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Long Island Wedding w/ Matthew Sowa Photography

There is so much to say about this wedding, it is really hard to even start. Stephanie and I met one day through her DJ who referred her to me, and we immediately became friends. It was strangely easy, so much so that when I finally met Angelo, he asked "wait, you guys didn't meet  before this? So you don't know each other?" That's how our relationship started and has stayed since. There are a million other reasons why this particular wedding is so important to me but the reality is that it was a bitter sweet moment for me to end our constant emails, phone calls and text messages leading up to the day. Even when we walked into the reception room for their first look, Angelo said 'OK let's see what you two ladies put together' I could not stop laughing. Stephanie and I literally planned out every detail together and it was so easy considering we have the same sense of style, humor and view on life and love. Writing this and reliving every memory is such a gift and I will be forever grateful for the love I was allowed to be part of.

All of the love you guys. These pictures just make me swoon so SO hard. I swear I fall in love with these two every time I see them. From the smiles on their faces to their sweet embraces and the love they have for every person in their wedding party. By far the best moments are truly captured on here!

Stephanie and Angelo's reception was so incredible for a million different reasons. First, the music was insane. We had a DJ and a percussionist AND an electric violinist and guitarist. If you know anything about me, you know that live music is my love language so I was in heaven! DJ Steve had everyone on the dance floor, the entire, night. It was truly breathtaking to watch and experience. Also, gold flatware? Check. All gold everything all day everyday if possible.

To my sweet friends, I go through these images and relive my entire experience chatting, laughing and sharing these incredible moments with you both. I am over the moon excited for your next journey as parents and can't wait to celebrate with you/for you in the near future. The best of wishes to the new #KisiePartyofThree!

For more amazing pictures, check out the feature on Aisle Perfect xoxo

The Wedding Team: Photographer: Matthew Sowa Photography // Wedding Planner: Dulce Dreams Events // Reception Venue: Jericho Terrace Catering: Jericho Terrace // Flowers: Flowers By Brian // Cake: Ana Parzych Cakes // Hair: Ramona Azcona // Make Up: MJ Forte // Stationery: By Invitation Only Ink // Cinematography: Orange Films // DJ:OperaQ | Violinist: Music by Gigi

Alder Manor Wedding w/ Charlie Juliet Photography

There is so much to say about this wedding. First, Sara and Collin are by far one of the sweetest couple I have had the privilege of knowing. The love they have for each other is so sincere and honest, it was easy to feel like you were left out of the prettiest little world they both created and lived in together. Somehow, you just want to be a part of it, because it seemed just absolutely beautiful. The three of us met one cold crisp November day about a month or so after their engagement. We discussed everything they imaged for their wedding day and I have to say, I knew exactly what they were looking for. Old, Southern charm and pure elegance with a little hint of New York City flavor- the place where they both met and fell in love. After about a month or so of searching for the perfect venue, we found Alder Manor, tucked away in Yonkers amongst the most beautiful scenery you could ever imagine. Sara and Collin fell in love with it immediately and thus began our adventure planning their big day.

When Sara and I began speaking about their big day we discussed the feeling she wanted to evoke in her guests. We concluded with "southern charm in the big city". Both Sara and Collin are transplants from the South and wanted to display their background and upbringing in certain parts of their day, as well as their love affair in the big city. We chose a jewel tone color palette that would pop against the broken yet astonishing charm of the old manor.

After the ceremony guests walked through the garden to the outdoor patio area which was adorned with beautiful string lights and a bowl of rose buds which were made for guests to use as a hair piece. An ode to the bride's experience while studying abroad in Italy and to where they were engaged! Guests nibbled on an exquisite raw bar and toasted with whiskey and lemon drop martinis courtesy of the bride and groom's favorite drinks.

This beautiful hand written seating chart was done by the ever so talented groom! Sara and I thought it was so funny that Collin had such impeccable penmanship. We knew we had to commission him for this task and we couldn't have been happier with the result!

Patina Rentals provided the sexiest lounge area we could have ever asked for. Old world charm and glamour? Yes please. Sara and Collin fit in with their surroundings like a glove.

A very interesting fact; our beautiful bride Sara has a Native American ancestry. As a nod to her background, we added a gold dipped feather to her invitation suite as well as an adornment on each place setting. One of my absolutely favorite details of their entire wedding experience.

I hope you enjoyed reliving Sara and Collin's beautiful jewel toned wedding! They were such a dream to work with and their entire wedding experiences is one that I will take with me for the rest of my life. Pure joy and happiness throughout. To see more of their wedding, see their full feature on Brides. Cheers to so much love and happiness! xoxo - Ash

The Wedding Team: Photographer: Charlie Juliet Photography // Wedding Planner: Dulce Dreams Events // Hair: Styles on B // Makeup: Nicole Sievers // Florist: Violet and Verde // Invitations: Suite Paperie // Music: Dream Team Band // Catering: Chefs at Work // Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop // Rentals: Patina Vintage Furniture Rentals and Broadway Party Rentals // Videographer: Yellow Hook Productions // Photographer: // Venue: Alder Manor