North Carolina Wedding of Ashley + James – Preperations

I first met Ashley around 7 years ago, when she was just a teen and building her professional modeling portfolio.  Ashley went on to have a successful international modeling career and several years ago she even met the love of her life, James! Well, she was just thrilled when he proposed marriage and I was delighted to photograph her wedding! Did I forget to mention that Ashley is a 2 time cancer survivor? Yes, she is my hero, as are all those who fight the courageous battle. James has been by her side during her fight and what a wonderful celebration hope and a future it was. Some of you may recognize Ashley from this years premier episode of “Say Yes to the Dress“.  Her entire family helped her choose her perfect gown at Kleinfelds in New York City. Check back for their ceremony!

Ceremony: Winterville Free Will Baptist Church, Winterville, NC

Reception Venue: Rock Springs Center, Greenville, NC

Floral and Décor: Tiers of Joy by Donna Vance

Hair and Makeup: Sherri Jessee

Gown: Henry Roth from Kleinfields NYC

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Music: Matt Butterworth of Ultra Mix Events

    

Angela Martinez - I was browsing to see if I could find the episode of “say yes to the dress” and found this. You look beautiful! I am so glad I could be a part of your special day in making your veil.

Jerry McRoy - Miss Marie,

I am so very happy that you were there to capture Ashley’s most special day. Even though a wedding is always a special event, the significance of the event is magnified when the bride has survived brushes with death – Not once, but twice. Ashley’s faith has brought her through and now that she has met a married her Prince Charming, I wish for her a lifetime of happiness.

Jerry McRoy
(Ashley’s Dad)

Sherri Jessee - LOVE all the photos. It was an honor to be part of such a wonderful day with such sweet people!
My favorite pic is Ashley with her dad. Captures the sweet moment so well it brings tears to my eyes.
Great job, Marie.

Tamm - Absolutely beautiful Marie!!!

Oheka Castle Wedding of Nicole + Brian – Part 2

Here are some more images of the beautiful wedding of Nicole and Brian at Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY. I was one lucky wedding photographer with the winds of Long Island assisting me with some perfect veil shots. Sometimes you just get lucky!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

Décor and Floral Design:  Matthew Lynch of Atlas Floral Design

   Bridal Gown: Designed by Bride

Bridesmaids gowns: Aidan Mattox

Hair: Elin Nyerg

Makeup: Wendi M

Invitations and Monogram: William Arthur

 
    

Oheka Castle Wedding of Nicole + Brian -Part 1

Though there was still a little “nip” in the air and nothing was budding on the trees, there could have not been a more beautiful location for Nicole and Brian’s early Spring wedding. The Bride actually designed her own wedding gown fashioned after a runway inspired gown that she has seen. It was one of a kind and just perfect for her. Family and friends gathered around the grand staircase at Oheka Castle for the “reveal”, prior to the couple strolling the grounds of the Estate for some portraits. We started with the front of the estate …… check back tomorrow for the “backyard” portraits!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

Décor and Floral Design:  Matthew Lynch of Atlas Floral Design

   Bridal Gown: Designed by Bride

Bridesmaids gowns: Aidan Mattox

Hair: Elin Nyerg

Makeup: Wendi M

Invitations and Monogram: William Arthur

    

Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding Editorial

I am so over winter. I thought I share some images that I did awhile back at Mallard Island Yacht Club. Oh please, bring back the days of summer!

 

Venue: Mallard Island Yacht Club , Manahawkin, NJ

Floral and Décor: Michelle Indorato- Santanello of MDS Floral Design, Manahawkin, NJ

Model: Ana Maria Lawson of Click Models

Makeup: Beke Beau

Hair: Brittany Cunningham of Architeqt Salon

Bridal Gowns: Bridal Garden, Marlton, NJ

Invitations: Stephanie Somodi, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Headpiece:  Maria Eleina Headpieces

 
    

Pomme Wedding of Stefanie + Larry

I was just so happy to be back at Pomme in Radnor, PA. It’s just such a perfect and magical setting for a springtime wedding. The smell of lavender was in the air thanks to the beautiful flowers and décor of Table Art. The wedding of Stefanie and Larry was actually a real life “Brady Bunch”. The two dated in high school and went their separate ways. They married and were the parents of a son and a daughter. Years later they were single again and they met up and formed a wonderful and loving family. They wedding was about celebrating family. Their children were such an essential part of their wedding day. They walked their parents down the aisle and stood by their sides under the chuppah.Wedding Planner: Gina Sole
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pomme
Videographer: Cinemacake
Flowers and design: Table Art
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Caterer: Peachtree & Ward
Wedding Cake: Violet Sky Bakery
Entertainment: Dreamtime
Hair Stylist: Rosa Martinez
Makeup Artist: Cheekadee Makeup
Stationary: La Petite Fleur

    

Crystal Tea Room Wedding of Mary + Nick

In honor of the LAST snow of Winter ’14 I thought I’d share Mary and Nick’s delightful snowy wedding day! Yes, a snowy can be beautiful but I’m definitely ready for some green!

Event Planner: Kristin Barse of Bel Momento Weddings and Special Events

Décor and Floral Design:  Mum’s the Word

Bridal Preparations: Courtyard Marriott Downtown

Ceremony: Saint Nicholas of Tolentine

Reception Venue: Crystal Tea Room

   Bridal Gown: Watters from The Bridal Garden

Shoes: Ann Taylor

Hair: Bonnie Principato of Spice Salon

Makeup: Face the Occasion

Cake: Termini’s

   Music: Center Stage Entertainment

Invitations and Monogram: Papel Custom Design

Videographer: Walsh Video

    

Philadelphia Wedding of Mary + Nick

Mary and Nick came all the way from sunny California (and I came back from Hawaii) for their Philadelphia wedding. We were all hoping for a light snow to capture that winter in Philadelphia feel. When the day started it was rain, but what a lucky pair….. when we left the church, after their “I Do’s”, the rain had changed to a light fluffy flurry. Just the kind of snow photographers hope for on a wedding day. It was so great to again work with Kristin Barse and her team of Bel Momento Weddings and Special Events . The day went as smooth as a sunny spring day (which I hope will come sometime).  Check back for their snowy portraits around Philadelphia and their grand reception at the Crystal Tea Room.

Event Planner: Kristin Barse of Bel Momento Weddings and Special Events

Décor and Floral Design:  Mum’s the Word

Bridal Preparations: Courtyard Marriott Downtown

Ceremony: Saint Nicholas of Tolentine

Reception Venue: Crystal Tea Room

   Bridal Gown: Watters from The Bridal Garden

Shoes: Ann Taylor

Hair: Bonnie Principato of Spice Salon

Makeup: Face the Occasion

Cake: Termini’s

   Music: Center Stage Entertainment

Invitations and Monogram: Papel Custom Design

Videographer: Walsh Video