Tucked away on the North Shore of Long Island is the beautiful, John E. Aldred Estate.
It was built in 1912 and purchased for St. Josaphat's Monastery in 1944.
Alexandra, from Brindiamo Events secured the unique location for our winter wedding inspired shoot; rustic refinement meets old-world elegance in a palette of rich crimson, burnished gold & classic cream.
I'm so grateful for the delightful vendors (listed below) who contributed to this fun shoot.
It sure was a festive feast for the eyes…
It was teeth chattering cold, but John and Rachel had their love to keep them warm.
How sharp is this three piece suit?! Love the texture.
The dress was by Lazaro!
Ahhh…how I love working with Lori from Avaflora. She is a former bride and such a creative talented soul.
This bouquet had such a fun wintery unexpected mix of ruby, ivory and evergreen.
How great is the addition of the holly and poinsettiette?
The pocket square and the boutineer made my heart pitter patter. I love when boutineers lay flat against the lapel.
It's such a good day when I work with such talented folks like Adrienne from Ipanema Press who created the elegant stationery.
My favorite aspect of Lori's creations is that the arrangements take on a life of their own. It looks unique from every angle.
I can photograph her flowers for daaaays.
Some soft golden window light, right before the sun went down.
How dreamy is the red tufted sofa from Vintage Rentals?
The tablescape came together beautifully and looks as if it was made for this room.
You would never guess what we had to go through to set this up in this specific spot.
The furniture was so heavy it felt like it was nailed to the floor and we had to carry the sofa up two flights of stairs!
Why didn't my table look like this for Christmas?!
I thought these labled stationery cards from Ipanema Press were such a fun detail!
Layers of petals…
Lanterns and a festive floral arrangment lined the walkway…
Sparkle, letterpress, ruby and gold…
I love how the tapered candles set the mood…
Many thanks to Liz from Well Wed for featuring this shoot!
It's an honor to have collaborated with this wonderfully talented and creative group of amazing vendors:
Stylized / Event Design : Brindiamo Events & Design
Flowers Design and Tablescape : AvaFlora
Stationary : Ipanema Press
China & table runner : Pier 1 Imports
Red velvet tufted love seat: Vintage Rentals
Hair & Makeup : Blo Dry Bar, Glencove
Suit : Luca Falcone
Photography : Dear Stacey