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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! This means chocolates, paper hearts and, of course, flowers!  I pulled together some of my favorite wedding flower photos from last year. Enjoy!
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Growing Wild Floral Company

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Stems Brooklyn

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L’Artisan Lily

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Bouquet by Jonathan Gilland

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Forever in Bloom

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Florist: Ariston Flowers

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These white and lavender bouquets are made of the Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges which legalized gay marriage in the US. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
Paper Bouquets: With Love and Petals

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Knit flowers made by the bride Melissa Scanlon

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Florist: L’Atelier Rouge

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Petals & Roots

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Florist: Petals and Roots

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L’Artisan Lily
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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I am so excited to share that I have won the award for 2017 The Knot Best of Weddings!

This is an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by actual wedded couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. For 2017, less than 2% of the wedding professionals in the entire country received this distinguished accolade.

I want to thank all the awesome couples I had the joy of photographing this year! I have the best job and every review means so much to me. I hope I can make all my couples feel like they have received the best service and have been given wonderful photographs they can cherish for always. I’m looking forward to 2017!

2017 the knot best of weddings

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Melissa and Justin were married on a beautiful, windy day on Block Island, Rhode Island.

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Melissa and Justin shared a first look at the lighthouse.

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After we took photos at the Southeast Lighthouse, we drove over to the amazing Mohegan Bluffs. The bluff’s cliff’s are nearly 200 feet high and showcase stunning ocean views.

 

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block island wedding

Melissa shares, “When Justin and I started thinking about our wedding day, we knew right away that we wanted to have a destination wedding. Picking the actual destination turned out to be harder than expected, but once we found out there was an opening at the Spring House Hotel on Block Island, everything seemed to fall into place. Block Island is one of our favorite vacation spots – we’ve been spending time there every summer since we started dating in 2007. It was a really special experience for us to have all of our friends and family together on Block Island for a whole weekend. And, as an added bonus, since we got married during the off season, it was almost as though we had the island to ourselves!”
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Melissa continues, “Early on in the planning process, I decided I wanted to knit the flowers for our wedding. Despite a lot of people thinking I was crazy, the idea quickly snowballed into incorporating yarn throughout all of our décor. Together with an army made up of my mom, sister, aunts and cousins, we made knit flower bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, bow ties and over 1,300 yarn pompoms used in our centerpieces, ceremony aisle and backdrop. After all of the hours put in making everything, seeing it all come together on the day was amazing.”

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Congratulations Melissa and Justin!

 

Venue and caterer: Spring House Hotel
Hotel Coordinator: Brittany Cardinal
Officiant: Mary Janigian (Melissa’s aunt)
Cake: Sugar Rush BI, Kate Musso
Cake topper: Deadcraft
DJ/Band: Silver Arrow Band
Invitations: Minted, Lace & Kraft design by Katherine Watson
Hair and Makeup: Beehive Hair Design, www.beehivehairdesign.com, Dorisa and Molly
Rings: Village Jewelers
Bride’s Dress Designer/Shop: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Nina
Jewelry: Earrings Macy’s, Necklace Jared
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux
Knit Flowers, ties, and pom pom decor: Knit by Melissa, the bride
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography

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Samantha and Ben were married on a crisp autumn day in Union Square.

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Samantha, you look gorgeous!

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Samantha and Ben shared a very sweet first look in the hotel suite.

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Samantha and Ben’s very dapper dog, Oliver, was an important part of the celebration!

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The ceremony was held in the grand ballroom at the hotel.

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Samantha shares some of her favorite parts of her wedding day, “I had so many favorite moments, but one was definitely the exchanging of vows. Ben and I wrote our own and didn’t share them with each other until we recited them, so that was really special.

I also thought our music choices – mixing 50’s and 60’s classics with soul and some of today’s hits – was awesome. So many people tore it up on the dance floor.

It was just really special to be with everyone we love as we celebrated our big day!”

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Congratulations Samantha and Ben!

Also, check out their engagement photos here.

Special thanks to the team:

Venue and Caterer:W Hotel Union Square
Hotel Coordinator: Leah Maio
Officiant: Eric Morgenstern
Cake: Nine Cakes
DJ/Band: 74 Events
Florist: Petals and Roots
Invitations: Minted
Hair and Makeup: Mable Pang
Rings: Richard Wasserman (Sam’s wedding bands)
Bride’s Dress: Anne Barge / Kleinfeld
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein
Groomsmen Suit Designer/Shop: The Black Tux
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz

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