Right from the start, Rebecca & Sean knew they wanted to do something outdoors and woodsy all while maintaining a grungy industrial vibe. They visited several location in/around Brooklyn and also on Long Island and were not completely sold. It was when they walked onto the property at Lyndhurst that they knew it was the right place for them. It had the grandiosity of a beautiful riverfront mansion, garden property for a lovely outdoor ceremony, and an amazing rusted and unique old greenhouse structure. All of this came together to deliver everything they were looking for and more in terms of aesthetic and mood for their wedding. The property around the mansion was lush with greenery and florals that would become the perfect backdrop for portraits.
by Keith Stein
The First Look
The big moment took place on a grove with lush green trees behind them. There was a great opportunity to photograph the approach as she walked toward him standing in place and also from the side as a panoramic of sorts. There are many different types of reveals that can take place and all of them are storytelling. The photos themselves all look wonderful and it is nice to look back and think of this exact moment in time that took place on your wedding day.
Quote from Becky “It was also really exciting and special to see the expression on Sean’s face when he first saw me in my dress, and I’m happy Alexis and Keith were there to capture it. We would absolutely suggest other couples do a first look.”
The Wedding Party
Our Closest Friends and Family
Rebecca & Sean had quite the wedding party. They were all so fun to be around and really made the day a breeze when it came to our duties as photographers. Right when we were introduced we were welcome with open arms and we knew we would have a great day with all of them.
The Rose Garden
Love in Bloom
The property at Lyndhurst is absolutely gorgeous and one of the gems of the location is the rose garden. We heard all about it but had no idea how amazing it would be in person. They always dreamed of an outdoor ceremony and they got it. As photographers we approached it with a gentleness and stayed a good distance away from R&S. It was important to us to allow them to have the level of intimacy one would expect from an outdoor garden ceremony. It was great since it was a giant circle labyrinth. It allowed us the opportunity to shoot through bushes and flowers. We were also able to get angles from all sides in front of them, behind them looking into the crowd of guests, and on both sides.
ALL IN THE DETAILS
keeping it subtle
It was important to Rebecca & Sean to allow the location speak for itself. The outdoors had no problem doing so. When it came time to move indoors they needed to ramp it up a bit to include some of that rustic charm they loved. Their decor choices were subtle and romantic. The color choices blended well with the attire, mood, and natural appeal of the property even though the reception was held in a tent. It felt as if it was all the same location and had a really cohesive flow with the rest of the day.
Catering: Philip Stone Caterers
Music/Entertainment: 45 Riots
Floral Design: True Florette Floral Design
Make-Up: Makeup by TiffanyHair: Stephen Keough
Paper Goods: Invitations from Bella Figura. Ceremony programs made by Becky’s dad, Harris Brandt.
Attire: Becky’s bridal gown is Jenny Yoo. Sean’s suit is Eidos. Bridemaids dresses are from David’s Bridal. Groomsmen suits are from Indochino.
Transportation: Red Oak Transportation
Event Rentals: Party Line Rentals
Accommodations: Tarrytown DoubleTree by Hilton
Wedding Cake: Black Forest Pastry Shop