Sometimes I really can’t believe how lucky I am to have a job which introduces me to such amazing people and blesses me with the opportunity to get to know them during such an intimate time of their lives. All of us at SMF agree that Shweta & Rajiv are two of our favorite people that we have had the honor to work with this year. Their story, their traditions, and their celebration are something that we will never forget!
(PS ~ probably the best personal wedding vows we have ever heard too! Way to set the bar incredibly high guys!!)
Venue: Sheraton Parsippany
Photographer: Hugo Juarez Photography
DJ: Premier DJ
Event Consultant: Rose Events
Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs
Hair & MakeUp: Cinderalla Bridez
Every once in a while a couple comes along and rekindles my belief in fate. Thank you Kristin & Erick for being the magical couple that you are!
Venue: Riviera at Massapequa
DJ: 2 plus 2 Entertainment
Dating since they were 14, Anna & Andrew redefine high school sweet hearts. On June 2, 2013 SMF was at De Seversky Mansion to celebrate their love with their family and friends.
Venue: De Seversky Mansion
Photographer: Photo Pink
DJ: Tommy Tunes
Makeup: Lavender Kiss ~ Sally
Hair: Justina Domain’s Salon
When I asked Michelle & Ron to describe their relationship with 3 words, they chose; Friendship, Spontaneous and Loving. After getting to know them a little more I learned whey those were the words they chose.
Venue: Montclair Art Museum
Band: Mission Dance
Jon Zunick wins the ‘Romantic Fiance Award’ this year! He surprised his bride to be, Thea, by hiring us to capture their story on their wedding day! Major points Jon!.. Major points!
Photography ~ Marconi Photography
DJ ~ SCE Entertainment
“We need to see love poured forth. Like everything in life, it makes a lot more sense to us when it’s right before our eyes, when it’s enfleshed. And when we talk about love we can say all sorts of nice things about it, but when we see love lived out it makes so much more sense to us. And that’s why we come here today, knowing that that love is going to pour forth into our lives.” ~ Father Lachlan Cameron
The love between this couple and their families & friends was so apparent throughout our time with them. Whether is was how Kristen & Gerard looked at each other throughout the day, or how their friends spoke to their character, or the visible love and support they had from their families ~ The love in this love story is abundant and enfleshed for all to see.
Church: St. Rose, Massapequa NY
Venue: Villa Lombardi’s, Holbrook NY
Hair/Make Up: Majestic Salon & Spa, Seaford NY
Flowers: Biltmore Blooms & Boutique, Massapequa NY
Although every SMF couple is important to us, this couple has a very special place in our hearts. My baby bro got married! After filming their engagement film, we loved capturing their awesome stories of how it all started.
Church: The Blessed Sacrament ~ http://www.blessedsacramentnyc.com/
Venue: Douglaston Manor ~ http://thedouglastonmanor.com/
Photographer: Denisimo Photography ~ http://www.denisimophotography.com/
During our film prep I checked out Dana & Robert’s wedding website. This is where I learned of the Yiddush term ‘Bashert’, or destiny. On their site, Robert’s Mother describes Bashert as, one’s divinely foreordained spouse or soulmate. I was intrigued. After spending time with Dana & Robert and conducting their ‘conversations on film’, I knew exactly what Mrs. Lori Gross (Robert’s mom) was referring to.
Venue: W Hoboken
Photography: Chellise Michael Photography
Church: Vorhees Chapel, New Brunswick
Hair/Makeup: UFO Salon & Spa
Music: Karen Lloyd Band, Hank Lane Music
Flowers: Flower Station
“It’s about being on the same team and knowing that someone always has your back.” ~ Lee.
Lee & Ben met at NYU and fell in love through their friendship. After a very sweet proposal in Prospect Park they began to plan their Brooklyn Museum wedding… and SMF was honored to capture their day and their story.
Venue ~ Brooklyn Museum ~ http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
Photography ~ Radhika Chalasani ~ http://www.radhikaphotography.com/
DJ ~ 74 Events/Gary Hoffman & Jay McElfresh (GREAT MUSIC!!!) ~ http://www.74events.com/
Lighting ~ EventLights
Florist ~ Blossom & Branch, Sarah Brysk Cohen ~ http://blossomandbranch.com/
Ceremony Musicians ~ Innocenti Quartet
Caterer ~ Restaurant Associates/Samantha Strassberg
Before sending out our final films I like to sit down with a cup of coffee, pop in the dvd, sit back and enjoy each couple’s story. My daughter and father just happened to be in the room during the screening of Jennifer & David’s film. Isabelle (my 13 month old daughter) was smitten with David from the beginning. Every time he was on the screen she would point and smile. My father was also quite impressed with the couple. At the end of the film he paused and said; What a great couple. Please tell them I said ‘God Bless’. Jennifer & David are a great couple and we were honored to be invited into their family’s home to be part of such a special occasion.
Coordinator: Mary Bradley Events ~ www.marybradelyevents.com
Photographer: Matt Rainey ~ www.mattraineyweddings.com