From DC to CT by Way of NY : Beth & Matt 6.2.12

We loved working with Bethany & Matt on their Spring wedding. It was our first interfaith wedding to ever take place in a Roman Catholic church. From the bagpipers outside the church to the Hora on the dance floor it was a truly inspiring and joyous occasion for all.

A special thanks to Frank Di Meo for sharing his photos.

He wrote :”This wedding was amazing! It was at the Doral Arrowwood Resort in Rye Brook, which is an incredible place. The staff there is friendly, considerate, thinks on their feet, and works well with all of the vendors. Diana Calderon is one of the people in charge and the attitude and work ethic of her staff is a direct reflection of how wonderful she is. The cocktail hour was one of the finest I have ever seen, and included every kind of food one could imagine. It was outside on a beautiful day, and nothing short of spectacular. Then we moved inside for the reception and things just continued to get better and better. I was impressed at how everything was masterfully choreographed by the very talented and creative wedding coordinator, Ali Barone and her team, Nicole, Karen, and Sanchia. The four of them seemed to be able to be in several places at once, doing a multitude of different things at the same time. Joe Bonacci and the Center Stage Orchestra did a fabulous job keeping the party going all night. If you weren’t at least tapping your foot to the beat then someone should have checked your pulse. I knew going in how big this wedding was going to be and also knew that I had to have someone I could trust to shoot it with me. I couldn’t risk shooting with a local photographer that I didn’t know, nor had ever worked with before. I asked my good friend George Cannon to come along, and together we had everything covered. George and I have shot together for several years now. We were reminiscing on the drive and I was actually kind of surprised at how long we have been shooting together.”

For more great pictures check out his blog


The ABE team from left to right, Ali, Nicole, our bride Beth, Sanchia & Karen.Beth has a smile that simply lights up a room…beautiful!



Brotherhood Winery Wedding in NY’s Hudson Valley- Briana & Rob 9.22.12

So what do you get when you have a bride who is an amazingly talented graphic designer who just so happens to look like she came from the pages of the latest fashion magazine? You get the most creative, designer touches on all paper products from the invites & reply cards to the table numbers and programs. PLUS a stunning, awe-inspiring old Hollywood look that is absolutely  flawless from head to toe.

Ali Barone Events not only had the pleasure of helping to coordinate all of the logistics and details of Bri & Rob’s big day but also helped set the stage by providing our decorating services. We happily set and dressed all of the table tops, the ceremony, the escort card area and just about every place else our detail and decor loving bride had her heart set on embellishing. The day’s threatening weather and light passing showers proved to be a bit of a challenge with it all. However, we got it done without allowing it to dampened anybody’s spirits on this truly beautiful & joyous occasion.

A special thanks to Kimberly Coccagnia for her beautiful photos, Annalise and the entire catering team at Lola’s Cafe for an amazing job with the food, Diana Gould Ltd. for the lovely flowers & decor, Sudz + Ink for all the crazy cool stationary items and The Brotherhood Winery for it’s picturesque venue. For more pictures check out this very talented NY area photographer’s blog at :