Kelly and Rick’s Outer Banks Destination Wedding

The time has come for a destination wedding of Kelly Werrlein and Rick Knecht! A guy could get used to this. The last time I was in the Outer Banks (Duck, North Carolina to be specific) was a long time ago. The scenery has changed but it is as beautiful as i remember.

I arrived on a Monday and the wedding wasn’t until Thursday so thus gave me ample time to meet everyone and catch up with people I hadn’t seen in a long time. The evenings were full of ridiculous antics and surprise guests. Plenty of snacks and beverages were every which way.

Highlights included golf karting around town, walking through the marshland, talking with lots of the guests, chasing wild horses and staying up way past my bedtime.

Special thanks to Ben Hitchcock for assisting and snapping some doozies!

Venue: The Black Stallion
Dress: Vera Wang
Wedding planner: Sugar Snap Events, LLC

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Kelly Werrlein and Rick Knecht's outer banks wedding

The Comeback of Classical Elegance in Weddings

It’s back, the inspiration of Baroque and Romanesque, the aura of Parisian romance, the elements of jasmine and lavender that’s prominent in Grasse – these elements create an entirety to accentuate a theme that has been a constant choice and is a comeback trend for weddings as well as other events, the Classical Elegance. “Classical Elegance is timeless and is making its way back into the forefront of weddings around the world. The clean, crisp, and detailed elements of such theme captivate the eye and display an overwhelming sense of romance,” as defined in a blog by Calluna Events.

The Wedding of Jennifer Schwartz and Anthony Tolisano (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Standard of Romance

When talk of romance is opened, one destination that would usually be mentioned is Paris, France. Imposing as it may seem, the country of France is in fact almost always equated to symbols of passion, love, and amoré. To have a better understanding of the country, an immersive experience would be suggested. Passion has been derived even in events that are not directed to “matters of the heart”, whether its celebrity-filled events like the Festival de Cannes or sporting events like the World Poker Tour Grand Prix Paris. Looking into the details of these events, what makes them more attractive in comparison to other countries’ festivities is the fact that the locations emanate an atmosphere of passionate gusto, a strong desire. Simple activities like poker for example, become more grandiose and celebrated with more fervor because of where they are held. The success of organized poker tour events is attributed of course to the organization’s passion to advocate the card game to an official sport, but in addition, such events when held in Paris or in Cannes, create more hype because of the region’s repertoire in being places that signify ardor and much zeal. Take these elements in and incorporate them into events, whether competitions like poker, or momentous occasions like weddings, and you get the classical elegance with a vibe of full blown romance.

Incorporating, not Overpowering

“The simple yet elegant details such as beading on the back of a gown or the subtle makeup help to create the classical French inspired look of an elegant wedding. Capturing the little details of a classical elegant wedding can be attained through incorporating the modern trends within this romantic wedding theme,” a precise statement from Calluna Events. It’s in the minute details incorporated with modern trends that will make for a classic elegant theme to work. It’s a simple rule, overdoing it will just engulf your audience, your guests, to just sheer clutter instead of inculcating the Parisian aura.

Whether you’ll be on a honeymoon to Paris or just have the Parisian them, to conclude, keep this statement by Tanya Sweeney – in mind, “Ask about an ideal wedding and they’re likely to mention something that sufficiently reflects them as a couple. What they really want is to send their guests into the night, shaking their heads in impressed awe and wonder at the sheer fabulosity of it all.”

Wedding Photography

SnapKnot Diamond MemberI love photographing weddings. Because wedding photography is a very intimate relationship between myself and the couple, I like to shoot a few weddings per month. That keeps me fresh and yields photographs that will make your heart sing. Destination weddings are also welcome.

Pricing information can always be found on the pricing page of my site.

Here a few of my favorite shots from weddings and engagements I have photographed.

Sztybel wedding photograph collage

New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Looking for a photographer for your wedding? A friend’s wedding? And, hey, if you are in need of a wedding celebrant I’ve worked alongside my good friend and wedding celebrant Dana Zipkin. My range as a photographer is not limited to just weddings. This is a good thing! This keeps me refreshed creatively and emotionally interested. Which gives you the best possible results!

Other services offered:

  • Engagement session
  • Final images in downloadable format
  • Final images in printed format (Easy to order directly from the web site!)

Since I handle all of my own retouching, you will receive final images that I am proud of. This translates into images you will be proud to show friends and family.