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Winter Wedding Story

When Ashley planned her winter wedding for mid December 2016, the one wish she made was for snow. Not the blizzard kind, but something that would coat the day like a winter wonderland…well someone was listening because she got her wish with the first snow of the year. The bride does admit she did have a little freakout the morning of, envisioning 12 inches of snow but her dad calmed her down to reality right away letting her know it would only be an inch.

Ashley and Zach met on Thanksgiving Eve and they had one of those instant connections. You know, the ones where you just know its something special. In the bride’s own words she explains, “I automatically felt like he was home…and I didn’t even know him.” From Zach’s perspective, one thing is obvious just watching this wedding trailer, his emotions and feelings for Ashley genuinely show as he loses it during the first look and ceremony vows.

Ashley and Zach planned their wedding to take place at The Village Club at Lake Success, New York. This is one of the most elegant venues on Long Island to get married at. In addition we got to work with one of our photographer friends Anthony Vazquez and his talented team once again. Also another treat was working with the bride and groom’s band the Dane Wright Band, whose band promo we recently produced only 2 months earlier for their agency Hank Lane.

Music licensed by Music Bed
Something Beautiful
by Tim Halperin

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In the bride’s own words

Photography: The one and only Anthony Vasquez
Makeup: Christy Ann Cosmetics – They’re amazing!!!
Venue: Village Club at Lake Success
Dress: Wedding Salon Manhasset, Reem Acra. KC, the tailor of my dress was my attendant and she was a godsend!!!
Tuxedo: J.Crew Men’s Ludlow shop in TriBeCa
Cake: Village Club at Lake Success
Flower Design: Metro Floral Decorators
Event Design: Metro Floral Decorators
Linen: Metro Floral Decorators
Lighting: Village Club at Lake Success
Entertainment: The Dane Wright Band ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ from Hank Lane
Invitations: Arlene Segal

Wedding Trailer | Welcome to the Hamptons

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

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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

Cedar Lakes Cabin Wedding

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

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.

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:
Hair Stylist: Erkan Usta

You, Me, and Finley

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

A Wedding at Oheka Castle, New York

Oheka Castle is probably one of the most prestigious wedding locations in New York. We had the pleasure of filming Allison and Richard’s wedding there in April of 2015. Our good friend Rocco from Camelot Photography studios was the photographer. For the ceremony, the bride and groom decided to exchange their vows at a church in Garden City, NY called Cathedral of the Incarnation. This is one of the most beautiful churches on Long Island and probably one of the tallest with it’s grand steeple overlooking Nassau County. Something unique about this wedding was that Allison and Richard decided to do a first look even though they had a church ceremony. Usually this is not the case but it allowed Rocco to get a head start with family and bridal party shots so we could work with the bride and groom later in the day as the sun went down. They finished off the night with a bridal party send off holding sparklers in the back of the castle.


– Director: Adam Forgione
– Editor: RJ Weyant
– Camera: Adam Forgione, RJ Weyant, Bobby Shortle
– Flyer: Movi M5
– Cams: Canon C100 + 5DMK3
– Lenses: Canon L-Series, Zeiss
– Edit: Adobe Premiere
– Color Grading: Davinci Resolve