If the posts below are any indication, I absolutely love to travel and when Shanshan & Felix inquired with me about their wedding along the Hudson in Cortlandt, New York, I told them to sign me up. To me, its always amazing when I have inquires for events or commercial shoots hundreds or even thousands of miles away. It is always a refreshing experience to discover a place as you shoot & to weave a story amongst it. Once Shanshan & Felix mentioned that their photographer, Tatiana Breslow, would be photographing the event, it made an already awesome experience, even better. Tatiana and I shot together last year in Roxbury, NY for Zack & Heather’s incredible wedding, so I knew Shanshan & Felix would be just as amazing as they were.
We headed up to New York on a Saturday and checked out the real Sleepy Hollow (super neat), before waking up early and heading to Monteverde at Oldstone for Shanshan + Felix’s wedding + reception. The manor itself, is located directly on the Hudson with beautiful stone paths and a trail leading to the river. With both sides of the family being deeply rooted in Chinese traditions, beautiful decorations hung from the ceilings and walls to celebrate the couple’s happiness. The ceremony was held outside, and as it began, the clouds parted to reveal an incredible sunset as the couple exchanged rings and said their vows. The real party started with the reception, where Felix & Shanshan entered to “Blurred Lines” with their wedding party, and then went into a choreographed dance. The first dance was hilarious and everyone’s reactions were priceless. As with all of our films, we rely heavily on audio, and the speeches that Shanshan & Felix’s friends and family gave were excellent. After the main events had finished, the All Stars Band took the party deep into the night with some great entertainment and amazing dancing. I hope you enjoy a few highlights of Shanshan & Felix’s wedding day!