Jillian and Matt were all smiles on their wedding day; it was clear to all that they were extremely eager to begin their “happily ever after”. From the start of getting ready to the stressful moments leading up to the ceremony, their visible excitement never once faded.
They held a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, NY. Their joy spread as everyone in the wedding party smiled through the vows, and an intimacy was felt throughout the entire audience. The only tears shed were during their touching vows, but even that included laughter and smiles! During the ceremony, the bride and groom often looked around to match their family and friends’ eyes and share their joy.
Straying from the traditional, Jillian wore a stunning Hayley Paige Behati gown with intricate beading detail, and the bridesmaids adorned different silhouettes is complimenting colors. The beading was paired with a reflective pair of glittery heels, which photographed gorgeously in the light!
Their reception was backlit in floralesque purples and pinks, while botanic and gold elements referenced back to the ceremony’s garden ambiance and made for a truly unforgettable event. Their Momofoku cake was topped with sign that said “Best Day Ever,” yet another instance where joy became a design element. There were few moments where family and friends weren’t dancing, and the DJ was both interactive and open to having smiling guests take a turn churning out their favorite tunes. Even without the intimate toasts, hilarious episode of the Hora, and the dedications handed out behind the DJ booth, anyone could see that Jillian and Matt’s friends and family were an integral part of the day, and that their involvement was essential to the newlyweds. It was an honor to photograph their big day, and to witness the joy, and the smiles, they shared.
Venue: Wave Hill
Videography: Michael Joseph Films
Planner: Hold your Hand Events
Flowers: Rebecca Shepherd
Gown: Hayley Paige Behati from Lovely Bride DC
Hair: Ellie DeSantis
Makeup: Valerie Guglielmo
Shoes: Kate Spade at Lord and Taylor
Wedding Rings: Jared, designed by the Groom
Rental Equipment: Party Rental LTD and Patina Rental
Catering: Great Performances
Music: DJ Flounder
Photography: Julian Ribinik