Molly & Zack first emailed me in May of 2019…

“I’m marrying the man of my dreams just two months before our 10 year anniversary. We are getting married at the one and only Wintergarden on January 19, 2020. Our vision is black tie, classic, timeless, and romantic. Our inspiration is my nonna and nonna’s wedding in Sicily. We are especially in love with film photography. Your beautiful work embodies all our wedding desires. We love your soft editing, clean portraits, and how you frame each shot.”

From that first email, I knew we were going to build the best relationship and capture timeless moments together.  We instantly clicked and we continued to build our relationship over many phone, FaceTime, and email conversations, their engagement session, and a styled shoot prior to their wedding. 

From Molly…

“Every moment spent laughing with our wedding party was the highlight of our day. Zack and I have been together for a decade now, and all of our friends have been there since the day we met in college. They are so much a part of our marriage and I felt so blessed they celebrated with us. I will never forget laughing the entirety of our first dance, holding on to my dad’s arm as he walked me down the aisle, putting on my cathedral length veil for the first time, and seeing our families dancing together. 

Without a doubt, choosing to get married in the season we began dating was the best decision. Winter weddings can be so soft, timeless, and romantic. We wanted our wedding to be unique, and the winter provided us the perfect backdrop to use art deco themes, darker colors, and a more formal feel. Our inspiration came from our grandparents generations, specifically my nonna and nonno’s vintage wedding photos. Every photograph detailed traditional Sicilian elegance. Winter gave me the chance for a bit more drama- a heavy fully beaded gown, grand scale moody floral arrangements, velvet bridesmaids dresses, and lush faux furs. While winter outdoor scenes are beautiful, it also provides the opportunity to explore beautiful indoor venues. For us it made sense to take photos in a theatre as we met in music school and spent so much of our relationship and wedding party friendships on stage together. 

My tips for a winter wedding simply come down this: be vintage, be dramatic, and have friends that will carry you through the snow. I promise you will have enough adrenaline that you will barely feel the chill :)”

Eva Jewel Makeup Artistry
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Mary Dominique Ferrauilo (Beauty Bar 269)
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Pistil & Pollen
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DJ Serrano with Breakthrough Entertainment
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The Wintergarden by Monroes
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The Lyric Theatre
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Savoia Pastry Shoppe
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S&S Limo
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The Strathallan
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Justin Alexander Signature gown from Heart to Heart Bride
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Emi Rose Studio