September 17, 2012

Allyson & Arlen, The Central Park Boathouse and St. Ignatius Loyola

Two Saturdays in a row, Tim Alan Smith Videography found ourselves filming a NYC wedding at St. Ignatius Loyola on the upper east side! One of NYC's best Catholic churches happens to also be a few blocks from my apartment, which is nice! 

We started the day filming Allyson and her wedding party getting ready at the penthouse suite at the Carlyle Hotel.  This is probably the nicest and overall best space I have seen for a Manhattan bridal sutie as far as space, views and overall comfort.  It was also great for us to get video and photos and have plenty of space to spread out! Laura from Weddings by Two was there to capture the day along with Tim Alan Smith. 

After the ceremony, the couple headed to central park then back to the Carlyle for some photos before an afternoon and evening of wedding fun at the Central Park Boathouse.  One of the highlights was seeing the couple come in across the lake on a gondola, arriving to the applause of their waiting guests! What a great moment for video and start to an evening that won't soon be forgotten!

Kelly & Ed; St. Ignatius Loyola & The Park

I have to say, I've never filmed a wedding where the brother of the groom was the priest but there is always a first for everything! I've also never filmed a wedding where the priest got ready in the hotel room (Setai Hotel in this case!) with the groomsmen, also the case here!

Father Lachlan Cameron did an excellent job coordinating the wedding of his older brother Ed and sister-in-law Kelly at NYC's famed St. Ignatius Loyola Church on the upper east side.  After the emotional and beautiful ceremony, the couple headed to central park for photos before even more photos at The Highline with my friend Rich Janiello, an amazing photographer. 

We even had time to stop at the couple's wedding-night hotel- The SoHo House-  for some more photos by Ciro Photography before a night of fun at the Park NYC!

Michael & Kristie; St. Patrick's Cathedral & The Liberty House

We always love filming at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC, but it can prove to be a challenge with all it's rules and restrictions! It's a good thing we really know what we're doing and were able to get great shots of Mike and Kristie as well as them getting ready at the Hyatt at Grand Central. After the ceremony, the couple took photos with TAS favorite 4 Eyes Photography, before everyone headed to NJ for a night of revelry at the Liberty House!

Stefanie & David; Raphael Vineyards, The North Fork

We LOVE filming weddings in the North Fork and it's near 50 vineyards.  Stefanie and David happened to pick one of our favorites, Raphael Vineyards, where the beautiful space proved the perfect backdrop for a wedding.  Our friend Mark Kopko, one of the North Fork's best wedding photographers, was there to capture the day as well! Enjoy the recap below!

Chris & Andrew; Angel Orensanz Foundation

We LOVE filming weddings at the Angel Orensanz Foundation and were happy to be there to film the big day of Chris and Andrew! It also happened to be our first same-sex legal wedding in NYC so we were doubly happy to be there! Check out the fun below in the TAS Signature recap! We especially loved the opera singer and the impromptu performance by their friends who did an off-off broadway performance for them!

Kristin & Eric's Wedding, Giando on the Water; Brookly

Breathtaking views of Manhattan. Check.  Amazing outdoor space for a wedding. Check.  Delicious food and great service. Check.  Kristin & Eric picked Giando on the Water for their wedding and Tim Alan Smith was shocked that we had never filmed a wedding there before! What a great space! A bonus for us was working with one of our absolute favorite NYC photographers, Dan Loh, who photographs weddings all throughout New York and New Jersey with the skill and artistry that can't be matched. Dan Loh Photography should be one of your first calls when getting married! Another bonus was running into Tim and Kerrie, whose wedding we had filmed the year before at the Bryant Park Grill.


Shawn & Laurrell; Central Park and the Manhattan Penthouse

Shawn REALLY wanted to get married in central park, and found the perfect place to exchange vows with fiance Laurrell, in the Conservatory Garden.  With water for all their guests and seats for the few that really needed them, the ceremony was beautiful and intimate, with only their closest family and friends gathered around.  After the vows, the couple stayed for photos and then headed the Manhattan Penthouse in Union Square, a place where TAS films often, for an afternoon brunch party not soon to be forgotten!

When Vabs and Yuko came in to meet me, they came on the behest of Tim Ryan Smith (yes, that's his name!), their photographer.  Well, Vabs also realized that his cousin Tanya's wedding video happened to be featured on our main page, so that helped make the decision really easy for them! The couple got married at the Greens at Half Hollow in Long Island, with a quick ceremony but not short on emotion, as the couple shared a few intimate words in front of their closest family and friends.  Check out the Tim Alan Smith recap below, of yet another great NYC wedding video we were able to create!

Diana & Ho-Kin, Pier 60; NYC

We have filmed countless corporate events at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers over the years, but never a wedding. We were very excited to be there for Diana & Ho-Kin's wedding day and got some amazing images of the very fun, happy day. Enjoy!

Charlie & Sarah, East Hampton; The Jewish Center of the Hamptons & the Rose Estate

Charlie and Sarah had an incredible wedding day in the Hamptons, just feet from the beach, at the Estate of the Rose family with the ceremony at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The Jewish Center was very unique as far as temples go, with much open space as well as skylights and many windows.  This made for a very light, airy ceremony with gorgeous light for us to use.  The temple is rarely used for weddings so it was a rare treat to be able to film in such a unique space.  The day was planned so well by Kim Pilson of the Wedding Sitter, a day-of-planning specialist.  The food was amazing as always, prepared by our favorite caterers, Robbins Wolfe.  Click below to watch the TAS Signature recap of the fantastic day!

Jose & Hila; Nassau Museum of Art

Jose & Hila got married on a VERY hot day in June but that didn't stop this cool couple from having
an amazing wedding at the Nassau Art Museum!  The ceremony in the garden was beautiful followed by cocktails on the lawn of the museum with views for miles! Inside, the couple had fun all night and enjoyed the amazing food provided by Robbins Wolfe Catering! Check out the fun below via the Tim Alan Smith Signature Recap, our way of capturing some of NYC's best wedding videos!

Keith & Alissa; Buttermilk Falls Inn, Milton, NY

Sometimes we have to fill up our gas tanks and travel far from the comfy confines of Manhattan to film our client's big days!  Keith and Alissa decided that the place that best suited them to get married was Buttermilk Falls, nearly two hours north of Manhattan. The quaint and beautiful spot proved to be the perfect spot for the couple to exchange vows and party with friends.  Check out the TAS signature recap of the day below! The wedding at Buttermilk Falls Inn was photographed by a Tim Alan Smith favorite, Cappy Hotchkiss, who does amazing wedding work!

Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees!

Sometimes we do other work besides weddings, such as filming the charity event of Yankee Center fielder Curtis Granderson! Check out the sizzle reel below!

Carolyn & Don; Angel Orensanz, NYC

Carolyn and Don had a first look on the beautiful rooftop of the Standard Hotel, before heading over to Angel Orensanz for a night of revelry! Tim Alan Smith has become a regular filming weddings at Angel Orensanz, with three in two months! Enjoy the recap below!

Henry & Raquel; The New York Botanical Garden & Church of the Incarnation

Henry & Raquel's love is a true story of love and endurance, meeting in the 2nd grade and getting married nearly 30 years later!  Henry actually proposed in the 2nd grade classroom where they first laid eyes on one another, the day she moved in as a transfer student!

The couple got ready in their childhood apartments, only blocks apart, before a ceremony at the beautiful Church of the Incarnation in Washington Heights.  After that, Henry and Raquel sped off in the Porsche rented for the day to their reception at the New York Botanic Garden.  Of course there were photos and video in the gardens before the couple headed inside for a night of partying as well as tear-wiping moments recollecting their years together.  Below is the Tim Alan Smith recap of the day!

Sanjib & Kranti: Westin Forrestal Village & Rasoi III

Sanjib and Kranti wanted to spread out the celebration of their traditional indian wedding ceremony held in New Jersey by having the ceremony in April followed by the party in June. Talk about keeping the party going! The ceremony was held outside at Rasoi III in Monmouth Junction, NJ while the reception was at the Westin Forrestal Village in Princeton. Check out Tim Alan Smith's coverage of the epic event, with our one-song recap of the two-day event!

Christie & Anthony, St. Benedict's Church & Marina Del Rey

Christie & Anthony met when they were in their teens and the relationship endured for nearly 15 years before deciding it was time to get married! The couple got married at St. Benedict's Church in the Bronx followed by Marina Del Rey, with it's amazing views! Enjoy the recap below of this VERY fun day!

Holly & Mikey. The Glen Island Harbour Club

There are plenty of great views to be had if you are getting married at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.  Surrounded by water and nature's beauty, and spot in the Harbour Club will leave you or your guests with jaw-dropping views! Holly and Mikey had a Jewish wedding ceremony under the Chuppah with views through floor-to-ceiling windows that surrounded them! What an amazing day and fun wedding, complete with Russian music and dancing as well as an impromptu performance of Fiddler on the Roof! Tim Alan Smith was there to film it all and create the fun recap below!

Simon and Christina, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Simon and Christina fell in love over Macarons, opening the delectable Macaron Parlour based in Brooklyn. Of course the food was great at their wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, including a wide assortment of macarons that the Botanic Garden (a regular client of theirs) had laid out before and after the ceremony! If you are planning a wedding, consider macarons as a unique and delicious treat for your guests or simply a nice favor to take home in a stylishly adorned box!

The couple started their day with a short Korean ceremony at their hotel in Manhattan before heading over to Brooklyn for an outdoor wedding ceremony amongst the cherry blossoms! What an amazing site that was to the cherry blossoms floating in the air as the couple exchanged vows amongst their closest family and friends!  After that, it was dancing in the Palm House until the DJ played his last song!

Joe and Barbara, The Pierre and St. Ignatius Loyola

Joe and Barbara got married on a beautiful May day in NYC, starting with the ceremony at the glorious St. Ignatius Loyola Church on the upper east side of Manhattan.  Tim Alan Smith has filmed weddings at both the Pierre and St. Ignatius Loyola, but this year we really seem to be the regular videographer at St. Ignatius! With all the rules they have there for photo and video, it's good to hire someone who knows how best to maximize given the many filming restraints!  It's a beautiful space, as is the Pierre, and the couple had an amazing day! One of the highlights was the time spent in the park with Tim Alan Smith and Kellie & Rupert of 4 Eyes Photography, one of NYC's best photo tandems!

Christine & Inoki; Tappan Hill and Fordham Chapel

Two of the many places Tim Alan Smith has shot weddings before are Tappan Hill Mansion and the Fordham Chapel.  We had never filmed them on the same day before but for Inoki and Christine, that's just what we did! We actually started the day at the Marriott in Tarrytown to catch the couple getting ready before heading to Fordham in the Bronx, where Inoki spent his college days.  The beautiful chapel is quite a space for a wedding and the couple kept it together during the emotional ceremony before heading back to Tarrytown for a night of fun at Tappan Hill! Photographer Rich Janiello of Ciro Photography is one of our favorites, and also a Fordham alum!

Our wedding videos of NYC and the surrounding areas are a great source for the bride-to-be, so check them out if you are still deciding on a location!

Lauren & Michael, The Rockleigh Country Club

Lauren followed in her sister's footsteps and got married at the lovely Rockleigh Country Club in New Jersey, and Tim Alan Smith videography was once again there to film it! We had filmed sister Jenny's wedding a year-and-a-half earlier, so we already knew the Karlin clan and the lay of the land at Rockleigh, but every wedding is unique and this one was no exception! One of my favorite parts was that groom, Michael, is a University of Michigan alum like me so much of the night there were school references and the occasional fight song, which was certainly an added bonus! The couple had a great night and I don't think the smiles were knocked off their faces until they were fast asleep!

Marisa & Andrew; The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City

If you want a fun and quirky space for your wedding day with amazing views of Manhattan as an added bonus, then the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City might just be the place for you! Marisa and Andrew got married there on a Thursday in March and had the time of their lives! The Jewish wedding started with a bedekken and ketubah signing before an intimate ceremony under the Chuppah amongst family and friends.  After that, it was mostly party time, with one of the most fun and LONGEST horas we have ever filmed! Tim Alan Smith loves filming the hora, especially when it never stops!

Sinead & Christopher, St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Palace, NYC

Tim Alan Smith has often filmed weddings at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC over the years and it's always an exciting time. One of the most historic churches in NYC and the world makes for great video and a memorable wedding day, especially when all the tourists line the back of the church with cameras to take photos of the bride and groom!  When filming at St. Patrick's, there are many rules we have to follow in order to be there, which sometimes makes it difficult, but we know all the tricks to make the video great! Here is a wedding video recap at St. Patrick's followed by a reception at the New York Palace, a short walk away.  Photographer Erik Freeland did an amazing job capturing the day as well and is one of TAS's favorites!