Spring Glen Island Wedding New Rochelle, NY

March 10, 2021

Details of the back of bride's lace dress during a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NYThis Spring Glen Island wedding is the perfect example of the exact time of year I love to begin photographing again, early May. I love the initial start of spring when everything gets the first hint of green and flower buds begin to emerge on flowering trees. It amazes me every year how the ground can be completely frozen, everything looking like it’s completely dead. Yet as soon as there’s even a day or two of warm weather, it awakens something in the earth. I think of it like when I’m riding in the car and then the warmth of sun washes over me and I get a little smile because there is nothing that can even compare to the feeling of that warmth. That’s what I picture all the trees, plants and bulbs feeling, and they smile a little and stretch a little so that their greenery pops out of the earth.

I helped my friend Mekina Saylor photograph this Spring Glen Island wedding. It was such a great way to kick-off the wedding season! Mekina is so much fun to work with and the Bride and Groom were so easy going, laid back, and on time!

The Glen Island Harbour Club venue for a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY

I didn’t get to stay with the Bride long as the 2nd photographer, but I did have time to grab a couple pictures of her and her details.

The bride's lace dress hanging on an ornate mirror for a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NYI’ve had a number of brides with these sparkly Kate Spade Keds and I loved them so much that I got a pair for myself in pink!

The bride's white sparkly Kate Spade Keds for a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY

Glen Island Harbour Club is great because it has beautiful spaces for both the bride and groom that are separate, but close to each other. So I easily went right upstairs to meet the Groom and start with photos of his details and then him getting ready.

I really liked the Groom’s floral pink tie, I might need to find one similar for Ben! 🙂

The groom getting ready at the Harbour Club and his floral pink tie for a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle

Once the Groom was finished getting ready I went back downstairs with the Bride and photographed a couple portraits as well as captured her first look with her father.

A classic bridal portrait in the bridal suite before a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY

Then we headed outside for the Bride and Groom’s first look.

The Bride and Groom's first look outside before their Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY

We captured the Bride and Groom’s photos while the bridal party made their way to meet up with us. I love this picture! It’s so dreamy with the bride and groom and spring literally opening up behind them.

Bride and Groom portrait with flowering trees and green grass before their Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle

Her peony bouquet with her lace dress was beautiful!

Bride's peony bouquet for her Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY in early May

Groom's portraits outside before the Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY in early May

The Glen Island Harbour Club is located right along the water so it made for a beautiful backdrop.

Bride and Groom wide angle portrait along the water before their Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY in May

Groom's pink floral tie, watch, and other details for his Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY in early May

Bride and Groom walk along the water before their Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY in early MayBridal party portrait along the water before a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY in early May

Bridesmaid dresses in cobalt and royal blue with white peony bouquets for a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle

The Bride and Groom had a Jewish ceremony so it started with the Ketubah signing.

Ketubah Signing for a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Ceremony in New Rochelle, NY in early May

I think the personalized Kippahs were a great touch and matched the bridesmaids dresses perfectly!

Personalized Kippahs in Royal Blue for a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Ceremony in New Rochelle, NY in early May

It was a traditional Jewish ceremony under the Huppah and it started with the Bride circling the Groom. If you’ve never been to a Jewish ceremony, there are some really special traditions that are done.

Bride circling the groom during a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Ceremony in New Rochelle, NY in early May

All the flowers that were brought in for the ceremony made for the perfect Spring Glen Island wedding inside!

Bride and Groom under the Tallitot or prayer shawl during a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Ceremony in New Rochelle, NY

And with the breaking of the glass by the groom the ceremony is complete! Mazel Tov!

Breaking of the glass by the groom during a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Ceremony in New Rochelle, NY in early May

Couple walks back down aisle after getting married during a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Ceremony in New Rochelle

Reception space decorated with floral centerpieces for a Jewish Spring Glen Island Wedding in New Rochelle, NY in early May

One of my favorite traditions is the Hora or the chair dance! It’s alway so much fun, but it takes finding the perfect spot to really be able to capture it well.

Bride and Groom laugh during The Hora, the chair dance at a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Reception in New Rochelle

Another tradition that starts the reception is Blessing the Challah or the bread.

Blessing the Challah or bread at a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Reception in New Rochelle, NY in early May

Bride and Groom's choreographed first dance during a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Reception in New Rochelle in early May The Mezinke dance where guests dance around the parents during a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Reception in New Rochelle Couple dances during a Spring Glen Island Wedding Jewish Reception in New Rochelle, NY in early MayAnd here’s a little behind the scenes of working with Mekina! I always love working with her and she is so great with the bride, groom and the whole bridal party. She’s photographed a ton of weddings which means she always knows just how to help out as well as capture everything!

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