Christine and Michael had a beautiful wedding ceremony at a private home in Riverdale, followed by a delightful reception at the Westchester Renaissance Hotel in West Harrison. You might remember this fantastic couple from their engagement session, also in Riverdale.
Christine was calm, cool and collected as she and her bridesmaids prepared for the wedding.
This bouquet of roses is so beautiful, I love this shade of champagne pink.
Christine’s bridesmaids all looked so pretty in their blush-pink gowns.
Watching the guests arrive for the ceremony
The girls gathered for a quick moment of prayer before the ceremony. It was a moving and beautiful moment I was so honored to be able to witness.
The ceremony took place in a tent on the grounds of the private residence. My awesome second shooter, Sherri Jackson is responsible for these next three lovely images:
I love the look on Michael’s face as he watches his bride walk down the aisle!
The weather was so perfect and beautiful for a late-summer outdoor wedding.
Next, we headed down to the Hudson River to get a few portraits with the water and the skyline as a backdrop. The whole experience was also captured on video by the lovely and brilliant Jen Cassaro from Masterpiece Video. I had a great time working with Jen and Alyssa, and look forward to working with them again in the future. If you are looking for a fantastic videographer, look no further!
My favorite shot of the day. Christine’s cathedral-length veil is just breathtaking.
Christine is a beautiful bride!
Lulu Cake Boutique in Scarsdale made both the wedding cake and the groom’s cake. Lulu’s cakes are as delicious as they are gorgeous! Michael’s cake was a surprise from Christine, in honor of his 20 years of service with the NYPD.
The Westchester Renaissance Hotel has a beautiful ballroom that can accommodate large wedding receptions.
First dance as husband and wife
I was so excited when Christine told me they would be having the Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society playing at their wedding. It is an amazing, moving, patriotic experience that must be seen and heard in person to be fully appreciated. Christine and Michael both kicked up their heels to the lively music.
Christine danced with her dad and Michael danced with his mom as a slideshow of the bride and groom as children played on two screens.
I love how their pose is repeated in the slideshow playing in the background!
Christine and Michael had a vase filled with corks from the bottles of wine they celebrated with during their engagement. I grabbed three of the corks to get this fun shot of their wedding rings.
Christine and Michael, it was such an honor to be a part of your amazing wedding day. I had a fantastic time capturing your moments, and I hope you are delighted with your wedding photographs!