Le Château, South Salem, NY

A beautiful wedding with a shuttle and train ride away from Manhattan at Le Château in South Salem, NY. This wedding was filled with heartfelt moments, and loving performances for the newlyweds by some of the most talented singers, composers and musicians I have ever seen. Weddings are one of those unique experiences when the people closest in our lives come together to show their love and support and celebrate as one. It’s the little moments in between that make the day so special, and is why I love capturing them!

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding at Le Château in South Salem, NY

Wedding Ingredients
Ceremony & Reception: Le Château
Photography: Denise Cregier Photographer

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20 perfect New York weddings

Check out Lauren & Drew’s gorgeous wedding in the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of the knot, New York. Their wedding is featured as one of twenty perfect New York weddings. The magazine is a great resource for anyone planning a wedding, and is available in retailers through out New York City, Rockland, The Hudson Valley, Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut.

The Knot NY Spring/Summer 2013 cover

The Knot NY Spring/Summer 2013 real wedding

Wedding Ingredients
Bridal Gown: The Plumed Serpent Bridal located in Westport, CT.
Music: The Engagements based in New York City.
Reception Site: The Wainwright House in Rye, NY.
Caterering and Cake: Corner Stone Caterers in Rye, NY.
Photography: Denise Cregier Photographer
Hair: Fredric & Company
Makeup: Saks Fifth Avenue
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Formalwear: Michael Andrews Bespoke, New York
Invitations: Lettered Olive
Programs and Menu Cards: Paper Presentation
Flowers: Carolyn Dempsey Design
Dance Lessons: Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Greenwich
Honeymoon: Tuscany, Italy
Registries: Bloomingdale’s; Simon Pearce; Williams-Sonoma

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Wedding at West Point

Appreciative for the sacrifices that the Military makes for us at home, it was my honor to capture this day for this wonderful couple at The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Tears of joy, remembrance and laughter were shed throughout this unforgettable day. Their ceremony took place in the Cadet Chapel followed by a reception at The West Point Club.

Congratulations L & D!

Groom prior the wedding ceremony and blushing bride being escorted down the isle of West Point Cadet Chapel by her dad

Ceremony at West Point Cadet Chapel

The Saber Arch and Newlyweds at West Point Cadet Chapel

Newly weds at West Point's Trophy Point and the Reservoir

Newly and wedding party at the West Point Reservoir

Surprise invisible horse dance craze performance to Gangnam Style's song at wedding reception

The West Point club wedding reception at West Point

Wedding Ingredients
Ceremony: The Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY
Reception: The West Point Club
Photography: Denise Cregier Photographer

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Wedding in Hastings on Hudson, NY

In the gardens of Harvest-on-Hudson on the Hudson River was the backdrop to this autumn ceremony. A few sprinkles brought good luck and some very cute umbrella photos opts. The newlyweds danced their first dance to the violin trio, Appassionata Players. The portraits were taken overlooking the Hudson river with views from the Palisades to New York City. Authentic gourmet Italian cuisine complimented the celebrations. Thank you so much for entrusting me into your family’s special event. Congratulations K&T!

bride in veil with purple and cream bouquet

flower girl stealing the show

groom greets guests at Harvest on Hudson

flower girl and bride and mom in wedding procession

a few raindrops at ceremony is covered with umbrellas

The newlyweds danced their first dance to the violin trio, Appassionata Players.

The newlyweds danced their first dance to the violin trio, Appassionata Players.

The newlyweds danced their first dance to the violin trio, Appassionata Players.

portraits overlooking the Hudson river with views from the Palisades to New York City

Elegant catering was the backdrop to the celebrations for this warm and welcoming group.

Wedding Ingredients:
Photography: Denise Cregier Photographer
Venue: Harvest on Hudson
String Trio: Appassionate Players

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Outdoor wedding in historic Litchfield County, Connecticut

Congratulations K&C! This beautiful wedding took place in Litchfield County. CT.

DIY wedding sign and wedding reception favor Bee Happy honey jar

Bride and Groom in historical Litchfield County home

Outdoor wedding ceremony through pear tree in historic Litchfield County

Outdoor wedding ceremony and Bride and Groom by stone wall in historic Litchfield County

Bride and Groom by stone wall in historic Litchfield County

Outdoor wedding at historical location in Litchfield County

Wedding Ingredients
Catering: The Hills, An Authentic Grill, Waterbury, CT
Photography: Denise Cregier Photographer
Music band: The Fran Curley Jazz Ensemble
Flowers: White Flower Farm in Morris, CT
Pumpkins and gourds: March Farm in Bethlehem, CT

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Elegant wedding at Hilton Pearl River

Congratulations I&D! This elegant wedding took place at Hilton Pearl River.

There were so many great moments and details for me to photograph. These are just a few of my favorites.

Putting on the bridal veil

Wedding at Hilton Pearl River

Portrait of the bridge and groom and signing of the Ketubah

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Hilton Pearl River

Outdoor wedding ceremony under a Chuppah at Hilton Pearl River

Outdoor wedding ceremony under a Chuppah at Hilton Pearl River

Wedding cake and white and green floral arrangements and decor during wedding reception at Hilton Pearl River

First dance during wedding reception at Hilton Pearl River

The Hora dance during wedding reception at Hilton Pearl River

Bride and groom dancing during Wedding reception at Hilton Pearl River

Wedding Ingredients
Ceremony & Reception: Hilton Pearl River, Pearl River, NY
Photography: Denise Cregier Photographer
Reception Band: Hank Lane Music
Florist: Beers Flower Shop

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Wedding of the Month on the Westchester Magazine Blog

I am honored to have the images taken at Ashley & Adam’s wedding with the help of my dear friend and talented photographer, Bill Wang, featured as the Westchester Magazine Blog’s Wedding of the Month. Special thanks to Marisa LaScala for the privilege of having these images selected for the blog. Click here or on the image below to view the Westchester Magazine Blog online.

Greentree Country Club as Wedding of the Month featured on the Westchester Magazine Blog

Wedding Ingredients
Reception Venue : Greentree Country Club
Photographer : Denise Cregier Photographer With Bill Wang
Florist: Westchester Floral Decorators
Music/Entertainment : Next Generation, nextgenerationny.com
Invitations by April Burris and etsy.com
Bridal Gown by Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Shop of Mamaroneck
Bridesmaid Dresses : Alvina Valenta, and Be Unique Boutique
Bridal Shoes : Kelly & Katie , and DSW
Bridal Accessories/Makeup : Via Michelle
Bride’s Hair : Salon Lapenta
Bridesmaids Hair: Fred’s Hair Salon
Favors: Kate Aspen

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Checking photo trends at the door.

Wedding photography is unlike fashion photography, for me, although some may disagree. Think back to all those wedding trends through the years that either come back in vogue, like the vintage look from the 30′s, or something else which may make us joke about our own wedding albums, such as photographic starbursts and glows from the 70′s. I try to steer clear from trends, as I feel in five years there will be something else in style, and that is way too soon for wedding photographs to be out dated. For me, they should be classics.

My goal is for my wedding photography and albums to be cherished for generations, not just years. They are meant to be timeless photographs which capture expressions of loved ones that reflect their soul. Current trends include wedding parties suspended in air, and over processed images with multiple effects. It’s like a pizza with everything on it. Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should (apply every Photoshop effect to images).

A trendy photo may look awesome the first half dozen times, or if a photographer is brilliant at making a look unique for their client. But if you over do something, it becomes a fading trend. Rather than looking at other wedding photography to get inspired or mimic, I think it’s important to look for me to look for something that speaks to our hearts more directly. After all, the art is happening right before our eyes, and my goal is to get on the same heart beat with it and capture it.

Unforgettable moments that never go out of style:

Parents express loving support to groom at beginning of the ceremony.
Connecticut Church Wedding

Brother, also best man, brings everyone to roaring laughter.
Le Chateau

Groom holds up “GAME OVER” tee-shirt at reception, presented by bride’s sisters.
The Waterview, Monroe, CT

Bride’s expression of sheer happiness during first dance.
The Fountainhead, New Rochelle, NY

Belly over laughter during toasts.
Bird & Bottle Neck Inn, Garrison, NY

Ring Bearer hands grooms the rings, followed by the flower girl.
Ethel Walker Chapel

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