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
Rustic Wedding Video | Cedar Lakes Cabin
Amy and Brandon were married in sleep-away camp style at Cedar Lakes Cabins in Port Jervis, New Jersey. They chose the venue because they were attracted to the idea of making it a fun active weekend with family and close friends. One of the things we like to ask our couples is the story of how they got together. Amy and Brandon met online, but during their first date they discovered that they actually had been living right across the street from each other. These are the kind of details you can only get by doing your research and speaking with the couple before the wedding day.
We set their first look up near a lake with Brandon standing on an intimate dock while Amy approached him. This allowed us and the photographer to get creative sequences with the bride and groom before the formalities kicked in. By the time the bride walked down the aisle the sun was completely down and we provided additional film lighting outside. This made it possible for us to capture the ceremony as it was literally pitch black outside.
“We Can Make It” by Bastian | Music licensed by Audiosocket
Photographer: Douglas Benedict
Wedding Planner: Amy Hardisty, White Hall Events
Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate
Flowers: Meg Low/ That Time Events
Cake: Sweet Love and Cake
Catering: Cedar Lakes Estate, Lisa Karvellas
Hair: Tovah Avigail
Make Up: Ashlee Glazer
Sometimes we get the opportunity to film a wedding for someone we know. Turns out Dylan is the cousin of RJ Weyant, one of Pennylane’s very own filmmaker and post production supervisor. Rather than being a guest at the ceremony, RJ was filming all day long. At the reception, after the first dance, he finally decided to relax and enjoy the rest of the party which he should have done all day long. This shows you the passion and drive behind RJ as a filmmaker and friend.
Danielle and Dylan met by accident one day when Dylan friended her online, thinking she was an old friend from high school with the same exact name. Danielle sent him a message asking if they knew each other. They began talking and soon realized there was a connection. The morning of their wedding, Danielle began at the salon while Dylan was at home, passing the time with their dog Finley. They got the dog together two years ago and she has been a close part of their family ever since.
The ceremony took place at St. Francis de Sales Church, in Patchogue, New York followed by a quick stop at Islip Grange Park in Sayville for some photos with Year and a Day Photography. Belinda and Lauren were great photographers to work with and we got some amazing shots in front of the old historical buildings in the park. The day ended with their reception taking place at Lands End in Sayville, NY
– Director: Adam Forgione
– Editor: RJ Weyant
– Camera: Adam Forgione, RJ Weyant, Bobby Shortle, Sean King
– Flyer: Glidecam
– Cams: Canon C100 + 5DMK3
– Lenses: Canon L-Series, Zeiss
– Color Grading: Davinci Resolve
– Music licensed: The Music Bed
Photographer : “year and a day” photography – lauren + belinda
Venue : Lands End
Church: St. Francis de Sales Church, Patchogue, NY
Priest : (Deacon) Francisco DiazGranados
Wedding planner : Danielle VandeWalle
Entertainment : Barattini Productions
Salon: Joseph Gregory
Floral Design : Bayport Florist
Bride Dress : Maggie Sottero “Blakely”
Bride Shoes : Macy’s
Groom Tux : Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses : Bill Levkof
Rings : Helzberg Jewelers