I recently had the pleasure to shoot a wedding at beautiful Brecknock Hall. The residence was constructed between 1851-1857. This manor home is a historic gem on the East End of Long Island. It’s so wondrous that something built in the 19th century is still being enjoyed by so many.
Lauren and Josh each got ready in one of the different beautiful and spacious rooms at the manor. Even though the two did see each other during the getting ready process, the happiness, surprise and beauty were still on both of their faces when they saw each other completely dressed for the very first time.
Many things were untraditional about this wedding, but untraditional does not mean that there was any lack of love in the air – it was everywhere and it was infectious. Lauren and Josh showed their super fun side by using TV show or movie names in place of simple table numbers. The bride and groom were seated at the “Lord of the Rigs ” table.
Can you say boogie down to some Bob Segar’s Old Time Rock N’ Roll?! Lauren and her dad had a choreographed dance that took us all by surprise since the newlyweds didn’t partake in their own first dance. Dad sure could cut a rug! He also could give a darn good speech as well. He had everyone laughing and crying. Heart felt and funny….could you ask for any more out of a speech? He was the only person to give a speech on this evening and its a good thing because had there been a best man and maid of honor, they would not have been able to follow that class act.
The Cherry Blossoms were absolutely gorgeous on the grounds of Brecknock Hall and made for a wonderful back drop. I live just across the ferry, on Shelter Island, and I absolutely loved my first time shooting a stone’s throw from home. I look forward to many more events at this venue…though I don’t know if they will top the love-filled wedding of Lauren and Josh. Congratulations!
Venue: Brecknock Hall – http://www.brecknockhall.com
Flowers: Clarke’s Garden – http://www.clarkesgarden.com
Caterer: Christopher Michael’s – http://www.christophermichaelcatering.com
Photographer: Scott Feierstein – Red Sweatshirt Photography
Photo Booth: A Flippin Good Time – http://www.aflippingoodtime.com
Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal