When I heard the "Winter Wonderland" theme for Katelyn's Sweet 16 I was really hoping it would snow for her. Well on Saturday the 14th 2013, thats exactly what it did. The most snow this year in fact. It truly tied in the day and what a great parry it was. Hair and Make up was at Avanti Hair Salon on Hylan Blvd. George her hair dresser told me to make sure to tell everyone that it was "ugly sweater" day and that he "normally wouldn't wear that." Then it was off to the Island Chateau in Staten Island New York. I definitely had a great time filming Katelyn's amazing gala and thank Valerie and Jim and Katelyn for having us. Here is a teaser from her day, enjoy!
On May 10th, 2014, we had the pleasure of filming Carolyn Billeci and Justin Rinon’s wedding. The day started with hair & make-up at House of Trends on Amboy Rd. in Staten Island, New York. Justin and the groomsmen got dressed at The Hilton in Long Island City. Justin and the boys then proceeded to take the train one stop to The Studio Square where the ceremony and reception would take place.
The Studio Square was elegantly decorated and completely out of the ordinary. From the officiant, live harpist pre-ceremony, old fashioned TAXI, Mac n Cheese truck and a “pomeranian named Luna”, there was no doubt that there was a massive amount of planning that Carolyn and Justin had done to perfectly execute their special day. DJ Danny Estrella kicked off the reception, accompanied by The Bandulos. I think everyone was in agreeance that the music was definitely on point that night. Also, Carolyn surprised Justin with a special guest DJ appearance from the one and only Cosmo Baker.
All in all it was a perfect day from start to finish and we had a complete blast with these two. Working with Carolyn and Justin was so enjoyable that we had forgot we were working. We felt like we were in the wedding, a family member or long time friend, and the feeling we got after spending a day with these two is exactly why we opened Grasmere Hills Productions.
Carolyn and Justin, We wish you a life full of health and happiness!
Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Rinon!
Now sit back, turn the speakers up, and enjoy the trailer to their film…..
Andrea and Kris met in the Jersey Shore at Jenkinsons a few years back. Ever since then they have been in love, so we decided to take it back where it all started. They are an amazing couple and we cannot wait to share their special day with them!
On Saturday, June 28th 2014, Allison and Rami exchanged vows at the lovely Nicotras Ballroom at The Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY. Rami rented a orange Lamborghini as a pre-wedding treat to himself and later used it to cruise with his bride out of their reception and into a new chapter of their life together. The ceremony took place in a luscious garden with a elegantly decorated gazebo. This was the perfect setting for the bride and groom to take their dramatic first look at one another and it was a purely magical moment that I was privileged to capture. The reception was a surreal experience that boasted not just your ordinary dance music, but rather included segments of classical Arabic music. They also showcased a Tombak drummer who played along with the music to really give you that authentic feel. Robert Walsh was the best man accompanied by Brooke Oborne, both who came equipped with heart felt speeches that touched everyone's hearts. We wish Allison and Rami a long and prosperous life together and thank them for choosing Grasmere Hills Productions to capture their momentous day!