Monday, August 28, 2006

Desserts : Amy’s Bread

Amy’s Bread
Recommended by a co-worker.
Contact Info:
672 Ninth Avenue
(Between 46th & 47th Streets)
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (212) 977-2670
Fax: (212) 977-2282

75 Ninth Avenue
(Between 15th & 16th Streets)
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: (212) 462-4338
Fax: (212) 462-4323

250 Bleecker Street
at Leroy Street
New York, NY 10014
Telephone: (212) 675-7802
Fax: (212) 675-7831

Desserts : April Reed

April Reed
Very expensive.
Designs start out around $1K.
There is an $800 minimum.

Hermia wrote:
“Cake: my big splurge is April Reed. Best vendor ever--every time she contacts me I am happier after reading her email. She does what she promises, on time. She's delightful, creative and talented. Worth every penny. We're getting almond pound cake/raspberry filling/chocolate ganache under fondant.”

Contact Info:
Phone: 212.358.7071
Fax: 212.358.0964

Desserts : Buttercup Bakeshop

Buttercup Bakeshop
Cupcakes run $1.85 each
Lowey wrote:

Just wanted to add to the cupcake directory:
Buttercup Bakeshop (same founder as Magnolia)
on 2nd Ave b/t 51st & 52d.
Very yummy!

Contact Info:
East Side
973 2nd Avenue (btw 51st and 52nd Sts)
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 350-4144
Mon-Fri. 8am-10pm
Sat. 10am-10pm
Sun. 10am-7pm

West Side
141 West 72nd Street (btw Broadway and Columbus)
New York, NY 10023
phone: (212) 787-3800
Mon-Wed. 8am-8pm
Thurs&Fri. 8am-10pm
Sat. 9am-10pm
Sun. 10am-7pm
They don't accept orders via e-mail.
You must call them.

Desserts : Cakeman Raven

Cakeman Raven
A fellow IB said the red velvet cake is amazing.

Contact Info:
708 a Fulton St.
Brooklyn New York 11217-1625
Phone: 718.694.CAKE (2253)
Fax: 718.694.2599

Desserts : Cupcake Café

Cupcake Café
By MCRBride:
Beautifully decorated cupcakes and cakes.
The icing is a made with a rich buttercream. My fiancé can’t stand them, but I really do love the taste.
More buttery than sweet.

Contact Info:
522 9th Avenue (at 39th Street)
New York, NY 10018 Tel: 212.465.1530

Desserts : Sarabeth's

An IB said: Love their brunch, gets high reviews for their cakes.

Contact Info:
1161 East 156th Street
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: 718.589.2900
Fax: 718.589.8412

Desserts : Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Sugar Sweet Sunshine
An IB said: Amazing amazing place. LOVE these cakes and cupcakes.

Contact Info:
126 Rivington Street
NY, NY 10002
Phone: 212.995.1960
Fax: 212.995.1962

Desserts : Sweet Melissa’s

Review of Sweet Melissa’s from CITYSEARCH

Amareluz wrote:
1) On cupcakes - Hermia, Sweet Melissa's cupcakes are great and Andrea (the baker) is really wonderful to with with. We're having three different types of cupcakes and her prices for decorated and filled cupcakes were reasonable (I thought). She was also very generous in the tastings and then left me other flavors to try at the store. Again, let me know if you need the contact info for her and I'll post it. P.S. I do think she has a cupcake tree...

2) We did have cupcakes! I think, based on people's comments, that they were one of the highlights of the wedding... We got ours from Sweet Melissa's in Brooklyn and they were $4/cupcake. We had three great flavors (lemon, chocolate-passion fruit, toasted almond) and she made these great sugar decorations (3-D flowers, butterflies, birds, etc). She also delivered and set them up (and has a cupcake stand).

Contact Info:

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Invites: Kenziekate Invites

I cannot say enough about this company- KenzieKate

Mackenzie Sala has been emailing with me about the Stockholm, with which I fell in love. Her emais have been helpful and sweet, calming me about wording issues and cost. (they are reasonable for what you get but on the higher end for us- prices begin at 11 each without STD) I think FH wants to design ours himself (and have them printed by a letterpress printer) but if I could have jumped on the stockholm I would have. We might still use them.

Invites : Lion in the Sun

We are soon to visit Lion in the Sun for our invites- a few brides have told me they are a great, local place with good service. No appointments are taken which might be a problem, but they are willing to meet with you after store hours if your schedule so demands. I'll post how it goes when i visit.

Places : Union Square Ballroom

Union Square Ballroom
By MCRBride:
This space we came close to using cause of all the great prices and thing included.
But it came down to, we didn’t like that it was underground with no window, and that the wedding had to be held from 12-5.

Info Given in July 06 for a Fall 07 Wedding:
For around 110 guests:
$13,000 inclusive of tax and service charge will include:
-5 Hour Event concluding by 5:00pm
-Ceremony in ballroom
-Beer and Wine for the entire event
-1 hour of cocktails in our lounge which will include
-3 hand passed hors d'oeuvres
-Buffet Meal and Viennese Dessert Station in our ballroom
-Tables, Chairs, China, Glassware, and Silverware Cotton Table and Buffet Linens in Any Color Candle Votives throughout entire space
-Customized Menu Cards Use of DJ equipment and Phazon Sound System
-Use of Bridal Changing area with Complimentary Champagne Ceremony on Site

Additional Fees will include the below and are optional:

-Coat Check $250
 -Sound Technician $250 (must have sound tech if group chooses to have DJ or band wants to use our system)
-Security Guard for Entrance $250
-Bathroom Attendant $250
*Any rentals above and beyond what we include will be an additional charge.
*There is plenty of room for a dance floor with seating for 100 guests.

We provide staffing for your event which is included in the price.
*There is a parking garage on 16th street (around the corner) that can provide you with a discount.
*You can come into the space for set up as early as needed however the event will need to be over at 5:00pm and depending on if the space is booked for the evening will determine the out time.
*There is a women's and men's restroom each with 3 stalls.

More photos can be seen here:
On Henry Chan’s website under Weddings

Also photos taken when I went to see it:

Friday, August 18, 2006

Places : Roosevelt Hotel

Roosevelt Hotel
Info provided by Edna Valley:
$175 per person

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Florists : Antheia

Antheia Floral Design
Contact Info:
Angela Schwartz
218 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.309.9959 p
201.309.9979 f

Florists : Banchet Flowers

Banchet Flowers
Sundaygirl is really happy with them.

Florists : Designs By Rose

Designs By Rose
By MCRBride:
NY Knottie Dollface646 had a great experience with them. Rose was very honest and answered all the questions in my email.
Contact Info:
Rose Catapano
Designs By Rose

Florists : Donald Hedgecock

Hedgecock Flowers
Willing to work within budgets.
Contact Info:
Donald Hedgecock

Florists : Flowers of the World

Florists : Root Stock & Quade

Root Stock & Quade
A Park Slope fave.
Kerry responded very quickly via email, and followed up as well.
Contact Info:
Kerry Quade
Root Stock & Quade
297 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Places : Guide of Places

Places : Abigail Kirsch

Abigail Kirsch Locations
By Brooklynbride2007
A few venues, one new one in Brooklyn (the navy yard), a few in NYC (including the botanical gardens in the Bronx) Everything is included with Abigail and their staff is amazing.

Places : Alger House

Alger House
Info given to MCRBride:
Saturday Evening
$2,500.00 location
Location fee: $2,500.00, plus 8.375% sales tax, Catering rate: $105.00
to $135.00 per person, plus 20% gratuity charge and 8.375% sales tax with a minimum of 80 guests. No charge to have the ceremony on the premises.
$1700 location
Food per person is $90-$120.
Kids (ages 3-14) menu is half price.
Vendor food price is $25
Contact Info
Jeno Steiner
212.627.8838 x3

Places : BAM

A couple IBs are getting married there this spring.

Places : Barna

Julia at Barna was very responsive via email, and seemed accommodating.
Info given to MCRBride:
$75 per person is workable. For as many people as you are having (110) the only option really is a buffet.
There is dancing space and as far as having the ceremony here, anything it is possible however I suggest you come and see the space to make that or any decision.
I am here Monday through Thursday, anytime between 3 and 6:00 would be a good time for us to meet so I can showcase the space.
Contact Info:
Julia Bekker

Places : Battery Gardens

Battery Gardens
Info given to MCRBride:
Generally the Saturdays in October & November are peak season and we sell the space more so than a menu. We require a minimum guarantee of 125 guests. We offer a 5 hour reception with unlimited open premium bar, a cocktail hour with 8 deluxe hors d'oeurves passed and two food stations at cocktails. We offer a choice on the main course, champagne on the bars, black tie service and floor length ivory linen. The price for a Saturday in October is $175.00 per person plus 20% gratuity & 8.375% NY State Tax. The price for a Saturday in November is $165.00 per person plus tax & gratuity. Minimum guarantee is 125 guests. The price for a Sunday in October is $150 per person plus tax & gratuity. The price for a Sunday in November is $140.00 per person, plus tax & gratuity. The incidental charges are as follows: Checkroom attendant is $100/ea.Maitre D' fee is $200. The above prices are for sit-down and buffet.
Contact Info:
Alex Miljkovic

Places : Bridgewater’s

Info given to MCRBride
Bridgewater’s is located at the South Street Seaport and has fabulous views of the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbor. Our facility has the ability to host your ceremony as well as your reception and dinner. Prices on Saturday evenings range from $170.00 - $215.00 per person, based upon menu and availability. We also offer packages priced specifically for
Fridays & Sundays.
NYC Knottie Dollface646 had her wedding here.
Contact Info:
Alexis Fine

Places : Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture

Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West/Brooklyn

Places : Bubby's

A few IB’s are having there weddings at the Bubby's in Dumbo. Prices are fixed and there’s no room for haggling. Pretty low key space.
Food is priced separately from alcohol.
Buffet packages run from $35 to $65 per person.
JoJo Ribant
Special Events Coordinator
Bubby's Brooklyn/Tribeca
Tel 718.267.1006
Fax 718.274.2375

Places : Candela

By MCRBride
A couple of IB's having there wedding here. For food alone it is $75 per person. Romantic and gothic space.
Lots of brick and you got it--candles.

Places : Central Park Boathouse

Central Park Boathouse
By Brooklynbride2007
I think they start at about $165/head...but I could be wrong.

Places : Chakra

NJ Place posted by Barbie7034

Places : Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers
Info given to MCRBride
Cost for a wedding will depend on what day, what month and the time of
day you are looking. Pricing will vary depending on whether you are
looking for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and whether you are flexible as
far as afternoon or evening. For example, on a Saturday evening in
September, we require a minimum of 200 guests and pricing is $235 per
person, plus 22% service and NY Tax. For a Sunday evening however, that
minimum is 150 guests (more around your anticipated guest count) and
pricing is $175 per person. Pricing for children ranges depending on the
type of menu you wish to offer them from $40 (for a kid friendly meal:
Chicken fingers etc) to half price (for a served adult meal for the older
The only items not included are the more personal ones such are your
flowers, music and photography.

Prices from Edna Valley:(Lighthouse--Note: I think Pier Sixty
is the same pricing, but it might not be)

Saturday night:
175 person minimum, $205 per person, plus/plus

Sunday night:
150 person minimum (I think!)
$160 per person, plus/plus---beginning after 7PM
$175 pp, plus/plus----any start time

Ceremony Fee: $1000

Full service venue:




Pin-Spotting: $35 per table

Contact Info:
Chelsea Switzer
Michael Warren
Director of Catering
Exclusive Catering by Abigail Kirsch
Chelsea Piers
Phone: 1-212-336-6024
Fax: 1-212-336-6417

Places : 202 East

202 East
Doug Russell very nice and responsive. The space is pretty small. Good for a small wedding.
$89.00 per person, which includes space, open standard bar, rentals (china, tables etc), food and staff.
Contact Info:
Douglas Russell

Places : Frankies 457

Frankies 457
A few IB’s having their wedding or rehearsal dinner here.
Info given to MCRBride:
The maximum number of guests that we can accommodate for any event is 90
people. We cannot accommodate any more than that.
The charge for service is twofold. There is a 20% gratuity added to the food
and beverage cost for servers. Then there is a "Service Charge" for the Chef
for the evening which would be around $350.00 for the amount of guests we
are talking about.
If we are planning for 90 guests I
would anticipate rental costs for plates,
glasses, chairs, tables and two tents (in the case of inclement weather), to
be between $1500 and $2000.
Contact Info:
Joy Marie O'Reilly

Places : The Foundry

The Foundry
MCRBride's venue.
In Long Island City. An amazing, raw, industrial feeling place. Fresser posted about it in more detail on p 2 of the NYC area weddings for 2007 and beyond... thread.
2007 RATES

April, July, August, November, December
Monday-Thursday: $3,500
Friday: $4,000
Saturday: $5,000
Sunday: $4,000

May, June, September, October
Monday-Thursday: $4,000
Friday: $5,000
Saturday: $6,000
Sunday: $5,000

January, February, March
Monday-Thursday: $3,000
Friday: $3,000
Saturday: $4,000
Sunday: $3,000

Please note that during long holiday weekends (for example Labor Day weekend), the Sunday rate becomes the Saturday rate.


Inside the Foundry we can comfortably seat up to 125 with a dance floor, but you also have the option to use our courtyard (please be sure to check photos on our website) to accommodate larger groups up to 160 guests for a sit-down dinner. Even for smaller parties, the courtyard is perfect for a cocktail hour or even a ceremony.

Clients may choose to rent a tent in the event of foul weather, or keep the courtyard exposed. Outside space in the courtyard is additional to rent.
Rental rate is determined by size. These prices are fixed and do not vary by day or season.

30'x40' - $1,500
30'x60' - $1,750

Please note that these rates do NOT include tent rental. Use of the courtyard is usually available only Friday-Sunday. Please be sure to visit our Images page on our website for photos.


The rental rate allows you to occupy the space up to 12 hours. This block of time also covers time to set things up and breakdown. Most clients choose a block of 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM as the party curfew is 12:30 AM and the caterers or other vendor’s breakdown until 2:00 AM after you and your guests leave. We allow you 12 hours so you have the flexibility of coming in earlier in the afternoon to set up additional decorations etc. in the space. If you wish to extend the guest curfew past 12:30 AM, an overtime rate of $750/hour will be charged.

Places : Landmark on the Park

Landmark on the Park
By Brooklynbride2007
They just got their website back up, Darius is super friendly and has gotten good reviews as a place to work with.
Raw space.

Places : Manhattan Penthouse

Manhattan Penthouse
Info given to MCRBride:
"Saturday Evening
$5,500.00 location"
"Location fee: $5,500.00, plus 8.375% sales tax, Catering rate: $135.00
to $165.00 per person, plus 20% gratuity charge and 8.375% sales tax with
a minimum of 80 guests. No charge to have the ceremony on the premises."
"Sunday $3000 location"
"Food per person is $115-$145. Kids(ages 3-14) menu is half price.
Vendor food price is $25"
Contact Info:
Jeno Steiner
212.627.8838 x3

Places : Metropolitan Events

Places : Montauk Club

Montauk Club
Sundaygirl suggested this, located in park slope.

Places : Morans

$120.00 pp PLUS 8.375 %
Sit Down
$110.00 pp plus 8.375 %
sales tax plus 20 % gratuity.
Contact Info:
Tom Moran

Places : Angel Orensanz

Angel Orensanz Foundation
By Brooklynbride2007
My artsy and edgy friends are getting married here. You need vision, or to hire someone with big ideas. This place is amazing. Not sure of space, but you need to hire lighting and have LOTS of flowers to fill the space. Expensive.

ILOVENYINJUNE's Venue, she wrote:
Saturday (up to 130 guests) $14,600 site fee
(up to 200 guests) $15,600 site fee
(up to 250 guests) $16,600 site fee

Fri/Sun (up to 130 guests) $14,600 site fee
(up to 200 guests) $14,600 site fee
(up to 250 guests) $15,600 site fee

Weekday (up to 130 guests) $10,600 site fee
(up to 200 guests) $11,600 site fee
(up to 250 guests) $12,600 site fee

events up to 300 guests, add $500

no tax on the site fee!!

Space rental runs from 12 noon - 12 midnight and music must end at 11:30 pm.

There's a charge of $2000 per hour to extend the event after midnight.

To hold just a ceremony the cost is only $3,000 and you receive the space from 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Overall, the space comes with a choice of linens and drapery (there are about 30 choices available in the linens and most are brocade patterns and much more elegant than solid covers at most other venues we saw).

Tables are provided (all are round) -- there are I thkn 5 different sizes that they provide and chairs.

They assist your event people in setting up the enite ceremony and provide a crew to cleanup after you event.

I think the best thing about A.O. is the Lighting Designer who comes with the site fee. You worked directly with him to create a lighting scheme for your entire event -- allowing you to change the entire look of the space (if you wanted to).

Places : The Palm House

Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
By Brooklynbride2007

In Brooklyn (where we are getting married). Love the location, Brooklyn means a lot to us, Denise was amazing to work with and the thought of the entire gardens to ourselves at night was too good to pass up. Catering is exclusively done by in house. The site fee varies from $1-4k and the per head starts at $110 for daytime and up to $160 for prime nights.

Places : The Park

The Park
By MCRBride
Food and beverage
charged separately
Alcohol there is very expensive.
Informal Seating - $55pp / Café Style Seating- $60 / Formal Seating - $65pp
Prices do not include tax or gratuity
4 selections passed for 1 hour – $20pp / $25pp heavy
6 selections passed for 2 hours – $35pp / $45pp heavy
8 selections passed for 3 hours – $45pp / $55pp heavy
Prices do not include tax or gratuity

Open Bar Prices
$18 Per Person / Per Hour
Beer, Wine, Sangria, Soft Drinks
$14 per Person / Per Hour
Prices do not include tax or gratuity

Door Host $100
Coat Check you must pay for

118 10th ave @ 18th

Places : Picnic house at Prospect Park

The Picnic House
By Brooklynbride2007
In prospect park in Brooklyn. Barbara was great to work with. We didn’t go with this, mainly because there was no a/c, the space was smaller than we hoped for and if it rained there was just that one room to do ceremony and reception in. BUT it is a beautiful space, they say it accommodates up to 175 (I have read its more comfortable closer to 140); their list of caterers is pretty good; the cost ($4,350) is pretty good- but there is no kitchen so the catering cost can add up. the space for ceremonies is really pretty, but be warned that the park is open to the public, if that bothers you.

Places : Pochron Studios

Pochron Studios
By MCRBride:
Galina at Pochron was very responsive, and willing to come down a bit on the rental price.
Galina wrote:
The rate for a weekend event in the fall is 4,500; rates are negotiable
based on number of people and date of event.

Because our focus is on you, we only host one event per weekend. I
provide doorman service for the arrival of the guests and a staff of
two over sees the event.

Info given to MCRBride:
-We have 110 guests.
That's absolutely fine!
-Is it the same price for Saturday and Sunday?
Yes. One event per weekend, you can set up whenever and it can end
whenever. Tables and chairs can even delivered on Friday from 2 to 6. It's
your weekend not just the day.
-Can Pochron fit 110 guest with seated buffet and dancing?
They've fit 150 people with that.
-Do you have an in house caterer?
We don't but we can suggest a few caterers. (,
-Or is it just the space, doorman, and 2 event staff provided for the

Contact Info:
Galina Kurlat
Pochron Studios
20 Jay St, 11th Floor
Suite 1100
Brooklyn, NY 11201
p. 718.237.1332 x305
f. 718.237.1328

Places : Porters

Info given to MCRBride:
The Hors D'oeuvre you can choose 5-6 choices that you would like, and the rest
will be buffet style. The price for the menu and an open bar would be
$80.00 per person plus tax and gratuity.
$80.00 per person plus tax
and gratuity
Contact Info:

Places : Puck Building Rental Space

The Puck Building
Use of the Skylight Ballroom $7,000.00
Clean up $900.00
Restroom $160.00
Security $260.00

Places : Upstairs Kelly and Peng

Upstairs Kelly and Peng
By MCRBride
$500/5hrs each
Additional hour is $250 plus staffing.
Michel Griffen /212-979-7806

Places : Queens County Farm

Queens County Farm Museum
By Brooklynbride2007
A planner told me that if you want a country feel (rent out the barn) but close to the city, this is the place to go.

Places : Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor
By Brooklynbride2007
Praised by boogiewonderland:
This is a cool loft space on the third floor of a building on Broadway around Grand or so. The coordinator said that they can do up to 150 for cocktails, but we thought it would be a bit tight. For next summer, the rate for 10-12 hours would be around $5500. This includes a security guard (?), someone to work the elevator, busboys, clean-up, etc. This is probably negotiable. You can bring your own caterer or use theirs. There is a sound system to hook your dj or ipod into and some very cool South Pacific-y furniture if you are into that sort of thing (I am, Mr. Boogie, not so much). They can take the furniture out if you would like.

Places : Seaman's Church Institute

Seaman's Church Institute
By Brooklynbride2007
Old thread says: It has fabulous views of the east river and the Brooklyn Bridge. Unfortunately though, it's also surrounded by construction sites, so I'm not sure what you'll see next fall (2007).

Places : Smack Mellon

Smack Mellon
By Brooklynbride2007
From LuvinBklyn--Smack Mellon recently moved to a new 6,000 square foot space with 35 foot ceilings on Plymouth Street in DUMBO. The space is literally steps away from the Fulton Ferry Park and is a really nice alternative to the Tobacco Warehouse.

Places : Tobacco Warehouse

Tobacco Warehouse
By Brooklynbride2007
This was brooklynbride2007’s FIRST choice, but after much planning, and waiting-- they aren't giving permits yet for 2007, so we had to give it up. I am so envious of those 2006 brides who are there!

Places : Top of the Times

Top of the Times
By Brooklynbride2007
Praised by boogiewonderland: The website is a little out of date. The capacity listed is for only a portion of the roof, but you can now rent the entire roof and I think it holds up to 200 or so.
The space is $500 per hour on weekends. We were hoping for views, but the building is overshadowed by some tall skyscrapers. It would be nice option if you were looking for something outside, but not in a park. There is a tent up from April through October. You can bring your own caterer or use theirs. There are some tables and chairs that could be used for seating, so you could save a bit on rentals. The indoor space felt a bit institutional, we don't have the flower budget to warm it up.

Places : Tribeca Rooftop

Tribeca Rooftop
Info given to MCRBride:
I could do 125 guests minimum and have many times on a Friday or Sunday but the price will go up from $175++ unless it’s in an off-peak month

Info from Edna Valley:
PRICED @ $240.00
*Plus 8.375% New York State Sales Tax & 20% Service
PRICED @ $175.00
*Plus 8.375% New York State Sales Tax & 20% Service
PRICED @ $165.00
*Plus 8.375% New York State Sales Tax & 20% Service
Prices Subject to Change
Any Sunday that falls on a Holiday Weekend will be
priced according to our Saturday evening rates



Donna Zapletal

Places : Twenty Four Fifth

Twenty Four Fifth
By Brooklynbride2007
TWENTY FOUR FIFTH is located in an elegant 1926 building in the residential neighborhood of lower Fifth Avenue, formerly the prestigious Fifth Avenue Hotel. Our facility has the ability to host your ceremony as well as your reception and dinner. Prices on Saturday evenings range from $185 - $225 per person, based upon menu and availability. We also offer packages priced specifically for Fridays & Sundays.
Alexis Fine

Places : 91/Upper crust

91/Upper crust
By Brooklynbride2007
Sundaygirl is getting married here, and has had nothing but a positive experience.

Places : Water's Edge

The Water's Edge
By Brooklynbride2007
Really nice staff, another IB is getting married there and has been thrilled.

Places : The Waterfront Museum

The Waterfront Museum
By Brooklynbride2007
Amareluz, a creative NY IB is getting married here, and will give us an update on how it all goes. It's quite a find in this area--views,'s not for the faint of heart with planning, but it is a completely original place and if you are looking for something outside and different, this might be your place.

Places : The Yale Club

The Yale Club
Totheworld is getting hitched there! It's not open to the public, but I think if you have a member of your family?

Photographers : Overview

Even when packages “start” at a lower price, they often add up to close to 5k with the albums added in anyway, so ask all the questions you have up front. There are a TON of photographers, so although it is really important to find someone you love and book them, Brooklynbride2007 doesn’t at ALL think that this is a good representation of what this area has to offer.

Photographers : Aaron Almendral

Aaron Almendral
By Brooklynbride2007
An artist that does free-lance wedding work for fun. We loved meeting with him and were impressed with what he had to show us. But the best part for us (and our meager budget) is that he only charges $500 for up to 8 hours of digital coverage(he told us that he had no problem staying longer if need be). The only drawback is that he offers no printing services--he just gives you all of the pictures on cds (full set, full set of b&w, and a set of "photographer's picks") with cropping and retouching and then you're on your own.

Photographers : Angela Cappetta

Angela Cappetta
By Brooklynbride2007
Supposed to be great value for the price, but the price is not low.

Photographers : Angelica Glass

Angelica Glass
Angelica Glass Blog

Brooklynbride2007 loves her use of color.

Wedding Coverage
Up to 10 hours of coverage by Angelica and an assistant
4x6 paper proofing (minimum of 600 proofs)
High resolution digital files on DVD
3 months of online hosting of all images through
1 hour engagement shoot (proof and files)

Spiral Bound 8x10 proof magazine in lieu of 4x6 proofs available $3450

10x10 magazine style digital album
20/40 $900; 30/60 $1300; 40/80 $1600 (parent clone available for $400)

10.5x14 storybook style digital album
15/30 $1200; additional spreads $30/spread (parent clone available for $600)

10x15 leather bound digital album
15/30 $1800; additional spreads $38/spread

5x7 $18; 8x10 $32; 11x14 $55; 16x20 $145

Photographers : Chuck Fishman

Photographers : Cynthia Del Conte

Cynthia Del Conte

By Brooklynbride2007 (her wedding photographer)
This is who we went with--just get to the weddings photos, that opening shot is not my favorite. As of today, her price was $4950, but she is willing to really work with most budgets. Her price includes 8-10 hours coverage, color (digital only I think) and b/w (film and digital); get all negatives/cds; actual hard copy proofs not in a magazine; large album with around 150 photos; internet site; assistant who shoots getting ready shots, engagement session. We went with Cynthia because after meeting with 5 others, her demeanor was what we want, she is experienced, her albums were great- I can picture her putting everyone at ease.

Photographers : Dan Stockfield

Dan Stockfield
By Brooklynbride2007
Wheresmymule writes: seems to be very open to working within tight budgets. I've seen some of his work that is not on his website (he shot a Christmas party at my sister's and the pictures were just great).

Photographers : Eva Dahl

Eva Dahl
MCRBride’s photographer

She was a bit over our budget, but really liked her color pictures. After meeting with her, we felt there was a good vibe between us, and felt comfortable with her.
I'm happy that she'll be with us on our wedding day.

These prices are for a Fall 2007 wedding, so the prices are subject to change.
- Up to 8 hours of photography
- Minimum of 750 images shot (in a combination of film and digital, unless you want film only)
- An assistant/2nd photographer
- Good quality 4x6" prints (approx. 750 images)
- Ownership of the negatives/originals
- High-resolution digital files on a DVD of all images

Photographers : Fadi Kheir

Fadi Kheir
By Brooklynbride2007
We found fadi on His energy is AMAZING, loves his work. He didn’t show us a full album at the time, but we forgot to ask to see one: ask him to see an entire album. He told us about the company that does his albums and they are amazing but I did not see one. He had a portfolio of his favorite shots. He loves people and is sort of infectious. He was very receptive to suggestions. One thing he did which isn’t important to me but I thought was good for others was admission of your engagement shots to the times.

Photographers : Henry Chan

Henry Chan
Henry Chan Blog

By Brooklynbride2007 & MCRBride

A few IB’s that post went with Henry and love him. We met with him recently and his price started at $2,600 for 8 hours, not including album, or $3,800 including an album. He also does the hard copy proofs, digital only, online viewing. There is an ala carte list of engagement sessions etc. He is willing to come to you and meet. He could not be sweeter and his use of color is spot on, even his blacks are true in digital.

To ensure that all of the moments are captured, there is no limit on the number of shots I take. 8-hour coverage is $2,600.

You receive and keep the following:

1. Hi resolution digital negatives in DVD

2. Unmark proof images in 4x6 prints, including black and whites, or a super duper awesome proof book with the same images.

All coverages include an assistant and traveling.

Photographers : Gabriel Gibson

Photographers : Kenny Pang

By Brooklynbride2007
Another IB fave.
Soho: $2200.00 (Not Available Weekends May thru October)
• 4 hours coverage within 75 miles of Manhattan
• 4x6 proofs in album (about 200 pictures)
• Password protected online proofing
• CD containing all digital images in high-resolution JPEG (released 3 months after wedding)

Tribeca: $3300.00
• 8 hours coverage within 75 miles of Manhattan
• 4x6 proof in album (about 400 pictures)
• Password protected online proofing
• CD containing all digital images in high-resolution JPEG (released 3 months after wedding)

Engagement portrait: $450.00
• 2 hours of shooting time
• 4x6 proof in album (about 50 picture)
• Password protected online proofing
• CD containing all digital images in high-resolution JPEG

a) Travel outside 75 miles from Manhattan is $100 per hour
b) Overtime is $200 per hour
c) Flights and/or accommodation at cost
d) Second photographer/ assistant is $300
e) Three DVD slideshow is $350

Photographers : Richard Hagadone

Photographers : Sarah Sloboda

Sarah Sloboda
By MCRBride
This is the new place for Bilancia
Love Sarah’s black and whites.

-Wedding Day Coverage

Includes up to 2 locations, up to 8 hours of coverage,
unlimited rolls, contact sheets and photo CDs of all images.

Coffee Table Books / Albums Completely Customized
*Travel Time and Expenses Time and expenses

Outside of New York City estimated at time of booking
For large weddings I recommend an assistant $350.00*
Plus travel if necessary.

Photographers : She Hit Pause

She Hit Pause
By Brooklynbride2007

We didn’t go with them, but they were very quick with replies. Cost was under 4k.
A post about a good budget photographer, posted in 2005, so prices are probably different.

Photographers : Susan Francy

Photographers : Tony Yang

Other : Welcome!

This blog is a source of info for soon-to-be brides, much of it found on the IndieBride "Kvetch NYC" forum. Hopefully, this site can be a way to make researching vendor information easier for NYC brides.