Honoka & Adam’s Wedding!

And here it is!  My last wedding of 2016!  I can’t believe it’s already 2017 – how did that happen?!  I have two more posts for you and then I’ll be ready to recap what an amazing year it was and reflect with you :)  But first things first!

Honoka and Adam’s wedding was the PERFECT way to end the year!  Their day was filled with so much joy!  I knew it would be ever since I met them and of course spent time with them at their engagement session – they were all smiles even then :)

On the day of Honoka and Adam’s wedding, it was a little snowy – but I was ready for any adventure and I could tell they were too, with her Hunter boots and gloves all ready to go!  When I arrived at Honoka’s hotel, I was seriously in photographer heaven with all of her gorgeous bridal details!  From her elegant gown, to stunning Jenny Yoo gold bridesmaid dresses, lace invitations, and gold shoes, I could tell this girl had thought of every last detail :)  Her bridesmaids were so much fun in their matching robes.  The tears started early when Honoka opened a note from her grandmother in Japan, and continued when her dad saw her in her bridal gown for the first time!  And she looked absolutely stunning.  The girls were ready to head off to the church!

Honoka and Adam chose to be married at the church of Sts. Cyril & Methodius and St. Raphael in Manhattan.  It’s the only Croatian church in the city, and it’s been super important to Adam’s family for a long time!  Adam couldn’t believe his eyes when his beautiful bride walked toward them.  After their ceremony, these two were MARRIED and their entire bridal party waited for them outside on the stairs with sparklers as they made their first exit!!  I LOVED that moment so much!

Then the entire bridal party headed off to the New York Public Library, where we took photographs in the beautiful light up top!  It was a little rainy but you can’t even tell, this group was so much fun!  We took the most stunning portraits of Honoka and Adam, and some iconic images of them crossing the street in the city!  And then we all headed off to their reception venue in Long Island.

Honoka and Adam’s reception was at the Inn at New Hyde Park, and I had photographed there before but not at the holiday time!  There were gorgeous trees, fireplaces, ornaments and lights and it looked super romantic in every room :)  So before their guests arrived, we took some beautiful photos of the two of them, then their bridal party in the stone cocktail hour room, and then all of their guests enjoyed the food before the party got started!  When Honoka and Adam entered I could tell this night was going to be a blast!  There was tons of dancing, and their families danced together in circular Croatian dances as well as more contemporary songs!  They hired an amazing sketch artist who created a painting of Honoka and Adam on the dance floor, which unfolded during the evening (SO beautiful!) They danced with their parents, cut their cake, and then their night drew to a close!

I had the BEST time with these two and it was such a great way to end wedding season, celebrating their love!  I wish them all the happiness in the world.  Hope you enjoy Honoka and Adam’s story!!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_01YESSS!  I can’t EVEN with these dresses!
manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_02I loved her gorgeous invitation, too!

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Honoka thought of everything, even cute gloves!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_07manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_08So adorable!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_09manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_10manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_11manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_12She gave her cute little flower girl a gift – adorable!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_13manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_14manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_15Ahh, all the teary moments opening her grandmother’s note from Japan!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_16manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_17manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_18manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_19A beautiful toast with all her ladies in gold!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_20Seriously, this was probably the most touching father/daughter first look I’ve ever seen.

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_21manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_22You are GORGEOUS Honoka!!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_25manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_26-1manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_26Love Adam’s reaction, haha!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_27manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_28-1

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_28manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_29Love this one Adam!!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_30manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_31manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_32manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_33Such a gorgeous church!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_35manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_36manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_37manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_38manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_39Ahh, MARRIED!  Love that moment!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_40manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_41SO EPIC!  Love this shot to pieces!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_43manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_44manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_45So fun!!  And so iconic on the NYPL stairs!  manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_46manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_47-1manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_47manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_49manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_50Love!!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_51manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_52manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_53manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_54How adorable is that one on the left?!  Seriously!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_55manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_56This LIGHT and these COLORS!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_57manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_58You are such a stunning bride!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_59manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_60manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_61Love this shot Aaron!  Such a great context!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_62One of my faves – too cute for words!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_63manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_64manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_65Ahh that one on the left!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_66manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_67manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_68A girl is always ready for anything in Hunter boots!  So fun!

manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_69manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_70manhattan_cathedral_new_york_public_library_gold_styled_winter_wedding_photography_71LOVE this shot – so classic!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_01the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_02the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_03Ring around the rosey with their flower girl and ring bearer!
the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_04And, a fun shot with all the girls!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_05the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_06I was in LOVE with those gold branches and flowers!  Totally my style!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_07the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_08the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_09the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_10Love these!!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_11the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_12Oh, the party was just beginning!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_13the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_14the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_15the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_16the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_17THIS is how fun the night was!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_18the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_19-1the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_19the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_21So beautiful and warm feeling by that fireplace!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_22the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_23the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_24the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_25Ahh love these so much!

the_inn_at_new_hyde_park_long_island_winter_christmas_holiday_wedding_photography_26A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Honoka and Adam’s beautiful day possible!

 

Church: St. Cyril & Methods and St. Raphael, New York, NY

Venue: The Inn at New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, NY

Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography

DJ/Band: Syndicate Productions

Florist: Pedestals

Wedding Dress Boutique: RK Bridal, by Pronovias

Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist: Reiko Utsugi

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Cake: Francesco’s Bakery

Painting: Event Painting by Katherine

Favors: Lottery tickets, Paper Product by Megmichelle on Etsy

 

And the HUGEST thank you ever to my second photographer Aaron Berger and to my sweetheart and third photographer Derek Cole!  Only you two know what had to be done logistically to make all these photos happen!  I am forever grateful to both of you!

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