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Monday, December 8, 2014

Giving Thanks

 

Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta




There is so much for which to be grateful. Things like a grandmother's tablecloth embroidered with family signatures. Or a baby.  But occasionally, if you're lucky, it is celebrated with a few close friends at a walk-up in Brooklyn. 

Enjoy this portfolio of the best Thanksgiving ever.  
















Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Beauty on the Hudson



Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta




Dan and Kelly are infatuated with old New York, which is why they love Washington Heights.  Replete with history, Washington Heights is famed for being the neighborhood where the Native Americans sold Manhattan to the Dutch for $26.00.
This couple wanted a wedding that celebrated the history of their beloved neighborhood. Having their first look in Fort Tryon Park, overlooking the majestic Hudson River, was a good start.  The sun hung low on the horizon long enough to shine on them as they saw each other for the first time.  Kelly wore a couture Art Noveau inspired gown by Maggie Sottero.  Dan had a suit made at Brooklyn's Suit Supply Custom. 

Most importantly, their invitations were a historic map of the area, highlighting the Rockefeller Estate, where the wedding took place.  Built in the 1930's, just a few years after the Titanic, the estate hit the couples' desired elements, making it easy for Kelly and Dan to embrace the theme.

That, and the cutest first look we've ever seen.


The Nitty Gritty

Venue/Food/Rental Inventory: New Leaf Restaurant/Westside Party Rentals
Music: Live musicians - Kendra MacDevitt + Dominic del Principe &
DJ Courtney K 
Rings: Ultimate Jewelry
Invitations: Elizabeth Schlossberg
Flowers: Fort Washington Florist
Dan’s Threads: Suit Supply Custom
Dan’s Shoes: Paul Smith
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell + Aidan Mattox
Mother of the Bride's Dress: Lauren Ralph Lauren
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Kelly’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair Brooch: Elegance by Carbonneau
Officiant: Deborah Roth 
Dessert Table: The Dessertist
Planner: Karen Brown New York