Rebecca and Rick were married Saturday in a moving Quaker ceremony at Mohonk Mountain House. I have photographed several Quaker ceremonies, but none as beautiful and moving as theirs. Traditionally the ceremony is held in a circle, symbolizing that all are equal, even on this most of important days. Because of logistics they often take the more traditional ceremony style, which also makes it much easier for the photographers :). Quakers, members of the Religious Society of Friends, marry without a lot of fanfare. Often referred to as the silent ceremony, Quaker weddings differ from the traditional Protestant ceremony in four significant ways: there is no officiant; no giving away of the bride; a wedding certificate is signed; and there is a long period of silent, open worship after which those attending may speak on the couple’s behalf. Rebecca loves Victorian style and Tea (amazing that these are two of my passions too!). So she had Victorian inspired flowers and many touches that fit in so well with the Mountain House which is also Victorian. Her reception tables also had the vintage teapots, cups and trays of the Victorian Era. Congratulations the the beautiful happy couple!!
Photography: Jean Kallina photography
Venue: Mohonk Mountain House
Florals: Flowers by Elissa
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Vintage rentals: HV Vintage Rentals
Hair and Makeup: to come….
Dress: to come…
Shoes: Kate Spade
Tux: to come….
Lindsay Elizabeth Hand, a NYC actress married Jean Louis Fragnay at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho this past Saturday.
At the bottom of this blog post you may read all about it!
Lindsay Elizabeth Hand, a NYC actress married Jean Louis Fragnay at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho this past Saturday. Lindsay and her Bridesmaids created all the table flowers themselves, rising early in the morning to go to the flower district to pick out the flowers that would match their bouquets. Lindsay herself made the very beautiful and creative seating chart (or as she calls it the chART). And it was a piece of ART work! Everyone looked for their photo (that she copied off their Facebook profile), and on the back was the table number (she also made the hand painted table numbers on each table. They have the greatest family and friends… who came from all over the globe to share in this amazing day. It was such a fun wedding. I feel that the photos tell the story …. so I will let them speak for themselves.
Venue: The Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe
Photography: Jean Kallina
Catering: Housing Works Catering and Cupcakes
Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
Officiant: Jeddah Vailakis –
Bookstore Decor: Lots of BOOKS, Lindsay’s personal artwork, vintage lights, candles, and flower arrangements made by her bridesmaids.
Dress and Shoes: Venus VII Collection and Chelsea Crew
Tux and Shoes: Vera Wang and Allen Edmonds
Flowers: Bouquets and Boutineers by Flowers by Daye
Music: NY Ceremony Music, Pandora Radio, and an iPod playlist put together by the Best Man and the Bridesmaids