So, I shoot a lot of weddings and Corinne and Chris’s Sayen Gardens wedding was absolutely one of the most one-of-a-kind affairs I’ve ever had the pleasure of capturing. When I arrived at Hairports where Corinne and bridesmaids were getting their hair and makeup done, they immediately set me up with a trove of interesting details to shoot that merely hinted at the neat traditions and interesting takes Corrine and Chris would show off on their wedding day. Among those details, were two sets of shoes, white boots for the ceremony and a pair of light-up sneakers in neon colors that could most accurately be described as “rad”. The women donned saris and the bouquets were an artful synthesis of asian fans and flowers. For the first look, Chris wore a purple unicorn-themed blindfold (No explanation needed). During the nuptials, instead of a more traditional sand ceremony or a candle-lighting, Chris and Corinne prepared Tabouli as a nod to Chris’s Syrian heritage. Immediately following, Corinne and Chris retrieved a bottle of bourbon from where they had buried it a few days prior in order to ward off any bad weather. The table centerpieces and decorations inside the Sayen House reception were all mementos from their visits to National Parks, a passion that Corinne and Chris told me in our very first meeting. Its an interest I share with them and it played no small role in why I was excited about them as a couple and their wedding. They polished their perfect day off with a packed dance floor and some incredibly tasty cupcakes created by Danielle’s cake-tastic creations. It was a truly unique wedding and I was also happy I got to be there to capture it.
Congratulations Corrine and Chris! Enjoy the Photos!
Wedding Venue: Sayen House and Gardens
Decorations: K’s Event Decorations and Rental
Wedding Cake Design: Danielle’s cake-tastic creations
Florist: Petal Pushers Inc
Videographer: Greg Hoffman Films
Transportation: Cescaphe Trolley
Hair/Makeup Stylists: The Hairports Wash and Blow Dry Bar
Digital Caricature Artist: Drawn Together NYC