Pioneer Farm Warwick NY | Brooke and Vitaly Wedding Weekend

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I am SO excited to share Brooke and Vitaly’s wedding weekend with you all. When Brooke inquired early this year I was so excited to hear that she wanted her whole weekend covered. Her rehearsal, wedding and morning breakfast. It sounded like it was going to be so much fun and it was! Just like their engagement session, their wedding was held at Pioneer Farm Warwick NY. It was the best weekend and I am so glad I got to photograph it all! 

Day 1: The Rehearsal Dinner: 

When I got there I wasn’t too sure what to expect but I knew it was going to be so special. The florals were beyond beautiful. There were so many bright flowers. The farm table was decorated perfectly. I was greeted by their loving families which made the whole weekend go by so great, they were all so helpful when rounding everyone up. We started the rehearsal by taking some portraits of the two of them. Brooke and Vitaly have so much style,  they had the best outfits I have ever seen all weekend. Brooke wanted high fashion at a farm as the theme for the weekend and they accomplished it! Once portraits were over the headed over to the coolest little pizza truck. As I finished my coverage for the night they just started partying. 

Day 2: The Wedding

I arrived at the farm the next morning to meet the girls and start details. Brooke had all the  details laid out for me which was so helpful. She had the most unique details, long gloves with pearls, her veil was covered in pearls, the rings were gorgeous and the most beautiful florals. It was so much fun laying out all the details. Once details were done, Brooke got dressed with her mother. It was such a special moment between the two of them. Brooke has 3 brothers and she is the only girl. Once everyone was ready we got Vitaly into position for their first look and they both had tears! It was so special to see, everyone in their family wanted to watch.

The ceremony was next but there was a huge storm on its way. We started the ceremony early and thankfully all the guests were there. They had a traditional jewish ceremony in front of all their friends and family. After being escorted down the aisle by her parents Brooke stood in front of Vitaly and with the biggest smile on her face. She was standing in front of her best friend and soon to be husband. After exchanging their vows they shared their first kiss and got ready for the reception. 

As everyone was making their way to the reception we were taking detailed shots of everything there. Brooke and Vitaly had traditional russian food as their meal. It smelt so good all night. Once all the guests got settled down Brooke and Vitaly made their grand entrance with a golf cart! They had a choreographed dance which was so cool and had the crowd going wild! They danced to the song Kalinka (Red Army version)! They danced their hearts out all night! 

After dinner they hired two talented people from Broadway to put on a performance, it was such  a special touch to their weekend! They love going to Broadway and watching all their performances. Once they finished up Vitaly got on the dance floor and sang a song to Brooke. She was blown away and so shocked! Before I knew it we were on Day 3! 

Day 3: The Brunch

Arriving on the final day was a little sad to me. I didn’t want the weekend to be over! It was so perfect! Brooke and Vitaly again were wearing the most stylish outfits. We took a ton more portraits and then I just documented the rest of the time I had there. The weekend flew by and it was so much fun. Brooke and Vitaly thank you for the best weekend!  

Pioneer Farm Warwick NY | Brooke and Vitaly Wedding Weekend | NJ Photographer

September 27, 2021

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