For a wine aficionado like me shooting a North Fork Wedding at a vineyard was a dream come true! Serena and Ritesh were married last summer at the gorgeous Bedell Cellars on the North Fork of Long Island. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Long Island wine country, I highly recommend it. And getting the chance to take photos in the vines? So much fun.
I first met up with Serena and Ritesh and their home in Brooklyn for their Prospect Heights engagement photos. They were awesome to photograph then, so I figured their wedding was going to be great as well. I was right! These guys are such a wonderful couple and they looked stunning on their wedding day. We started at a local barn for their first look and then headed to Bedell Cellars for their portraits. Serena and Ritesh had an extra unique wedding as they actually had two ceremonies and an outfit change in between. First they had a Hindu ceremony and then changed for a Christian ceremony as well to reflect both their faiths. Both ceremonies took place on the lawn at the vineyard under the most beautiful gigantic oak tree.
After tying the knot, everyone gathered for lawn games and of course lots of excellent wine. Just before their first dance, the sky started turning colors so my second shooter and I grabbed Serena and Ritesh and made a beeline for the vineyards to get some of that spectacular sunset light. It was golden light perfection! I always recommend sunset portraits if your timeline allows it, and I’m so glad they were up for it.
Congratulations Serena and Ritesh! Thanks so much for having me!
Wedding Day Vendors:
Venue: Bedell Cellars || Hair and Make-Up: Natural Beauty || Flowers: Blooms by Design || DJ: James Mulry || Catering: Christopher Michael Catering || Cake: Magic Fountain || Dress: Leanne Marshall || Suit: Imparali || Wedding Coordinator: Melanie McEvoy || Rentals: IHNY, Party Rental LTD || Tent: McBurnie Tent || Second Shooter: Laura Pennace || Officiant: Rev. James Only