Starting the day before The Chelsea Piers Lighthouse Wedding

I loved this stylish wedding! Andi and Daniel’s wedding very elegant with a fun twist!  The fun-loving couple’s personality and modern flair were incorporated into their wedding.  They started their day getting ready separately.  Daniel was with his groomsmen at the Eventi Hotel in NYC and Andi was getting ready with her girls at home.  This wedding party really knew how to have a good time.  They were relaxed, while still laughing and enjoying each moment leading up to the wedding.

Andi immediately fell in love with her J. Mendel Dress from Mark Ingram Atelier.  This dress was sophisticated, yet had a modern flair that made it fashionista worthy.  Meanwhile, Daniel wore a dapper custom navy colored suit.  The navy and white theme was present throughout the entire day.  The bridesmaids and groomsmen also sported navy wedding attire.  This was just one detail in the visual storyline that the bride and groom created for their wedding day.

The moments of the first look.

Andi and Dan’s first look was a moment to remember. They were overjoyed to see each other and Dan’s expressions seeing her for the first time was filled with emotions and happy tears of how beautiful she looked. So, the photos really captured their happiness!

The ceremony at the church of St. Francis Xavier

The couple had a Catholic wedding mass and ceremony at New York City’s St. Francis Xavier, where the bride was escorted by her father down the aisle holding a bouquet by made by Elegant Affairs. Then, they exchanged vows and rings in front of family and friends.  Everyone beamed with excitement as Andi and Dan exited the church as a newly married couple.

One of the best things about being a NYC wedding photographer is that I get to experience the different venues and the way couple’s make them their own.  The wedding party wanted to jump on the carousel outside of Chelsea Piers, to have some fun before entering their reception at Chelsea Piers Lighthouse Wedding.

The reception and the party

The elements incorporated by the couple, such as personalized sunglasses and matchbooks which were spread throughout the venue.  Along with those elements, the beauty surrounding the Chelsea Piers Lighthouse Wedding added to the luxurious aesthetic.  Guests enjoyed views of the Hudson River as well as the NYC skyline.  As dinner was served, guests were offered a beautiful meal prepared and catered by Abigail Kirsch Catering before the party.  Once the party began, guests danced the night away to songs by Hank Lane’s Luxe band.  The entire room packed the dance floor.  Guests of all ages were enjoying the music, but most importantly, Andi and Dan didn’t stop dancing.  They put together a beautiful wedding and reception that really reflected their personality as a couple.

Ceremony Location: St Francis Xavier Church- Manhattan, NY
Venue: Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier Sixty
Catering: Abigail Kirsch
Photographer: Susan Shek Photography
Dress: J.Mendel – Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier
Music: Hank Lane Band – Luxe Band
Flowers: Elegant Affairs

Groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Groom wearing his cufflinks on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Groom wearing his tie on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Groom wearing his wedding shoe on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Groom hanging out with his groomsmen on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Groom hanging out with his groomsmen on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Groom wearing his wedding suit on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Wedding stationeries and rings on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Wedding stationeries and rings on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A wedding bouquet and a wedding shoe of a bride on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A bride getting her make up done on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Bridesmaids and a mother helping a bride wearing a wedding dress on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Bridesmaids and a mother helping a bride wearing a wedding dress on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A bride wearing her wedding dress with her mother and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A groom standing inside an elevator on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a groom and groomsmen standing on a curb on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A groom and his groomsmen crossing a sidewalk on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A groom and a groomsmen walking towards a first-look location on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A groom waiting for his bride to show up at a first-look location on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A groom waiting for his bride to show up at a first-look location on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A bride moving to her a first-look location on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A bride approaching towards her fiance at a first-look location on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a bride at a first-look session on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a bride at a first-look session on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a groom and bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a groom and bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a groom and bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a groom and bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A portrait of a groom and bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A bride and a groom walking towards their wedding ceremony location, St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY, on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A bride and a groom walking towards their wedding ceremony location, St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY, on a wedding day at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Exterior and an interior ceiling of 
St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
An interior ceiling of St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A wedding interior setting at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A groom waiting for his bride to enter into a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride walking along with her father towards a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A groom watching his bride coming towards him during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride walking along with her father towards a wedding ceremony at 
St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A groom watching his bride coming towards him during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride walking along with her father towards a wedding ceremony at 
St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride's father hugging his daughter and handshaking with a groom at 
St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A wedding ceremony at 
St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A wedding ceremony at 
St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A wedding speech during a wedding ceremony at 
St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride, a groom and wedding guests listening to a speech at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bishop proceeding a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
Wedding guests attending a wedding ceremony St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride and a groom during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride and a groom during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride and a groom exchanging their wedding rings during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride and a groom exchanging their wedding rings during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
Groomsmen and bridesmaids witnessing a marriage ritual at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride and a groom kissing during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride and a groom kissing during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A bride and a groom kissing during a wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A groom and a bride celebrating their marriage at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A newly wedded couple exiting their wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A newly wedded couple exiting their wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A newly wedded couple exiting their wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A newly wedded couple exiting their wedding ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY.
A newly wedded couple kissing in front of a church, St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan NY, surrounded by their wedding guests.
A portrait session of a newly wedded couple and their wedding parties near the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A couple walking towards their wedding reception venue, the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple riding a carousel near the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple riding a carousel near the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple riding a carousel near the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple and their wedding guests heading towards their wedding venue, the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple and their wedding guests heading towards their wedding venue, the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A sign of the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding reception setting at the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding reception setting at the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding reception setting at the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding reception setting at the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding reception setting at the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding reception setting at the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding cake and a wedding reception setting at the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A live band, Hank Lane, performing a music during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple entering to their wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple entering to their wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple entering to their wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple's first dance during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple's first dance during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple's first dance during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A wedding speeches given by newly wedded couple during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple listening to their parents' wedding speeches during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A groom dancing with his mother during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A musician from Hank Lane playing a trumpet during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
Wedding guests partying during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
Wedding guests partying during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A bride dancing with her wedding guests during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A bride hugging her wedding guests during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
Wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
Wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A bride dancing during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A singer from Hank Lane singing a song during a wedding receptionat the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple and their wedding cake during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple and their wedding cake during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple and their wedding cake during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple and their wedding cake during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A groom dancing with his wedding guests during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A bride dancing with her wedding guests during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A bride and a wedding guest playing a limbo during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.
A newly wedded couple dancing together during a wedding reception A bride and a wedding guest playing a limbo during a wedding reception at the Lighthouse Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty in New York City.