I remember it like it was yesterday...we were sitting in the Little Cupcake Bakeshop here in Bay Ridge when Melanie and Sandro painted the vision of their wedding day. I kept hearing the words "fun" and "relaxed" and "non-traditional" - which of course had me hooked! Then they told me about their surprise transportation for the wedding (a TROLLEY!), how they wanted to stop at Shake Shack because they always hear about how the couple never actually gets to eat at their wedding, and how they were opting for Ralph's Italian Ices in lieu of the traditional wedding cake. Let's just say I would have been devastated if Melanie and Sandro decided to hire someone else! Their wedding day was just like them - INCREDIBLY MIND-BLOWINGLY AWESOME! :)
You'd think this was a salon right? Well, it IS...but it's located in the basement of Melanie's mom's HOUSE! How cool is that?!
Melanie, you were channeling some seriously sexy old-school hollywood!
The cutest ring-bearer ever!
Goofy photos are my favorite!
Thanks to my fantastic and adorable hubs Christopher for getting these great shots of Sandro and his groomsmen! He's the best!
Hello Ollie the Trolley! Such a mega-fun way to travel through the city!
Oh I forgot to mention that Melanie goes to my church, so I knew lots of the guests! Cornerstone Church unites! :)
YAY Shake Shack! Mmmmmm mmmm good!
You can't hear them, but the bridesmaids are totally singing THIS.
You become a celebrity when walking around the city in wedding attire...hooray for being famous!
Madison Square Park is chock full of these incredible rope art pieces in all sorts of bright fun colors - you can imagine how happy it made me!
Cocktail hour at the Prince George Ballroom is hosted in an art gallery - simply stunning!
The reception room is full of incredible unique details and carvings. I felt like I was transported back in time.
Melanie is a musician herself, so it's no surprise that she took over for the drummer!
Love this moment - Melanie dancing with her grandfather...
Oh Melanie also likes to steal microphones! It was an epic dance party! Perfect way to celebrate a beautiful marriage!
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Church: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd // Venue: Prince George Ballroom // Lunch: Shake Shack // Florist: Clark's House of Flowers // The dress: Sue Wong // Birdcage veil w/ hat: Goorin Brothers // Jewelry: Givenchy // Clutch: BCBG Max Azaria // Handkerchief: a boutique in Italy // Hair & Make-up Artist: House of Trends // Bridesmaids dresses: Watters // Bride's Rings: Liori Diamonds // Groom's Ring: MnM Woodworks // Invitations: Zazzle // Groom's attire: Banana Republic Monogram & Ties.com // Trolley: The New York Trolley Company // Cocktail hour musicians: Astrograss // Favors (soaps): Natural Soap Warehouse // DJ & Drummer: Funktion 67 // Italian Ices: Ralph's Ices // The End!
Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!