Amanda and Ben were married on February 10th, with a ceremony and reception at the St. Regis in New York City.
A Classic NYC Wedding at the St. Regis
It was a bit of a gray day in New York, with off and on rain, but that wasn’t about to stop Amanda and Ben from having a gorgeous wedding at the beautiful St. Regis. With its rich golden tones and classic New York ambiance, this was the perfect setting no matter the weather. This iconic New York venue is one of my favorites to photograph at, especially because you’re so well-taken care of, with everything you need all in one location.
I began by photographing Amanda as she finished up her hair and makeup and put on her dress with her mom. With some of her best friends around, the atmosphere of the Dior Suite was brimming with excitement.
After a first look in one of the event spaces, we took advantage of the covered entryway to the hotel for some portraits of Amanda and Ben together before their tisch and bedeken leading up to the ceremony with their family.
The ceremony room was lit in a blush color that set an intimate mood, with gorgeous arrangements by Putnam & Putnam flowers as well. Amanda’s vision was to bring the look of old Dutch still-lifes to the décor to complement the classic feel of the hotel, and I think she definitely accomplished that.
Ben and Amanda incorporated elements of traditional Jewish ceremonies into the wedding itself, with readings of the 7 blessings and an amazing cantor. They also added musical elements—which was particularly important to Amanda, who is herself a violinist.
That musical theme carried through into the cocktail hour, which had a live band setting the tone for the evening, before we went to the roof-level ballroom at the St. Regis, with its signature sky painted onto the ceiling, to celebrate.
Amanda & Ben, thank you for having me as part of your wedding. I wish you all the best and hope to run into you some time at Lincoln Center!
Wedding Gown: Amsale
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Cake: Ron Ben Israel
Florist: Putnam & Putnam
Stationary: Dempsey & Carroll
Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren