Okay. Sit back in your seats. Continue only if you have a lot of time to oooh and ahhh over an AMAZING location, PERFECT weather and an AMAZING couple.
Labor Day Weekend, I traveled to Long Beach NY (go there. now. it’s incredible!) to photograph the wedding of Jocelyn and Joe at the newly opened Allegria Hotel. What made it difficult, like so many of my weddings, was that it got picked up by the gorgeous Merci New York Style Blog — and because they wanted to wait until warmer weather to showcase a beach wedding — we had to wait to talk about it…although a FEW images sneaked out here and there because, frankly, I couldn’t wait perfectly.
I want you to look at the photographs and think about the fact that Jocelyn conceived the concept of sea glass and wove it through the entire wedding. Blues, greens, that soft color that only comes from years of being washed in the ocean — were featured throughout all the details of their wedding. They also got up the next morning at sunrise with the entire wedding party to do a day after session — and both “events” received rave reviews from the blog writers over at Merci New York. Special Thanks to Jessica Weiser for coming all the way from Maine to shoot this wedding with me!!
Things that were cool:
Aforementioned decor and design — Joce even designed, printed and HAND DYED the ribbon on her invites. Sooo beautiful.
Perfect weather. Loving family and friends.
A large crowd on the board walk that participated in the ceremony — seriously, like hundreds of people were watching. It was fun!
Jocelyn and Joe practiced not one but TWO choreographed dances at their reception. I’m talking “Dancing with the Stars” level dances. Super impressive!
A Chinese Tea Ceremony integrated both families
Sparklers at the end of the night.
A Day After Session that ROCKED!
So you can see…it was hard to wait to share these. If you want to peek at the write up on Merci New York click the pic:
Some fun pics from the wedding (wait. day after session also coming!)
And then we all got up at Sunrise. But TOTALLY WORTH IT!