November 28, 2010

Elihu Island Wedding: Ilana & Lee (Part I)

Happy Monday morning!

I hope you all had a heart & tummy filling Thanksgiving surrounded by the people you love most. Justin & I got back home from WV at about 8pm last night and instantly started decorating for Christmas. We did a sneak attack under the cover of darkness so we could be the first on our street to have ’em up! Because we are sooo competitive like that! :) Take that completely finished houses! :) :)

And right now as we speak, Cori, our new office diva extraordinaire, is helping me put up our J&M first floor tree. And there will be pictures. Oh yes, there will be pictures! So stay tuned for that.

In the mean time, allow me to start you rockin’ into the week with Part I of Ilana & Lee’s incredible Elihu Island wedding. We were working with an all-star line up on this one including True Event, Linda Sample and the whole crew at A Thyme to Cook, Miss Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design and the fabulous ladies of The White Dress by the Shore. So you KNOW it’s going to be good!

The amazing thing about weddings on Elihu Island is that the couple gets the whole island to themselves and their friends & family for the whole weekend. So the property really becomes a big part of the celebration. We wanted to reflect that, so we shot a lot of the getting ready details alongside some of the really cool details of the Elihu House.

There are cool old books EVERYWHERE!

And antique badminton raquets. I call this set “Lace & Laces” har, har, har.

Books! And Ilana’s super cute & laid back sandals!

LOVED Ilana’s jewelry.

And the super-stunning Miss Ilana herself! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Meanwhile, J was getting some bro-time with Lee. How awesome are the ties he picked for the guys?

I adore this shot J grabbed!

While J was over with the guys, things were really coming together with the ladies. How super adorable are these bridesmaids dresses?

GAH! Ilana it just isn’t fair for one person to be so effortlessly beautiful!


Then it was time for the First Look in the White Garden. I LOOOOOVE how excited Lee was!

Here we go!

After a few emotional minutes all to themselves, we were ready to get our portraits on.

How gorgeous is that bouquet from Hana Floral Design??

Ilana & Lee literally googled “preppy wedding” and that’s how they found Elihu Island….so this oar seemed like the perfect prop!

Another angle on Yumiko’s gorgeous work!


The light at Elihu just doesn’t stop!

Come on….nautical rope on the bout! Yumiko, I adore you!

This was a *totally* unposed moment….Justin just happened to grab the guys goofing around and got one of our favorite shots of the day.

Alright, join us right back here for Part II where there is so much more to come!

  1. Katie

    Love it, love that dress!

  2. Amy

    Absolutely Obsessed with these pictures!!! Please post more!!!!

  3. lucinda


  4. Meredith

    So dreamy!

  5. Tira J

    Gorgeous images!! Love the theme and I can’t wait to see part 2.

  6. Alex

    Wow! These are so gorgeously fabulous! I love the sharpness, the colours and the gorgeous bride! Wow!

  7. Jennifer Bacchiocchi

    I LOVE the starfish pin on her sash! And Yumiko’s work always makes me swoon. Beautiful photos, as always, J&M!

  8. Ray

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Especially the first look photo, of Ilana’s blissful smile while embracing Lee! BEAUTIFUL!! =D

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