Ella & Josh- Say Cheese!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2010 in Blog | 4 Comments

First of all, I loved Ella & Josh. They were fun, creative, madly in love, and wanted to create a wedding that reflected who they were as a couple. They are both artists and live in Brooklyn and had fallen in love with Smack Mellon Gallery, but wanted to to warm it up a bit.  They also wanted to find ways to incorporate their Nicaraguan-Asian-British-Jamaican backgrounds. This sounded like something right up my alley!

I am in love with the photos that Heather Waraksa was able to capture of the day. LOVE!

Couples are sometimes torn about seeing each other before the ceremony. While I admit that the romantic in me loves the moment when I open the door and the bride and groom see each other for the first time, the practical Mayra doesn’t like to waste any part of the day! If you choose to see each other before the ceremony, you can make it special. Here are the fantastic photos that Heather was able to capture of the lovely couple.


Now, many times we try to limit the photo locations used on a wedding day. Even though we want to get different photo backgrounds, we don’t want to have our couple spend too much time in a car. Luckily for people using Smack Mellon as a venue, the area is filled with breathtaking venues and interesting spaces that give you a plethora of backdrop options. Below are Bridal Party shots taken under the Manhattan Bridge.

EllaBridalPartyShotsA few steps down are these gorgeous black and white photos of the couple.


Stay tuned for more details of their ceremony and reception!


  1. Rachel - theWeddingVine
    October 15, 2010

    Fantastic images of a beautiful wedding! Love the dress!!

  2. Liz (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)
    October 16, 2010

    Such wonderful photos! Every couple should be so lucky.

  3. Bubbles
    October 17, 2010

    Scenic backgrounds sure can make great photos. Yet from these posted images here, a true talent in photography is all it takes so even an urban or concrete background can create similarly awesome photos.

  4. Jenn
    October 18, 2010

    Great dress !!



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