Joyce and Laureen met at Cherry Grove beach, in Fire Island about 20 years ago.. and so they decided to hold their three day wedding extravaganza at a nearby hotel, the Dune Point. Fire Island is accessible off the coast of Long Island by a short ferry ride, and yet it feels like a completely foreign land. It's beautiful and wild, with deer and other wildlife meandering amongst cute quaint cottages, it's so peaceful without automobile traffic, it's warm and inviting, and fun, visited and inhabited by straight, and same sex folks. 
Joyce and Laureen planned their three day event as a 'retreat of sorts' for their small group of closest friends and family. There were welcome gift baskets with personalized towels, lip balm and other goodies... there was a fabulously decorated main hangout patio, with fantastic wait staff, and full catering. There was plenty of delicious cherry pie.
The couple welcomed their ferry arriving guests right on the landing deck, waving pink boas, wine glasses in hand.
After Joyce & Laureen's emotional ceremony under a tent (unfortunately the rain did not allow for a beach gathering), all the guests, sipping from miniature bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne, traveled on the ferry to Schooner Inn, a favorite local hangout, and enjoyed a performance by Porsha, a drag queen extraordinaire. 
Rupert, the couple's cute pup was Belle of the Ball. 

The entire wedding weekend was planned & coordinated by the best of the best- Lisa Jaffe of Fire Island Weddings.
Make up and hair by Susi Lux.
Location: Dune Point Hotel
Enormous thanks to my fantastic second shooter & friend Anne Ruthmann.

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My friends, Danyelle & Marc engaged... Love you Guys!

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The wedding of Lisa and Louis, such a fantastic start to the Spring season, was absolutely awesome on so many levels... Lisa and her brother Jeff are my yogi friends, Bride and Groom looked stunning, the personalized DIY details of the day were creative and special, the ceremony was officiated by yet another yoga friend Joe, the venue (Perona Farms) was spectacular, the crowd was wild and fabulous, and of course little Oliver, the son of Lisa and Louis was the belle of the ball!

My (always absolutely amazing) second shooter was Nadine Rovner
Location Perona Farms
Officiant was Joe Gandarillas
Video by Bitcon Productions
DJ was Jay McElfresh

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Brad completely surprised his gorgeous Deondra by proposing to her in front of their mutual families, in a midst of a crowded 'Stanton Social' on a recent Saturday evening... Good job, Brad. Needless to say, the Lady said 'yes!'. 

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......'Our day we hope will be really romantic, but most of all the greatest party of all time. We have a huge 12 piece band coming in and I'm trying to limit any other distractions like photo-booths and what not to ensure that everyone has no choice but to dance! Both Jonny and myself are really laid back and prefer a more candid approach. I hope to get a few classic shots of him and me and our families, but for the most part would like someone to capture the moments I may have been to busy or nervous to catch! The only other thing I can think of is that our families truly are the most important people in our life, so I'd really hope to show all of us together as much as possible.' ....

and this Valentine's Day wedding of Mallory and Jonny was marvelous. Voila!  

Getting ready at New York Palace Hotel, ceremony & reception at Guastavino's.

Amazing second shooter- Nadine Rovner.

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