We have been so busy this fall with weddings (and loving every moment of it) that I have not gotten a chance to harass photographers for wedding photos. So, how happy was I when I got an email from Susan Baker today with a wedding we did together a few weeks ago? VERY!
I loved Kelly from the moment she walked through our door. She was so sweet and so organized! She made things so easy with her easy going attitude and many excel sheets. The wedding day itself was no different. The wedding reception and room block were at The Union League Club in midtown and the ceremony was at St.Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side. An offsite ceremony, especially when the bride and groom are not seeing each other before the ceremony, are usually pretty stressful for the planner. We need to get people into cars/limos/buses, make sure that everything is ready to go at the ceremony, get our cues straight with the musicians for the procession… all while making sure that the bride remains unseen. Not always the easiest thing, but with Kelly and Brian, it all seemed so relaxed and leisurely!
The ceremony blew me away in person and so it made me happy that the photos really captured the beauty of the it. The acoustics in the church were fantastic and when her song started to play, I literally got chills.
The flowers were provided by Castle Pierpont and were spectacular. Uptown Swing provided the music…and guests danced all night. A friend of the couple sang “Crazy Love” with the band for their first dance. I loved the personal touch and it didn’t hurt that his voice was AMAZING. It made that song jump up on my “best first dance song list”. To top it all off, Ron Ben-Israel provided the cake, which was so amazing and smelled so good, that Salome and I were afraid to go near it!
Thanks again for these wonderful photos Susan! You can check out more of her shots on her blog!
Congratulations to the happy couple!