Icona Avalon Wedding Photos | Dana + Mike

This right here is everything you need to know about Dana and Mike and people they surrounded themselves with. Everything, from that fire in both Dana and Mike’s eyes, their smiles, their pure and lovely excitement about their wedding ( I couldn’t stop comparing them to little kids :)) These ridiculously beautiful and kind people with so much light and energy created the most amazing memories… They lit up the whole room, they danced the night away, the smiled, cried, hugged, kissed. I’m so happy we got to experience that night together. I’m so grateful for you, for your love, for the way you look at each other, for the way you love life and each other, and cherish moments above everything else. I’ll always remember you as “ crazy in love kids”... the happiest clients, the ocean- loving, fun, chill, excited, beautiful couple.

Here’s to forever.

Vendors:
venue: ICONA Avalon
dj: Hurricane Productions
florist: Jennifer Designs
make up: The Contour Queen
cake: Bakeworks

This spring wedding was photographed by Inna Ovsepian Photography at the incredibly beautiful Icona Avalon. The couple got married at hotel’s veranda decorated with florals and lanterns by their amazing florists ( later we found out that they had to fight water because of the storm we got but no one could ever guess, that’s some great hard work behind the scenes!) Dana wanted to incorporate stairs for the first look ( just like in Titanic) and it was the sweetest and emotional moment for all of us.. Portraits were taken around the venue and at the taproom at the Hotel. See their engagement session here.

Maritime Parc Wedding | Jersey City | Francesca + Louis

This gorgeous winter wedding at Maritime Parc was the last wedding for me in season 2018. I don't know how I got so lucky to work with international brides recently (see my Polish princess here- https://www.innaovsepian.com/blog/2018/10/16/peter-shields-inn-wedding-cape-may-nj-marley-sam ), but here goes another magic story:)

We met with Francesca and Louis in Princeton back in November to discuss their wedding plans. They literally put the whole thing together in record time! Francesca's beautiful and loud (that we would find out later, when they started singing during reception;) family struck me with their openness, candid smiles and so much joy and merriness that they were radiating. The way they all gathered together during ceremony to be able to hear Francesca's brother Rocco translation was just so sweet! Dances melted my heart. Manhattan views took our breath away. The day could not be any better. Maritime Parc and their staff added their top notch service, charm and impeccable hospitality. Their whole team along with amazing views made our day truly unforgettable.

Congratulations Francesca and Louis, enjoy the memories!


Delaware Contemporary Wedding | Stephanie + Jack

The outpour of love, support, the most amazing cheesecake (and cheeseboards!!!!), lots of tears, cold!(brrrrr crazy cold), best bridal party and unique art! Stephanie and Jack, congratulations on your sweetest day! #bakerandthebeast1110

Venue: Delaware Contemporary

Dress : Wedding Belles

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Florist: 

Band: Silver Sound

Hair and Make up: 

Caterer: Jim Duffy’s Catering


Jessica + James | Backyard Wedding in Ambler

Jessica and James. Oh my.... you set that night on fire. The outpour of emotions, love, loyalty, passion, unitedness that was concentrated in the air is insane. That feeling of a " WHOLE" when the whole family gathers together for a celebration… that's probably what left the biggest impression on me. You went so above and beyond to make this celebration beautiful and provide for your guests. You made it yours, the way only you could do. It was so "homie", but at the same time so grandiose in its own way. Gorgeous grounds generously provided by your friends just made it even more unique and added some extra honey to already sweet wedding day. Everything was top notch- food, flowers, amazing live band, heartwarming speeches.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your sweetest moments and showing me how deeply you care, love, and affect those who are around you.

:)

You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

You're as sweet as strawberry wine

You're as warm as a glass of brandy

And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time...

Javier+ Nicole | Summer Backyard Wedding in Cream Ridge,NJ

This year Javier and Nicole celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Their backyard wedding was filled with love, so much positive energy coming from family's bonds, crazy heat and then pouring rain, amazing dances, great food and so much more. Here's a few of our favorites. Take notes if you are planning a backyard wedding ( just look at all these DIY wedding details).

 

Alex + Kit | Wedding at Mendenhall Inn

Alex and Kit tied the knot at the beautiful St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media and danced the night away at Mendenhall Inn. Their bright personalities, 19+ bridal party ( I still can't believe how helpful, fun, energetic and sweet everyone was and how much they contributed to this special day, making it truly one of a kind for the bride, groom and everyone else including me!), surprises during reception and the loveliest speeches are just a tiny part of how awesome the day went and how much joy it brought. Here is a little glimpse of the day. 

 

Location : St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media 

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

Reception : Inn at Mendenhall

DJ: Schaeffer Sounds

Cake: The Master's Baker

Florist: Unlimited Arrangements

MUA : @_HAIRBYKATHERINE

 

Elegant wedding at Smithville Mansion | Hilary + Philip

How sweet it is to be loved by you...

Every once in a while we get these extra crazy hot days here in NJ when humidity is so strong you almost can't breathe or stay outdoors. Well, this time out breath was taken away by something stronger. Extraordinary celebration of life and love with one incredible couple. We couldn't be any more grateful and humbled by a chance to be there with Hilary, Philip and their fun families while there were tying the knot this Saturday at one of the most scenic wedding venues in New Jersey- historic Smithville Mansion. Awesome vintage car, ceremony with British accent, crazy dances, unbearable heat and those tender moments in between. Here are few of our favorites!

Venue: Smithville Mansion

Dress : La Bella Moda

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Florist: Love In Flower

Band: The Bachelor Boys

Hair and Make up: Lotus Salon

Caterer: Robin's Nest

Venue Coordinator : Doreen Vittese from Robin's Nest

Favorite reception moments!

Wedding reception is one of the tastiest parts of your wedding day! Yes, you heard (read) it right.

Excitement during bridal prep is gone, the emotional ceremony is over, family portraits are finished, as well as photos of bride and groom, and you are ready to party all night with your beloved family and friends! 

Elegant ballroom, sun-lit backyard, artsy modern space ... it doesn't matter where you celebrate, it matters how and who you celebrate with. 

Because there’s just something about those sparkly and elegant details that make emotional moments come alive for us. There’s something about all of your favorite people in the world getting together to toast, dance and celebrate the night away!

Our favorite receptions are crazy, emotional, meaningful, honest and raw! We absolutely adore watching parents say the most important things to their sons and daughters, we love seeing their tears as well as observing bride and groom getting emotional hearing that. We enjoy siblings and best friends sharing their personal stories during speeches, it's always super fun and allows to get to know our clients on a deeper level and just make sure one more time that they are awesome human beings! Our hearts come alive when we see grandparents getting down on the dance floor and couples soaking in those rare moments of universal, overwhelming happiness. 

As long as our couple and their families are experiencing the night fully alive, we produce our best work! Not to mention how much satisfaction it brings to catch these moments. 

What's your reception going to look like? :)

Let's chat about it!

May + Ali | Morris Arboretum | Philadelphia Wedding

May and Ali is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful couples I've ever seen. Remember me saying that my couples are from the movies? Well, yes, they are, and these guys just proved it one more time. They got married at the Islamic Society of Valley Forge on Friday, July 14, and threw a wonderful party for families and friends at gorgeous Morris Arboretum the next day. Morris is another love from first sight. I am lucky to live just 15 minutes from this beautiful garden, which makes it one of my favorite spots for photo sessions, whether it's an engagement session,family portraits or a maternity photo shoot. Morris Arboretum is different every time you visit! Magnificent cherry blossoms in spring, bright and blooming in summer, and soothing and charming in fall. Perfect location for any photo project :)  

First time we met with May and Ali ( and bride's lovely family) on a snowy, but cozy day in January, in my favorite Chestnut Hill. I remember I said to myself : how cute, her parents came here to meet me too! What a little but powerful sign of parents' love, appreciation and care about their daughter. I always remind my couples that their wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives, not only for them, but for their parents! This is the day they've been waiting for, nothing brings them more happiness than seeing their kids happy and in love.  May and Ali were the cutest, there was that tender energy between them that is so difficult to describe. They are like rose and water. Complete each other, compliment each other, look like a ONE.

It was incredibly hot on their wedding day. Incredibly great, bubbly, loud, emotional and beautiful. May looked absolutely stunning in her incredible dress she decorated with beads by herself. She was radiating elegance, rays of happiness and tender grace. Eileen did a wonderful job with May's make up, she looked perfect till the end of reception, which lasted till late, I must admit :) 

I am so very lucky to know these two beautiful souls and preserve the memories forever. It was an emotional day for everyone around – something that I as a photographer love to capture. The combination of vulnerability, emotions, tears, warm hugs and crazy dances and a completely unique day led to some of my favorite photos that I am now honored to share with the world. 

Location : Morris Arboretum

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

 Videography : www.nathanieldavidweddings.com

MUA : Eileen Makeup

Catering: http://www.companyscomingphl.com/

Mitch + Shanna | Mansion on Main | New Jersey Wedding

Two lovebirds who share something special and even mystical... Their love is quiet, beautiful, enormous and so sooo warm.

Mitch and Shanna got married on a hot summer day at the beautiful Mansion on Main. ( http://www.mansiononmainstreet.com/)

Enjoy the memories!

 

Venue: Mansion on Main (http://www.mansiononmainstreet.com/)

MUA : Salon 7 

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Kim + Jason | Artesano Gallery | Philadelphia Wedding

The moment we met with Kim and Jason I knew their wedding day is going to be special. They love wine, live in Manayunk, going to Barcelona for their honeymoon... could there be more coincidences? ;) The way the treated each other, their relationship, all the energy, love and effort they put into planning their big day and the fact that they did their best for their guests to have fun and celebrate love and life - that says it all.  When we were saying goodbye to each other after our initial consult, Kim told me she needed to finish the table invitations she was making from wine corks. I smiled. I still smile today when I think about it.

I can't express how amazed I was by the incredible venue Kim and Jason chose for their wedding. ARTesano Gallery is for lovers. Unique venue with incredible atmosphere, amazing stuff, great food, outlandish lighting located in the heart of vibrant Manayunk makes a wedding day a dream!

It was a pleasure to celebrate wit you guys! I enjoyed it so much. Now it's time to enjoy these memories. 

Venue : ARTesano Gallery

Dress : Lovely Bride

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Hair : Chroma Hair Salon

Band : Karlie loves Jones

 

Kira + Steve | Mummers Museum | Philadelphia Wedding

Kira and Steve's wedding was the first wedding of season 2017 for Inna Ovsepian Photography.

Started at beautiful Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church in Philadelphia and proceeded straight to awesome Mummers :)

Smiles all day, crazy dances, unique and elegant dress, outlandish Mummers Museum and pouring rain - that's how I will remember their big day!