Sag Harbor Wedding - Celina and Greg

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I steadied myself on the slack line, bent down, and tried to take a step forward as I gently let go of the tree that I was holding onto. Immediately I lost balance and landed on the ground one foot below me. Slacklining is hard.

What does this have to do with a wedding? For Celina and Greg, everything. They wanted their wedding to be a chill, fun day of games and great food with their closest friends and family. I love that Celina and Greg decided to rent a house in Sag Harbor for the week so that their families could vacation together before having a wedding in the backyard… which was right on the water! On the wedding day, Celina’s father officiated an intimate ceremony before the families were joined by some of the couple’s closest friends for a beautiful day of slacklining, giant Jenga, cornhole, and other games that I’ve never heard of.

Celina and Greg, you successfully created a chill and playful beachside backyard celebration with incredible food. And more than that, you created a marriage that is so clearly meant to be. The two of you are so kind, so generous of spirit, so giving and loving to those around you. I’m inspired by the way you work together as a team and by the way you look at each other with unfiltered and unconditional love. I’m honored that you trusted me to capture your wedding day, and I couldn’t be happier for you two. Congratulations!

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Officiant: Glenn Kelly

Caterer: Rolling in Dough Pizza

Celina’s dress: Carol Hannah - Bryant dress

Celina’s shoes: Steve Madden

Celina’s jewelry: family heirlooms

Greg’s suit: Suit Supply

Greg’s shoes: Cole Haan

Rings: Omi Gold

Cake: Junior’s Cheesecake

Stationer: Paper Culture

Guest gifts: Tate’s Bake Shop

East Hampton Backyard Wedding - Mila and Aaron

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That was the most moving last kiss I ever saw.

You read that right.  Not the first kiss as husband and wife, but the last kiss as fiances.

During their incredibly moving, joyful, and emotional ceremony, Mila and Aaron read vows that they had written themselves.  Mila was first, and she read her heartfelt vows in English and then again in Russian so that her friends and family, who had flown in from Russia, could more easily understand.  And because the words in Russian could be so deeply felt and experienced by Mila and her family.

Then Aaron read his vows in English.  And to everyone’s surprise and delight, he read them again in Russian, a language that he is still working to master.  It was a beautiful tribute to his bride and her family.  A perfect metaphor for the thoughtfulness and devotion that he undoubtedly will be putting into this marriage.

Immediately following his Russian vows, Mila couldn’t help herself.  She grabbed Aaron in a tight embrace for a big, celebratory kiss.  It wasn’t planned.  It wasn’t part of the wedding ceremony script.  But it was perfect, authentic, and it summed up this beautiful couple and their joyful wedding day.

Mila and Aaron, I am so grateful that you brought me into your life to celebrate and photograph your wedding.  Your love for each other is clear, and it is so well balanced between the playful and the passionate.  I wish for you many more joyful days and many more unplanned kisses.  Congratulations!

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Officiant: Dmitry Mironenko

Mila's dress: White by Vera Wang

Mila's shoes: Vince Camuto

Mila's jewelry: Ti Adoro

Mila's nails: Bisou

Mila's accessories: Jason Wu

Aaron's suit: Suit Supply

Aaron's watch: Rolex

Flowers & Decor: Sisters' Design

Chef: Sergey Dushkov

Cake:  A Simple Cake

Check out Mila and Aaron's engagement session here.