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Charley & Annetta’s Wedding

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Huge post today! More winter weddings! A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of shooting Charly and Annetta’s wedding.  It was one of those weddings where I hadn’t personally met the groom or the bride before the big day.  When the day was done, I felt like family.  What a great event.

Annetta is a strikingly beautiful bride and equally quick and smart.  She’s been learning and teaching in Mandarin Chinese for quite a few years, and from what I’ve heard, she’s exceptionally fluent.  I can’t say anything but “I don’t speak Mandarin” …in Mandarin.  Shame on me and my asian-ness.  🙂

Charley is a stylish and organized guy, always in the company with many friends.  His great love for his family and mother were touching to see, and I can tell he’s the one for Anetta by the way they look at each other, smile at each other, all the small touches.

A light soaked reception with huge windows at Hofstra University Club also made for great images.  Here are more than 50 of my favorites from the happy day.  *Pics may be a bit yellow, due to upload-crunching.  Ah well.

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Some of the details for the Best Man.

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Both mothers were on hand to help the beautiful bride!

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The blue dresses with hot red shoes on the bridesmaids matched nicely with the blue and red ties on the groomsmen. (See top)

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Mom making the final touches.

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Charley grabbed the ring box, opened it up and put it on the flowers, saying “Hey, here’s a nice shot!”   I agree. 🙂  Thanks Charley!

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Lots of smiles throughout the day.  The girls really loved the posing session!

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An elegant and touching talk was given.  I almost had to remember to take pictures, it was so captivating and personal!

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One of the groomsmen’s socks.  You know who you are.

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“You may now kiss your bride”

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Bling bling

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Not 30 minutes after you get married, and you’re already holding the purse.  That’s a smart man. 😉

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Classic.

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There was light rain on the day, but the dresses were kept high, and everyone made sure to cover the bride!  Nobody covered me, but my gear is somewhat water-resistant. 😉

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Dancing entrances were terrific and fun!

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The first dance was especially touching.  I think I noticed Charley singing the whole thing.

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The last 4 weddings I’ve done have had cupcake cakes with a small top layer cake for cutting!  I think it’s a great modern wedding idea.

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Beautiful elegant flower arrangements everywhere.

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Mother Son Dance

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Father was all smiles out on the floor.

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Now it’s time for everyone to get down! (Even the photographer!  Can’t stay still in the middle of a dance floor.  Ever.)

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First cupcake!  Mwahaha!

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Moments after sunset, the misty air and the purple sky perfectly complimented the beautiful warm glass of the reception hall.  A perfect match for our couple.

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The cupcakes eaten, the car packed, the music stopped, the night is done. Charley hugs his mother goodbye.   “I love you”

CONGRATULATIONS CHARLEY & ANNETTA

Hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I loved doing this wedding.  Stay tuned for a preview from Olivia and Zac’s wedding day!

Vendors that made this wedding possible:

Dress by DaVinci Bridal (Charly bought the dress!  What a man.)

Makeup by Crystal Jenkins

Hair Styled by Yve, Yve Runway

Flowers by Mia Price

Reception and Catering by Hofstra University Club: (Thank you Kim! She was on point!)

Music and Entertainment by DJ Bobby Green

Videography Services by Rex Clocker

Photography by Josh Liba Photography (me!)

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. My my how good you’ve gotten at this man. Great post

    March 3, 2011
  2. Jenny #

    Awesome set! It takes a true romantic to shoot a great wedding set… and you nailed it Bro!
    Top 5 favs:
    1. Classic (Bride in car)
    2. B/W of Dad
    3. Groomsmen in rain (awesome!!)
    4. B/W close-up dancing
    5. Bling bling
    6. Socks
    7. Rings
    Okay, so I had to change it to the top 7. But I luvs em all!!

    March 3, 2011
    • 🙂 Aw thank you Jen! I love knowing which ones are the favorites for certain people. Thank you very much for your 5, no, 7 favs.

      March 3, 2011

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