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Lyndhurst Castle Wedding in the Rose Garden

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it seemed fitting to post one of our most romantic weddings ever. Congratulations to Silvana and Stephen! Their wedding was bursting with beautiful blooms in the rose garden ceremony at Lyndhurst Castle, pretty petals on every table, and traces of beautiful love sonnets found here and there. Every detail of this wedding spoke to my heart. We are delighted for the happy couple and are down right giddy over the soon to be delivered wedding album!

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

The ring carrier was personalized with a quote from the greatest love song there ever was. “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” – Song of Solomon 6:3

Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes

Dazzling Jimmy Choo wedding shoes.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

The Castle Hotel in Tarrytown is a stunningly beautiful backdrop for the brides and her maids. I love how well the blush colors of the bridesmaids dresses compliment all the flowers.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Silvana with her mom and sister, just about ready to start the festivities.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

The anticipation during getting ready is one of the most excited moments of every wedding.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

The Lyndhurst Castle in all it’s glory, the perfect setting for a romantic wedding. What a dream!

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

What a delight for the guests to sit in the garden with the beautiful music of the Dulce Ensemble filling the air. Can you just imagine? I am so ready for summer :)

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Full blooms a plenty in the rose garden at Lyndhurst Castle.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Wow, the flower girls blossoming headpiece is precious.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

I love the circular setup for the ceremony. The couple is surrounded on all sides by their loved ones.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Silvana wanted dinner to feel like an extension to spending the afternoon in the rose garden. What a fabulous job done by Weddings by Debra Thompson on the decor. They truly made Silvana’s vision come to life in the most beautiful way.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding
Lyndhurst Castle Wedding
Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

With a few bare wooden tables there was the perfect mix of elegance and a rustic nature.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Sunset came at the perfect time for the couple to step out for a few sun-kissed portraits with the Lyndhurst Castle in the backdrop.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding
Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Their first dance was to “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King. And their cake topper was a lovely wooden portrait of the bride, groom and their pets.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding
Lyndhurst Castle Wedding
Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Silvana danced the Tango with her Uncle/Godfather to honor her late Grandmother.

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding
Lyndhurst Castle Wedding
Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

And what other way to wrap up the night than with a sparkling send off by all your loved ones!

Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

From the bride…

Our ceremony took place in the beautiful rose garden and we wanted to carry that feeling into the reception space. We chose long rectangular tables to foster a dinner party vibe. We wanted dinner to feel like an extension of spending an afternoon in the rose garden on a beautiful June day, while  maintaining a sense of elegance and old world charm. We brought in crystal chandeliers and used Jo Malone Rose scented room spray in the reception tent to help create the ambiance. Music was a very important element to the couple. They had a string quartet for the ceremony and a Spanish guitar duo played flamenco inspired music for the cocktail hour. The DJ rocked the house for the reception. The custom cake topper included the bride and groom and their four furry kids (3 cats and a dog).  In addition to the traditional wedding dances, the bride danced a tango with her uncle/godfather in memory of her late grandmother. The bride had two blue hearts embroidered over her heart on the inside of her dress using fabric from a piece of clothing from each of her parents.

Ceremony and Reception: Lyndhurst Castle, Tarrytown, NY

Event Planners: Weddings by Debra Thompson LLC.

Photography: Be Creative Photography

Cinematography: Hart Pictures

Ceremony Musicians: Dolce Ensemble

Cocktail Hour Musicians: World Guitar Duo

Reception Entertainment: DJ Dina Regine

First Dance Song: “Stand By Me” – Ben E. King

Flowers: Westchester Floral

Invitations: The Paper Fitting

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Dress: Couture Modern Trousseau

Bridal Shop: Modern Trousseau

Groomsmen Attire: Ridge Squire

 

To see more Westchester and Tarrytown Weddings by Be Creative Photography, click below.

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Danielle and Adam’s Fall Virginia Wedding

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Congratulations to Danielle and Adam! They had a beautiful fall wedding at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia. It was fun to take a trip out of town for this one.

Fall Wedding Details Virginia broach on bridal bouquet

These Kate Spade Wedding Shoes were a perfect touch to Danielle’s fall themed wedding. The giraffe brooch was Danielle’s mothers. It’ss a truly beautiful touch to add something sentimental to a bridal bouquet.

Fall Bridal Party Getting Ready

Eric loves to capture beautiful silhouettes of the bridal party helping the bride to get dressed.

Fall Bride getting ready for her wedding

A special friend visits Danielle as she gets ready for her wedding day.

Fall Wedding Bride getting ready

Fall Wedding Bouquet wedding details broach on bridal bouquet

Danielle adds her mother’s brooch to her bouquet

Fall wedding Bridal Portrait

Eric found the perfect light here to highlight the details in Danielle’s Romana Keveza wedding dress and veil.

fall wedding flower girl

Love the color palette for this fall themed wedding. Love how excited the flower girl is to be front and center with her fall flower basket and beautiful flower girl dress.

fall wedding groomsmen photo

The guys taking a stroll towards the ceremony

fall wedding ceremony

They had a quote at the top of their wedding programs from Princess Bride: That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying, “As you wish,” what he really meant was, “I love you.” And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.
The Princess Bride

fall wedding ceremony

The readings during their ceremony were “I Love You”, by Roy Croft and “Desiderata”, by Max Erhmann. Desiderata in particular had a very personal family connection.

fall wedding ceremony chantilly

In their vows instead of saying I Do… they answered “As You Wish” to add a little unexpected humor to the ceremony.

fall wedding night portraits at the marriott

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fall wedding reception marriott

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Their first dance song was “Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine Show

fall wedding first dance images marriott
fall wedding father daughter dance marriott

han and leia star wars wedding cake

The Cake toppers were silhouettes of Han and Leia from Star Wars

fall wedding reception photos marriott
fall wedding first dance images marriott
fall wedding reception photos marriott

fall wedding night time portraits

Thank you for choosing Be Creative Photography. It was an honor to photography such joy from a glorious and self proclaimed “geeky” couple!

Ceremony and Reception: Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, Virginia

Photography: Be Creative Photography

Stylists: Bridal Artistry (Make-up- Barbara Hill, Hair – Ky Washington)

Music: Dream Day DJs

First Dance Song: “Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine Show

Flowers: Garden Heirlooms of Fredericksburg

Invitations: Kevin Jay Stanton

Shoes: Kate Spade

Dress: Romana Keveza

Bridal Shop: Kleinfelds

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse, Vera Wang

Product Spotlight: Wedding and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Albums

For today’s post I wanted to feature one of the gorgeous products that we offer for Weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Albums. We use the absolute best printing and binding techniques to make sure your albums last a lifetime. We source the highest quality vendors to bring your photos to life.  These are luxurious and elegant handmade albums.  We love to create beautiful family heirlooms for our clients!

Beautifully wrapped albums with eco-friendly materials.

The albums arrive packaged in this stunning presentation. They are beautifully wrapped with eco-friendly materials.

Gorgeous Transparent Cover with a beautifully textured material called Sidewinder.

The Transparent cover is a great option for featuring an enlarged portrait on the front of your album. A textured material called Sidewinder was used for the binding of this album.

The main album was paired with a lovely smaller version for the parents using the popular material Whitesnake.

The main album was paired with a lovely smaller version of the album. I love how these two materials coordinate. The material used for the smaller album is called Whitesnake.

A view of the binding and a larger view of the Sidewinder material.

An alternate view of the binding and another look at Whitesnake and Sidewinder.

Petite albums are a wonderful gift for parents and grandparents.

Small albums are a wonderful gift for parents and grandparents. These smaller albums are offered in some of our packages at a discounted rate.

Thanks for taking a look at today’s post.

Sincerely,

Brooke and Eric

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Julia + Eric’s Wedding at The Yale Club

Congratulations to Julia & Eric! It was pure joy and love on their wedding day.

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Yale Club Wedding Portraits
Yale Club Wedding Photos
Yale Club Wedding Floral Arrangements
Yale Club Wedding Photos
Yale Club Wedding Photos
Ceremony and Reception:  Yale Club NYC

Photography: Be Creative Photography

Cinematography: Michael Justin Films

Stylists: Styles on B

Music: The Joel Young Band / Hank Lane

First Dance Song: “Got To Get You Into My Life” – The Beatles

Flowers: Marian Kelly at Fine Flowers by Kelly and Co

Invitations: Paper Works and Events 

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Dress: Anna Maier

Bridal Shop: Hitched Salon

 

Katherine and Matt | NY Botanical Gardens

Just  quick post to highlight one of the most beautiful sunset ceremonies we have ever photographed!  I just love the images from Katherine and Matt’s wedding at the NY Botanical Gardens.  What more could we ask for than a happy couple and gorgeous scenery on a wedding day.

Beaming bride and groom photographed at the NY Botanical Gardens

Wedding happiness at the New York Botanical Gardens

Striking sunset ceremony at the NY Botanical Gardens

Sunset Wedding Ceremony at the NY Botanical Gardens

than a happy couple and a beautiful landscape on their wedding day.

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