September 20, 2016
I was excited to shoot a wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, NY for obvious reasons; it’s my favorite place in the world, and also where I got married! I am in love with natural settings, and Cedar Lakes offers so many amazing locations for wedding photos.
Kelly at SociaLife coordinated this wedding so flawlessly. The floral details and table settings were beautifully designed and arranged by Faye + Renee. Perhaps the most unique was the Chuppa decorated in lavish flowers.
Arin + Henry were such a fun-loving couple, it was a dream to photograph them. Everything was so natural and candid, exactly what we love! Arin’s dress was simple and elegant, a perfect compliment to the rustic lake setting.
The wedding ceremony was held on the hilltop overlooking the mountains. Because the bride and groom wanted the best view possible, the ceremony was held near sunset. Following the ceremony, the guests headed to the lake for cocktail hour. Live music, craft hours devours, and floating candles in the pool made for a magical experience.
The reception decor truly blew us away. Because the couple hoped to have a unique setting, the amazing Faye + Renee blended wild floral arrangements with modern candles. It was the perfect compliment to the elegant and rustic barn.
Congrats, Arin + Henry! I hope you’re enjoying your long honeymoon!
We cannot imagine a more perfect location for a bridal portrait than a dock!
We love working with Kelly from Socialife events. She is so amazing, she will even drive her couples around in golf carts.
Right before the first look, it started to rain. Because we needed to keep Arin dry, we tucked her away in one of the rustic cabins. This shot of her waiting for the first look might be our favorite photo of the day.
Faye + Renee perfectly juxtaposed wild floral arrangements with lots of candlelight. As a result, the barn looked stunning.
Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate, Port Jervis, NY
Wedding Planner: SociaLife Event Planning and Production
Floral Design: Faye + Renee
Hair & Makeup: Facetime Beauty
Videographer: Off BEET Productions
Band: Elan Artists
Cake: Chocolate Carousel
Off BEET Productions is a boutique wedding event group located in the NJ/NY area and serving destination weddings worldwide. We specialize in natural, candid lifestyle photography; fun and playful music videos; unique wedding DJ entertainment; and a stylish, open air photo booth.
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