Wedding Teaser at Tribeca Rooftop | New York City

The Story

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

The Stuff of Life | Wedding Teaser

The Stuff of Life | Wedding Teaser

“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

Four White Dresses

“In the Spirit” by Generdyn | Music licensed by The Music Bed

Alessandra and Mario are a couple with deep ties to the wedding industry. Alessandra’s grandmother came to America from Italy and founded a dress shop called Mariella Creations. The shop, named after Alessandra’s mother, is now run by Mariella herself. They help create some of the best designed dresses in the country.

Growing up in the business, the bride saw many dress showcases with some of the most talented designers in the world. She knew from a very young age that she wanted her favorite designer, Lazaro, to create a dress for her on her wedding day. So, she had him make two.

We were stunned and excited to learn that Alessandra and Mario suggested their sisters be dressed in white gowns as well. Anyone that knows tradition knows that this is a very rare occurrence in weddings, but we thought it was amazing. We’ll always be suckers for something different and Alessandra and Mario delivered.


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

Wedding at Guastavino’s | New York

Wedding at Guastavino’s | New York

We had the pleasure of filming at Guastavino’s in New York City last month for the first time. The first thing we noticed was that the staff was first-class all the way, even down to the sound engineer who made sure we got clean audio for the ceremony and reception.

Early in the day, Jay got a little surprise from his soon-to-be-wife Jamie, when (his favorite) Luke’s lobster rolls were delivered to his hotel. Of course he had to get Jamie back with a delivery of cookies from Magnolia’s Bakery, but the bride was on to him right away.

Somewhere between the guys drinking Bulleit Bourbon and trying to tie their bow ties, we were plotting out where the first look would take place with talented photographer Chris Owyoung from Brian Dorsey Studios. This was also the first time we worked with Chris and he was great. It’s always a pleasure to work with Brian Dorsey and his associates.

Jamie had explained that they never even stepped foot inside the venue when they booked it. Because they were from California, her parents went down to see it in person and gave the couple their seal-of-approval. We agree. Sit back and watch this beautiful highlight film of Jamie and Jay.

 “Together” by Analog Heart licensed by The Music Bed

Photographer : Chris Owyoung of Brian Dorsey Studios
Rabbi: Rabbi Dennis Tobin
Day of coordination: Blush Events
Ceremony Music : Art-Strings

Cocktail Music : Baby Soda Band w/ Tamar Korn

Entertainment : Aurora Nights, A Faze4 Band
Make Up Artist : Maison Rouge
Hair Stylist : Peter Heimgartner, Room4Hair
Floral Design : Quatre Coeur
Bride Dress : Reem Acra
Bride Shoes : Stuart Weitzman
Groom Tux : JCREW
Groom Shoes : Jack Erwin
Bridesmaid Dresses : Twobirds

Wedding at the Pier

Amanda and Bobby got married at The Lighthouse | Chelsea Piers in New York City. They actually met under extraordinary circumstances. During Hurricane Sandy, Amanda was kicked out of her apartment because she lost power and Bobby was kind enough to invite her to stay at his apartment. Slowly after days, they got to know more and more about each other and their relationship grew.

When I was filming Amanda’s interview during the bride prep, I noticed the a stuffed animal on the bed and asked her about it. I was blown away when she told me it was one of Shari Lewis’ actual lamb chops. Shari Lewis was a famous puppeteer on TV from the 50’s through the 90’s.

I thought it was really cool they included their puppy in the day. Even though it was for a short period of time they had someone bring Milly to Tribeca during their creative pictures. They actually got Milly two months before the wedding and debated if they should get a puppy so soon before the wedding.

We make a point to chat with the bride and groom about a month before their wedding to learn the deeper side of their story. Sometimes we are alerted to surprises that may take place like when we learned that Amanda was going to surprise Bobby with a special choreographed dance with her girls. During the bride prep, I asked if they could rehearse the moves for me so I could get a behind-the-scenes perspective before it happened.



Photographer : Christina Szczupak
Entertainment : Sound Image

Officiant: Gerald Fierst
Make Up Artist : Stacie Ford
Hair Stylist : Tovah Avigail Weingarten
Floral Design : Kiriba from Atlas Floral Decorators
Bride Dress : Lazaro
Bride Shoes : Jimmy Choo
Groom Tux : Black Lapel
Bridesmaid Dresses : Monique Lhuillier


“Wedding at the Pier” produced by Pennylane Productions | Directed by Adam Forgione | Cinematography by Adam Forgione, RJ Weyant, and Bobby Shortle | Edited by RJ Weyant