First Day at Syracuse

“Polaris” by Jordan Critz | Music licensed by The Music Bed

Jaclyn and Asher had an interesting idea for their first look. Obviously, the groom not seeing the bride’s dress is nothing new, but Asher didn’t think that was fair. On a trip to Hong Kong Asher had a tuxedo custom made and decided Jaclyn wouldn’t be allowed to see it until he saw the dress. Seems fair.

On our pre-wedding phone call Jaclyn and Asher let us know that the ceremony was very important to them. One of the biggest parts of that were the personalized vows they were going to recite. When we know a couple is doing this we always ask to film them writing out the vows. The couple even had custom notebooks just for this purpose.

Check out Jaclyn and Asher’s photo blog by Jacob Arthur Here

Venue: Glen Island Harbour Club
Photographer: Jacob Arthur Studio
Florist: Diana Gould Ltd.
Band: Michael Hart Band (Hank Lane Productions)

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

Two Girls in Beacon Falls

“Virginia” by Longlake | Licensed by The Music Bed

Shannon and Beth’s wedding was the first same-sex wedding we filmed with two brides. If anyone knows us here at Pennylane, it’s that we love different. So when Shannon and Beth contacted us about their wedding, we were excited to work with them. They got married at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls which has a great rustic feel. Because of this we graded the film with a low-contast and faded finish to match the style of their wedding. One of the coolest things about the venue is its placement right in the middle of Beacon, NY. The town has a lot of personality and we were particually pumped when we found out that Shannon and Beth were completely open to filming the first look on the train tracks, but we moved quickly even though we were told the trains do not run on the tracks anymore.

The two brides shared a secret with us in the morning. When they went to get their marriage license they couldn’t decide whose last name to take. After a lot of back and forth they chose, but decided not to tell their friends or family until it was announced at the end of their ceremony. We knew when we sat down to edit we would make this the centerpiece story of their highlight film.

Make-up/hair (Shannon): Ashley Lauren Make Up Services

Make-up/hair (Beth): Baby Breath Bridal

Photography: Ricky Restiano Photography

Wedding gowns: Kleinfeld Bridal

Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo

Reception Designer: The Spark Group, LLC

Venue: The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls

I Always Wanted A Castle Wedding

“I Always Wanted A Castle Wedding”

It’s the first thing we learned about Janine when we talked to her about her day. She found a beautiful one in West Orange, New Jersey. It’s called the Pleasantdale Chateau and it was one of the most gorgeous venues we have ever seen. Fun bit of trivia it’s also where the famous pool scene in the movie “Cocoon” was shot back in 1985.

The ceremony took place off the castle grounds in a church near by called Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange, New Jersey. One of our favorite scenes in the highlight film was watching Janine’s father wipe a tear while walking her down the aisle.  When we got back to the castle its was creative session time along with Barbara from Anthony Vazquez Photography.

Many of our couples know that we encourage off-the-wall activities, from either the bride or groom, so we were very happy to catch the Groomsmen playing football on the grounds after the ceremony.

The reception party was entertained by a great live band Michael Hart from Hank Lane.

Photography : Barbara from  Anthony Vazquez Photography
Entertainment : Michael Hart from Hank Lane
Venue : Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey
Church : Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange, New Jersey
Priest : Father Richard Pfannenstiel
Make Up Artist : JK Flashy
Hair Stylist : Salon Posh
Floral Design : Crest Florist
Bride Dress : Mark Zunino
Bride Shoes : Jimmy Choo
Groom Tux : Joseph Abboud
Groom Shoes : Nova
Bridesmaid Dresses : Amsale
Groomsmen Tux : Joseph Abboud
Limo : Danaro Limosine
Cake : Pleasantdale Chateau
Rings : Landsberg Jewelers


Wedding at the Tarrytown House in New York

Wedding at the Tarrytown House in New York

Nicole and Jason got married on June 18, 2011 in Tarrytown, NY. Starting the day with the bride was a blast. The girls got silly and mimed having a jump rope competition. Then it was time for mimosas and a toast to Nicole’s big day. Back at the Tarrytown House Jason and his groomsmen chilled out with a few drinks of their own.

The bride and groom got married at the beautiful Immaculate Conception in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Jason was all smiles as his stunning bride was escorted down the aisle by her father.

The creative session was awesome! We got a lot of great shots down by the Hudson River but the highlight had to be reenacting Nicole and Jason’s first dance with the Tappan Zee bridge as the backdrop. The visuals were sick! As always working with an artist like Ricky Restiano was a great experience.

The reception took place at the classy Tarrytown House and the party was awesome! It’s always fantastic to see a bride and groom out on the dance floor having a great time. An exceptional end to an exceptional day.

Tappan Hill wedding by Pennylane Productions | HD DSLR Wedding Video

Tappan Hill wedding video highlight in Tarrytown by Pennylane
Jessica and Carl got married at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY on November 13, 2010. Tappan Hill is catered exclusively by Abigail Kirsch. What troopers Jessica and Carl were to wonder around the streets of Brooklyn with us and creative photographers Side By Side Wedding looking for the coolest, grungiest locations to help bring out some contrast.

The ceremony took place at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Brooklyn, New York. We got the idea of staying in Brooklyn for the creative session because time was so tight. The sun was setting so fast and we needed to start shooting immediately after the ceremony. The photographers knew the area well, so we drove down some local streets and landed here. The party at the reception was off the hook. We at Pennylane Productions want to thank Jessica and Carl for letting is be a part of the special wedding.

Vendors :
Photography : Side By Side Weddings
Reception Venue : Tappan Hill Mansion (Abigail Kirsch)
Floral : Diana Gould Ltd, Regina La Vecchia
Entertainment : Unique Entertainment (DJ)
Makeup : Make up Maven, Roe Buccheri
Caterer : Abigail Kirsch