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Beautiful Bouquets – Tara Pollio Floral Event Design

Beautiful Bouquets by Tara Pollio  Floral Event Design!


Beautiful Bouquets

Beautiful Bouquets – Tara Pollio Floral Event Design


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Emily & Lee’s gorgeous Wedding at Fresh Meadow Country Club

Written by: Gina Renzi

We loved shooting Emily & Lee’s gorgeous October wedding at Fresh Meadow Country Club.  Such a stunning venue!  Despite the rain – we stepped out and onto the green, capturing some beautiful shots just before the wind picked up & the rain came down again.  Even so – mother nature gave us some magical moments, blowing the brides veil up and away.   Many thanks to all the amazing industry professionals who helped create the perfect day for such an incredible couple!

Enjoy just a few highlights by clicking on the image below.  And for a complete list of all the very talented professionals we’d like to thank – just scroll down.

Photo: © Renzi & Hawkens Studio


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venue:   Fresh Meadow Country Club

Martel Meyer  – Chief Operating Officer

Sabrina A.S. Roberts-Nunez – Assistant General Manager

Jonah Levin Cabrera – Marketing & Events Assistant

photography:   Renzi & Hawkens Studio

floral design:   Andrew Pascoe Flowers, Ltd – 516.922.9561

bridal gown:   Anna Maier Ulla-Maija 

Wedding Dresser Couture by Vassa

groom’s tux:   John Varvatos

music:   Carnegie Hill Band from Marianne Bennett presents Element Music

cake:   The Sweet Peace

makeup/hair:   Elizabeth Drucker’s – The Place For Your Face / Pravana Hair Studio

ice cream:   Mister Softee –  Giuseppe – 718.812.3214







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Artful Cookies

Handkerchief Wedding Monogram Cookies © Rolling Pin Productions

Written by: Gina Renzi

My good friend, Heather Kahn Licata, Owner/President of Alchemy Creative an amazing full service Social & Corporate Event Planning Company just turned us on to Rolling Pin Productions and I just had to share them with all of you.  Simply put – these cookies are absolutely incredible!   Whether you’re planning a beautiful Wedding, Corporate Affair, Gala, Red Carpet Event, Product Launch, Intimate Birthday Party or any Special Event  – these artful cookies designed by the talented, Susan Caliendo will add such a unique and personalized touch. Just love them, especially these delicate handkerchief inspired cookies and pretty, pastel pumps Rolling Pin Productions feature on their website among hundreds of other creative and original little gems.  Almost too pretty to eat but even art can’t keep me from COOKIES :)


Monogrammed Wedding Shoes © Rolling Pin Productions






Bridal Shower Teapots © Rolling Pin Productions













PHOTO COOKIES: Oprah Promo Cookies © Rolling Pin Productions








MTV Logo Cookies © Rolling Pin Productions












Betty Boop Cookie © Rolling Pin Productions



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Think flowers… think Ariella Chezar

written by: Gina Renzi

Believe it or not, I heard a bird chirping outside my window this afternoon but when I looked out all the trees and ground were still covered with a thick blanket of white after a late winter snowfall.  Still, with the spring season just around the corner – what better time to think… FLOWERS!  All those glorious shades of ballerina pinks, banana-cream yellows, sugary-blue violets and bright, citrus-oranges just waiting to patiently bloom.  I’d say we’re all in need of some cheerful colors after five, long months of winter.

To welcome in the spring season, Gina Renzi Photography would like to spotlight the stunning floral designs by critically acclaimed floral artist, Ariella Chezar.  We’ve loved working with Ariella in the past and look forward to photographing more of her lovely designs this fall at The Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs.  This historic, 19th century church is an incredibly romantic venue for weddings!  Very… ‘Phantom of the Opera meets Shabby Chic.’

As one NYC bride put it – “I chose Ariella because I felt she was a sculptor and NOT a florist.  She loved my vision and color scheme – think muted, dusty pastels from a Degas painting, and rustic sophisticated.”

From a Sonoma mountaintop to The New York Public Library to The White HouseAriella Chezar’s stunning floral arrangements make any occasion a work of art.  For more of Ariella’s beautiful portfolio please visit her newly updated website:

A bright and beautiful bridal bouquet by Ariella Chezar

Blooming bouquets

Saratoga spring bouquets

Good things come in small packages

a delicate wreath of violet lace

A floral sculpture by Ariella Chezar

light and lovely

Butter cream blossoms

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