Mariel and Jamie love the Hamptons. So it’s no surprise that they would plan the most important day of their lives to take place here. Ironically, one of Mariel’s close family friends recently bought a beautiful horse farm in the Hamptons and Mariel’s dad happen to see it. Once he saw the staircase, he said “Mariel is going to get married here one day.” Fast forward to their engagement party, that same family friend surprised the bride and groom by offering the home for their wedding location. Of course they said “yes.” The weekend started off at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club for their rehearsal dinner followed by a beautiful bonfire on the beach after dessert. The next day was the big day. The ceremony took place right next to the reception tent during sunset followed by an outdoor cocktail hour. The reception was decorated like a dream wedding featuring all-star entertainment by Marianne Bennett Productions. We had the pleasure of working with talented photographer Ira Lippke and his team of Ira Lippke Studios as well as the mastermind behind all the planning Sofia Crokos and her team at Sofia Crokos Events. Music licensed by Music Bed Aegis by Jordan Critz Stadium Lights by Airplanes
Event Planning: Sofia Crokos Events Photography: Ira Lippke Studios Entertainment: Marianne Bennett Productions Floral & Event Design: Ron Wendt Design Lighting: Luminous Designs & Tommy Ortel Catering: Cloud Catering Cake: City Sweets & Confections
Their are certain milestones in your life that stand out above others. Getting married, having a child and graduating from a good school are a few of the biggest. These accomplishments can often be as stressful as they are satisfying. People recommend you space these major events out, but Casey and Ehren are doing them all at the same time.
When the couple found out Casey was pregnant they had under 4 months to plan an entire wedding. That’s the kind of pressure that freezes a lot of people. But, with the help of their family and friends they not only pulled it together, they did it with style.
The most impressive thing about the whole day was just how relaxed Casey and Ehren were. They were positive, always had a smile on their faces and never stressed.
Casey and Ehren had their wedding at Tribeca Rooftop. This New York wedding venue is one of our favorites and has stunning views of the city. Casey and Ehren took full advantage of the venue. Saying their vows at sunset with the Freedom Tower and lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.
One of the things most important to the father of the bride was getting some killer drone footage. Anyone that flies drones knows that NYC is about the most daring place to fly a drone so we brought in Daniel Herbert from SkyGear Solutions who did an amazing job.
Check out the Nathan’s photography work on this wedding HERE
Photographer: Nathan Smith from Ira Lippke Studios
Venue: Tribeca Rooftop
Drone: Daniel Herbert | SkyGear Solutions
Flowers: Frank Alexander
Entertainment / Band: Creations Music featuring international recording artist Kim Sozzi
Cake: Lael cakes
Hair Stylist: Rodrigo Padilla / Sally Hershberger
Makeup Artist: Anthea king
Julie and Joseph’s story is right out of a movie. They met by chance in college, lost touch, and then reconnected four years later. Joseph knew then that Julie was the one, but there was a problem. She was moving to Korea. This would have ended most relationships. Except Joseph made the kind of romantic gesture that makes the rest of us look bad. He decided to fly to Korea and to tell her how he felt. We couldn’t have made up a better story if we tried.
Julie and Joseph told us they chose Blue Hill because it reflected who they were as a couple. They love how quaint it is and how it wasn’t a typical wedding ballroom. We love shooting there for exactly the same reason. It’s rustic, beautiful and the food is awesome.
We had a great story to tell and a great venue, but we also had a few outstanding professionals to work with. Anisha Arouza and her planning team from Just About Married kept the day moving and organized. DJ Jason Fioto from Generation Events helped us get the best audio possible.
“Celestial” by Moncrief | Music Licensed by The Music Bed
Day-of Coordinator : Just About Married
Venue : Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Entertainment : Generation Events
Make Up Artist : VickyC5
Hair Stylist : VickyC5
Floral Design : Poppies & Posies
Bride Dress : Marchesa
Bride Shoes : Jimmy Choo
Groom Tux : Hugo Boss
“Everything” by Everyone Moves Away | Music Licensed by The Music Bed
Katy and Daniel didn’t choose The Pierre Hotel just for the classic setting and beautiful ballroom. The venue is very special to the couple because Katy’s grandparents were married there 70 years ago. It’s rare that you can find this kind of emotional attachment to a place and we knew we had to make it the intro to their story.
We also had the pleasure of working with a team of awesome professionals. Justin from Brian Dorsey Photography, Michael Hart Band from Hank Lane Music and planner Brett Cameron were all great creative partners on the day.
At the reception that night we noticed two of the toasts talked heavily about life working out differently than expected. This wasn’t a narrative we had planned going into the wedding, but it became clear that it was a big part of Katy and Daniel’s story. We used this idea as the backbone of the teaser and it even provided the title of the film. We hope you enjoy The Stuff of Life.
DRESS: Monique Lhuillier
CUSTOM LACE BOLERO: Lejla Bruzia at Saks
SHOES: Salvatore Ferragamo
TUXEDO: Hugo Boss
PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Dorsey Studios (Justin Lane & Kim Craven)
MAKEUP: Ashlee Glazer
HAIR: Olivia Halpin
VENUE: The Pierre
CAKE: Sylvia Weinstock
PLANNER: La Maison Fête – Brett Cameron
LIGHTING: Frost Lighting
ENTERTAINMENT: Hank Lane’s Michael Hart Band
INVITATIONS: Crane from My Favorite Things in Tallahassee