Lacey and Steven – Reggae, rum and romance – You’d expect a Rockefeller event at the family’s Kykuit estate to be formal, but this was in the playhouse, and play they did! At Lacey and Steven’s Caribbean-themed engagement party, Hawaiian shirts, straw hats, rum cocktails and limbo sticks ruled, all to the beat of steel drums and reggae. A far cry from the dorm they met in at Boston College or the solitary reservoir walk they took last Thanksgiving weekend, where Steven proposed. The way this group partied, the wedding should be even more of a blast, though we bet those Goombay Smashes will be replaced by champagne.
Types of Photography Archives: Engagement Party
Maris and Ryan – They’ll take Manhattan –
We love feedback, especially when it includes phrases like “perfectly captured the essence of who they are…” That’s from Maris’ stepmom, viewing our engagement-party shots of Maris and Ryan’s stroll through a verdant Central Park and later, at the elegant Lotos Club nearby. The Club may be known for its refined tradition, but this couple is totally modern: they met on a dating website!
Brooke and Jordan – A Model Wedding
When we shot this couple’s engagement photos, we couldn’t imagine them looking any more celebrity-gorgeous. Well, we were wrong! The Long Island Sound backdrop, the sun-streaked sky, the bride in strapless lace, bridesmaids in flowing powder blue… we felt like paparazzi! Did that sailboat just happen to float by after the ceremony, backlit by sunset? Our photos pretty much took themselves, including at the tented reception, where the couple danced to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” How could anyone not, with a setting this stunning.
Surrounded by water, love flows – Engagement Party
Water may bring life, but in Kristina and Chris’ case, it also brings love. They met in the Hamptons, Chris proposed on a dock there, they had their engagement party at Manhattan’s Water Club and the bridal shower at Rye’s American Yacht Club. “It was pretty much love at first sight,” says Kristina, and 3 1/2 years later, they will wed, where else!? In view of the sea, on Bermuda. We photographed Kristina’s sister’s engagement party a few years ago, also at the Yacht Club, and are thrilled to catch this next wave!
Stormy Weather to Sunny Skies – Engagement Photos
Candlelit rooms are usually an indulgence, not a necessity, but it worked for Kristin and Bryan. That was their backdrop during Hurricane Sandy, when Bryan was left without power. Just two days after meeting, their meals came from Kristin’s coolers instead of restaurants, their movies from her laptop instead of the multiplex. When the electricity returned, theirs was already flowing! The power surged this past Christmas Eve with Bryan’s proposal, and sparks will be flying this fall at their wedding in Montauk.
Beauty and Brains – Engagement Party Photographs
Young couples in love are always beautiful, but was this engagement party doubling as a Tommy Hilfiger shoot? The women slender, hair flowing; the men in navy blazers and pastel button-downs; the backdrop the rippling Long Island Sound. Anna Wintour was nowhere to be found, but she wasn’t missed among the 120 guests at Rye’s American Yacht Club swaying to Latin rhythms on a balmy summer’s eve. That’s the beauty part; the brains part began 3 1/2 years ago at Oxford, where the bride- and groom-to-be met while studying. Yup, we thought, guess it is possible to have it all!