Photos by Ryan J. of Julie Newman Photography
Facebook makes the world go round--or at least, makes it a whole lot smaller. I am sure we've all reconnected with many a'friend from our childhood through this social networking phenom. For me, that childhood friend was my very best gal pal in kindergarten (before my family's big move away). She taught me that Madonna was the new Cindy Lauper; that Stephanie from Grease 2 was a cooler pink lady than Grease's Sandy ("I want a rider that's cool...."), and I still remember eating Laughing Cow cheese at her kitchen island watching She Bop. Oh, the days.
Well, lucky for me, when we connected on Facebook, Monique was chin deep in planning her wedding. We had so much to catch up on and so much to talk about. AND, the beauty of the whole deal was that I actually got to instantly see her wedding photos when they popped up online.
Alas, why I wanted to share them with you. Not only is the purple palette divinely chic (from the Lavendar escort cards to her fab! shoes) but the amazing photography of Monique & Eric's pre-wedding jaunt in the lovely Glen Cove Long Island is simply inventive yet classic. I particularly LOVED the moments in the barber shoppe.
PS: I heard the DJ I recommended rocked the dance floor all night--as always, Eric Visa is a sure bet!
I hope you enjoy her style as much as I enjoyed reconnecting with my childhood friend on Facebook. Here's a download on her details:
DJ - DJ Eric Visa
Florist - Spitz & Peck
Venue - The Metropolitan (Glen Cove, Long Island)
Hair/Makeup - Paragon Salon on Glen Cove Road
Shoes - Pour La Victoire
Lavender Placecards ... According to Monique she stole the idea from Martha Stewart! Found an old pic online and bought the lavender from Lavender By The Bay (they had a booth at the Farmer's Market in Union Square).
Photography - Julia Newman Photography