Back in 2004, we photographed Allison & Tim’s wedding on the banks of the Potomac River in DC, whose brand new little girl we’ll be photographing soon! It was the first time we worked with their videographer, Liz, and she commented at the time that when she married, she would love to have us document it for her. Well, fast forward to 2008, and after having moved to New York, she called us up with ecstatic news of her engagement to Scott! Of course we were thrilled for them both and were grateful to be open on her chosen date (yea!). So we packed up everything and flew to the city, enjoying their wonderful wedding celebration at Dowling College on Long Island, home of one of the beautiful Vanderbilt mansions.

They celebrated their nuptials at noon facing the Connectiquot River, and with the mansion in the background, it made for a gorgeous backdrop. The couple chose this spot for its historic architecture and layout which suited their needs and desires perfectly. Their ceremony was a nod to both of their families’ heritage, and Scott broke the glass at the end to shouts of “Mazel Tov!” Liz, being a talented  and creative person, spent a good bit of time putting finishing touches to myriad details surrounding the day, such as the table numbers, invitations, programs, unity candle, and matchbox favors, among other items, prompting us to make an inspirational collage, below, of all the eye candy rather than just choose one or two of our favorites. Those little touches really made their wedding even more unique and special for their guests.

Liz’s brother John served as her man of honor for the day and offered up a heartfelt toast to his only Sister. Scott’s best man, Spencer’s toast took a different angle and was hilariously funny yet touching–certainly one of the best toasts we’ve ever heard. Liz and Scott were also lucky enough to have four of their grandparents in attendance, and all were beaming throughout the day. We’ve included shots we took of each of them below as well. Their presence was everything to the happy couple and we so enjoyed seeing their interactions. Later during the reception, their band, The Touch, got everyone up and moving, and even stood aside for a couple of songs for Scott and his groomsmen to get their groove on with everyone surrounding them, clapping to the beat (Scott manned drums). All in all, a fun wedding for all involved, including us, and we wrapped up with a few sweet portraits of them on the campus grounds just before they said goodbye to their guests for the evening. Thanks so much for having us out, you two, and congratulations!

Their grandparents were so happy for them:

And of course, the all the yummy details: