March 27
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We headed to Grand Central Terminal where Megan and Derek want to have their first look. One consequence of walking through such busy terminal is your wedding dress will get dirty no matter how hard you try to keep it clean. Even if your wedding planner is helping you all the way. Eventually she/he will have to let go of the dress and its photo time. By some type of divine intervention on a Saturday afternoon no commuters got in our way, (or we didn’t get in theirs). There weren’t any other wedding parties around either.  I feel like each one of my client’s weddings has a little bit of fairy dust sprinkled on it. No matter what, everything always comes together.  It’s always great to have some time alone with the bride and groom before the wedding and family formals.  We were able to get all of the family photos done outside Guastavino’s before the wind storm. After that no one dared to step outside of the venue. The romantic, candlelight ceremony took place at the venue as well as the action packed reception. It was an exuberant day and my assistant and I were thrilled to be part of it. Thank you Meghan and Derek for being so wonderful to work with! – Denise

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Thank  you all of Megan + Derek’s Vendors for making their day such a great success!

Lydia Ross Events, Guastavino’s and The Projekt (Band)

Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Photographer- Owner/Founder at Modern Wedding Photography
You'll be too busy having fun to know we were even there...
Call today for your appointment. I want to hear all about your wedding day plans. Tel: 516.823.7315 or 212.332.9695
Denise Chastain

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Modern Wedding Photography has been a Knot Best of Weddings Pick for seven years in a row, 2008-2014. I have to thank  The Knot and our amazing clients for all of their support. In 2014 The Knot implemented their hall of fame. As the owner of Modern Wedding Photography I am thrilled to be a recipient of this wonderful award and proud to be inducted during the inaugural year. I have been shooting weddings since the early 90s. I would shoot the weddings of many of my editorial clients. I always try to bring my magazine photography experience to my wedding photography. It’s one of the many things that make Modern Wedding Photography different. I believe it was 2001 or so when I first started working with the Knot. At the time I think there were only a few photographers in the Long Island section, or any New York section. It is unbelievable how many people have entered the field of wedding photography over the years.  The internet has given you instant access to so many wedding photographers, but now you have more studios to cull through than ever. I imagine it must be so overwhelming trying to find a photographer to photograph your wedding day. Most people do not have a deep knowledge of photography. How do you decide which photographer to use? What are the studio’s credentials? How do they deal with a plethora of lighting and weather situations? Are they truly telling the story of their client’s wedding day with their images. In 20 years you will still love your wedding album? This means staying away from the current clichés, gimmicks and Photoshop trends of the moment. Photographing your wedding day is a huge responsibility, as well as an honor for me to document. I’m always around to answer all of your questions. Please feel free to call me today for a consultation. 516.823.7315 or 212.332.9696. To see more of my work please visit   www.ModernWeddingPhotography.tv -Denise Chastain, Owner/Founder

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Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Photographer- Owner/Founder at Modern Wedding Photography
You'll be too busy having fun to know we were even there...
Call today for your appointment. I want to hear all about your wedding day plans. Tel: 516.823.7315 or 212.332.9695
Denise Chastain

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February 21
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Wedding inspiration via Meghan and Sean’s fabulous wedding day.  After the ceremony at St. Rosa of Lima in Massapequa, we headed to Johnny McGorey’s for a few pints. No, we really stopped there for a few photos. The local pub, is where Meghan and Sean reconnect several years after high school. We got some fun shots at the bar before heading over to Carlyle on the Green. I’m a big fan of lavender/purples and a splash of color on the cake, I’m in heaven.  The  ballroom at Carlyle was extra stunning due to the dramatic lighting.  The right lighting for your evening affair is so important. It sets the mood for the reception and can add depth to your photographs. Scroll below to see some wonderful images from Meghan and Sean’s wedding.

Thank you Meghan and Sean for being so wonderful to work with. I had a lot  fun on your wedding day.  I’ll always remember uncle Kevin singing, “Love Train” with Code-Bleu and everyone getting up to join the train.- Best, Denise

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Send your good wishes to Meghan + Sean and leave a comment.

To see more work like this please visit : Modern Wedding Photography

Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Photographer- Owner/Founder at Modern Wedding Photography
You'll be too busy having fun to know we were even there...
Call today for your appointment. I want to hear all about your wedding day plans. Tel: 516.823.7315 or 212.332.9695
Denise Chastain

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Thank  you all of Meghan + Sean’s Vendors for making their day such a great success!

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St. Rose of Lima Parish, NY– Venue
Carlyle on the Green, NY– Ceremony
Couped-Up Productions– Video
Cheeky Details– Event Planners
Code-Bleu– Music
Pedestals Florist-Florist
Dortoni Bakery-Wedding Cake

January 20
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Congratulations to Meghan and Sean on their Daily News feature. Soon we will be blogging about there wonderful wedding day at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale.

To see more of our clients wedding photos visit http://www.modernweddingphotography.tv/

Daily News- Down the Aisle

Carlyle On The Green Wedding featured in the Daily News.

January 12
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I love weddings, but I am not a big fan of weddings shows. Most wedding shows lack the personal touch that my clients and I crave. They usually try to appeal to everyone. As the old saying goes, “A friend to all is a friend to none!” There is a new wave of wedding shows that I know my clients would love to attend – Lovesick Expo being one of them. They are smaller, usually in fun locations and the vendors are carefully selected by the coordinators of the event. The last point is the most important! These shows have a specific point of view and want you to express who you are as a couple. They want to reach the independent minded couple who aren’t committed to a formula of what a wedding should be.

So, design the life you want to have and the wedding you want to remember, (that’s one of my motto’s). I had the chance to meet with the vendors featured below. What they all had in common was they were fun, friendly, personable and highly creative. Links to the vendors are also included, so give them a call and see how they can help you create a fabulous wedding day. My decision to blog about Saturday’s Lovesick Expo was spontaneous. The images were taken with my point and shoot, (they have a little bit of a fun, gritty feel).It’s your wedding day make sure you have lots of fun!-Denise – To see more of our work please visit Modern Wedding Photography

I just wanted to thank the team over at Lovesick Expo for orchestrating such a memorable event. Check them out at Lovesick Expo

LOVESICK EXPO - Music Hall of Williamsburg

LOVESICK EXPO – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Everthine Bridal Boutique- Wedding Gowns Like No Other!

EVERTHINE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

EVERTHINE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE – This gorgeous dress on the upper left and lower right is by designer Claire Pettibone. This design is called “Alma”

Everthine Bridal Boutique, 91 Wall Street,  Madison, CT 06443 –  Call: 203-421-6222

www.shopeverthine.com  Chelsea, Kim and Hilary

Name of Dress in Photo: “Alma” Designer: Claire Pettibone  http://www.clairepettibone.com/

 

MIXTAPE – A Cover Band for Hipsters

MIXTAPE a cover band for hipsters

MIXTAPE a cover band for hipsters

Melanie R Flannery, Owner and Vocalist www.mixtapecoverband.com  e-mail mixtapecoverband@gmail.com Call : 347-750-6994 or 917-447-6857

 

INSPIRED GOODNESS Custom Invitations and Paper Goods- Stunning!

INSPIRED GOODNESS Custom Invitations and Paper Goods

INSPIRED GOODNESS Custom Invitations and Paper Goods

Established 2008 – Brooklyn, NY , Kimberly Canale – Creative Director

Custom Invitations and Paper Goods www.inspiredgoodness.com

E-mail : info@inspiredgoodness.com  Call Kimberly at 347-529-4116

 

CITY BIRD REGISTRY- The gift of an experience!

CITY BIRD REGISTRY

CITY BIRD REGISTRY

City Bird Registry – http://www.citybirdregistry.com

E-mail : hello@citybirdregistry.com

 

THIS MOMENT EVENTS Bespoke Custom Wedding Planning

THIS MOMENT EVENTS Bespoke Custom Wedding Planning

THIS MOMENT EVENTS Bespoke Custom Wedding Planning

Wedding, Social and Life Stage Event Planning, Coordination, Consultation and Design www.thismomentevents.com  E-mail:hello@thismomentevents.com

Call : 609-301-0136 Jasmine Cianflone –Creative Director / Principal Event Coordinator

 

BETTY BROOKLYN CATERING COMPANY- oh so delicious!

BETTY BROOKLYN CATERING COMPANY

BETTY BROOKLYN CATERING COMPANY

Betty Brooklyn Catering Co. www.bettybrooklyn.com

Florals by www.kerryquade.com

 

DJ ALI SPINS VINYL- Have a blast with Ali!

DJ ALI SPINS VINYL

DJ ALI SPINS VINYL

www.Djalispinsvinyl.com  -Ali and Louis, Vinyl Record DJs

 

FATTY CAKES NY- Yummy beyond yummy!

FATTY CAKES NY

FATTY CAKES NY

FattyCakesNY – www.fattycakesny.com E-mail : Jennifer@fattycakesny.com 516-660-6102

 

BONOBOS Menswear- Sharp styling for your man!

BONOBOS Menswear

BONOBOS Menswear

www.bonobos.com/guideshop

 

CREATIVE WEDDING SOLUTIONS- Personal and inventive!

CREATIVE WEDDING SOLUTIONS

Creative Wedding Solutions, Mauryn KkiraCreative Director  Website : http://www.creativeweddingsolutions.com

creativeweddingsolutions@gmail.com Call: 857-998-8827 “Be free to be you”

 

 FOXGLOVE FLORAL DESIGN STUDIO- Absolutely Beautiful!

FOXGLOVE FLORAL DESIGN

FOXGLOVE FLORAL DESIGN STUDIO

Foxglove Floral Design Studio, Jessica and Justine  – visit them at http://foxglovebrooklyn.com

Call : 412-254-4358

 

 JOVE MEYER EVENTS – We Love Weddings +Events!

JOVE MEYER EVENTS

JOVE MEYER EVENTS

JOVE MEYER EVENTS- We Love Weddings +Events!, contact@jovemeyerevents.com

www.jovemeyerevents.com  Call: 949-412-4850

 

KARMA EVENT DESIGN WITH ROOTS!

KARMA EVENT DESIGN WITH ROOTS

KARMA EVENT DESIGN WITH ROOTS

Karma – Floral and Event Design, Kristen – OwnerNew Jersey, New York and Beyond

www.karmaflowers.com  E-mail : Trish@karmaflowers.com

 

LOVE BRIAN FILMS – Filming Inspired Events- Wedding Videography!

LOVE BRIAN FILMS

LOVE BRIAN FILMS

Filming Inspired Events- Wedding Videography

Courtney Arcese, E-mail : ca@lovebrainfilms.com   www.lovebrainfilms.com

 

TERRAIN EVENTS – For an unforgettable wedding!

TERRAIN EVENTS

TERRAIN EVENTS

“Terrain Events is located in Glen Mills, PA. I’ve always loved shopping at Terrain and I was so excited to hear they have a venue where you could have your wedding! Check out the links below to get more information. Just to let you know, we travel anywhere for a great wedding!”-Denise, Modern Wedding Photography

TERRAIN EVENTS – 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills PA 19342

Brianna Alcorn, Special Events Manager

T 610-459-6035

C 610-804-8977

F 610-459-5694

www.Flickr.com/terrainevents

www.shopterrain.com

Brianna@shopterrain.com