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