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

Batsheva Rubenstien's Bat Mitzvah at Factory 220, Passaic NJ

When you drive up to the location of Factory 220, you might wonder what to expect. Outside you may see abandoned buildings, but inside is the most incredibly versatile and convertible space. This was where Batsheva’s Bat Mitzvah was hosted, and boy was the space transformed.  Without any changes at all, the beautiful and rustic space at Factory 220 is warm and inviting, begging you to make it your own. With the lighting by Yitzy Wadiche and the decor and flowers by Papaya Events, the space was completely altered into the perfect setting for this epic Bat Mitzvah

Batsheva was so eager to have her portraits taken outdoors, using the unconventional surrounding areas as backgrounds. She was adventurous and excited to see what we could come up with, utilizing the abandoned school building and some huge puddles on the ground.  If there was any way to lighten up the groggy weather, Batsheva found it! She was such a joy to photograph, a real bundle of sunshine!

Taking photos of the Rubenstien family was an absolute pleasure. Their love for each other is so clear, and I could not help but notice how close Batsheva is with her parents. It was so special to witness that, and to listen to how they all spoke about each other in the speeches with such admiration. Going from that moment, to watching them dance together- different family members from different generations- was a sight to behold! I couldn't have been more honored to be there, capturing those moments for them.

Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva upscale event
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
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The Bat Mitzvah Team:

Venue and Food: Factory 220
DJ and Lighting: Yitzy Wadiche
Flowers: Papaya Events