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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.

SECOND Floor Wedding : Jolie & Shay

New York, NY - February 24, 2020

A Spring wedding at SECOND floor NYC



When I was going back through the images for this wedding to blog this week I thought, “man, this was a cool wedding”.   The venue itself is awesome with its windowed terrace that opens up fully to become a patio under the night sky.  A megatron across the courtyard can be customized to display a slideshow for guests (and all other New Yorkers, for that matter) to view throughout the reception.  On this particular occasion, we produced a same day slideshow during cocktail hour to feature images from the ceremony and portraits session.


If that weren’t enough, decor by August Sage & Violet created a sophisticated island destination feel while still managing to maintain a slick urban atmosphere.  This created an amazing ambiance that kept the party alive along with Starlight Music, clearly one of the best wedding bands in New York.  


There’s something about Jolie & Shay together that I feel looks so good in black and white.  I think you’ll agree..



Photography: Brian Hatton
Venue: SECOND Floor
Wedding Dress: One Day
Brides’ Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Attire: Suitsupply
Floral Design: August Sage & Violet
Planner: Blossom Events w/ Bree Swartz
Catering: Laurent Tourondel of SECOND
Stationery: Champagne Press
Band: Starlight Music