Alexandra and Frank are such a sweet couple and it was such a delight to film their wedding day! It was also so exciting to be filming at the newly renovated (and gorgeous!) Park Chateau Estate & Gardens, as well as having the opportunity to work once again with one of our favorite photographers, Drew Noel!
Alex and Frank prepared for their wedding day at Alex's parents' house in Staten Island, with Frank getting ready in the apartment onsite. We knew we were in the right place when we saw the front door to the home so appropriately decorated for the occasion! We also loved the black and white theme throughout this wedding event, the groom and groomsmen wearing matching classic black tuxedos and the bridesmaids in long, black off-the-shoulder gowns. Heather's Salon 72 provided expert hair and makeup services, then Alex's mother helped her with her final touches before she put on her wedding gown. And it was so touching to see Alex' father's first look at his beautiful daughter in her gown on her wedding day.
And what a gorgeous gown it was! Alex was a stunning bride in her dress, which featured soft ruching throughout, a lace up detail the back and was accessorized with a sparkling rhinestone belt. She wore her long hair down and fastened it with a dazzling hairpiece. This was a perfect occasion for those sublime Badgley Mischka shoes if ever there was one! And for the ceremony, she wore a long, flowing cathedral veil with edging that sparkled in the light. She was such a beautiful bride! She and her bridal party all carried such pretty all-white calla lily bouquets from Eltingville Florist.
Alex and Frank's ceremony was held at Saint Patrick's Church, a wonderfully intimate church in Staten Island, NY that dates back to the time of the Civil War. Father Victor Arenas performed a beautiful marriage homily, then after they spoke their traditional vows, Alexandra and Frank were pronounced 'the new Mr. and Mrs.'!
As mentioned earlier, we love working with the incomparable Drew Noel and enjoyed filming along side him during the photo shoots with Alex and Frank and their bridal party. Everyone had such a blast posing and hamming it up during their photo sessions!
Afterwards, it was on to The Park Chateau Estate & Gardens for the grand wedding reception! It truly felt like 'April in Paris' as this amazing venue just completed renovations under new ownership and virtually transports guests to the French countryside and an opulent French manor! Everything was impeccable, from the grounds to the amazing ballroom where this evening's celebration would take place.
Alex and Frank received a rousing welcome, introduced as newlyweds to their reception, then danced a lovely first dance together. Touching dances with their parents followed before we were all treated to such well written, heartfelt toasts from their parents, the best man and maid of honor. After dinner concluded, the dance floor opened to everyone and remained totally packed all night, helped by the high energy, versatile sounds of Paris-New York!
Alex and Frank's wedding day was absolutely beautiful and we were so honored to have been a part of capturing their wedding story on film. Congratulations to Alexandra and Frank!
Photographer: Drew Noel Photography - Columbus, NJ
Floral Design: Eltingville Florist - Staten Island, NY
Hair Stylist: Heather's Salon 72 - Alexandra Campus - Staten Island, NY
Makeup Artist: Heather's Salon 72 - Alexandra Campus - Staten Island, NY
Entertainment: Paris-New York - New York, NY
Cake: A Little Cake - Park Ridge, NJ
Officiant: Rev. J. Victor Arenas - Staten Island, NY
Church: Saint Patrick's Church - Staten Island, NY
Venue: The Park Chateau Estate & Gardens - East Brunswick, NJ