{ seaside wedding | naples wedding photography }

Happy Summer!!! On the beach in Naples and was reminded of one of my favorite beach weddings shot here.

Naples Bay Resort and Marina and the Old Port Royal Club hosted this gorgeous couple’s nuptial weekend.

venue: old port royal club, naples
hotel/prep venue: naples bay resort and marina, naples
bridal gown: reem acra
bridal shoes: adrianna papell

{ deanna + manny | santa monica pier carousel | santa monica wedding photography }

Deanna + Manny’s “Vintage Carousel” wedding at the Santa Monica Pier was as wonderful as it was unique!!!!

The bride readied at the historic Georgian Hotel, across from the beach. Dressed in Sophia Tolli Couture with layers of mocha tulle, and matching Badgley Mischka’s with a to-die-for jeweled heel… she was just breathtaking.

Florals + bouquets of tulips, calla lilies and wildflowers, by Burlap + Rose matched the plum/lavender palette perfectly.

Following a romantic behind the door first look, the couple nuzzled on the art deco veranda, then dodged the raindrops for portraits at Palisades Park overlooking the Pacific, before heading to the Carousel + Loof Hippodrome just after sunset. They exchanged tear-jerking vows before family and friends at the historic landmark, followed by a group ride on the antique horses by all attendees.

Coordinated by Jennifer Toth Clary, the reception space was transformed into a vintage parlor, with antique furniture, lace table coverings, and fine vintage china by Bella Vita Vintage Rentals.

The bride’s love of “Hot Air Balloons” was realized by the amazing “Love is the Air” themed dessert room!!! Designed by bDASHd Event Planning + Bakery, these incredible confections, and their presentation, were beyond compare. Due to zoning issues, the couple was unable to depart in an actual balloon, so the wedding cake by Jennifer Johnson for Johnson’s Custom Cakes was the next best thing, as this pastry chef extraordinaire actually designed a fondant replica of the newlyweds in a gold and plum basket as the top layer.

venue: the carousel at the santa monica pier, santa monica, california
hotel venue: the georgian hotel, santa monica

bridal gown: sophia tolli
bridal shoes: badgley mischka
bridal makeup artistry + hair styling: makeup by selvy michelle

vintage décor: bella vita vintage rentals
florals: burlap + rose
coordination: jennifer toth clary
desserts + dessert room decor: bDASHd event planning and bakery
cake: johnson’s custom cakes by jennifer johnson
catering: a classy party to remember
dj, lighting + photobooth: jj the dj

{ sarah + james | the breakers | palm beach wedding photography }

Sarah & James’ destination wedding took place at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

The bride was dressed to perfection in a light-peach chiffon Jim Hjelm Couture gown, a trendy ombre veil and silver Louboutins. Eye popping pastel florals created by Design Studio at the Breakers were just the right touch.

The ceremony on the ocean lawn, was chock full of eclectic readings, and their personal vows included important life promises, such as the bride’s vow to take the groom to Disney World annually. Following the cocktail party by the sea, a formal reception was held in the fabulous Circle Ballroom, featuring romantic pastel rose and peony table décor, and a dreamy four-tier sugar spun cake w. peach rose accents by the Cake Shop at the Breakers.

venue: the breakers, palm beach
florals + décor: design studio at the breakers
event management: sal racicot for the breakers
bridal gown: jim hjelm
bridal salon: kleinfelds, new york
bridal shoes: christian louboutin
groom’s tuxedo: tom ford
groom’s shoes: prada
rings: tiffany + co.
hair + makeup styling: team beauti
cake: cake shop at the breakers

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{ grace + zongda | ritz-carlton battery park city | new york wedding photography }


The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park was the ideal backdrop for Grace and Zongda’s fall nuptials. The bride, was absolutely stunning in her Ines di Santo gowns. (yes, plural!!!) One for the ceremony, and one for the reception… each to die for, and accompanied by unique hair styles. Her blush palette was integrated into her eclectic room decor and her bridesmaids’ gorgeous Lazaro gowns.

The weather was picture perfect. For hours prior to the sunset ceremony, we had the most amazing time shooting along the water, in both Wagner and Battery Parks. The couple were so in love and every image told their story. They were an absolute delight to work with!

venue: ritz carlton, battery park city, new york
florals + décor: spitz + peck
bridal gown + reception gown: ines di santo
shoes: rené caovilla

bridesmaids dresses: lazaro

groom’s tuxedo: ermenegildo zegna
groom’s bowtie: hermes
groom’s shoes: salvatore ferragamo

hair styling: dm luxury hair

engagement ring: harry winston
groom’s ring: cartier
jewelry: mondial neuman

orchestra: hank lane

{ grace + zongda | ritz-carlton | battery park city | chinese tea ceremony }


Grace + ZongDa began their wedding day dressing for their chinese tea ceremony. The bride dressed in red silk, and coiffed to perfection, awaited her groom to be, as he had to answer question and perform tasks before he could enter. A traditional tea ceremony with their parents followed.

Stay tuned for Part II… { a white wedding } to come!

{ ceason + drew | the breakers | palm beach wedding photography }

Ceason + Drew’s destination wedding, held at the fabulous Breakers, Palm Beach was the epitome of elegance. The bride was a vision in her couture Carolina Herrera gown, which incorporated champagne and silver. The Magnolia room was awash in candles for a romantic vow exchange, followed by an intimate dinner in the historic Gold Room, beautifully decorated in soft hues of peach, ivory and blush by The Design Studio by the Breakers. Her aptly colored 24k Gold Cake featured one cascading petal confection was a focal point.

venue: the breakers, palm beach
florals + décor: design studio by the breakers
associate director of event sales: kym bichon

gown: carolina herrera
earrings + rings: tiffany + co
bridesmaid’s gown:

hair styling:
makeup artistry:

cake: breakers