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Sleepy Hollow Proposal – Lighthouse Love

September 3, 2019

We love surprise proposals when we can participate, not just observe. Demetri’s had us pouring champagne into his parents’ own wedding goblets and serenading a stunned Kasey with The Beatle’s “Here, There and Everywhere,” complete with guitar accompaniment. Talk about romantic: it doesn’t get much better than the Hudson riverscape at Sleepy Hollow’s Kingsland Point Park, with the couple’s sentimental favorite lighthouse as backdrop. It’s a setting they know well, going back to high school days, when Kasey’s crush on her fiancé began. Hey, we said it’s romantic!

 

 

 

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Croton-on-Hudson Wedding – From Castles to Paradise

July 20, 2019

Fountains and orchids and ducks, oh my! If Lucia and Brian’s engagement was in a castle, their wedding was in paradise! That castle was Napa’s Castle of Love winery, where last summer Brian strategically placed a diamond atop their wine bottle. At their May wedding, that castle was traded for a villa, Croton-on Hudson’s Rivermere.  Lucia was a vision in satin and lace amidst Hudson views, flower-bedecked pools, a chorus of ducks and strolling peacocks. Like we said, paradise!

 

 

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Substance and Style at Westchester Women’s Bar

July 1, 2019

Judge Miller is known for her flashy fashion style. She is also well known for her extraordinary career in the legal profession where she established many firsts.

It was 1953 when Judge Miller entered Harvard Law School in the first class of women. She went on to be the first Democrat to win a contested election to the NY State Supreme Court in 100 years. In 1986 she was the first woman to be appointed as Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department by then Governor Mario Cuomo. Judge Miller presided over what historically became known as the pink bench! For 23 years she worked to deliver justice for families and children. Her most significant accomplishment was her work on the 2010 no fault divorce bill. She continues to be a role model for numerous women lawyers and every member of the judiciary.

It was a thrill to pose Judge Miller in front of her 1961 Rambler American convertible at the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Annual Dinner where she was their honoree!

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26 Bridge Wedding – The nose knows!

February 2, 2019

Most weddings are pretty routine: flowers, ring bearer, vows. But clown noses, red wagons, costumes?  Allie and Josh’s Brooklyn event had them all. Those noses have been with them from first date to proposal to our pre-wedding shoot to ceremony, with extras for guests to pop on! And no ambling down the aisle for the flower girl—theirs was pulled in a wagon. If someone wanted to tone down their formal wear, the family childhood costume collection was available. Nope, not your typical affair, and not one any of us will soon forget.

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Twin Lakes Lodge, Hurley, NY – Truckin’ into the future

January 30, 2019

Andrea and Ben may have bonded over their Grateful Dead fandom, but their wedding was a far cry from psychedelic. OK, a Dead tribute band did serenade them, but roses and skulls were replaced by sunflowers and Andrea’s cascading waves. We don’t recall ever seeing a Victorian gazebo or Grecian wedding gown at a Dead concert either, though the Catskill’s Twin Lakes venue’s lawns could have parked a couple of beflowered old VW buses. Our wish for them: keep happily truckin’ on!

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Kanopi, White Plains Wedding – Two Cultures, one love

January 29, 2019

All weddings join two lives, but this one also joined two cultures. Mari and Aki are wine-tasting, marathon-running Americans but also heritage-loving Japanese. They met at NYU, and married a bit uptown, at White Plains’ modern light-filled Kanopi Restaurant atop the Ritz-Carlton tower. Shooting was a dream in the expansive windowed space, complete with winding staircase and sprawling views. We can’t take credit for introducing them, but we can for marrying them:  we referred them to the officiating judge!

 

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