Jena and Rocco / New York

Wedding Ceremony – St. Ignatius Martyr Parish
721 West Broadway | Long Beach, New York

Wedding Reception – The Allegria Hotel and Spa
80 West Broadway | Long Beach, New York

Post by Destination Wedding Photographer, David – Jena heard about us through a co-worker of hers, Debra. We’d shot her wedding in Nyack, New York last year. We were absolutely thrilled to find out that we would be shooting another wedding in New York when she booked with us. While we are based in Chicago, we absolutely love traveling for weddings and it’s nothing new to us. My best friend, Brian – the best man at my own wedding – lives out there and it’s always been one of my favorite cities to visit. We decided it would make the most sense for us to stay right at the Allegria Hotel where the wedding was to take place. And let me tell you that place was absolutely STUNNING. The staff is absolutely wonderful and they even have jazz nights down at the bar with live music and martini’s. That might have been what sold me completely! If you ever want a little vacation I’d seriously check it out as it has one heck of a view, and the area is super nice with boardwalks and sandy beaches. It was a side of New York that I’d never seen before! 🙂

To say that we had fun with Jena and Rocco would be an understatement. Let me first preface by saying that they had the absolute BEST DJ I have ever had the joy of listening to. This guy could seriously spin and had the place going way way way into the wee hours of the morning. I seriously felt like I was in a club and the guests seemed to think so as well! Their venue was absolutely stunning. The lights, the crystals, and all of the other finishing touches were flawless to say the least. I remember heading into the room while everyone else enjoyed the cocktail hour. I called up Cat (who was taking pictures of the guests) and said, “Oh my gosh, you have to take a quick peek in here and check this place out. It’s crazy awesome in here.” Little did I know the entire design idea was all Jena. WOW! The people that went with the wedding were just as beautiful. Jena and Rocco were nothing but sweet to us and we still feel so honored to have been a part of their big day. Thanks again so much for inviting us come to your after party. Discovering that cucumber martini was one of the best things that ever happened to me! 😀

Much Love,
Cathy and David Photographers | Contact | 773-977-8094 | Available Nationwide and For Destination Weddings

Jena and Rocco | Long Beach, New York | Wedding Details:
Ceremony Site – St. Ignatius Martyr Parish | Reception Site – The Allegria Hotel and Spa
Event Design – The Bride! 😀 | Wedding Coordinator and Event Director – Tiffany Tuzzolo, Allegria Hotel  |  Invitations, Menus, Etc – Rose Press Inc.
Catering – The Allegria Hotel | Cake Artist – Dortoni Bakery | Florist – Diana Gould Ltd. | Band/DJ – Jimmy Dee Music Productions
The Dress – from Pronovias New York | The Shoes – Benjamin Adams | The Bridesmaids Dresses – Bloomingdales

I’m so glad we told them to keep the outside doors open! 😀

The lobby of the Allegria Hotel and Spa had some of the coolest furniture I’ve ever seen. 🙂

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