucked back in the woods, it gives off an intimate feeling as you wind down the tree lined path.