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Gallery Series

We love the elegant simplicity of a simple lavender wreath – so delicate and pretty.  We chose this dreamy image as our gallery pic of the week to usher in the spring… stay tuned for more spring blooms…

Lavender wreath by: Areilla Chezar

Photo: © Renzi & Hawkens Studio


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Dream Wedding Weekend at Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm!

Written by: Gina Renzi

Renzi & Hawkens Studio is very pleased to share so many amazing highlights of our three-day dream wedding at Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm!  We loved working with Alyce & Chris, all their families & friends!  It truly was a beautiful celebration.

Many thanks to all the incredible industry pros who made this gorgeous wedding weekend absolutely perfect!  Big thank you to Marc Wilhelm at Wheatleigh – perfection as usual. Colleen and James at Gedney Farm for clearing the path and making everything run smoothly.  Ariella Chezar for her stunning floral arrangements – love photographing her artful designs, Tracy at Tangorra Wedding Planning for all her hard work, Mike & Jim with Buzz Media Company for making our job a blast – Jude and I love working with you guys!  Liz Washer for her skilled artistry – really talented makeup artist… even though Alyce was gorgeous to begin with, Studio Crystal Vasquez & Company for providing a great hair day for all!  And Silver Arrow Band for all the kick ass music!

To see all THREE portfolios from this  gorgeous wedding – click on Renzi & Hawkens Studio link below:

For a complete list of all the fabulous professionals involved see below.


Once you click on the link below – Look for these three portfolios on our website under WEDDINGS:

* Wheatleigh Rehearsal Dinner

* Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm Wedding Day

* GF Reception & W Brunch


Industry Professionals:

Venues: Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm / Photography: Renzi & Hawkens Studio / Floral Design: Ariella Chezar Wedding Planner: Tangorra Wedding Planning / Video: Buzz Media Company / Music: Silver Arrow Band / Makeup: Liz Washer / Hair: Studio Crystal Vasquez & Company / Wedding Gown: Mark Ingram Atelier  / Encore Audio Event Services / Classical Tents & Party Goods /  Delicious pies provided by Whealeigh – I highly recommend their pecan pie… it’s to die for!


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Spring has Sprung

Written by: Gina Renzi

Photography by: Gina Renzi & Jude Hawkens

When we think of spring what colors come to mind?  We’ve chosen one of our favorite weddings that we believe reflects all the glorious pastels of this beautiful season.  Hope you feel inspired by all these sumptuous shades of Spring! Enjoy all the stunning flowers designed by Ariella Chezar.


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Vanity Fair Celebration

Written by: Gina Renzi

Photography: Renzi & Hawkens Studio

All was sparkling during the incredible weekend wedding celebration for NYC couple, Betsy and Steve who we both absolutely fell in love with.  Both are extremely creative and talented… and they’d have to be – working as a Special Events Manager for Vanity Fair and Associate Editor for Forbes Magazine.  We’re keeping it a rather private affair but here are a few highlights to share with all of you.  Many thanks to just a few of the many talented professionals who made this very unique and magical event possible including – planner extrodinaire Betsy… the brideAriella Chezar, Blake & Kelly at Fresh & Company, Vera Wang, Gucci, Monique Lhuillier, Classe Catering, Cakes by Alissa, The New York Players, Bella Figura, Judy Paulen Designs, Dana Leonetti, Universal Preservation Hall, and all who were involved in creating such a one of a kind event! Stay tuned…more highlights coming soon. Till then…


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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: Ariellaflowers.com

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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