Carissa & Steven are HUGE Disney nerds (just like me!) and when they reached out to me telling me they were planning a Beauty & the Beast themed wedding day, I just about died. The BEST part about their day is it wasn’t just BATB themed – it was straight out DISNEY themed! So many wonderful little details of Disney were incorprated into their day and I was geeking out over all of it. Taking photos of them wearing ear hats, seeing their Bridal Party wearing custom PINS and blowing bubble wands? If I closed my eyes, it was like I was at Disney photographing a wedding and all my photographer dreams came true. If you love Disney like we do (and by we I mean Carissa, Steven and myself lol) then you will LOVE this wedding day! Old Tappan Manor was the perfect backdrop for their wedding day – the ballroom was big and gorgeous, straight out of a storybook! I think the real reason why I got along so great with these two is we’re more like lost boys than pirates – we don’t ever want to grow up! They were non stop smiling, joking around and having fun ALL day long – and we were too! Not only that but they are so kind hearted. They made sure all day long everyone around them was having the best time and maybe the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen was Carissa choosing her sweet student to be one of her flower girls – the way she LIT UP when she saw Carissa and literally could not stop looking at her absolutely melted my heart!! This wedding is just a beauty to look at from beginning to end. Special thanks to Emily Zapata for hanging out with me all weekend long and always being a blast to work with! 😉 Carissa and Steven, I’m SO happy for you both and can NOT wait to hear all the details from your month long (whaaaattt!?) honeymoon in August!
* Oh by the way, Carissa was literally a princess on her wedding day. I don’t think I’ve EVER seen a Bride TWIRL on her wedding day as many times as she did!! lol Poor girl must have been so dizzy by the end of the night!
Venue: Old Tappan Manor | Second Photographer: Emily Zapata | Day of Coordinator: Sarah from Perfectly In Place | Florist: Beers Flower Shop | DJ: Elegant Music Group | Videographer: Live Picture Studios | Wedding Dress: Custom dress from Jaehee Bridal | Invitations: All That Glitters Invitations | Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Biltmore Tuxedos | Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Cake Baker: A Little Cake | Cake Topper: Lenox | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade Keds | Necklace and Earrings: Henri Bendel | Happily Ever After & Best Day Ever Bangle: Lillian & Co | Make Up & Hair Artist: Pin It Up & Pout