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shenorock shore club wedding

Jan 28, 2018
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Who says love at first sight isn't real? Matt would argue it is. Matt and Dede first met through mutual friends in the summer of 2013 when Matt moved to New York City to go to business school. Following their first brief meeting, Matt told Dede's mutual friends that he thought he was in love with her; after convincing her to go to dinner with him, they realized love at first sight was possible. The rest is history! 
 
Matt proposed in their apartment in New York City in April 2015 and completely surprised Dede. He not only organized a picture perfect proposal with rose petals, candles and dozens of balloons, but he had also arranged for their parents and siblings to be in town for a celebratory dinner at one of their favorite restaurants the night of the proposal.  
 
The couple knew they wanted a black tie wedding with a navy, ivory, blush and gold color scheme and a lot of personal touches and the location choice was easy, the Shenorock Shore Club in Rye, NY, where the bride's family has been members for 40 years. Dede has so many fond memories there, and through their courtship, Matt had grown to love Shenorock, too. He had even looked into available wedding dates weeks before she said yes! They knew that they would continue to make many more wonderful memories there together in the years to come. 
 
From Dede: "When people ask me what my favorite part of our wedding was, my answer truly is "everything"!" 
 
Wedding Planner: True Event 
Ceremony: Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 
Preparations and Reception Locaitons: Shenorock Shore Club, 475 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY www.shenorockshoreclub.org 
Florist: House of Flowers, houseofflowersny.com 
Cake: Sweet Lisa's 
Music: East Coast Music & Entertainment 
Hair and Makeup: Simply Gorgeous by Erin 
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang 
Reception Dress: Romona Keveza 
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Shenorock is the perfect location for bride and groom preparations, ample room and lots of gorgeous light. The balcony to the private beach provides a great spot for portraits an an overhang in case of rain. I love shooting through window to incorporate both the exterior and interior, Dede had the best view of the sea from her makeup chair!
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Love this quiet moment when Dede read her card from her groom!
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On separate sides of the street, each were getting ready with lots of laughs surrounded by their best friends.
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A little help with the bowtie!
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Love how excited the flowergirls are to help Dede put on her Vera Wang gown!
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Just beyond cute!
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The moment just before the first look!
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The rains cleared for their first look, leaving us with a softly atmospheric light.
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Agh, these two, their love inspires me!
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A big wedding party is my jam! The more the merrier and we do all we can to get the ladies having fun!
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Surprise! All of a sudden Dede's father came out to the deck and saw his daughter as a bride for the first time!
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So much was happening on the deck but I had a few seconds to capture grandma and grandpa stealing a kiss. I'm confident that Dede and Matt will share their love in the same way many decades from now!
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The veil is on and it's time to go to get married!
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I love a church wedding. There were many restrictions at this church and we were only allowed to photograph from the balcony and the very back of the aisle. No matter, we had our long lenses ready and I am always thrilled when there is a balcony so we can capture this dramatic shot of the bride coming down the aisle.
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I always explain to brides that regardless of a first look or not, your groom will be thrilled to see you coming down the aisle. This is my favorite moment of every wedding!
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The flowergirl's expression is priceless!
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Love this brief connection as Dede and Matt look at their family.
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Dede's sister nearly lost it in laughter when Dede struggled to get the ring on Matt!
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The first kiss!
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And they are married!
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We only had a few moments for photos and I asked them to walk to the end of the pier and walk back. I had our collection of bridal umbrellas on hand to protect Dede from the soft rain.
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Soft sprinkles on a wedding day are good luck, and I think this seagull flying into the frame also brought great luck!
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The rain paused and we captured a few snuggles.
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Meanwhile, guests were enjoying their time frolicking on the private beach.
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The soft palette with roses, hydrangeas and peonies was so feminine and fun!
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A fantastic entrance!
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The traditional parent dances always get me teary.
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Dede's sister gave a speech that was epic, and I rarely use that word!
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She had everyone standing on the tables laughing and clapping!
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Her speech brought everyone to tears!
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And now time to party!
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Dede changed into a darling Romona Keveza cocktail dress for the last part of her reception. I love how they are in their own world as their guests go wild around them!
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The last dance is finished and a toast to the couple!
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