Ellen's Recommendations

(Cool Places, Awesome Vendors, Superb Venues)

I have mentioned that I have been doing makeup for a long time (over a decade). In this time I've had the opportunity to meet so many beautiful people that happen to be wedding professionals. I have also seen many beautiful venues and met the staff of these venues as well. It’s fun being behind the scenes because I get to truly see the wedding industry behind the smoke and mirrors. When I’m working with my brides I always say in my head “ Man I should tell them about this cool spot, person or hotel….”  So I put together a list of click-able links that might help you in finding that perfect place or person that might fit into your wedding puzzle. Feel free to contact me to pick my brain if you want me to elaborate on why I like these places and people.

Cool Places

Jane's Carousel



The Mosaic Brownstone of Cobble Hill

superb Venues

Studio 450


The Glen Harbor Club


Brooklyn Winery

501 Union

The Green Building

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Tribeca Cinemas

Wythe Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Yale Club

Liberty House

Water's Edge

De Seversky Mansion

The Metropolitan Building

My Moon

Prospect Park - Boathouse

Prospect Park - Picnic House

The Skylark

Woodcliff Manor

The Grove

Awesome Vendors


Love + Brain Films

Jessica Schmitt

Joshua Dwain

Jen Huang

Tara Sharma

Karen Wise

Amber Gress

Modern Wedding Photography

Sara Wight

Gulnara Studio

Planners/ Catering

Onderland Events

Jove Meyer Events

House of Events


Colin Cowe Celebrations

Naturally Delicious


Fourteen Fourty: Bespoke Wedding Invitations



CKO - Kickboxing

Crossfit - Dumbo