When you dream of an outdoor wedding with perfect weather, Emilie and Trevor’s wedding day is what you have in mind. With the Wainwright House in Rye, NY as the backdrop, well who could ask for more. I absolutely love this venue.
Emilie’s dress was a fabulous Monique Lhuillier that reminds me of a Klimt painting. Her hair and make-up were by Devachan. Any curly haired woman knows that this is THE place to have your locks cared for. The wedding colors were shades of periwinkle, pink and purple, with the men’s suits in soft grey. Trevor’s suit was a dark blue (almost purple). Allow Me event design created gorgeous bouquets and center pieces. Cornerstone Catering provided the menu and cake. The evening’s entertainment was by La Blanc Brothers Band. Last but not least, thank you Miana Jun, my second shooter.
When I chose the images for this post I selected many from the formal portraits we shot that day. It tends to be something that gets glossed over on blogs and websites, for juicy details or fun moments and emotions. I believe it is an important part of wedding coverage and should not be minimized. The wedding gods were with me as you can tell. But keep in mind you can’t shoot great formals without proper time in the schedule, no matter the weather. I recommend 45 minutes for the bride and groom, a half hour each for the bridal party and family shots, with more allotted if the family groups go over 10 variations and you have more than one location to shoot. Don’t forget to allow for travel if necessary.