Claire & James Modern Gatsby Wedding at Capitale in New York City!

April 29, 2018


Claire and James had the most beautiful wedding in New York City at Capitale!


Photography: Susan Shek Photography 

Venue: Capitale NY

Florals: Bride and Blossom

Band: Hank Lane Entertainment


When Claire was deciding on college she was certain she wanted to go to the University of Vermont. So certain that it made her dad a little nervous. He suggested maybe she look at other schools and keep her options open but Claire wasn’t having any of that! She knew UVM was the place for her.

As Claire’s dad said in his speech, now he knows why. UVM is where Claire would meet her soul mate and love her life, James.

Eight years later, here we are! Getting these two love birds hitched in the most epic blend of Gatsby and modern we’ve ever seen. Claire and James were just a dream to work with. They trusted us to do what we do and never complained about anything “crazy” or “weird” we asked.

Now, this could be because we actually filmed Claire’s best friend, Emily, wedding last year in Vermont. So, she already seen us working and the final product. What’s so cool is that their films could not be more different! Even if you think a filmmaker (or photographer!) generally does one style of wedding that doesn’t mean they can’t adapt and make something TRULY epic for your wedding! (Check out Emily & Justin’s Vermont Wedding for comparison!)

Our clients rent old vintage cars all the time for their wedding get aways or to take photos in. But we’ve never had an old vintage cab! HOW COOL IS THAT?! What’s even cooler is we found out our groom, James, is a fourth generation yellow cab company owner! His great grandfather started one of the first yellow cab companies in New York City in the early 1900’s.


After hearing that, we knew we wanted to make our teaser centered around that little piece of history they included in their wedding!

Capitale is easily one of the coolest venues. It’s grand yet intimate and PERFECT for biggest dance party put on by our absolute favorite band in NYC, Hank Lane!!

The new Mr & Mrs danced the night away with their friends and family and exited through the tunnel of sparklers out to their cab where they drove into the city that never sleeps!

Here’s their wedding teaser!!!!!

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