Oheka Castle Fairytale Wedding Photos

I had the opportunity to fly to New York to capture these Oheka Castle fairytale wedding photos. Oheka Castle has been on my shooting bucketlist for many years, so I was beyond thrilled when Brittany reached out to me about her enchanted wedding. It certainly did not disappoint! Brittany and Pat brought “fairytale” to the next level with every detail of their day.

Start with the perfect setting…a magnificent castle hidden away in Long Island, NY. Add in lush florals, exquisite gold details, and a magical Galia Lahav wedding gown. This wedding is a real-life version of the wonderful fairytale stories that we all read as children.

Photo of Oheka Castle in Long Island New York Fairytale styled photo of wedding invitation and moss

The wedding coordinator looked at me like I was crazy when I told her that I would be taking the wedding gown for a 10-minute walk, to photograph it on this rotunda. She couldn’t fathom why I wanted to take the dress away from the GORGEOUS bridal room where all of the other photographers shoot it. When I returned from my trek, she said “I’m gonna need to go follow your work because I have never seen anyone else do something like that”.

When you have a vision, you have to commit to it! Even if it makes you look a little crazy. Plus, let’s be real…. Galia Lahav deserves the extra effort!
Dreamy photo of Galia Lahav blossom gown hanging in ivy covered rotunda Wedding rings on vintage fairytale book Bride getting ready in bridal suit at Oheka Castle

Time for the first look….

Bride and groom doing first look at Oheka Castle Bride standing in front of ivy covered wall at Oheka Castle Oheka Castle Fairytale Wedding Photos

Does it get anymore magical?! Oheka Castle fairytale wedding photos Couple walking up staircase at Oheka Castle Wedding party in front of staircase at Oheka Castle Long Island NY

I loved these champagne bridesmaid gowns. It was so elegant and understated!

Bride and bridesmaids in front of ivy covered wall at Oheka Castle

I’m always a fan of romantic and neutral wedding florals. These dusty rose and cream bouquets look so timeless! Pedestals Floral Decorators did such an amazing job!

Mauve and ivory wedding bouquets with bridesmaids in ivory dresses Groom and groomsmen posing in the study at Oheka Castle Groom and groomsmen posing in library at Oheka Castle

This venue holds so much history! I was so glad that I researched ahead of time and made sure we got access to this hidden pool room. This scene looks like something out of my wildest dreams! Bride and groom dancing in the pool room with checkered floor at Oheka Castle

At first glance, you may only see a bride coming down the aisle with her father. But if you look a little closer, you will notice a cute little flower girl who stopped halfway to pick up all of the petals! Bride walking down aisle at Oheka Castle

Oheka Castle makes a spectacular ceremony backdrop from this angle. Wedding ceremony on lawn in front of Oheka Castle Bride and groom posing with rotunda gazebo at Oheka Castle Fairytale portrait of couple dancing in front of Oheka Castle in Long Island NY Cocktail hour during wedding at Oheka Castle Greenery and floral covered staircase at wedding

These skeleton key bottle openers were the perfect favor to tie in the enchanted forest theme. I love how they were presented in this gold vintage frame with moss! Ballroom reception at Oheka Castle

Epic tree centerpieces brought an enchanted forest vibe to the elegant ballroom reception.
Fairytale tree wedding centerpiece Woodland fairytale wedding cake

And they lived happily ever after…

BEHIND THE SCENES

Thank you to my awesome second shooter, Asher, for capturing these behind-the-scenes shots of me in action!

You can’t quite tell in these shots, but here I am 29 weeks pregnant.

Vendors

Here is a list of the wonderful vendors who made the magic come to life!

Venue | Oheka Castle

Bridal Gown | Galia Lahav

Florals | Pedestals Floral Decorators

Hair | Senada K

Makeup | Sarah Dipiano

Cake | Daniel Andreotti

Bridesmaid Dresses | Renz Rags

Groom’s Attire | Tommy Hilfiger

Bride’s Shoes | Jessica Simpson

Videographer | Forged in the North

 

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