New York City Beach Storm

“Third Day” by Generdyn | Music licensed by The Music Bed

Alison and Timothy chose one of the most prestigious hotels on Long Island to get married at…the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, New York. And the reason why? Alison told us that they loved the beach and New York City so it would make perfect sense to pick a venue with gorgeous ocean views and the NYC skyline. One problem…. they woke up to the early signs of a hurricane raging outside on the day of their wedding, but this didn’t stop their positive outlook.

While filming the ceremony, we were completely taken by surprise when the fire alarm went off, as if on cue, right in the middle of their vows. Alison and Timothy could have lost it, but instead they burst out in laughter along with the audience and carried on. These are the type of clients we love to work with, and if there’s one thing we love here at Pennylane, it’s when things don’t go as planned like Alison and Timothy’s wedding.

FEATURED VENDORS:
Photographer : Millimeter Photo
Venue : Allegria Hotel, Long Beach, NY
Entertainment : LJDJs
Floral Design : Doris the Florist
Bride Dress : Anne Barge “Avallon”
Bride Shoes : Christian Louboutin “Colibretta”
Groom Tux : BLACK by Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses : Jenny Yoo “Annabelle”
Rings : I. Friedman & Son Jewelers
Make Up Artist: Lianne Pena (e-mail: info@dolceglamour.net)
Hair Stylist: Erkan Usta

Circle on the Beach

“Feel Again” by One Republic | Music licensed by Song Freedom

Sometimes you hear the story of a couple and you just know their is something special. Lauren and Joe had a such long road to their wedding day. They met very young at Chevys in Staten Island, dated and then broke up. They went their separate ways thinking they’d never see each other again. Until many years later when a random Facebook message brought them back together.

Their story became even more amazing when we learned that Joe was one of the first people in the United States to be diagnosed with HIV. He’s been living with the disease and advocating for awareness for almost his entire life.

Lauren and Joe decided to get married on the Jersey Shore and had their ceremony set up right on the beach. Wind is always an issue in these situations, but we were able to save the audio using Bubblebee wind screens. If you are going to be capturing audio outside these are vital to have. The ceremony itself was interesting to shoot because the chairs were set up in a spiral with the bride and groom in the center. These non typical situations really require you to think on your feet and use all your instincts to get the shots you need.

After the ceremony we were under a bit of time crunch, but we still managed to get an creative beach shots with Lauren and Joe. There is nothing like shooting at sunset on the beach and the bride and groom were game for everything that we and Dzemo Halilovic (photography) came up with.

FEATURED VENDORS:

Hair: Mancini Giuffre (Gina and Nicole)

Makeup: House of Trends (Michelle and Audra)

Photography: PhotoDH

Venue: Mcloones Pier House (Trish and Nelson)

Flowers: McAteer Florist (Lazarus)

DJ: Dash of Class (Pete)

Minister: Joanna Santarpia

Love at Bedell Cellars

We are happy to share Sandy and Paul’s wedding highlight film. The bride got ready at the Blue Iris Bed and Breakfast in Cutchogue, New York while Paul and his boys were getting ready at the Cliffside Condos down the road. While the girls were getting all pretty, the boys were entertaining themselves with a game of CanJam on the beach, and even stood in the cold water for a quick picture with photographer Stephen from W Studios New York.

 

Sandy and Paul recall how they met but their stories don’t exactly match up. You’ll have to watch the video to see for yourself but it is funny. Something about stalking?

A few hours later, wedding took place at a beautiful vineyard called Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. They both confessed about being little nervous before the ceremony but excited to party afterwards and Paul is really into music so he made sure they got the perfect band to play everything from rap to rock to country and keep people moving.

 

We produced this film with a certain look to embrace the feel of the day. We used muted colors and low contrast to bring a sense of warmth and beauty to the feel. Special props to W Studios New York for inspiring one of my favorite shots at 1:56.

Directed by : RJ Weyant

Edited by : RJ Weyant

Cinematography by : RJ Weyant and Bobby Shortle

Music licensed by The Music Bed | “New Earth” by Zerbin

 

 

FEATURED VENDORS : 

Photographer : W Studios
Priest : Sarah Guterman
Entertainment : Hank Lane
Make Up Artist : Krista Mooney
Hair Stylist : Once Upon a Bride
Floral Design : Karen Lenahan
Bride Dress : Kleinfelds
Groom Tux : Suit Supply
Bridesmaid Dresses : Jim Hjelm
Groomsmen Suits : Suit Supply

Beach Wedding In The Hamptons

Beach Wedding In The Hamptons

Krystal and Charles got married in Westhampton, New York on September 7, 2013 at a house they rented for their wedding day. When we arrived we were surprised to see the groom directing traffic while the groomsmen scrambled to valet cars away from the limited parking in front of the house but we knew we had a great story.

We love getting set up shots, but rarely do we get to have the members of the wedding party actually doing the setting up. The groomsmen lugged tables, chairs, signs and pieces of the dance floor to and from the beach while family members laid out programs and flower arrangements.

While the guys made sure the house would be ready for guests, the bridesmaids had their own fire to put out. As Krystal got ready, one of vendors accidently left with her bag which contained her lipstick, eyeliner and an envelope filled with cash. Along with all of that, her grandmothers ring was in the bag too. This set the stage for a very unique wedding story.

After the ceremony we made sure to take advantage of magic hour with Krystal and Charles. This is the point of the day were the light is the most beautiful as the sun slowly sets. Sit back and enjoy a tease of their wonderful in this highlight reel.

FEATURED VENDORS :
Photographer : Miana Jun
Priest : Reverend Joe Rock
Entertainment : Tommy’s Tunes
Make Up Artist : Carlie Bifaro
Floral Design : Carel de Leeuw, Flowers at the Greenery
Bride Dress : Custom design, Eve of Milady
Groom Tux : Vero Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses : Von Vonni
Groomsmen Suits : Vero Wang
Cake : Audrey’s Fine Baked Goods
Rings : London Jewelers

Scavenger Hunt | Wedding Video Highlight

Scavenger Hunt | Wedding Video Highlight

Scavenger Hunt

The two defining qualities of a great wedding are emotionality and originality.  Mena and Brian’s day had both. It started with the scavenger hunt that the groom set up for Mena and it continued into the ceremony at the Ocean Club where Brian broke down while reciting his vows.

Mena and Brian were full of energy and just the right amount of silly during an awesome magic hour creative session Brian from Sherwood-TriArt Photogrpahy.

Check out this 3 minute teaser of what happened on May 12, 2012!

Wedding at Westhampton Bath & Tennis in Westhampton Beach, New York

Wedding at Westhampton Bath & Tennis Hotel

Lorin and Jordan got married September 24, 2011 at the picturesque beachside Westhampton Bath & Tennis Hotel in Westhampton Beach, New York on slightly overcast but beautiful day. The first look took place on the boardwalk with a stunning view of the crashing waves. The moment was a great mix of sentimental and silly that came through in the couple’s personality all day. Later, Lorin walked down the aisle accompanied by Lucky Chops an awesome brass quartet that really brought a different feel to both the ceremony and the cocktail hour.

Then it was on to the reception where we were in for a real treat. The toasts given by Lorin and Jordan’s family were very different but they all had the same sentiment; this was a couple who not only cared for each other but for all those they loved. To cap off the toasts the groom’s brother brought down the house with his speech that found the perfect mix of poking fun while still being genuinely sweet. Mix that with some great dancing and a performance from Jordan himself and you have a night to remember.

Lorin and Jordan’s full film is still to come but for now sit back and enjoy their highlight reel.

FEATURED VENDORS :
Photographer : Andreas Renstch
Priest : Rabbi Danny Mishkin
Entertainment : Faze 4 Orchestras
Hair Stylist : Julien Farel
Floral Design : David Beahm Designs
Bride Dress : Jenny Packham
Bride Shoes : Giuseppe Zanotti
Groom Tux : Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaid Dresses : Thread NYC
Cake : Momofuku Milk Bar
Rings : Wedding “Jordan” Ring – Solange Azagury- Partridge; Engagement – Fred Leighton Antique