The Chestnovs | Ballroom at Ellis Preserve Wedding

This wedding at the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve was such a timeless and classic wedding. From the embossed invitations with the columns of the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, to the beautiful white florals and the perfect day you’re going to love this wedding!

How They Met & The Proposal

Andrea and Michael met 5 years ago at work. They ended up having one set of mutual friends who wanted to set them up but for whatever reason it never happened! Depending on who you ask, Andrea and Michael’s first date MAY have been one of the many times they hung out (initiated by Andrea), but Michael thought they were just hanging out as friends :P Finally Michael understood one was a date when Andrea rejected his location suggestion and suggested a more date-y type of place. Michael proposed on his rooftop in the West Village of NYC.

Their Ballroom at Ellis Preserve Wedding

We arrived on the morning of the wedding to find a great group of girls, beautiful classic details and one excited bride. Michael’s nerves were visibly lifted when he got to see his sweet bride Andrea during their first look. They started giggling and laughing near immediately. These two have such a sweet love. When I asked them what they love most about each other, Andrea said most of all his laugh and the way he laughs so freely. He prioritizes loved ones and they just have such fun together doing all of the normal things. Michael responded that his favorite thing about Andrea is not only the way she makes him feel, but the way she treats everyone she encounters.


Venue | Ballroom at Ellis Preserve 

Florist | RAM Floral 

Desserts | Termini Brothers 

Entertainment | EBE Talent Band: Amsterdam 

Hair | Amanda D’Andrea Hair

Makeup | Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup & Hair

Videography | Love Note Weddings 

Wedding Gown | Amsale 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside 

Men’s Attire | Generation Tux 

Photo Booth | HIPSTR 

Invitations | Dinglewood Design & Press 

Second Photographer | Amber Permsap

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