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Lauren & Dano’s wedding The Fontainebleau Inn

Lauren & Dano’s wedding was an eagerly awaited event for all of us that know them.  They’ve been a tight and obviously perfectly matched couple for many years now, so to finally celebrate their union with a sweet and intimate weekend at this gorgeous location in The Fingerlakes was and honor and a joy and I was so thrilled they hired me to capture it for them.  Knowing Lauren since our college days at Wesleyan I suspected she would come up with something really fun and different for her wedding decor, and sure enough there was a super-cute pinwheel motif consistent throughout the wedding– pinwheels instead of bridesmaid bouquets, pinwheels sprinked in her bouquet and the centerpieces, pinwheels shaped cookies as favors, etc. The colors too, were bright and bold blues and greens with some yellows int he flowers too.  Our mutual friend Ben Simington officiated the ceremony, and he did such a brilliant job I think I need to insist that he take up officiating Central Park elopements back here in the city– he had a fantastic presence and voice, striking just the right balance of humor and focused sincerity, and I mean, what with that beard, well,  he really looks the part!  The setting of The Fontainebleau Inn was incredible and the weather played nice for the most part– nice enough that we went through with the outdoor ceremony down by the lake near a giant tree. As you can see, Lauren looked incredible in this amazing dress by Leanne Marshall– a perfect fit for the Old Country Inn style setting I must say. And of course what took the wedding over the top for me was an amazing round of moving and hilarious toasts…  Congratulations to this fantastic couple– they deserve every happiness!   A big thanks to my wonderful husband Keith for his excellent assistance and company throughout the weekend!



Vendor credits:

Dress by Leanne Marshall

Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Hair piece by Twigs & Honey

Wedding Rings by Lance Dameron

Bridal Jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

Makeup & Hair by Miel Beauty

Groom’s suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke

Flowers by Plenty of Posies

Catering by Dano’s

Cake by Daphne Nolder

Officiated by Ben Simington

Music DJ’d by Michael Erb

Invitations by Tony Tino

Placecards by David Miller

Favors by Southpaw Sweets

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Eric Brooks-Singerman - July 26, 2013 - 10:14 pm

Sarah, these are just wonderful! You captured the essence of the day beautifully! And what an additional delight that you were able to share in the joy of the occasion as an old and valued friend!

Jean Passanante - July 27, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Beautiful pictures of a perfect event!

sarahtew - August 3, 2013 - 3:12 am

Thanks, Eric, it was great catching up with the family– I’ve been so honored and thrilled to be there to capture these moments… and even happier for Lauren and Dano that they’ve found one another and forged such a strong and beautiful relationship! Such love is rare and precious indeed!

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