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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

FOR LOUISA AND MICHAEL IT WAS FATE. A mutual friend wanted them to meet so they made plans in May 2012 to visit Fire Island. The friend left her phone in the car before getting onto the ferry. While they split up for a while Louisa and another friend spoke to two cute guys -although no names or numbers were exchanged. When Michael followed up with the mutual friend, she showed him Louisa's photograph. He recognized her immediately - he was one of the guys Louisa spoke to the day before. They had met after all, without anyone introducing them!

The couple got engaged on March 8, 2014 after a day spent at the Museum of Natural History. They visited each floor, then exited through the outdoor garden. Michael got down on one knee and proposed. A hired photographer captured every moment and later spent time taking pictures of the newly engaged couple in front of the Museum.

Michael and Louisa had two ceremonies. The first was an intimate one in front of immediate family at Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa. Another ceremony occurred at The Inn at New Hyde Park. Our officiant asked the two of us to write our own "Why" essay, said Louisa. "I had to explain why Michael was the one for me, and Michael had to explain why I was the one for him. We did not know that these would be read aloud during the ceremony, but listening to it, we realized just how lucky the two of us were." 

A string trio played "A Thousand Years" as the bridal party walked down the aisle. The bridesmaids dazzled in full–length coral-colored peplum dresses that featured a sweetheart top similar to Louisa's wedding gown. The couple rented a Victorian baby carriage/parasol so Louisa's sister/matron of honor could push her daughter, the flower girl, down aisle.

 

The bride's dress, an lnes DiSanto wedding gown, was all lace, with a low back. Accessories included a pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet as well as her grandmother's gold wedding band. Michael and the groomsmen wore midnight blue, three-piece suits by Jean Yves. "The deep blue went beautifully with the coral bridesmaid dresses," said Louisa.

Louisa and her mother along with the florist designed every floral arrangement, discussing color schemes, designs, and arrangements together. The bride's bouquet included David Austin patience and Juliet garden roses, white ranunculus, and cascading ivy and stephanotis. The bridesmaids' bouquets were similar. Michael and the groomsmen wore boutonnieres made of David Austin garden roses.

The cocktail hour took p lace in the Tuscany room at the Inn at New Hyde Park. There were passed hers d'oeurves and stations, including a mashed potato and martini bar, and wok, peking duck and fajita stations.

The reception took place in the Georgian Ballroom. Louisa wanted things to be simple, yet elegant so she kept the colors the same for everything - the bridesmaid's dresses, the centerpieces, bouquets, the favors and the linens. Everything was in shades of corals, ivory and gold. There were high and low centerpieces in the ballroom. The high centerpieces were in gold pedestals, and included white stock, peach and cream roses, white hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, and cascading ivy. Lower centerpieces contained the same flowers, but were placed in mercury-glass pedestal bowls. 'The most unexpected addition for our guests was the painter who captured our first dance," said Louisa. "Over the course of the night she painted every minor detail of the room and of our first dance. Guests left in awe!"

For dinner, guests chose from grilled salmon, pork chop Milanese, chicken Monaco and black-angus strip steak. The wedding cake was a four-tiered chocolate cake decorated with clustered garden roses that cascaded downward. In addition to cake and martini fruit cups, dessert included a milk shake and cookie bar and a Nutella crepe station.

Guests enjoyed the percussionist that played along with the music, and were welcome to play along on the bongos. "Our guests did not sit down the entire night!" said Louisa. The music started with a mandolin player for the cocktail hour. The DJ, MC and percussionist dominated during the reception, except during dinner when a vocalist sang and played the keys.

The couple honeymooned at Disney World in Florida, staying at the Grand Floridian. "We spent our days at different parks and spent our nights watching fireworks. When we first arrived, Michael and I had a couple's massage at the spa at the Grand Floridian. A massage after the wedding is highly recommended!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Ceremony/Reception Site: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Photography/Videography: Sherwood-Triart Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Invitations: Platinum Affairs
Transporatation: All Star Limousine Service
Uplighting: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Guest Accommodations: Viana Hotel and Spa
Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 

 


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FOR LOUISA AND MICHAEL IT WAS FATE. A mutual friend wanted them to meet so they made plans in May 2012 to visit Fire Island. The friend left her phone in the car before getting onto the ferry. While they split up for a while Louisa and another friend spoke to two cute guys -although no names or numbers were exchanged. When Michael followed up with the mutual friend, she showed him Louisa's photograph. He recognized her immediately - he was one of the guys Louisa spoke to the day before. They had met after all, without anyone introducing them!

The couple got engaged on March 8, 2014 after a day spent at the Museum of Natural History. They visited each floor, then exited through the outdoor garden. Michael got down on one knee and proposed. A hired photographer captured every moment and later spent time taking pictures of the newly engaged couple in front of the Museum.

Michael and Louisa had two ceremonies. The first was an intimate one in front of immediate family at Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa. Another ceremony occurred at The Inn at New Hyde Park. Our officiant asked the two of us to write our own "Why" essay, said Louisa. "I had to explain why Michael was the one for me, and Michael had to explain why I was the one for him. We did not know that these would be read aloud during the ceremony, but listening to it, we realized just how lucky the two of us were." 

A string trio played "A Thousand Years" as the bridal party walked down the aisle. The bridesmaids dazzled in full–length coral-colored peplum dresses that featured a sweetheart top similar to Louisa's wedding gown. The couple rented a Victorian baby carriage/parasol so Louisa's sister/matron of honor could push her daughter, the flower girl, down the aisle.

 

The bride's dress, an lnes DiSanto wedding gown, was all lace, with a low back. Accessories included a pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet as well as her grandmother's gold wedding band. Michael and the groomsmen wore midnight blue, three-piece suits by Jean Yves. "The deep blue went beautifully with the coral bridesmaid dresses," said Louisa.

Louisa and her mother along with the florist designed every floral arrangement, discussing color schemes, designs, and arrangements together. The bride's bouquet included David Austin patience and Juliet garden roses, white ranunculus, and cascading ivy and stephanotis. The bridesmaids' bouquets were similar. Michael and the groomsmen wore boutonnieres made of David Austin garden roses.

The cocktail hour took p lace in the Tuscany room at the Inn at New Hyde Park. There were passed hers d'oeurves and stations, including a mashed potato and martini bar, and wok, peking duck and fajita stations.

The reception took place in the Georgian Ballroom. Louisa wanted things to be simple, yet elegant so she kept the colors the same for everything - the bridesmaid's dresses, the centerpieces, bouquets, the favors and the linens. Everything was in shades of corals, ivory and gold. There were high and low centerpieces in the ballroom. The high centerpieces were in gold pedestals, and included white stock, peach and cream roses, white hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, and cascading ivy. Lower centerpieces contained the same flowers, but were placed in mercury-glass pedestal bowls. 'The most unexpected addition for our guests was the painter who captured our first dance," said Louisa. "Over the course of the night she painted every minor detail of the room and of our first dance. Guests left in awe!"

For dinner, guests chose from grilled salmon, pork chop Milanese, chicken Monaco and black-angus strip steak. The wedding cake was a four-tiered chocolate cake decorated with clustered garden roses that cascaded downward. In addition to cake and martini fruit cups, dessert included a milk shake and cookie bar and a Nutella crepe station.

Guests enjoyed the percussionist that played along with the music, and were welcome to play along on the bongos. "Our guests did not sit down the entire night!" said Louisa. The music started with a mandolin player for the cocktail hour. The DJ, MC and percussionist dominated during the reception, except during dinner when a vocalist sang and played the keys.

The couple honeymooned at Disney World in Florida, staying at the Grand Floridian. "We spent our days at different parks and spent our nights watching fireworks. When we first arrived, Michael and I had a couple's massage at the spa at the Grand Floridian. A massage after the wedding is highly recommended!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Ceremony/Reception Site: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Photography/Videography: Sherwood-Triart Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Invitations: Platinum Affairs
Transporatation: All Star Limousine Service
Uplighting: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Guest Accommodations: Viana Hotel and Spa
Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 

 


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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

ARISLEIDY AND JONATHAN'S romance goes back to their playpen days. The two 27-year-olds met at the Nuestros Ninos daycare when they were four. "Our mothers would usually bump into each other and make comments about us getting married when we grew up," said Arisleidy.

Then a February 2012 party at Jonathan's mother's house changed everything. Arisleidy was reading a book by the steps when Jonathan, started to tease her: 'What are you doing reading a book and not interacting with me." For the first time, the two really talked to each other. "His cousins at one point starting chanting my nickname, 'Ari, Ari, Ari Ari ...' it was so embarrassing for me and I just remember my cheeks blushing and everyone noticing." 

 Photo: EXO Photography

The proposal happened on a busy day. Arisleidy wanted to go to a friend's birthday party but Jonathan's family was holding a farewell dinner for his grandfather, who was returning to the Dominican Republic. Arisleidy felt ill so Jonathan suggested she get a mani/pedi to relax. "As we approached his house I noticed there were so many vehicles parked outside, but I didn't think much of it since he has a large family," she said. "Once I entered, I said hello to everyone and noticed that they were a bit more dressed up than usual, but again, ignored it."

Jonathan's mother then told her there was a delivery for Arisleidy, giving her 51 balloons: 50 white and one red. In the red balloon there was a note so Jonathan's sister popped it. Jonathan got down on one knee and asked her, "Will you marry me?" Arisleidy cried and said yes. As he takes me downstairs I noticed that he decorated everything with red and white balloons, a beautiful cake, treats and lots of food." The proposal an engagement party.

Their traditional ceremony took place in the church where they both grew up - Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The officiant was Rev. Father Jason N. Espinal, who is the bride's cousin. The church was decorated with many blush pink and white flowers as well as ribbons and tulle. During the ceremony, the bride surprised the groom with a song by Nuria Fergo, "Quiereme."

The bride wore a vanilla mermaid gown with straps and Swarovski crystals and a veil by lnes di Santo. Her shoes were Christian Louboutins. She had a cascading bouquet of orchids and roses with crystals. The bridesmaids had beautiful blush A-line dresses full of appliques and sparkles, made by Jovani. They carried small bouquets of b lush pink and white roses. Flower girls had a ball of flowers on their wrists.

 Photo: EXO Photography

The groom wore a custom made suit, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Hugo Boss cuff links and a Movado watch. The groomsmen had tuxes from Bloomingdales. After the ceremony, the guests released butterflies for the couple. "My favorite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing so many faces and focusing on reaching him at the altar," said Arisleidy.

The modern-themed reception was at Chateau Briand. The color palette featured blush pink and white with accents of brown and rose gold. Lighting was pink and purple and tables contained candle votives and sparkling crystal nuggets. There were two centerpieces: one of them was a tree with cascading flowers and hanging crystal ball votives; the other was a long vase with three balls of flowers inside and a big flower arrangement on top with branches. Guests also enjoyed a photo booth. 'We loved saying hello to all of our guests and being able to dance with them," said the bride.

The cocktail hour offered tempting items such as bread, cheese and carved fruit displays, mozzarella and tomato, roasted peppers, Italian potato salad, shrimp cocktail, Thai spring roll s, fried ravioli, bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, rice balls, and seafood scampi. The following meal included Chateau Briand, shrimp oreganata, chicken piccata, duck l'orange, homemade manicotti, his and hers brownie sundaes and, of course, cake. And, what a cake: six tiers full of red velvet and yellow cake with strawberry custard or raspberry and decorated with crystals and fondant.

The couple honeymooned in Playa Mujeres, Mexico for eight days, staying at the Finest Resort. Arisleidy advises brides to not stress with all their wedding plans. "Make sure to have other people help you so that it won't be overwhelming and to write down all the details needed so it can be completed a month prior to the wedding. After all the minor details are done it's all smooth sailing." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Chateau Briand
Photography/Videography: EXO Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.
Flowers: Stylish Events
Guest Accommodations: Holiday Inn Westbury
Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch 
Wedding Cake: Francesco's Bakery
Bridal Registry: Macy's 


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ARISLEIDY AND JONATHAN'S romance goes back to their playpen days. The two 27-year-olds met at the Nuestros Ninos daycare when they were four. "Our mothers would usually bump into each other and make comments about us getting married when we grew up," said Arisleidy.

Then a February 2012 party at Jonathan's mother's house changed everything. Arisleidy was reading a book by the steps when Jonathan, started to tease her: 'What are you doing reading a book and not interacting with me." For the first time, the two really talked to each other. "His cousins at one point starting chanting my nickname, 'Ari, Ari, Ari Ari ...' it was so embarrassing for me and I just remember my cheeks blushing and everyone noticing." 

 Photo: EXO Photography

The proposal happened on a busy day. Arisleidy wanted to go to a friend's birthday party but Jonathan's family was holding a farewell dinner for his grandfather, who was returning to the Dominican Republic. Arisleidy felt ill so Jonathan suggested she get a mani/pedi to relax. "As we approached his house I noticed there were so many vehicles parked outside, but I didn't think much of it since he has a large family," she said. "Once I entered, I said hello to everyone and noticed that they were a bit more dressed up than usual, but again, ignored it."

Jonathan's mother then told her there was a delivery for Arisleidy, giving her 51 balloons: 50 white and one red. In the red balloon there was a note so Jonathan's sister popped it. Jonathan got down on one knee and asked her, "Will you marry me?" Arisleidy cried and said yes. As he takes me downstairs I noticed that he decorated everything with red and white balloons, a beautiful cake, treats and lots of food." The proposal turned into an engagement party.

Their traditional ceremony took place in the church where they both grew up - Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The officiant was Rev. Father Jason N. Espinal, who is the bride's cousin. The church was decorated with many blush pink and white flowers as well as ribbons and tulle. During the ceremony, the bride surprised the groom with a song by Nuria Fergo, "Quiereme."

The bride wore a vanilla mermaid gown with straps and Swarovski crystals and a veil by lnes di Santo. Her shoes were Christian Louboutins. She had a cascading bouquet of orchids and roses with crystals. The bridesmaids had beautiful blush A-line dresses full of appliques and sparkles, made by Jovani. They carried small bouquets of b lush pink and white roses. Flower girls had a ball of flowers on their wrists.

 Photo: EXO Photography

The groom wore a custom made suit, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Hugo Boss cuff links and a Movado watch. The groomsmen had tuxes from Bloomingdales. After the ceremony, the guests released butterflies for the couple. "My favorite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing so many faces and focusing on reaching him at the altar," said Arisleidy.

The modern-themed reception was at Chateau Briand. The color palette featured blush pink and white with accents of brown and rose gold. Lighting was pink and purple and tables contained candle votives and sparkling crystal nuggets. There were two centerpieces: one of them was a tree with cascading flowers and hanging crystal ball votives; the other was a long vase with three balls of flowers inside and a big flower arrangement on top with branches. Guests also enjoyed a photo booth. 'We loved saying hello to all of our guests and being able to dance with them," said the bride.

The cocktail hour offered tempting items such as bread, cheese and carved fruit displays, mozzarella and tomato, roasted peppers, Italian potato salad, shrimp cocktail, Thai spring roll s, fried ravioli, bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, rice balls, and seafood scampi. The following meal included Chateau Briand, shrimp oreganata, chicken piccata, duck l'orange, homemade manicotti, his and hers brownie sundaes and, of course, cake. And, what a cake: six tiers full of red velvet and yellow cake with strawberry custard or raspberry and decorated with crystals and fondant.

The couple honeymooned in Playa Mujeres, Mexico for eight days, staying at the Finest Resort. Arisleidy advises brides to not stress with all their wedding plans. "Make sure to have other people help you so that it won't be overwhelming and to write down all the details needed so it can be completed a month prior to the wedding. After all the minor details are done it's all smooth sailing." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Chateau Briand
Photography/Videography: EXO Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.
Flowers: Stylish Events
Guest Accommodations: Holiday Inn Westbury
Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch 
Wedding Cake: Francesco's Bakery
Bridal Registry: Macy's 


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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

ON A SUMMER NIGHT, Mustafa, met his wife, Daniela, when two friends independently forced them to go out. "We had no idea how that night would change our lives forever," said Daniela, "I am certain that if our friends did not convince us to go out that night to that specific place our lives would have never crossed paths."

The couple got engaged while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico. Mustafa walked around the resort with the ring in his pocket, waiting for the perfect moment. "One night, unbeknown to me, the ring fell out of his pocket onto the couch right in front of me, but thank goodness I did not notice!"' said Daniela. "Later that night he got down on one knee and everything around me seemed to stand still. He stared into my eyes and told me that he wanted nothing more than to be my husband and grow old together."

Their wedding was a blend of their Italian and Persian cultures. They played traditional Italian and Afghan music, had Afghan dancers perform and received henna on their hands for good luck. The wedding ceremony took place at the Mill Neck Manor and featured family members. The godmother of the bride read a passage, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and the sister of the g room read the poem, "On Your Wedding Day."

Eight bridesmaids, seven groomsmen, two ring bearers and one f lower girl walked down the aisle as a violinist played throughout the procession. The maid of honor wore a champagne 'Jessica" gown, designed by Walter Mendez. The bridesmaids wore champagne dresses by Jim Hjelm, and featured a sweetheart neckline, gathered bodice and lace cap sleeves with a keyhole back. Bridesmaids and the maid of honor carried dark plum and burgundy lily flower bouquets. The groomsmen wore Calvin Klein slim fit suits with suspenders, black bow ties and a dark plum lily on their lapel.

  
Photo: Tony Lante Photography

The bride wore a Galia Lahav mermaid style gown with a low back. It was covered in lace with a touch of sparkle throughout. She also had a cathedral veil with wide lace trim and appliques of lace in the center, also designed by Lahav. Her ivory closed shoes had a beautiful embellished broach on the back of the heel and gold soles. The groom wore a Black Label Ralph Lauren tuxedo with suspenders, a white bow tie and an orchid flower on his lapel. The bridal bouquet of orchids paid homage to her family-with Daniela's flowers wrapped in a piece of lace from her mother's wedding gown. She also attached a broach, with pictures of her grandfather, grandmother and godmother, who had passed, and pinned pearl rosary beads to her bouquet. "My favorite memory of the day was walking down the aisle with my arm interlocked with the arm of my first love, walking toward my soon-to-be-husband who was anxiously staring back at me," said Daniela.

The reception took p lace in the Bellagio ballroom at Larkfield, located in East Northport. The color scheme was white and gold with light hints of mauve and dusty rose. Ivory sashes were intertwined into each chair and then draped onto the floor, giving the room a romantic look. Centerpieces were a combination of orchids, roses, and greenery on tall gold candlesticks. Some tables had a low bouquet of flowers to match the tall standing arrangements and were surrounded by three low gold candlesticks.

The DJ and percussionist from Ll Sound had everyone on the dance floor. "Dancing with all of our friends and family was truly memorable. The energy was like no other and everyone had a smile from ear to ear." Guests dined on crab cakes, salad, penne ala vodka, and had a choice of rack of lamb, filet mignon, stuffed chicken, teriyaki salmon, shrimp oreganata or eggplant parmigiana. Dessert included a full

Viennese hour with pastries, cakes, cookies and specialty stations including make-your-own sundaes and cheesecake.

The wedding cake was a beautiful five-tiered round cake filled with cannoli cream and strawberry custard. The entire cake had fresh ivory and dusty ivory flowers cascading down each layer. 

The couple honeymooned in Thailand for two-and-a-half weeks. One of their biggest adventures was visiting Tiger Kingdom where they got to hug and take pictures with beautiful animals. "Talk about a check off the bucket list," exclaimed Daniela.

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield

Photography/Videography: Tony Lante Photograpy & Cinematography

DJ/Percussionist/Uplighting: LI Sound DJ 

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections

Seating Chart: Fairy Tale Affairs

Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 


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ON A SUMMER NIGHT, Mustafa, met his wife, Daniela, when two friends independently forced them to go out. "We had no idea how that night would change our lives forever," said Daniela, "I am certain that if our friends did not convince us to go out that night to that specific place our lives would have never crossed paths."

The couple got engaged while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico. Mustafa walked around the resort with the ring in his pocket, waiting for the perfect moment. "One night, unbeknown to me, the ring fell out of his pocket onto the couch right in front of me, but thank goodness I did not notice!"' said Daniela. "Later that night he got down on one knee and everything around me seemed to stand still. He stared into my eyes and told me that he wanted nothing more than to be my husband and grow old together."

Their wedding was a blend of their Italian and Persian cultures. They played traditional Italian and Afghan music, had Afghan dancers perform and received henna on their hands for good luck. The wedding ceremony took place at the Mill Neck Manor and featured family members. The godmother of the bride read a passage, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and the sister of the g room read the poem, "On Your Wedding Day."

Eight bridesmaids, seven groomsmen, two ring bearers and one f lower girl walked down the aisle as a violinist played throughout the procession. The maid of honor wore a champagne 'Jessica" gown, designed by Walter Mendez. The bridesmaids wore champagne dresses by Jim Hjelm, and featured a sweetheart neckline, gathered bodice and lace cap sleeves with a keyhole back. Bridesmaids and the maid of honor carried dark plum and burgundy lily flower bouquets. The groomsmen wore Calvin Klein slim fit suits with suspenders, black bow ties and a dark plum lily flower on their lapel.

  
Photo: Tony Lante Photography

The bride wore a Galia Lahav mermaid style gown with a low back. It was covered in lace with a touch of sparkle throughout. She also had a cathedral veil with wide lace trim and appliques of lace in the center, also designed by Lahav. Her ivory closed shoes had a beautiful embellished broach on the back of the heel and gold soles. The groom wore a Black Label Ralph Lauren tuxedo with suspenders, a white bow tie and an orchid flower on his lapel. The bridal bouquet of orchids paid homage to her family-with Daniela's flowers wrapped in a piece of lace from her mother's wedding gown. She also attached a broach, with pictures of her grandfather, grandmother and godmother, who had passed, and pinned pearl rosary beads to her bouquet. "My favorite memory of the day was walking down the aisle with my arm interlocked with the arm of my first love, walking toward my soon-to-be-husband who was anxiously staring back at me," said Daniela.

The reception took p lace in the Bellagio ballroom at Larkfield, located in East Northport. The color scheme was white and gold with light hints of mauve and dusty rose. Ivory sashes were intertwined into each chair and then draped onto the floor, giving the room a romantic look. Centerpieces were a combination of orchids, roses, and greenery on tall gold candlesticks. Some tables had a low bouquet of flowers to match the tall standing arrangements and were surrounded by three low gold candlesticks.

The DJ and percussionist from Ll Sound had everyone on the dance floor. "Dancing with all of our friends and family was truly memorable. The energy was like no other and everyone had a smile from ear to ear." Guests dined on crab cakes, salad, penne ala vodka, and had a choice of rack of lamb, filet mignon, stuffed chicken, teriyaki salmon, shrimp oreganata or eggplant parmigiana. Dessert included a full

Viennese hour with pastries, cakes, cookies and specialty stations including make-your-own sundaes and cheesecake.

The wedding cake was a beautiful five-tiered round cake filled with cannoli cream and strawberry custard. The entire cake had fresh ivory and dusty ivory flowers cascading down each layer. 

The couple honeymooned in Thailand for two-and-a-half weeks. One of their biggest adventures was visiting Tiger Kingdom where they got to hug and take pictures with beautiful animals. "Talk about a check off the bucket list," exclaimed Daniela.

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield

Photography/Videography: Tony Lante Photograpy & Cinematography

DJ/Percussionist/Uplighting: LI Sound DJ 

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections

Seating Chart: Fairy Tale Affairs

Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 


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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

A SUMMER VACATION in the stunning coastal country of Croatia brought Kate and Daniel, together. "My best friend in college invited me to stay with her and her family in Croatia for a few weeks after freshman year," says Kate. "Turns out, both her and Daniel's parents are from the same small village in Croatia and were family friends! So, I met Daniel through her family and we instantly became close friends." Kate and Daniel didn't start dating until years later when they both lived in New York City, but sparks definitely ignited the summer they met.

A few days before Valentine's Day in 2014, Daniel surprised Kate by asking her to be his wife. "We had planned our first vacation together, with just the two of us, to the Dominican Republic for a long weekend," says Kate. The night before they left for their trip, Kate and Daniel ordered Chinese food and settled in to watch one of their favorite TV shows. "Daniel knows I love fortune cookies. When I opened one it read 'Will you marry me?' At first I thought it was a prank fortune, so it took me a minute to really understand what was happening," said Kate. "Then Daniel got down on one knee and gave a beautiful speech asking if I would marry him. I was so shocked!"

Kate and Daniel planned their wedding with a Catholic Church ceremony followed by a reception at Westbury Manor. Their ceremony included a full mass and featured a singer, pianist, and a trio of string musicians. "We chose readings for the ceremony that really spoke to us as a couple," says Kate. "And my sister, who was also my maid of honor, sang accompanied by the musicians. It's something I will remember for the rest of my life." The bride walked down the aisle in a Tara Keely tulle ball gown and lace-trimmed veil. A pair of custom-made earrings given to Kate as a wedding gift by her parents and a Tiffany & Co. bracelet from her g room that morning, accessorized her dress. Daniel was a dapper gentleman in a peaked lapel tuxedo and velvet shoes. After the ceremony, the couple drove off in a vintage antique car for a mock getaway.

The bride and groom chose their reception venue based on the fact that they wanted the celebration to feel as if their guests were attending a dinner party at their home. "I loved that our cocktail hour was set up throughout three different rooms, which allowed our guests to walk around and explore the manor," says Kate. For their wedding day, the couple decided to blend Kate's South Dakotan background and Daniel's Croatian traditions. At the reception, the couple and their families drank from a Bukara, a wooden cup that's passed around at Croatian celebrations; and danced all night to a mix of country and Croatian music played by their DJ from Silverfox Entertainment along with a Croatian DJ. "All of my Midwestern family drank out of the Bukara and danced the Kolo, a Croatian folk dance; and all of his Croatian family danced and sang to country music," says Kate. "It was so much fun to see our cultures blending together!"

While planning the wedding's decor, Kate kept guests mingling in mind. "I wanted my tab le arrangements to have that 'wow' factor, but also wanted our guests to be able to see each other across the table and chat, so I chose low arrangements," says Kate. Half of the guest tables were adorned with flora l hedges and candles. The other tables featured floral arrangements with crystal candelabras. To play up the antique presentation of the centerpieces, the bride chose intricate lace-appliqued tablecloths with light beading paired with gold napkins.

After dinner, the couple cut their Salted Caramel-and-Samoa wedding cake. Instead of a groom's cake for Daniel, Kate organized to have White Castle sliders delivered. "We love late-night fast food," says Kate. "So I ordered cases of sliders and had them set up at 11:00 PM at the exit, so that our guests could grab a snack for the road. It was a huge hit!"The day was filled with well thought-out and meaningful details that were the perfect start to their marriage. "My favorite memory was walking down the aisle and seeing Daniel waiting for me," says Kate. "It is a moment I had dreamed of all of my life- it was surreal to be living it. To know I really was marrying my best friend and soul mate." 

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A SUMMER VACATION in the stunning coastal country of Croatia brought Kate and Daniel, together. "My best friend in college invited me to stay with her and her family in Croatia for a few weeks after freshman year," says Kate. "Turns out, both her and Daniel's parents are from the same small village in Croatia and were family friends! So, I met Daniel through her family and we instantly became close friends." Kate and Daniel didn't start dating until years later when they both lived in New York City, but sparks definitely ignited the summer they met.

A few days before Valentine's Day in 2014, Daniel surprised Kate by asking her to be his wife. "We had planned our first vacation together, with just the two of us, to the Dominican Republic for a long weekend," says Kate. The night before they left for their trip, Kate and Daniel ordered Chinese food and settled in to watch one of their favorite TV shows. "Daniel knows I love fortune cookies. When I opened one it read 'Will you marry me?' At first I thought it was a prank fortune, so it took me a minute to really understand what was happening," said Kate. "Then Daniel got down on one knee and gave a beautiful speech asking if I would marry him. I was so shocked!"

Kate and Daniel planned their wedding with a Catholic Church ceremony followed by a reception at Westbury Manor. Their ceremony included a full mass and featured a singer, pianist, and a trio of string musicians. "We chose readings for the ceremony that really spoke to us as a couple," says Kate. "And my sister, who was also my maid of honor, sang accompanied by the musicians. It's something I will remember for the rest of my life." The bride walked down the aisle in a Tara Keely tulle ball gown and lace-trimmed cathedral-length veil. A pair of custom-made earrings given to Kate as a wedding gift by her parents and a Tiffany & Co. bracelet from her g room that morning, accessorized her dress. Daniel was a dapper gentleman in a peaked lapel tuxedo and velvet shoes. After the ceremony, the couple drove off in a vintage antique car for a mock getaway.

The bride and groom chose their reception venue based on the fact that they wanted the celebration to feel as if their guests were attending a dinner party at their home. "I loved that our cocktail hour was set up throughout three different rooms, which allowed our guests to walk around and explore the manor," says Kate. For their wedding day, the couple decided to blend Kate's South Dakotan background and Daniel's Croatian traditions. At the reception, the couple and their families drank from a Bukara, a wooden cup that's passed around at Croatian celebrations; and danced all night to a mix of country and Croatian music played by their DJ from Silverfox Entertainment along with a Croatian DJ. "All of my Midwestern family drank out of the Bukara and danced the Kolo, a Croatian folk dance; and all of his Croatian family danced and sang to country music," says Kate. "It was so much fun to see our cultures blending together!"

While planning the wedding's decor, Kate kept guests mingling in mind. "I wanted my tab le arrangements to have that 'wow' factor, but also wanted our guests to be able to see each other across the table and chat, so I chose low arrangements," says Kate. Half of the guest tables were adorned with flora l hedges and candles. The other tables featured floral arrangements with crystal candelabras. To play up the antique presentation of the centerpieces, the bride chose intricate lace-appliqued tablecloths with light beading paired with gold napkins.

After dinner, the couple cut their Salted Caramel-and-Samoa wedding cake. Instead of a groom's cake for Daniel, Kate organized to have White Castle sliders delivered. "We love late-night fast food," says Kate. "So I ordered cases of sliders and had them set up at 11:00 PM at the exit, so that our guests could grab a snack for the road. It was a huge hit!"The day was filled with well thought-out and meaningful details that were the perfect start to their marriage. "My favorite memory was walking down the aisle and seeing Daniel waiting for me," says Kate. "It is a moment I had dreamed of all of my life- it was surreal to be living it. To know I really was marrying my best friend and soul mate." 

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Categories:  Wedding Cakes   

Sweet Elegance from classic to modern, be inspired by these delicious and decadent cake designs photographed by some of Long Island’s Elite Wedding Photography Studios. 

 

 

 

 

 

When considering what style of wedding cake you want, you have to select a design that represents you and tie that into your wedding style.  For more great ideas on how to plan the perfect celebration view our digital magazine.


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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

 

SOMETIMES YOU MEET YOUR MATCH through the people you've known for years. "A friend of mine was having a get together at her house one night and her boyfriend was b ringing a friend everyone else in the group knew, but I hadn't yet met," says Annalisa. "Once I met him I knew there was something special about him."

Vincent knew that there was something special about Annalisa as well, and after six years of dating he was ready to pop the big question. "Whenever we had free time and the weather was nice, Vincent and I would take walks through Eisenhower Park," says Annalisa. "One particular spring day after work, Vincent suggested that we go for a walk in the park."

Annalisa and Vincent strolled to the rose garden and relaxed on a bench, where Vincent began to express how badly he felt about not giving her a gift for her birthday the previous week.

Vincent proceeded to take his iPad out of his backpack and played a slideshow of photos of the two, over the past 6 years that he had put together. The photo montage, was accompanied by romantic music, such as John Legend's "All of Me". The last photo was of Vincent and Annalisa's father which had been taken the day he asked her father permission to marry Annalisa. "After the photos, the screen showed a message saying how much he loved me and then he got down on one knee and proposed. With lots of tears, I said 'Yes'!"

Annalisa and Vincent had a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony that was in both English and Italian. "Our heritage is very important to us, especially since I was born in Italy," says Annalisa. "My godmother came in from Italy for the wedding and recited a reading in Italian."

Annalisa wore a custom-made gown by Galia Lahav, which featured a detachable dramatic ball gown overskirt that she took off for the reception. Her dress was accessorized by pearl stud earrings given to her by her godmother, a bracelet borrowed from her sister who wore it on her own wedding day, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

The bride's attendants included her bridesmaids, dressed in graphite trumpet-silhouette dresses with a sweetheart neckline. The flower girl complemented the bride's look in a tulle, lace tea-length dress and carried a mini version of Annalisa's bouquet. Her handsome groom wore a b lack Hugo Boss tuxedo and a white bowtie. His groomsmen were decked out in black Michael Kors tuxedos and bowties.

After the ceremony, the couple rode off in a white Bentley Flying Spur to the reception at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington. The reception started off with a cocktail hour on the balcony overlooking Huntington Harbor and followed with dinner and dancing in the main ballroom. The decor's theme was white, gray, and silver with lace accents. The tables were decorated with tall centerpieces of white Phalaenopsis orchids and hydrangeas accompanied by floating candles.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

"We were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cice and then the party officially started!" says Annalisa. The newlyweds shared their first dance to "You & I" by John Legend and later did a spotlight dance to the English/Italian song, "I Belong to You" by Eros Ramazzotti and Anastacia. The bride and her father danced to the Italian song "Un'Emozione Per Sempre" by Eros Ramazzotti, and halfway through the dance Vincent and Annalisa's mother joined them. Vincent then danced with his mother to "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars and Annalisa and Vincent's father joined them on the dance floor. 

The guests dined on appetizers of warm goat cheese salad and crab cakes with a choice of Chilean sea bass, roasted chicken, veal osso buco, and prime New York strip steak for the main course. They were then treated to a three-layer funfetti wedding cake with vanilla buttercream filling. The party continued until the couple made their exit to prepare for their 1 0-day Hawaiian honeymoon. "We spent five days in Kauai and five days in Maui, says Annalisa.

Annalisa and Vincent had been planning their big d ay for almost a year and a half. This was the moment they've been waiting for. "My favorite memory of the d ay was walking down the aisle of the church and seeing Vincent and his beyond happy expression at the end waiting for me," says Annalisa.               

Vincent's words of advice to other husbands-to -be? "Happy fiancé, happy wedding planning!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Harbor Club at Prime

Photography & Videography: Deja Vu Studios

Wedding Day Photo Location: Old Westbury Gardens

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections  

Invitations: Long Island Wedding & Event Planners Boutique

Bridal Registry: Macy's 

 


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SOMETIMES YOU MEET YOUR MATCH through the people you've known for years. "A friend of mine was having a get together at her house one night and her boyfriend was b ringing a friend everyone else in the group knew, but I hadn't yet met," says Annalisa. "Once I met him I knew there was something special about him."

Vincent knew that there was something special about Annalisa as well, and after six years of dating he was ready to pop the big question. "Whenever we had free time and the weather was nice, Vincent and I would take walks through Eisenhower Park," says Annalisa. "One particular spring day after work, Vincent suggested that we go for a walk in the park."

Annalisa and Vincent strolled to the rose garden and relaxed on a bench, where Vincent began to express how badly he felt about not giving her a gift for her birthday the previous week.

Vincent proceeded to take his iPad out of his backpack and played a slideshow of photos of the two, over the past 6 years that he had put together. The photo montage, was accompanied by romantic music, such as John Legend's "All of Me". The last photo was of Vincent and Annalisa's father which had been taken the day he asked her father permission to marry Annalisa. "After the photos, the screen showed a message saying how much he loved me and then he got down on one knee and proposed. With lots of tears, I said 'Yes'!"

Annalisa and Vincent had a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony that was in both English and Italian. "Our heritage is very important to us, especially since I was born in Italy," says Annalisa. "My godmother came in from Italy for the wedding and recited a reading in Italian."

Annalisa wore a custom-made gown by Galia Lahav, which featured a detachable dramatic ball gown overskirt that she took off for the reception. Her dress was accessorized by pearl stud earrings given to her by her godmother, a bracelet borrowed from her sister who wore it on her own wedding day, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

The bride's attendants included her bridesmaids, dressed in graphite trumpet-silhouette dresses with a sweetheart neckline. The flower girl complemented the bride's look in a tulle, lace tea-length dress and carried a mini version of Annalisa's bouquet. Her handsome groom wore a b lack Hugo Boss tuxedo and a white bowtie. His groomsmen were decked out in black Michael Kors tuxedos and bowties.

After the ceremony, the couple rode off in a white Bentley Flying Spur to the reception at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington. The reception started off with a cocktail hour on the balcony overlooking Huntington Harbor and followed with dinner and dancing in the main ballroom. The decor's theme was white, gray, and silver with lace accents. The tables were decorated with tall centerpieces of white Phalaenopsis orchids and hydrangeas accompanied by floating candles.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

"We were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cice and then the party officially started!" says Annalisa. The newlyweds shared their first dance to "You & I" by John Legend and later did a spotlight dance to the English/Italian song, "I Belong to You" by Eros Ramazzotti and Anastacia. The bride and her father danced to the Italian song "Un'Emozione Per Sempre" by Eros Ramazzotti, and halfway through the dance Vincent and Annalisa's mother joined them. Vincent then danced with his mother to "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars and Annalisa and Vincent's father joined them on the dance floor. 

The guests dined on appetizers of warm goat cheese salad and crab cakes with a choice of Chilean sea bass, roasted chicken, veal osso buco, and prime New York strip steak for the main course. They were then treated to a three-layer funfetti wedding cake with vanilla buttercream filling. The party continued until the couple made their exit to prepare for their 1 0-day Hawaiian honeymoon. "We spent five days in Kauai and five days in Maui, says Annalisa.

Annalisa and Vincent had been planning their big d ay for almost a year and a half. This was the moment they've been waiting for. "My favorite memory of the d ay was walking down the aisle of the church and seeing Vincent and his beyond happy expression at the end waiting for me," says Annalisa.               

Vincent's words of advice to other husbands-to -be? "Happy fiancé, happy wedding planning!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Harbor Club at Prime

Photography & Videography: Deja Vu Studios

Wedding Day Photo Location: Old Westbury Gardens

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections  

Invitations: Long Island Wedding & Event Planners Boutique

Bridal Registry: Macy's 

 


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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

ANGELA AND DANIEL literally fell in love from across the room even before they met. "When I first saw Angela I knew right then and there that she was the one," says Daniel. While helping out a DJ friend at a local bar, he spotted Angela on the dance floor and they shared stolen glances until he finally walked over to talk to her and she said something that made him laugh. ''The first words he said to me were 'I think I love you already'," says Angela. "We talked all night and afterwards he walked me home. He was quite the gentleman!"

Daniel proposed to Angela at what she thought was going to be his aunt's surprise 60th birthday party. The supposed party was being held at the same venue where Daniel's sister's baby shower took place, so because the location was familiar she wasn't suspicious when they arrived.

"We walked through the garden and I commented on all the beautiful flowers and how I thought it would be a great spot to take engagement photos." Little to her knowledge, Daniel beat her to the idea. He planned the proposal for months. "I wasn't nervous until we got out of the car and started walking. I stumbled on my words a little, then the most beautiful butterfly flew by us and I knew it was my grandfather, so that gave me enough courage to propose." As they continued walking, Daniel asked, "Do you remember the first words I ever said to you? I've loved you since the day I met you and want to spend the rest of my life with you:' He then knelt down and presented Angela with a diamond ring.

After celebrating our special moment with a custom made bottle of champagne with our names and proposed dates. "I couldn't wait to show off my ring to our families, so Danny suggested that we stop by his house." Angela goes on to say, "We went to his house to grab the other bottles of champagne, and to my surprise both of our families were there and everyone yelled 'Congrats!'."

The couple planned a big wedding with a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at Woodbury Country Club.

 Photo: Golden Moments 

Angela wore an Eve of Milady strapless ivory lace gown with a layered organza skirt and a crystal-trimmed cathedral-length veil. Her bridesmaids wore red sleeveless chiffon dresses with red opal teardrop earrings. Daniel and his groomsmen wore black slim-fit tuxedos accessorized by Swarovski cufflinks. After the ceremony and photos, the newlyweds left the church in a 1958 Rolls Royce and the bridal party followed behind in a large party bus.

 
Photo: Golden Moments

For the reception's decor, the couple chose a classic black-and-white theme with touches of red shown through the bridesmaids' dresses, inside the red velvet-flavored cake, and the soles of the bride's glittery Christian Louboutin shoes. Black linen, white candles, and tall white floral centerpieces decorated the tables. An extravagant cocktail hour was held outdoors complete with a seafood boat, sliders station, and mashed-potato bar. Some of the men enjoyed cigars from the cigar bar while other guests sipped signature drinks as a pianist played eclectic upbeat music. 

At the reception, the band played all genres of music, which kept the dance floor packed and full of energy the entire night. After they indulged on hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail hour, the guests were treated to more fine food at d inner, which featured main courses of shell steak, chicken, salmon, shrimp scampi, and pasta primavera. After the cake cutting, which was accompanied by a tartufo (a classic Italian ice cream truffle dessert) and assorted Italian cookies, the bride changed into a knee-length embroidered dress, so that she could really enjoy the nightclub-themed after party. "It was an incredible night," says Angela.

After the wedding, the couple jetted off to Sicily for a 10-day honeymoon. They first visited Palermo for a few days for a culinary experience, then traveled to the Aeolian Islands where they stayed in private bungalows overlooking the ocean and hiked an active volcano. They ended their trip in picturesque Taormina.

For Angela and Daniel, each step of the wedding planning was something to enjoy on its own. "After we booked our venue, band, florist, and photographer, Danny and I celebrated with d inner or drinks," said Angela. "It made for fun and stress-free planning." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Woodbury Country Club

Photography/Videography: Golden Moments

Reception Entertainment/Ceremony Music: Skyline Orchestras, Code Bleu  

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections

Men's Formalwear: Foresto Tuxedo

Flowers: Colonial Flower Shop 

Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch  

Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.  

Guest Accommodations: Four Points by Sheraton Plainview 

Honeymoon Travel: Ship to Shore Travel 

 


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ANGELA AND DANIEL literally fell in love from across the room even before they met. "When I first saw Angela I knew right then and there that she was the one," says Daniel. While helping out a DJ friend at a local bar, he spotted Angela on the dance floor and they shared stolen glances until he finally walked over to talk to her and she said something that made him laugh. ''The first words he said to me were 'I think I love you already'," says Angela. "We talked all night and afterwards he walked me home. He was quite the gentleman!"

Daniel proposed to Angela at what she thought was going to be his aunt's surprise 60th birthday party. The supposed party was being held at the same venue where Daniel's sister's baby shower took place, so because the location was familiar she wasn't suspicious when they arrived.

"We walked through the garden and I commented on all the beautiful flowers and how I thought it would be a great spot to take engagement photos." Little to her knowledge, Daniel beat her to the idea. He planned the proposal for months. "I wasn't nervous until we got out of the car and started walking. I stumbled on my words a little, then the most beautiful butterfly flew by us and I knew it was my grandfather, so that gave me enough courage to propose." As they continued walking, Daniel asked, "Do you remember the first words I ever said to you? I've loved you since the day I met you and want to spend the rest of my life with you:' He then knelt down and presented Angela with a diamond ring.

After celebrating our special moment with a custom made bottle of champagne with our names and proposed dates. "I couldn't wait to show off my ring to our families, so Danny suggested that we stop by his house." Angela goes on to say, "We went to his house to grab the other bottles of champagne, and to my surprise both of our families were there and everyone yelled 'Congrats!'."

The couple planned a big wedding with a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at Woodbury Country Club.

 Photo: Golden Moments 

Angela wore an Eve of Milady strapless ivory lace gown with a layered organza skirt and a crystal-trimmed cathedral-length veil. Her bridesmaids wore red sleeveless chiffon dresses with red opal teardrop earrings. Daniel and his groomsmen wore black slim-fit tuxedos accessorized by Swarovski cufflinks. After the ceremony and photos, the newlyweds left the church in a 1958 Rolls Royce and the bridal party followed behind in a large party bus.

 
Photo: Golden Moments

For the reception's decor, the couple chose a classic black-and-white theme with touches of red shown through the bridesmaids' dresses, inside the red velvet-flavored cake, and the soles of the bride's glittery Christian Louboutin shoes. Black linen, white candles, and tall white floral centerpieces decorated the tables. An extravagant cocktail hour was held outdoors complete with a seafood boat, sliders station, and mashed-potato bar. Some of the men enjoyed cigars from the cigar bar while other guests sipped signature drinks as a pianist played eclectic upbeat music. 

At the reception, the band played all genres of music, which kept the dance floor packed and full of energy the entire night. After they indulged on hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail hour, the guests were treated to more fine food at d inner, which featured main courses of shell steak, chicken, salmon, shrimp scampi, and pasta primavera. After the cake cutting, which was accompanied by a tartufo (a classic Italian ice cream truffle dessert) and assorted Italian cookies, the bride changed into a knee-length embroidered dress, so that she could really enjoy the nightclub-themed after party. "It was an incredible night," says Angela.

After the wedding, the couple jetted off to Sicily for a 10-day honeymoon. They first visited Palermo for a few days for a culinary experience, then traveled to the Aeolian Islands where they stayed in private bungalows overlooking the ocean and hiked an active volcano. They ended their trip in picturesque Taormina.

For Angela and Daniel, each step of the wedding planning was something to enjoy on its own. "After we booked our venue, band, florist, and photographer, Danny and I celebrated with d inner or drinks," said Angela. "It made for fun and stress-free planning." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Woodbury Country Club

Photography/Videography: Golden Moments

Reception Entertainment/Ceremony Music: Skyline Orchestras, Code Bleu  

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections

Men's Formalwear: Foresto Tuxedo

Flowers: Colonial Flower Shop 

Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch  

Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.  

Guest Accommodations: Four Points by Sheraton Plainview 

Honeymoon Travel: Ship to Shore Travel 

 


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You’ve found your perfect guy, but have you found the perfect match in a wedding photographer? Photographers should be booked at least 10 months in advance to your special day. Visit Longislandbrideandgroom.com  for Long Island’s top wedding photographers.

Having a photographer is important to chronicle your first moments of wedding bliss. Get some expert tips on how to get the right look - in images for your wedding day. The article Thanks for the Memories can be found on page 216 in the digital copy of our magazine.

  

   

 

 


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For the bride who wants to make a statement on her wedding day, a blush colored wedding gown is the one for you! This light shade of pink is sure to wow your guests and soon-to-be husband on your wedding day. This new color trend is not only for your gown but also for your bridesmaid dresses and flowers. For a vintage or rustic chic wedding, blush is a great color to incorporate into your big day.

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As the crisp fall air and colorful foliage emerge, we know that autumn is here. Nature provides a beautiful back drop for your fall wedding. 

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