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After 17 years of dating, Patti and Dave decided to tie the knot! A uniquely restored former church with tons of natural light on a cute little island 13 miles off the shore of Rhode Island called Block Island was the perfect backdrop for their summer wedding! Patti and I talked a few times before her wedding and knew we were on the same page visually about what she was looking for for wedding photos, but it wasn’t until we actually met at her cute little shop called Salt in Mystic, CT that I knew that this would be one epic wedding! She has an incredible aesthetic and knew that the wedding would be effortless and beautiful. Their 17 year love story was shining so brightly on their beautiful wedding day in September!
For Photographers: This wedding was shot mostly on Fuji 400H with a few rolls towards the end of the night on Kodak Portra 400. There is a mix of 120mm and 35mm using the Contax 645 and the contax g2. There are two frames below using a nikon d4s. Scans were developed and processed by The Find Lab.
Melissa & Barry
Melissa & Barry are both in the entertainment industry! Melissa composes and performs songs for various projects and Barry is a producer of some pretty awesome Hollywood movies! They had their wedding at the beautiful Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara and it was full of classic touches! Planned and designed by my fave Alex of Alex Events! Friends and family came from all over the states and england to celebrate!
For photographers: Contax 645, Nikon d4s, Fuji 400h rated at 100, processed and scanned by The Find Lab
chanel & navid
Navid and Chanel returned to New Orleans, Louisiana for their destination wedding – they wanted to show family and friends their love for the Big Easy and incorporated The Tree of Life in Audubon Park and the picturesque Il Mercato in the Garden District in their wedding plans!
“Man, did we live it up those few years,” Chanel says of their time living in New Orleans. “It was extremely important to Navid and me to share with our friends and family how special New Orleans is to us and how it is simply one of a kind.” Chanel and Navid exchanged vows in Audubon Park under a massive 300-year-old oak tree that inspired their tree of life theme. The couple decorated their outdoor ceremony with branches, leaves and wine barrels topped with lush arrangements. After the ceremony, friends and family celebrated at Il Mercato on Magazine Street. During cocktail hour, guests sipped wine and local New Orleans beer, and snacked on char-grilled osyters. “It was important to us to share our favorite things about New Orleans, and that included the food and beer,” Chanel says. “When you’re in New Orleans there is no shortage of amazing food.” For dinner, guests enjoyed a zucchini and goat cheese Napoleon salad, petite filet mignon, hickory grilled shrimp, a roasted tomato and herb gnocchi and a roasted yellow pepper puree that was finished with Tabasco beurre blanc. During the reception, the newlyweds slow danced to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz, then broke out in a choreographed dance to “You’re the One That I Want” from “Grease.” “We had taken dance lessons for months and we still messed up, but we had so much fun—and it really surprised our guests,” Chanel says. “We just wanted to have fun and laugh.” Toward the end of the celebration, guests snacked on sliders, then departed to Canal Street to join the newlyweds in the celebratory second line. With parasols in hand, Chanel and Navid paraded down Canal Street with the Kinfolk Brass Band. Guests joined the parade, waving hankies embellished with a brass band and the newlyweds’ names and wedding date. “The energy was contagious—my face hurt from all the smiling,” Chanel says.
planning and event design: unique weddings new orleans
an epic wedding should always end with an epic second line through the french quarter
the tree of life. new orleans.