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North Fork Vineyard Wedding Photographer-Stephanie and Chris’s Pellegrini Vineyards Wedding-Cutchogue, NY-6/4/16

Pellegrini Vineyards was the beautiful backdrop to this wonderful wedding celebration that Stephanie and Chris shared with their families, their adorable dog Widget, and their closest friends from all over. It was a gorgeous day and the party was full of laughter and dancing! When I first met Stephanie and Chris I instantly enjoyed their company, they are smart, funny and very sweet together. Chris has this cute dimple that pops out when he smiles at Stephanie. Just watching them look over at each other made me see how much they love each other.

Stephanie tells the story of how they met best so here you go: “Over the summer of 2006, exactly 10 years ago, I was working at a Bistro in Garden City with Chris Meroles  (Chris’ best man). One day, Chris came in for a sandwich and I remember him leaving and me saying to Meroles, “Who is your friend? He’s so cute!”

After that day, Chris came in for lunch every single day. He would sit with me while I took my break or go on deliveries with me. I remember staring out the glass window of the Bistro waiting for his spray-painted black car to pull up and when it did, my heart would skip a beat. I was head over heels. Only, he didn’t ask me out for a LONG time. It wasn’t until August 8 (a couple months after this was going on) that he finally asked me out. He was flirting with me at the register and one of the other guys that worked there asked if he was ever going to ask me out. He finally did and we went that night to the movies to see Talladega Nights. I still have the movie stub and I remember it like it was yesterday. I pulled up to his house in Glen Head and he ran out carrying his shoes (because he never wore shoes then) and we went to the deal movie night at the theater. After that, it was a whirlwind. I was leaving for school in a few weeks so we spent all our time together. Two weeks into us dating, Chris told me he was falling in love with me. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.

Even though I was a kid then (I was only 18), I knew our love was real, but I never would have imagined it would take us here… We made it through a long-distance relationship for 4 years (including 4 months when I was in Barcelona) and 10 years worth of ups and downs. We literally grew up together and I love him more today than ever.”

I would say they have a truly sweet love story and I could read it over and over again.

A special thank you to my good friend and talented photographer James Collier for coming out from Brooklyn to second shoot this gorgeous wedding with me!

Here are some of my favorites from the day to share:
Loving bride and groom between the vinesPINBride and her flower girl preparing for the wedding ceremonyPINBride getting kisses from flower girlPINBride reading letter from groomPINBride in happy tears from reading letter from groomPINGroom and his best friend getting ready for the ceremonyPINFlower girl trying on bridePINBridesmaid hanging up wedding gown on the windowPINLego cake topperPINBride getting helped into her dressPINBride putting on her earrings before her ceremony with help from a friendPINWedding guest snugglesPINBride putting gloves onPINGrogeous bride looking into a mirrorPINGroom getting ready with his groomsmenPINBridesmaid cools down bride with a water bottlePINBride dressing her puppy as the ring bearerPINMom putting veil on bridePINFather seeing daughter as a bride for the first timePINBride and her father together before the ceremonyPINBride portrait with her beautiful bouquetPINGroom waiting for his bride at the first lookPINBride tapping her groomPINRomantic gazes at the first lookPINBride and groom at their first look between the vinesPINBride and groom first lookPINBride and groom kissing by the vinesPINBride and groom strolling through the vineyardPINRomance under the vineyard gazeboPINLove and laughter under the vineyard gazeboPINBride and groom in a gorgeous vineyardPINBride and groom playing with puppy between the vinesPINPuppy ring bearer all ready to walk down the aislePINGroom and his friends heading to the ceremonyPINWedding selfie time!PINBride excitedly waiting to go to her outdoor wedding ceremonyPINBride walking to the aisle with her bridal partyPINPuppy ring bearer walking down the aislePINFlower girl spreading flowers along the aislePINGroom awaiting his beautiful bride as she is walking down the aislePINBride walking down the aisle with her emotional mother and fatherPINBride walking down to the end of the aisle with her parentsPINFather unveiling his stunning daughterPINBeautiful outdoor ceremony on the North ForkPINGuests watching the beautiful ceremony from their seats PINPuppy ring bearer smiling wide at the outdoor ceremonyPINBride and her bridal  party smiling at the outdoor ceremonyPINLove and laughter at the outdoor wedding ceremonyPINHappiness at the wedding ceremonyPINBeautiful bride and groom at their blue-skied wedding ceremonyPINRing exchange at the flower-covered altar PINThe couplePINBride and groom are finally married!PINWarms hugs after the wedding ceremonyPINBride and groom entering the receptionPINBride and groom entering the dance floorPINBride and groom doing their first dance under the lightsPINBride and groom happily dancing on the dance floorPINBride and groom dancing in front of their friends and familyPINBeautiful bride leaning on her groom under the tentPINBride is all smiles at her receptionPINFriends getting down on the dance floorPINGuests having a ball at the wedding receptionPINFunny best man toasting to the bride and groom PINSweet moment between bride and groomPINBride and groom dancing with her parentsPINBride dancing with her hubbyPINBride shedding tears of happiness at the receptionPINFriend singing to the bridePINBride hugging one of her best friends after he sang to herPINGoofy couple dancing on the dance floorPINSweet father-daughter dancePINFather-daughter dance under the lightsPINMother-son dance under the lightsPINBride and groom moment in venuePINSilly dancing fun under the tentPINEndless laughter at the wedding receptionPINBridePINBride dancing with friends under the tentPINWedding guests partying hard on the dance floorPINBride getting down on the dance floor with friends PINMaid of honor and her fiance dancing under the lightsPINFriends singing and dancing at the wedding reception PINBride dancing away at her receptionPINThe talented vendors involved in this beautiful event:

Wedding Day Coordinator: Diane Koerber

Caterer: East End Catering

Cake: King Kullen

DJ: Michael Variele of East End Entertainment

Florist: Edwina Sylvester

Makeup: The Beauty Bar

Hair: Freestyle Hair Studios-Melissa

Wedding Dress: Nordstrom

Suits: Bonobos

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