Lara & Ben – a gorgeous Wedding at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation

Lara & Ben

A gorgeous Wedding at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation

This beautiful Jewish wedding took place at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation – www.owhc.org

Lara and Ben are full of sunshine and great energy. What an amazing wedding it was! They looked like a true prince and princess celebrating their timeless true love. This wedding was a true fairytale!

Getting ready for the action

In the morning The Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation was transformed into a mini fashion Saloon where make-up artist and hairstylist transformed the whole wedding party into the superstars. The window light beautifully filled the hall as Princess Lara prepared to get dressed. She looked stunning in her wedding gown wrapped in a beautiful daylight coming through the large windows. We did a few fashion portraits and she was ready to meet her prince who anxiously waited outside.

The First look

 The first look is one of my favorite moments of the day. It’s so exciting to see the reaction of the groom who sees his bride for the first time. Ben was in a total owe when he saw Lara. She was an absolute perfection. Blonde hair put into an elegant updo, blue eyes shining with love, elegant make-up and a royal dress that moved glamorously as Lara walked towards her future husband left everybody around speechless.

Old Westbury Gardens

Next step of our adventure was an Old Westbury Gardens. It was a perfect setting to continue our fairytale. Magical trees with twisted branches, colorful flowers, and stunning landscapes made it look as we were in a garden of an old Royal Castle. We had so much fun walking through this spectacular location taking epic images.


Ceremony at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation

When we returned, everybody at the Westbury Hebrew Congregation was waiting for us full of excitement. Mothers broke the glass plate and the Beddekhan wedding tradition began. Singing, dancing, clapping and lots of fun! Tears of joy! The ceremony was right after the signing of Ketubah. It was outside in the garden. The chuppah was elegantly decorated with flowers. I was a truly beautiful ceremony. Words were sad, prayers were sad and the glass was broken.

Party

Suddenly a beautiful poetic ceremony transformed into the wild party. Lara and Ben’s energy kept the guests dancing non-stop. They were lifted on the chairs and thrown in the air! But that wasn’t enough! Circles and circles and more circles of happy people around the bride and groom. This night the hall at Westbury Hebrew Congregation was filled with lots of love and great vibes.

 

 

Things to look out for wedding planning

There are three things that you must consider during wedding planning.

There are so many emotions and so much excitement around such an important day when the people are going to be married!

Fortunately, these days the wedding planning is a process on it’s own where all details are carried in together.

But these little things – and there are a lot of them, have no limit to achieve perfection.

As shown in our long experience of our La V image, the most important is to get your memories recorded correctly. To keep them in your soul, mind, and on print.

From dawn to dusk – the wedding is a very busy day with so many events. Oftentimes people are not ready to go through all these emotions at once.

The 1st most important thing is the wedding planner in person.

This is a person who will keep everything under control from the beginning of the planning to the end of your wedding day. They have answers to all your questions, and he (or she), will ensure that you won’t go crazy while planning your wedding!

The wedding planner is your guarantee that everything will be as it must be and you can be a guest to your own event and enjoy it.

The second point in our ranking is the DJ/Musicians.

DJ and Musicians are the bread and butter in your wedding party. A good DJ knows how to make your guests dance and controls the crowd. He will find good moments to say the speeches and to get the caterer to serve tables with minimal interference.

A DJ feels the mood of the public, and is able to transform it, if need be!

Good decoration is crucial for a nice sophisticated fest, but in the absence of a good DJ, your guests will not enjoy beauty of the hall nor the delicious food.

If you are going with floral decorations – it is very important to get a great florists, somebody who will provide you a consistent look and follow the vision of your wedding.

The third point, of course, is the photographer and videographers – the people who will be with you during the whole day.

Photographers need to be pleasant and cheerful people, who understand and support you throughout every single step – not only there to document your day. It is one of the select vendors that you will meet after your wedding to receive creative photos of your most touching moments of this beautiful event.

But to all this – you must first take care of the most important flower – the bride – must be perfect everywhere ─ starting from her elegant wedding dress, beautiful coiffure, professional make-up, gorgeous shoes, with a gentle manicure and a big smile.

Of course, these are only the three most important things in wedding planning. Only in our humble opinion…

We, more than anyone else, know how important are all the attributes of the wedding day.

Starting from here, you will be avoid most important mishaps.

We wish you that your wedding is the best you’ll attend.

Get in touch with us so we can provide you with lovely memories.

Here’s an excerpt (in French) from our dear colleague and friend Maryse Noel from Creations Maryse Noel:

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Natalie and Brian Manhattan Wedding

This Manhattan Wedding was full of joy, love, dance, glamour and strong family bonding.   Natalie and Brian make a wonderful gorgeous couple. They are fun, bubbly and full of life.

Before the big day came in, there was a lot of preparation for it. Including a big rehearsal dinner with both large families who came from all over New York

From the witty and emotional speeches of family members I learned that Natalie is considered to be princess Jasmine by the little kids. Just like in a fairy tale story Natalie and Brian fell in love at first sight and as the story unfolded further – Brian proposed to her within a year.

The location for the wedding was chosen to be at the University Club of New York. It is a very old classy and incredibly charming place that is so perfect for this Manhattan wedding.

I really loved the arrangement of colors coming in together as a luxurious blend of old and new styles. It made the whole ceremony, ketubah signing and reception look unique.

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Natalie had beautiful details in the morning. I especially enjoyed the view of the yellow taxis behind the wedding dress.

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