Daniele and Ben’s Smoky Hollow Studios wedding was magnificent!! These two are so much in love and we were honored to capture every minute of their big day.
Daniele and Ben met their senior year of college at Hofstra University on Long Island, NY. They had many mutual friends, but did not start dating until right before graduation. Fast forward to Christmas Eve of 2016. Daniele visits home around the holidays every year. That year Ben informed Daniele he would be not able to join the trip because of work. Unbeknownst to Daniele, Ben and her family had been plotting a big moment for months. On Christmas Eve, Daniele was surprised with a knock at the door. After opening it to find Ben, she was in complete shock! In front of her family and a few close friends, Ben got down on one knee to pop the question. This was exactly how Daniele had dreamed the engagement would go so she was elated! Their union was met with joy and excitement by everyone around them and we loved watching them celebrate with their friends and family.
“We started seriously dating during a time when there were a lot of changes in our lives — from graduating college, to moving to NYC and starting our careers. With those big milestones behind us, we also eventually made the decision to move from NY to SoCal together. We have always had a lot of trust and love in our relationship, and these big moments together only drew us even closer. After a couple years of living in LA, we knew that we wanted to be husband and wife. Getting married and spending our lives together was something we talked about all the time — it was an easy decision that we both couldn’t wait to make!”
Daniele and Ben, thank you for allowing Figlewicz Photo to be part of your Smoky Hollow Studios wedding! We cannot wait to see what the future holds for your beautiful family!
Wedding Photography : Figlewicz Photography
Ceremony + Reception Location : Smoky Hollow Studios
Event Coordinator : Love Is Sweet Events
Gown Boutique : Lili Bridals
Groom’s Attire : Generation Tux
Floral Design : Hilary’s Flowers & Such
Make-Up : Design Visage
Hair : Design Visage
Cake Artist : Susie Cakes
Band/DJ : VOX DJs
Caterer : Jay’s Catering
Ring Designer : Single Stone Jewelry
Ceremony/Reception Signs : Bluepoppy Lettering