You know when you meet a couple that you know deep in your heart will be together forever? Or should I say, trouple? That’s Cara and Mike and Maddie the Poo. This was one of those fairytale weddings that we photographers dream about. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting these three beautiful beings at the Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island where we photographed their engagement shoot. Maddie tried to steal the show but she couldn’t outshine Cara’s beauty which radiates from within. (you’re cute too, Mike!).
Their Peconic Bay Yacht Club wedding (to see another wedding from PBYC, check out the wedding of Kate and Ian that I shot at this North Fork venue in a torrential downpour) perfectly suited their love of Long Island, water, and family and friends.
In the lobby of the venue they had photos from each of our family’s weddings, Cara’s mom as a bride, her parents wedding, Mike’s Parents and our grandparents, a blue bottle in which guests could place messages that they will read on their first anniversary, and super cool strawberry jam favors from Leanne’s Specialty Cake with the same jam that was inside one of their cakes. And I looooove her boho Marchesa gown and flowy Ava Flora bouquet. Dreamy.
Location-The Peconic Bay Yacht Club
Dress-Marchesa – ahhhhh my favorite! Pink underneath too
Bridesmaid Dresses-Jenny Yoo
Groom’s suit- (Rental..shhhh ☺) but Mike jazzed it up withThomas Pink Tuxedo Shirt, Hugo Boss Bowtie and Cummerbund.
Grooms’ Gift- Monogrammed Cufflinks fromTiffany and Co.
Jewelry- Diamond bracelet from our jeweler in the city which was the also the Bride’s gift. “Something old” Cara’s Mom’s Gold wedding band from the 60s.
Veil/hair accessory- Wedding Salon of Manhasset
Officiant-Denise Drapkin, I Wed All
Reception music-Bravura and also the percussionist at reception
Hair-Metro Modes – Bellmore, Long Island, Stefanie (Brides and Bridesmaids) Melanie (Bridesmaids)
Make up- Industry Makeup Studio, Long Island – Cha Cha
Silk ribbons for flowers-Poetry of Silk
Planner: Me ☺
Tableware-Ava Flora, Charges/Table Lines Party Rental Ltd.
Cake/dessert-Leanne’s Specialty Cakes, two flavors of cake: 1) Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Strawberry Jam and Peanut Butter Buttercream 2) Almond Cake with Almond Croquant, Raspberry Jam and Vanilla Butter Cream.
Signage-Ipanema Press (Drink Signs, Menus, Table Numbers, Favor Sign, Guest Book) , Swell Anchor Studio (the two Custom Canvas to re-use in our home) and BHLD “Here Comes the Bride” sign
Trolley- North Fork Trolley
Favors- Custom homemade strawberry jam fromLeanne’s Specialty Cakes
Tags for the favors-Ipanema Press
Bridesmaid Gifts-Marchesa Rose Gold earrings and bracelets and Honeydew Jersey Robes from Nordstrom
Cara’s Robe and Cami Set-In Bloom by Jonquil
Gold Seashell Ring Holder- BHLDN
Gold MonogrammedCard Holder- BHLDN
Custom Monogramed Rose Gold Napkins and Monogram Matches (as Cara collect matchbooks and has a collection from her travels and favorite restaurants)
Custom Drinks- Cara’s Signature Drink: “Maddie The Poo” Champagne Crush, Champagne Smash: Champagne, Gin, Rose, Mint and Lemon wedge and Mike’s “The Hot Blooded” Blood Orange Old Fashion – an Old Fashion with Blood Orange Bitters, splash of maple syrup, slice of orange and cherry
Paper Umbrellas for Ceremony
Parents Gifts: Customized Handmade Hankies
Bridesmaid and Bride/Groom Personalized Gift Bags
Guest Book Bottle Notes