Annaliza & Jeff’s ABOVE Wedding | Staten Island
Photographed by Berit Bizjak (Principle) & Jason Langely (Second)
Our first wedding of our 2016 season was of Annaliza and Jeff. If you remember we highlighted their amazing engagement session on the High Line in Manhattan in the Fall. We fell in love with Annaliza and Jeff then and truly loved documenting their wedding at ABOVE in Staten Island, planned and designed by Louis Avanti of AMG Events and Visuals.
We started off with Annaliza and her bridesmaids getting ready. Her flawless makeup and hair were provided by Senior Artist, Laura Rios of Cinderella Bridez Her gorgeous gown was by Eve of Milady from Kleinfeld in NYC which was finished off with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels. Annaliza’s bridesmaids were pretty in pink by Bari Jay and as amazing as the girls looked, the men did not disappoint in their custom made blue Statement Suits.
Annaliza and Jeff did not have a first look, but rather opted to see each other for the first time as she walked the aisle. It was a dramatic entrance with Annaliza walking by herself then meeting with her parents halfway down the aisle. With their loved ones and sponsors watching, Annaliza and Jeff exchanged their vows in a traditional Philipino Catholic ceremony. After the ceremony, the bridal party and close family arrived at Liberty State Park for some amazing group photography in and around Central Railroad, an abandoned train station set on the Jersey City waterfront with the NYC skyline as its impressive background.
When we got to ABOVE, a sophisticated metropolitan space, showcasing 20-foot high floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular panoramic views of the New York City skyline and the Staten Island bridges, the newlyweds snuck off for a reveal of their reception space and for some romantic portraits as their guests enjoyed cocktails. Soon enough, the reception was in full swing, and we hit the dance floor to capture the festivities. Aldo Ryan Entertainment got the crowd out of their chairs and up singing along to the couple’s favorite songs. The party lasted late into the evening, an incredible ending to a perfect day! Congratulations Annaliza & Jeff!
Reception: ABOVE | Event Planning: Louis Avanti of AMG Events and Visuals | Brides Dress: Eve of Milady | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Men’s suits: Statement Suits | Florist: Carroll’s Wedding & Event Floral Design | Reception Entertainment: Aldo Ryan Entertainment