Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY

I don’t think anyone could have prepared me for the roller coaster that is having three children.  As our third son’s due date was drawing nearer, we assumed that we would have everything under control, and everything - including our presence on social media and with blogging - would stay as consistent as it had been. As you can guess, that is not exactly what happened!  Three months later, though, we are back at it!

What better way to jump back into our blog then with this beautiful beach wedding! Talya and Michael took in the warmth and sunshine at the beach and you can see it in the glow on their faces. It’s no surprise that Spring, Summer and Fall weddings are favorites around here.  Although there is a magic to a winter wonderland wedding, give me Spring flowers, Summer sunshine and Fall foliage any day and I’m a happy camper!

Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Ring invitation reception
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Makeup
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Makeup
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Letter
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Makeup Gown
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Gown
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Groom Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Groom Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Groom Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa

Abigael and Elizabeth's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah in White Plains, NY

Sometimes it is the most unexpected photography jobs that are the loveliest.  My friend Stan Weiss was hired to capture this beautiful Bat Mitzvah, but when he broke his collarbone he called me in as back up, and boy am I glad he did!

The event was run by Benay Events and as usual, Benay did an incredible job.  She has a way of transforming a venue that always amazes me and this time was no exception.  From the disco balls everywhere to the spot-on timing of the day to the awesome dance party, every aspect of this event was run to the T.  Have a look at the photos, see for yourself and take a moment to wish we were back in the warm weather - I know that’s all I can think about!

Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz

Photography : Stan Weiss and Chaim Schvarcz
Event Planner : Benay Events

Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY

There is something so romantic about a quiet beach. When there are no beach-goers enjoying the sunshine, all you hear is the crashing waves, the sounds of the seagulls and the calm ocean winds.  When Danna and Eitan decided they wanted to do their first look on the beach, I couldn't be more excited about it! The sand did not scare them off, even though they were dressed in their wedding best.  These two love adventure, so if this was all they could get on their wedding day itself, they were definitely going to take it! I am not shy about my obsession with first looks on the wedding day, and this one exceeded all expectations! Danna and Eitan are so in love, you can’t help but smile when looking at the photos.

There is so much about the two of them that is special, but one of the things that I am always awed to witness is the melding of two very different traditions. Eitan is from an Ashkenazi family and Danna is from a Sefardi Bucharian family.  All differences were merged in the most beautiful way, and it always strikes me how for such a wonderful and happy thing as a wedding, people are able to embrace what makes them and their loved ones unique. See the beauty in it all for yourself!

Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz invitation
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride dress flowers shoes
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride prep portraits makeup
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride prep portraits hair
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits groom
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits couple
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom badeken
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom badeken
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom badeken
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom badeken
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah flower girls
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah flower girls
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom walk down isle chuppah
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family
Danna and Eitan's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom reception dancing family

The Wedding Team:

Venue - The Sands Atlantic Beach
Flowers - Elegant Flowers
Music - Avi Perets
Food - Sharmel Caterer
Hair - Penina Sebbag
Makeup - Louise Lerman
Video - Creative Image Productions
Photography - C. Schvarcz Photography, David Zimand Photography

Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

There were so many details and moments of Abby and Miles’ wedding day that made me wonder if I had walked into a fairytale. From the way everything looked, to the absolute magnificence of Abby’s gown, and most importantly- though it may sound cliche- Abby and Miles’ adoration for each other was so blindingly clear, it just seemed like a storybook love! Then there was the venue! Nicotra’s Ballroom, on its own, is an absolutely beautiful location, with gardens and gazebos, and the most wonderful staff.  What took it from beautiful to magical, though, was Varda Thurm and her incredible talent with the flowers from Jerusalem Florist. The ceremony room looked and felt like a garden, yet is in a permanent tent. It was decorated with magnificent flowers, and the Chuppah area was made to look like it was in middle of a forest, and it was all put together fresh that day! Varda was a powerhouse all through the day, keeping everything running smoothly and injecting everything with her incredibly creative mind. The entire wedding day, from the very first moment of preparation to the energetic dancing to the DJ at the very end, was an epic proclamation of Abby and Miles’ dedication and love for each other.  It was an honor to be there to capture it!

Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride prep makeup hair
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride prep hair makeup
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom prep father
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom prep suit tux
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz couple portraits bride groom first look
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom portraits drone
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom ceremony
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz family portrait bride groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz portraits mother of the groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom badeken
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom walking down isle
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groomsmen
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride walking down isle
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride walking down isle gown
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom ceremony chuppah
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom chuppah
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom ceremony chuppah
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom chuppah ceremony rings
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom chuppah ceremony smashing the glass break
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz chuppah bride groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom father of the groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride father of the bride
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom married chuppah
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing bride groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz  dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz wedding cake
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom cake
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz

Wedding Team:

Venue - Nicotra’s Ballroom
Event Planner - Varda Thurm
Flowers - Jerusalem Florist
Music - Aaron Teitelbaum
Food - Michael Schick
Video - Creative Image Productions
Photo - Chaim Schvarcz, Yehuda Joffe, Lin Pernille

Ben and Sarit's Engagement Session in Central Park, NY

As I was going through the photos of Ben and Sarit’s engagement session, trying to decide which ones I would post to social media, I realized there were just too many amazing ones to choose from-which brings us to this blog post! I loved every moment of capturing the love that these two share, and I could not get enough of their love of adventure and their ability to be so purely themselves with each other.  There were romantic moments and there were goofy moments, and all throughout the session, there was pure adoration and love. Have a look for yourself, you will no doubt see exactly what I was lucky enough to see!

Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love
Ben and Sarit Engagement Session in Central Park, NYC, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Groom Couple Proposal Love