Shiri + Michael // Fall Wedding // The Desmond

November 16, 2013 was an absolutely gorgeous fall day. We lucked out with a burst of warm weather just for Shiri and Michael. The day started at The Desmond Hotel where all of the festivities were taking place. After our beautiful bride was dressed we headed outside to take advantage of the warm weather and some fantastic light – as we all know it gets dark so quickly this time of year. Both Shiri and Michael are very close with their family and they both had their siblings as part of the bridal party.

The Desmond Hotel was a wonderful venue for Shiri and Michael’s wedding. We had so many different areas to photograph and enjoy the day. In particular, I love the images that we captured on the balcony overlooking the courtyard where the ceremony was held.

It was a blast working with some stellar vendors including Al from Al Wade Films and Vinny from Cool Cat DJ.

I loved spending time with your families. It was wonderful capturing your wedding day.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.

Enjoy!

I just love this shot of Shiri’s gorgeous Kate Spade shoes and her sash!

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She selected a stunning dress and modified the straps (which I think was a wonderful addition). I also love the pop of blue in her bouquet

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Lots of loving and helping hands to get her ready.

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I love this image of Shiri’s father – you can just see how proud  he is.

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I was SO glad that we were able to go outside for a few shots before the ceremony. I love this one of the family.

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And our stunning bride! I was so excited about the light – oh and did I mention that it was one of the warmest days this fall?

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Such beautiful sisters…

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Michael was looking dapper in his tux


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One of the awesome features in The Desmond is the indoor courtyard and the rooms with balconies. This was the view of the ceremony and cocktail reception.

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Love these floral designs by   Surroundings Floral

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The reception room at The Desmond looked wonderful.

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Love this image of Shiri and her sisters.

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And this one of Michael and his brothers (and sweet nephew).

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This is one of my favorite shots of the evening.

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I was so excited that we were able to pop up to the room for a few shots on the balcony.

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And we made our way into the billiard room – such a great background for these Desmond wedding photos.

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Gotta love a roaring fire in the fall.

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Time for their first dance.

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And there was MUCH dancing at this wedding. Vinny at Cool Cat DJ knows how to spin a party.

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Love these images at the end of the evening – so special.

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Dress:                           David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Shoes:                            Kate Spade

Flowers:                       Surroundings Floral

Officiant:                         Rabbi Paul Silton

Photo booth:                  Magnet Man

Videographer:               Al Woodard Films

Location Venue:            The Desmond Hotel

DJ / Band:                        Vinny – Cool Cat DJ    

Cake:                                  Crisan Edible Art Bakery 

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