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The 10 Best Wedding Dress Designers Right Now

Best Wedding Dress Designers Wedding dresses are one of the most important elements of a wedding day. Finding the perfect dress can be a daunting task, though, especially with so many options to choose from. There are hundreds, if not thousands of super talented designers. Plus even more options when it comes to styles! To […]

Wedding Dress Trends: Vogue, Brides, The Knot and More

Weddings are such special occasions that many couples look forward to as the best day of their lives. It is a time to celebrate the love between two people and share it with family and friends. And, of course, look *amazing.* As such, it is important for couples to choose the perfect dress for their […]

How to Make a Wedding Reception Playlist That’s Actually Good

Picture this. It’s your wedding reception. It’s 9pm, and you’ve been on your feet quite a bit all day. You’re an hour into the reception, and you made your own wedding reception playlist. You’re surrounded by family and friends, (maybe you’re a few cocktails in), and it comes on. Your song. The song that makes the […]

Wedding Planning Timeline: Creating a Budget and Choosing Your Vendors

Creating Your Wedding Budget It sounds daunting, but the first step to wedding planing should be creating your (ideal) budget. Set reasonable expectations for what kind of bang you can get for your buck, but don’t be afraid to dream big and write down EVERYTHING. Include what you’d like to have in your dream wedding, […]

New Jersey Wedding: Icona Avalon Wedding

After photographing Christine and Tom’s beautiful beachfront engagement session, I became even more excited for their New Jersey wedding at the ICONA Avalon. This was my first time working at the ICONA, and it is now one of my favorite New Jersey wedding venues. The ceremony was set to take place on the beach, but […]

A Destination Wedding in Florence, Italy

After tying the knot at City Hall in NYC, we made our way to Florence, Italy for the big, blow out, destination portion of this wedding. Florence is the perfect place for a destination wedding. You can fly into Rome ahead of time and visit the usual tourist-y areas and then hop on a quick […]

Engagement Photo Outfits: What To Wear To Your Engagement Session

An engagement photoshoot is a great opportunity for you to showcase your relationship and personalities. It’s also a wonderful way to practice in front of the camera in a less formal setting. Your engagement photos should be fun, but picking engagement photo outfits can feel overwhelming. You’ll likely use these photos for save the dates, […]

Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Course Wedding

New York (city and state) has tons of versatile wedding venues. Among those, are some truly perfect golf courses and country clubs. For Sara and Michael, they chose Pelham bay and Split Rock Golf Course for their summer wedding. Golf course weddings have a lot to offer. There is plenty of space among the outdoor/lawn […]

The Tides Estate Wedding

I got to know Bianca and Michael through Julia and Auroni — Bianca is Auroni’s sister. It seemed like such a long time before their wedding date would finally arrive. But when the day came, it was *so* worth it. In the months and weeks leading up to their The Tides Estate wedding, we had […]

Best New York Wedding Venues by NYC Wedding Photographers

Being a photographer in New York means we know a thing or two about some of the best wedding venues in the city & state. Your wedding venue determines the vibe of your wedding day. When it comes to wedding venues in New York, there are literally *endless* options to ensure you get the one […]

Rooftop Wedding at the W Loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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This rooftop W Loft Brooklyn wedding was one I was looking forward to all year. I mean it’s in Brooklyn, on the roof, in October, with clients who are like an extension of myself – what more could you want? Pre-wedding, though, things got…difficult, and there was never an opportunity for us to meet or […]

MyMoon Wedding in Brooklyn, New York

The most fabulous summer Brooklyn wedding at MyMoon Restaurant captured by New York wedding photographers Sava Weddings.

Bryant Park Grill Wedding

Bryant Park Grill Wedding Photography This NYC wedding at Bryant Park Grill was perfect from start to finish. Aside from the random snow squall post-first look, it was a truly beautiful winter wedding day in New York. These two were an absolute dream to work with, too. After their engagement session, I knew their wedding […]

Winter Engagement Photos in Central Park

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you cant take the engagement photos of your dreams. One of my favorite places as of recently is Ladies’ Pavilion in Central Park. Not only is it perfect for an engagement session, but also it’s totally ideal for a quick little elopement. From the lake to the iconic Bow […]

Small Backyard Wedding in Mystic, Connecticut

Thad and Lily entered (and won) an engagement session giveaway with us in pre-pandemic times. We made some photo magic in Prospect Park and since then, I’ve been anxiously awaiting their wedding day. When it finally came – despite all the things 2020 has thrown at us – it was like a breath of fresh […]

Central Park Wedding Photos and Elopement Advice

Ditching your original wedding plans and opting to elope is becoming a trend, and I think it’s here to stay. And what better place to elope than New York City? Picture this: a short, sweet ceremony at Ladies’ Pavilion, Central Park wedding photos by the lake and bow bridge, and then going to get takeout. […]

NJ Engagement Photos and Preparing For Your Engagement Shoot

Engagement photos are one of those things that you ask yourself: do I really need them? Of course, I’m going to say yes. I’m from NJ, so engagement photos can be taken almost anywhere over here; we have the city, the mountains, the beach, etc. If you’re also from the Jerz, I’ll share some tips on […]

Beautiful Hoboken Waterfront Wedding at Maxwell Place Park

Planning an outdoor wedding has its own set of challenges, there’s no doubt about that. But one big, beautiful advantage is having a park at your disposal. Which park, you ask? How about Maxwell Place Park by the Hoboken Waterfront? The NYC skyline is always in view, there is plenty of space to roam and […]

Covid Wedding in New York: How To Have A Safe Wedding

You’re not alone if Covid has forced you to plan and re-plan your wedding this last year. It may seem almost impossible to have a “safe” wedding AND have the wedding of your dreams. I can promise you, though, that it is possible. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or reassurance, here are some tips — […]

Park Engagement Photos in NY State

When we’re not in the city for engagement sessions, we’re in NY state. Park engagement photos are classic, and they don’t have to be cliche either. One of our favorite spots for our Bronx/New Rochelle folks is Twin Lakes County Park. On a beautiful – and hot – summer day like this one, park engagement […]

Summer Engagement Photos

When you’re booking your wedding photographer, an engagement session might be a second thought. I’m here to tell you, though, that you should do it. An engagement session is the perfect way to bond with your photographer pre-wedding. Between all chaos of back to back weddings, summer engagement photos are a great way to just […]

Asbury Park Beach Proposal

When Spring and Summer roll around, I can promise you one thing: I will be at the beach. And what better reason to be at the beach than for a surprise proposal and engagement shoot? In particular, Asbury Park beach in NJ is an iconic spot for a proposal/engagement photo shoot. WANT BEACH ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS? […]

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important steps in wedding planning, and we don’t just say that because, well, we’re wedding photographers. We say that because it’s true, and we only speak truth here. You may be wondering “Why is a wedding photographer so important? What about the other vendors?” That’s a fair […]

Rehearsal Dinner Ideas from a Welcome Dinner in Florence, Italy

We’re in Florence, Italy for a pre-wedding welcome/rehearsal dinner. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should have a rehearsal dinner of your own, hopefully this post will give you some ideas. Lots of guests came from all over the world, therefor, the almost-newlyweds wanted to be sure their friends and family […]

NYC City Hall Elopement

New York City Hall Elopement There is a wedding trend that is becoming popular and I think is here to stay: an NYC elopement at City Hall. Our very own Michael Marfione (one half of SAVA, you decide which half – the SA or the VA) got hitched at City Hall to earth angel & […]

What Does a Maid of Honor Do? Ultimate Maid of Honor Checklist

Whether you’re a bride or newly-assigned Maid of Honor, this checklist should help you out. 27 Dresses. Bridesmaids. Made of Honor. Bachelorette. Great movies, but hopefully, none of that happens in real life, ever. To help make sure none of those wedding ruining scenarios ever happen, we’re going to break down anything and everything you, […]

Wedding Flowers: Questions to Ask Your Wedding Florist with Cityside Flowers in Saddle Brook, NJ

Wedding flowers are one of those things that you think “yeah, this looks easy and fun” and then you really think about all the work that goes into it and that thought quickly changes to “….this is definitely best left to the professionals.” With that in mind, you might understandably have some questions about the whole […]

Wedding Planning Checklist by New York Photographers Sava Studio

If you’re planning your own wedding or trying to figure out how to plan a wedding during Covid, you’re not alone. Whether you’re trying to find the best wedding venue, or if you’re trying to book your wedding vendors, we’re here to help. So, enjoy our super thorough wedding planning checklist. Planning your own wedding […]

Engagement Shoot in Brooklyn by NYC Wedding Photographers Sava Studio

When Ariyan and Yen told us they wanted their engagement session to be done on 4×5 film, we had only one response: hell yes. We had the same response when they asked us to photograph their NYC City Hall elopement. We’re NYC wedding photographers who also went to photo school in NYC, so we have […]

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Backyard Wedding

I could talk about how much I love backyard weddings all day. There are of course a unique set of challenges that come with planning a backyard wedding, but that’s a problem for future you. Right now, let’s focus on the top 5 reasons to have a backyard wedding. 1. Save money on a venue […]

Briarcliff Manor Wedding

BRIARCLIFF MANOR WEDDING | MARYAM & JEFF It seems like just yesterday that Maryam, Jeff, & I met up in White Plains for a coffee. That day, we talked wedding logistics, unprecedented events, and our general interests. The next time we met up was for their engagement session at Kenisco Dam, which was a *dam* […]

Kensico Dam Engagement Session

From the moment I met Maryam and Jeff, which was several unprecedented events ago (#2020), I knew working with them would be a great time. In September, we met for coffee/tea and talked all things wedding, pop culture, politics, etc. A week later, we finalized their package deets and were looking forward to an engagement […]