Exactly one year prior to their wedding weekend, Tanya & Matt got engaged in Hoboken, New Jersey, overlooking the NYC skyline where they had their first date!  Their Rockleigh Country Club wedding this past October was filled with personal touches and special details!  Sewn inside Tanya’s bridal gown was a clothing tag from the “Lagatella Coat Company” owned by her great grand father over 100 years ago. Sadly, the company was lost in the Great Depression.  Sewing the tag inside her dress was such a sweet way for Tanya to honor her great grand father!  Tanya also followed her grandmother and mother’s wedding tradition of a cascading bouquet.  It was beautiful, unique, and I loved everything about it!  The theme of old world elegance was carried throughout the wedding with Tanya and Matt’s traditional cake, the vintage model car of Tanya’s grandfather’s MG Convertible used to style the rings, and the romantic color choices of blush, dusty rose, burgundy and gold.  Check out all the personal touches that made Tanya and Matt’s Rockleigh Country Club wedding so special below!

The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Second Shooter- Mekina Saylor, Venue- Rockleigh Country Club, Florist- Greg Olsen Amaryllis Florist, Dress- Allure Couture, Bridesmaid Dress- Jenny Yoo “Annabelle”, Shoes- Badgley Mischka, Jewelry- Nadri, Cake- A Little Cake Park Ridge NJ, DJ- Rich Infinity Entertainment, First Dance Song- Nora Jones “Come Away with Me”

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Amy Rizzuto is a NJ wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. – Scott E. Fitzgerald

Chelsea and Chris were married on a beautiful fall day at Mallard Island Yacht Club.  The sun was shining, the air was crisp, and a full rainbow arched perfectly over the water outside. Chelsea spent the morning sipping champagne and laughing with her bridesmaids in the gorgeous bridal suite.  Her mom and her sister helped her slip in her lace and ivory Pronovias gown before her first look with her father and then Chris!  Both were filled with so much love and emotion and were some of my favorite moments of the day.

As guest arrived to the open air ceremony on the water, they were treated to apple cider and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows and caramels.  The tears continued to flow as Chris watched Chelsea walk down the aisle.  Their parents glanced back and forth between them, proud looks upon their faces.  Chelsea and Chris exchanged personal vows before sharing their first kiss as husband and wife!  They celebrated their marriage by dining, dancing, and making smores by the fire with family and friends.

Thank you again Chelsea and Chris for giving me the opportunity to capture your beautiful Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.  Enjoy reliving a few of my favorite moments below!

The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Second Photographer- Rosemary Green, Photography Assistance- Jennifer Lam, Venue- Mallard Island Yacht Club, Hair- Ashimoto, Make-up- Dolce Viso, Florist- Katydid, Dress- Pronovias, Bridesmaid Dress- Jenny Yoo, Shoes- Jimmy Choo, Jewelry- Tiffanys, Videographer- Between Sleep and Awake, Calligraphy- Pretty in Ink Shop, Cake- Carlos Bakery, Band- Billy Stone Band-Hank Lane, First Dance Song- Sam Smith Latch (acoustic)

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Amy Rizzuto is a NJ wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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It was a beautiful evening, much like the evening they got engaged!  The sun was setting over the Manhattan skyline, turning the sky a dusky pink and blue.  Amy and JD walked hand and hand along the water taking in the gorgeous views.  When they got to the 9/11 memorial in Weehawken, JD paused.  This was the exact spot he ask Amy to marry him!  JD’s father was a first responder firefighter during the attacks, and the location is special to both of them.  Amy reminisced, “The whole thing was very personal and great! We have been dating for 3.5 years so I knew it was coming but didn’t expect it then at all.”

Amy and JD are tying the knot at Hamilton Farms this November and I couldn’t be more excited for them!  As a couple, they are outgoing, kind, adventurous, and they truly just have so much fun together! I loved getting to spend the afternoon with them in one of their favorite places. Enjoy a few of my favorites from Amy and JD’s Weehawken engagement session below.

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Amy Rizzuto is a NYC and NJ wedding and engagement photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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I have lost count of the number of times I have had the pleasure of photographing my beautiful sister Ali and her husband Nathan!  These high school sweethearts have been together for over ten years and are expecting their first baby in June!  While on vacation in Hawaii this Christmas, we spent one afternoon capturing a few romantic images of them on a private beach along the North Shore.  Thank you for such a fun afternoon Ali and Nathan and for always being willing to get in front of my camera.  What a special time in your lives before the birth of your son.  I love you both!

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Amy Rizzuto is a NYC and destination wedding and engagement photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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They were playing in a co-ed soccer league together when they first met!  After chasing each other up and down the field, Cristin and Dan decided to take their relationship off the field!  Both adventurous and active, Cristin and Dan quickly realized they were made for each other.  Dan proposed to Cristin in a park in South Orange where they always went running together.  It was on those long runs Cristin confesses to falling in love with Dan!  She happily agreed, and Cristin and Dan began planning their wedding together.

This past fall, Cristin and Dan tied the knot on a beautiful sunny day!  Their emotional ceremony took place at Seton Hall University, where Cristin went to school!  Afterwards, they headed to Lake Valhalla Club to celebrate with family and friends! It was an incredible day, and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it.  Congratulations Cristin and Dan!  Enjoy reliving a few of my favorite moments below.

The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Second Photographer- Mekina Saylor, Church- Seton Hall University, Reception Venue- Lake Valhalla Club, Hair- Metro Salon/Diana Cava, Make-up Artist- Metro Salon/Melissa Maish, Florist- Kathy Conroy, Conroy’s Florist, Dress- Mikaella Bridal/Say I Do, Bridesmaid Dress- David’s Bridal, Shoes- Badgley Mischka, Cake- Denville Dairy, DJ- DJ Paul Anthony, First Dance Song- Gone, Gone, Gone by Philip Phillips

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Amy Rizzuto is a NJ wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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