Tivoli told us the main reason she wanted to get married at Oheka Castle was that the outdoor grounds were so beautiful. When we woke that morning, the forecast said rain, rain, rain. I must say though, she was very optimistic regardless and kept a beautiful smile the whole day.
Once we realized the rain would play a big part of the day, we immediately started to build a story around Tivoli and David’s weather updates and of course hoping all the time it would clear up for their wedding. The ceremony location at Oheka is situated in the back of the castle with the most amazing gardens behind it.
The guys started drinking heavily at 9:30am and specifically focused on a rare bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yr bourbon. I’m pretty sure this stuff costs well over $1000 a bottle.
When making our films, we refer to a technique called “progressive storytelling” which is telling a story that progresses over time. We keep coming back to the story to find out what happens next. In this case, we all want to know what happens with the rain because we want them to get married outside. Well as we learn later in the story, the skies do clear up and the groom decides to move the ceremony outside.
“Raining at Oheka Castle” produced by Pennylane Productions | Directed by Adam Forgione | Cinematography by Adam Forgione, RJ Weyant, and Bobby Shortle | Edited by RJ Weyant | “Boy With A Kite” by Joe Moralez licensed by The Music Bed
FEATURED VENDORS :
Venue : Oheka Castle
Photographer : Ben Lau
Officiant : Rev. Rebecca Bean
Wedding Planner: Events by Amable
Entertainment : Key Music Group
Make Up Artist : Carissa Szerszen
Hair Stylist : Margie Bresciani
Floral Design : Ivie Joy
Bride Dress : Lusan Mandongus
Bride Shoes : Stuart Weitzman
Groom Suit : Michael Andrews Bespoke
Groom Shoes : Salvatore Ferragamo
Bridesmaid Dresses : Bill Levkoff
Groomsmen Suits : Suit Supply
Cake : Oheka Castle
It was a hot july day as Madison and Barry began their preparations for their wedding in the same house. Of course they made sure not to see each other while getting ready. Turns out, the father of the bride is the co-owner of legendary RK Bridal in Manhattan, so there was no shortage of bridal gowns in the house. Madison wore two dresses on her wedding day representing fun and sparkly. Actually she would have been completely satisfied without all of the formalities of an extravagant wedding as long as she found her Barry to spend the rest of her life with.
Downstairs the groomsmen were preparing in traditional wedding style by taking the edge off with some Macallan 15 Year. Turns out, Madison and Barry went to high school together, but they didn’t find that connection until they went to college together in Miami. After only one 1 month dating, they decided to get their 1st dog Chloe although their families thought they were crazy for making such a big decision so early on but they knew there was a special connection. Now after 7 years of knowing each other, we experience one of the most important milestones of their life.
Madison and Barry felt it was important to write their own vows for their ceremony as they shared this moment with their family and many shared friends. To make the day even funner, we got to work with one of our favorite photography teams led by Anthony from Ricky Restiano Photography.
FEATURED VENDORS :
Photographer : Anthony from Ricky Restiano
Minister : Sharan DePalma
Entertainment : 5 Star DJs
Make Up Artist : Stacie Ford
Hair Stylist : Salon Niki
Floral Design : Paul Anthony Designs
Bride Dresses : RK Bridal
Bride Shoes : Christian Louboutin
Groom Tux : Custom Made Tuxedo by Darzi Custom Clothes
Groom Shoes : Salvador Ferragamo
Maid of Honor Dress : Jovani Fashions from RK Bridal
Cake : A Little Cake
Rings : Ishay Ben-David
Venue: The Rockleigh
Wedding at Tribeca Three-Sixty in Manhattan, New York.
Debby and Eric started out getting ready at the Andaz Hotel in New York. Right off the bat, Debby had me cracking up with her sense of humor and family dynamics in the bridal suite. Everyone was smiling and I believe they had already ran out of champagne by the time I got there. Life was good. Meanwhile the guys were getting ready on the other side of the hotel drinking booze and eating pizza delivery….you know the normal stuff guys do before a wedding. We decided to do the first look on the rooftop of the hotel in private. The moment was perfect and emotional. We had the pleasure of working alongside Punam Bean from Punam Beam Photography and we shuffled off to the venue site to start our creative session on the cobble stone streets of Tribeca.
My favorite part of the creative session was when we convinced the whole bridal party to squeeze into this little cafe style bar and a community toast to the bride and groom. After Debby, Eric, and their restless bridal party finished up we were off to Tribeca’s Three-Sixty, a brand new event space one floor below Tribeca Rooftop.
Soon after the ceremony began with guests watching the draw dropping and smiling bride walking down the aisle towards her soon-to-be hunk of a husband. One of the most emotional parts of the entire day came when Eric’s mom sang a beautiful song during the ceremony service which all the guests could not stop talking about.
The cocktail hour and reception followed and such an elegant party it was. The entrance was grand, the first dance was beautiful, and the toasts had everyone crying. You can watch how this wedding unfolded in Debby and Eric’s highlight reel below which is just a teaser of what will be in their 20-25 minute full feature film.
Floral : Pedestals
Photography : Punam Bean
Checker Cab : Film Cars (Peter Yannello)
Printing/Wedding Invitations: Lion in the Sun
Band: Dane Wright Band of Hank Lane Productions
Ceremony + Reception Venue : Three-Sixty