A beautiful Nigerian Wedding in New Rochelle, NY

The stunningly beautiful Ugo and dapper Philip were recently married at the Surf Club in New Rochelle, NY. Their ceremony took place in a nearby chapel and had some beautiful nooks for photos.. really lovely spot on the campus of the College of New Rochelle. Then we were off to the Surf Club for some lively speeches, and spirited dancing. Ugo and Philip are Nigerian and changed into some traditional African wedding outfits towards the end of the night, how awesome did they look in those clothes?! Also some of their relatives were dressed in these amazingly detailed, colorful outfits. Thank you to a flickr friend Mo Tabesh who flew in from Canada to photograph two weddings for me that weekend and Bonnie Burke who shot with us as well.. I think we caught some amazing moments from this special day enjoy them!

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Metropolitan Building Wedding – A Jewish Wedding In New York City

Haley and Geoff got married at one of the more amazing wedding venues I’ve photographed at, the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City. Everything about this day was really wonderful.. from Geoff’s friend who shot 8mm footage to the perfect details of the cake toppers, Ketubah, wedding dress and grooms suit. You can see more of the details at the bottom of the blog post.

Haley works in fashion as a knitwear designer and Geoff is an award winning film editor and worked on the amazing documentary “The Cove’ which won the academy award for the best documentary (such a great film you should see it!). Haley is so creative and made or designed most of the little wedding details from the day of course using Etsy (quickly becoming the artsy wedding go-to supplier) for her purchases..

As for me I was just thrilled being able to photograph this wedding of this beautiful, creative couple at such a unique wedding venue. Thank you to my second photographer Adam Lerner for his help with the day. Enjoy the photos!


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Details from the day:

Dress: Designer Loft NYC
Florist: Alex Abruza
Bridesmaid dresses: jcrew
Bridesmaid necklaces: anthroplogie and ann taylor loft