When we first met Daklea & Jay, I instantly connected with them. Shortly after our meeting, I photographed this wonderful couple for their Engagement Session near their Manhattan apartment. While Jay warned me that he would feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, it was evident to me that they would look beautiful on their special day!

A New York Botanical Garden wedding is everything you’d imagine: whimsical, romantic, and filled with an abundance of color, nature, and cozy little nooks to explore.

Daklea & Jay’s New York Botanical Garden wedding ceremony took place at the elegant, timeless, and nature-filled Stone Mill; on the outdoor terrace, an invigorating view of the Bronx River and lush greenery with a personalized ceremony conducted by officiant Deborah Roth. The couple’s approach was a modern take on elegance while keeping the natural beauty of the venue. It was pretty much the epitome of perfection in my book. Daklea and Jay’s wedding was beautiful and one to remember. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Fidlow! Thank you for choosing me to capture these special moments!


Venue – New York Botanical Garden

Catering – Constellation Events

Florals – Forever In Bloom 

Dress – Caroline Castigliano

Shoes – Christian Louboutin

Wedding Bands – Cartier

Veil – Amsale

Photography – Nik Pekridis 

Hair – Olivia Halpin

Makeup – Bridget Lembo

Officiant –  Deborah Roth

Music – Hank Lane

Cake – Lulu Cake Boutique