The house was filled with women getting ready, in each corner there was someone getting their hair or make-up done by Natasha. The commotion and excitement was coming from everywhere, you could feel how close each person was to the bride and how happy they were to be sharing this special day with her.
Marina emerged from the bedroom looking gorgeous, ready for her day to begin. As she stepped towards her wedding dress, it became clearer to her that it’s finally happening, the day she’s been dreaming of is finally here and she was ready to become Mrs. Mashevich. The bride thought of every single details, from the hanger with her new last name to putting “I DO” on the back of her shoes. Even though her father and brother were not with her on this day, in memory of them, Marina carried their pictures attached to her bouquet.
After patiently waiting outside with the groomsmen, our groom Sam could hardly wait til he laid his eyes on his bride to be. What he saw far exceeded what he anticipated, when Sam saw Marina, he was speechless. Once his speech returned, all he could say was WOW…WOW..WOW!!!
Sam and Marina have been together for 5 years and even after so many years together, Sam was still in awe of how beautiful she looked, he could not take his eyes off of her and could not believe she was just hours of officially becoming his wife.
When the bridal party started coming outside, they were surprised by a white walkway covered in rose petals and heart shaped balloons. The onlookers stopped to admire this sight, as the bride and groom opened the front doors and began to take the steps down to join their wedding party.
The bridal party along with the bride and groom were exported in a white stretch limo to our destination of choice, DUMBO. Apparently, we were not the only ones with this idea since there were at least 3 other wedding parties taking their wedding pictures. This says something about the area, right between Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge overlooking the Manhattan skyline is a gorgeous view and compliments perfectly the special day. Even though it’s a popular place for wedding pictures, there are still many unique spots that make the pictures stand out and create a variety of looks and backgrounds.
While passing by Coney Island, we decided to stop for a minute and take advantage of the great scenery. It’s our goal to create unique images and we always try to think outside the box and go beyond what is expected of us. The photo ops by Coney Island turned out colorful, fun and unexpected which the bride and groom loved.
The weather forecast predicted rain but as most of Photo FX weddings go, the rain was delayed until we were done with our portrait shots and then continued for a little while just in time for us to come to the Reception Venue.
Sam and Marina have picked Riviera Catering as their ceremony and reception venue. Riviera is one of our favorite places not only for the way it looks but also the customer service which far exceeds what any catering hall offers and is one of the most important aspects in any wedding. It’s always a pleasure to work with them and the pictures come out amazing whether they be in the reception hall or outside in their private garden area with the waterfalls in the background.
The ceremony took place outside in the garden which was covered with red roses, white drapes covering the hoopah and hanging crystals. As the smallest members of the bridal party made their way, the bride walked in with her mother and uncle by her side.
After the ceremony, the guests made their way to the reception hall which had gorgeous flower centerpieces, with elegant red roses that looked straight from a magazine. The bride and groom made their way to the dance floor and wowed guests with their choreographed first dance.
As a surprise to the bride and groom, Photo FX Studio prepared a slideshow with all the pictures of the day. As all the guests sat down at their tables, the slideshow started playing showcasing our favorite pictures from Sam and Marina’s wedding day. There’s nothing that brings us more pleasure than seeing our bride and groom loving the memories we have created for them.
Entertainment makes the biggest impact on your wedding celebration. The couple hired D & E Entertainment, which in our opinion is one of the best option for a live band. Douglas, the band lead singer and the owner, always gives his 100% and makes sure that everyone invited is having a good time. As always D&E rocked the house with incredible music selection and kept the dance floor crowded all night. We are proudly recommend them to all of our clients and honored to be working side by side at many weddings. If you didn’t have a chance check out all of our highly recommended vendors through Elegant Events Group website.
Some traditions are worth keeping. Original design by no other then Henry from Master Sweets, provided a fabulous 4 layer red velvet cake. Continue with the wedding theme of red and white, the cake was decorated with a red bow & ribbon accompanied with lots of diamonds around it, giving it an elegant yet modern look. Most importantly it taste amazing.
One of the other great things about Riviera is how beautiful the garden gets when the sun goes down. We always make sure to capture the amazing lights and the waterfall in the night sky with just the bride and groom. Even after a long day and a night of dancing, Marina and Sam looked breathtaking and we ended this fabulous evening on a high note with gorgeous images that will be treasured for years to come.
Thank you to Marina and Sam for choosing our studio to document their wedding and Riviera Catering Hall for providing amazing service once again! Perfect place to say “I DO”!
Special thanks to all the vendors who have contributed your special talents and making their wedding an unforgettable celebration of love.
Catering Hall - Riviera
Hair and Make up - Natasha
Flowers – InFlowers
Entertainment – Live band by D & E Entertainment
Wedding Cake - Master Sweets
Wedding Ceremony – Rabbi Groysman
Groom’s Clothing - Isabellas Wedding Center
Photo and Video - Photo FX Studio