Kate & Luke's Power Plant Productions Wedding Photography: Philadelphia, PA

Congratulations Kate and Luke! 

How We Met:

Luke was out with some friends at a bachelor party, and I was out celebrating a friend's engagement. We met, exchanged some witty banter, and talked every single day since then. The one thing that stood out to me was that Luke would call me on the phone instead of texting. He would call me almost every night and I always looked forward to it! Luke proposed in Central Park, New York. It was a very hot day and I, of course, was complaining that I was really hot and hungry. Luke stopped at a park bench to take some selfies, which he never ever does, so I knew that something was off. He proposed right then and there, and I said, "Of course! Can we eat now?" We then got a couple of hot dogs and cheese fries. It was perfect.

The Wedding Day:

We had an urban, but intimate, relaxed, no pressure, local wedding day. We both live in Philadelphia, where we are raising two dobermans together, Knox and Scarlet, who are very much like our children. They attended the wedding in spirit and cardboard cut outs that managed to make their way around the entire evening. Our wedding consisted of neutral colors and was timeless, but incorporated a natural feel (Luke grew up on a farm in a town of 800!). We had no formal sit-down dinner because we wanted everyone up, mingling, and dancing. We love being social, having fun, and have a hard time taking anything seriously. Family and friends made the day really special by Luke's sister singing a song during the ceremony and family members officiated the ceremony.

 

Kate's Wedding Planning Tip:

Start early! Stay calm! Remember to have fun with it, no matter what!

 

Venue: Power Plant Productions

Florist: Petals Lane

Catering: Power Plant Catering

Wedding DJ: Play Something Good

Officiant: Mike Poli

Wedding Planner: Natalie Diener & Dina Steiner

Invitations: Paper Tree Studio

Bridal Gown Designer: Watters from Lovely Bride

Bridal Hair by: Dina Alon Studio

Bridal Makeup by: Veronica Lopez from Rescue Spa

Wedding Bands and Engagement Ring by: Steven Singer Jewelers

Groom's Attire by: Indochino

Honeymoon: Iceland, Paris, Brussels, & Amsterdam.

 

 

Charlie & Leslie's Tappan Hill Mansion Wedding Photography: Tarrytown, NY

It couldn't have been a more beautiful day at Tappan Hill Mansion for Charlie & Leslie's New York Summer Affair Wedding. The evening was timeless and elegant celebration with non stop fun.

How We Met:

Charlie and Leslie were originally setup by Leslie's former roommate, who thought they would be a perfect match. At the time, Leslie was living in Connecticut and Charlie was living in Boston but they got the chance to meet (while Leslie was in her pajamas nonetheless) and after that night, ended up doing long distance for the next 9 months until Leslie finally made the move to Boston. Charlie's proposal plan was to take Leslie out on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Unfortunately when they got there, the winds were whipping and the ride was called off. Charlie improvised and ended up driving Leslie another 30 minutes to the NH coastline and took her out for a sunrise beach walk (they had the whole place to themselves). After a short walk, Charlie got down on one knee and popped the big question

The Wedding Day:

Charlie and Leslie wanted a venue that was private and would allow them to get married where they felt like they were away from the rest of the world. The two fell in love with Tappan Hill Mansion, as it sits on top of a hill overlooking the Hudson River with nothing but natural views of the river, mountains and rolling hills and trees. The natural beauty of the estate, and the fact that every room the wedding took place in has floor to ceiling windows, the guests will experience the beauty of the outdoors while enjoying the evening. Charlie & Leslie love the history of the estate (Charlie is a big history buff) and loves that it's the former home of Mark Twain. The two both love homes with character (we both grew up in historical homes) and this place has it all! Aside from the serenity and natural beauty both inside and out of our venue, we are both total foodies and appreciate great entertainment. The incredible food and band will highlight our evening celebration.

The evening included details of his and hers signature cocktail (Dark 'n Stormys for him, Fountain of Youth for her) which are their favorite go-to-summer drink! Charlie was in a band for many years and surprised guests by joining the band on guitar, and the couple made sure to include some of their favorite foods as a couple such as sushi, avocado toast and chocolate chip cookie dough!

Leslie's Wedding Planning Tip:

TheKnot.com was great for providing checklists and offering a beautiful free website. I would also recommend creating a spreadsheet in advance with all of the expenses you anticipate for the wedding (make sure you overestimate on everything) this way as you go along, coming in under budget will be an added bonus! It also helps to keep you organized in real time along the way.

Venue: Tappan Hill Mansion

Florist: House of Flowers NY

Catering: Abigail Kirsch

Wedding Band: NYCswing

Officiant: Angela Maddalone

Videographer: Milestone Video Production

Invitations: Allure Invitations

Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridal Jewelry: David Yurman

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: Ashley Lauren Beauty Lounge

Honeymoon: Montauk Mini Moon & South Africa or Croatia next year.

 

Molly & Aaron's New York City Engagement Photography: Grand Central & Central Park, NYC

Wow! These two had me laughing for an entire two hours. We had a mini NYC engagement tour of all Molly & Aarons favorite places in NYC. We visited Grand Central where they caught the train everyday, St Regis where they had their first date, and explored Central Park. Molly & Aaron met at work in NYC awhile back, when they bonded over their common love of the Buffalo Bills & Western Upstate New York. "We've been obsessed with each other ever since," says Molly.  Aaron completely surprise Molly with his proposal on a rooftop bar in Rochester, NY, where they will have their wedding next year. I can't wait!

Leslie & Charlie's The Kittle House Rehearsal Dinner Photography: Chappaqua, NY

Rehearsal Dinner's are such an amazing and important part of the wedding day weekend. I love when I have the opportunity to photograph a couple with their friends and family in a casual, stress free environment on the eve of their wedding day. It's amazing to hear the truly intimate family stories and watch the sweet interactions between all. Leslie and Charlie were introduced by a friend who knew they were perfect for one another. After a first meeting (in pajamas!) the two dated long distance for almost a year, until Leslie made a move to Boston where Charlie was. After many travel adventures together, trail runs, summer paddle boarding, and winter skiing, the two were incredibly excited to capture the eve on their wedding day.

 

Venue: Crabtree's Kittle House