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Raphael Winery New York Wedding | Lauren and Josh

Lauren and Josh had their wedding at Raphael Winery in New York and it was all about transcending cultures and celebrating with their favorite people. These two make each other laugh so much; it’s so evident in their photos. Raphael Winery is a family-owned winery where European grapes are harvested entirely by hand. This wedding had rustic elegance with customized corn hole yard games to wanders amidst sprouting vineyards and working wine cellars.

It’s all in the Details

Finding ways to highlight the value of family and heritage was extremely important to Lauren and Josh. There were antiques from Lauren’s grandmother, thank you gifts of Canadian maple syrup from Josh’s homeland, Quebec, and wooden flower planter centerpieces handmade by Lauren’s father. Not to mention the seating signage was designed by none other than the groom himself. Careful attention was paid to every detail.

It’s hard to put exactly into words the extent to which an incredible love-filled Lauren & Josh’s wedding day. From’s Josh’s gentle gaze to Lauren’s blushing glances, it’s easy to see how their’s is a relationship built on a mutual caring highlighted with a trend toward having a great time.

Photography: Bethany Michaela Photography | Ceremony Venue: St John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church | Reception Venue & Catering: Raphael Winery | Bride Getting Ready: Hotel Indigo | Florals: Flowers by Burton | Transportation: Northfork Trolley | Photobooth: Irish Photo Booth | Makeup: Perfectly Blended Makeup | Hair: Pinned and Proper | Cake: Toni Oppenheimer with Almond Cake, Fresh Strawberries & Cream Filling plus Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling & Shavings by Have Your Cake Ltd | Linens: Silk Burlap by Raphael Winery | Invitations: EPC Design | Favour Tags: Elli & Wedding Paper Divas | Place Cards: Vistaprint | Videographer: Yellow Hook Productions | DJ: DJ Excel | Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta at Bridal Reflections | Bride’s Veil: Promise Couture | Bride’s Hair Accessory & Jewelry: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka at Nordstrom | Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger at Macy’s | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff at Bridal Reflections | Custom Drawing of Bride & Groom’s Attire: My Dreamlines | Specialy Cocktail: Manhattan (Groom’s) & Red/White Sangria (Bride’s) | Rings: Brian Gavin

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What People Are Saying

Johnna Yates

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Bethany is a joy to work with. She was always looking out for ways to capture the range of relationships and emotions throughout the day.

Clara Cotton

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She was there with me, advocating for me, and helping me feel calm! The photos that resulted are beyond beautiful. I will treasure them forever!

Lauren Sperber

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Organized and dedicated, Bethany made sure we got everything we wanted.

Emily Reid

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Bethany inconspicuously captured the happiest and most spontaneous moments during the evening. She's wonderful - professional, personable & kind.

John Williams

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She's professional, communicative, open, warm, and she made us feel so comfortable.

Emily Okey

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She made us feel natural in front of the camera and captured moments we had missed. We will cherish these photographs forever.

Lisa Boral

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Bethany is kind and calming, smoothly handling every moment, even calming the stressful ones.

Tracy Tran

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Bethany was laser-focused on telling our story through our photographs and worked with our budget. She captured candids perfectly so we could enjoy the moments we missed during our busy day. Her work is natural & organic.

Faiz Osman

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Something to consider for couples with different skin tones, she knows how to make you both look great! It's not about an "arty" shot; it's about the reason you're gathered together.

Ashley Heyburn

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One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was having Bethany photograph it. She listened to our vision, of capturing the feeling of the day, and nailed the execution.

Camille Feliz

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Bethany is highly skilled at following her intuition on when to engage with guests, and when to step back and allow everything to just be, she demonstrated this balance all weekend beautifully.