Richard Christy and Kristi Christy’s Wedding

For almost a year now, I’ve been wanting to share with the world that I was shooting Richard and Kristin’s wedding, but to protect their privacy and to ensure that their wedding wouldn’t be a circus, I kept it quiet. Now, the time has come to share with the world of Howard Stern fans, and even crazier, the Richard Christy fans, pictures of the big day.

Mike C. and I left our studio with a two hour cushion in anticipation of traffic and getting lost. I plugged the address of the W hotel into my GPS and hit the road. I HATE GPS! According to the GPS, we has arrived at the destination but we were under a bridge in Brooklyn! I put the same address into my iPhone and saw that we were close but on the wrong side of the river. 30 minutes later, we drove past the little pin on the GPS, but no hotel. Finally, we called the hotel and they told us to plug in a completely different address than the one on their Web site. Good thing I left over 2hrs of extra time!

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the room was how awesome it was and how cool the girls looked in their bright colored dresses. While we were on time, we were still on a tight schedule so Mike and I got right into shooting. A few moments later, it became very obvious that Kristin does not like getting her picture taken (which is crazy as she’s stunning!)

I didn’t consider that the drive from the W hotel to the South Street Sea Port would be difficult and the venue told me I would be able to park at the loading dock. So, I left Mike to ride in the limo and headed over to Sequoia at Peck Slip. Well… There was a huge concert on the peer (no loading dock access) and all the lots were full. I used a little lesson that my father taught me many years ago: money talks. I told the parking attendant I’d give him $20 and then suddenly, the lot had capacity. It was then that I realized that I would have to carry all the gear by myself. Some would say “Whaaa” before they consider that I have about 150lbs of gear and light stands; it was 90 degrees; and I had to walk about 100 yards through 5,000 drunk concert goers.

The wedding planner at Sequoia was awesome! The second I walked in he grabbed half of my gear and helped me to the bridal sweet and told a waiter to get me water. Awesome!

My good friend Rich Rochlin arrived early to get some getting ready shots of Richard and his best man, comedian Sal Governale. All I can say about this is it looked like fun.
This was the coolest ceremony I’ve ever experienced. The owner of Richard and Kristin’s favorite restaurant officiated the wedding and he had been recently ordained by the Dudest Church (from The Big Lebowski). As Richard began walking down the aisle, everyone began to cheer. Then the doors at the end of the aisle opened and Kristin (escorted by her father) stepped out. The cheers and the standing ovation were overwhelming.

In traditional ceremonies, the minister typically mentions family members that have died. In this non-traditional ceremony, all of the pet fish that Richard and Kristin had lost were remembered (We love you Ernie!). Richards vows were fun but heartfelt and Kristin’s vows were read by the minister because she was too nervous to read them herself. Her vows were really sweet and funny and were made funnier because they were being read by a soft-spoken man of Asian heritage.

This post could go on and on with all the funny and amazing things that happened at this wedding but just look at the pictures and listen to the Howard Stern show on Sirius channel 100 and 101 for the story.

Congratulations Richard and Kristin and thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding!

Specials Thanks to Rich Rochlin for shooting when he should have been partying and even bigger thanks to his lovely girlfriend Sarah for dealing with us.
Photography By: Matt Branscombe and Mike Ciarleglio

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86 thoughts on “Richard Christy and Kristi Christy’s Wedding

  1. I almost feel crying because I am so happy for Richard. These pictures are wonderful. They really tell the story in a beautiful yet fun way.

  2. You guys look great. I’m a big fan of the show. Congratulation to you both. When I’m in New York again I’ll take you and Sal out for a cupple of beers, my treat.

  3. Great pictures ! Looks like it was a fabulous wedding…Richard you looked so handsome and Chris looked beautiful ! Cannot wait to hear about on the show on Monday !! Congratulations…great job !

  4. Fantastic shots Wedding looked like a lot of fun you can feel it in the photos
    You both look so happy very nice I want to marry Lisa G you will be our photographer for sure !! Congrats and the very best wishes to the two of you !!!

  5. really? you planned your wedding day for the day after you and your fiance were going on maury? u saw no red flags?

  6. PHENOMENAL pictures!! Seeing “High Pitch Mike” Morales ride in the Bridesmaids Limo was CLASSIC!!! LMAO!!

  7. Wow. What a truly beautiful bride, and Richard looks so handsome. These photographs are amazing; in that I felt like I was at the wedding and reception. Really brilliant work by the photographer.

    Really sad that Howard Stern could not break out of his own orbit and attend this wedding. What an asshole.

  8. congratulations to mr. and mrs. christy, the pictures convey the love and bond, thanks for sharing, as an outsider looking in its great too see the happy couple with family and friends, and on another note, i have meet richard a few times, and he is one of the nicest guys ever, always took the time to say hello and share a few words, thanks for sharing once again!

  9. I hate weddings but love Richard and your photos of his wedding. You should get tons of work from people seeing the quality of these photos; great job.

  10. First off, your photography is amazing. It was truly a unique view which made me feel like I was there. If I wasn’t married already I would love to use your services, but I will definitely recommend your work. Secondly, I met Richard at an Iron Maiden concert and feel a parallel connection to him being only a month younger and having so many similar interests. He has a great reputation for being a gracious and kind person to all his fans. I wish him and Kristen nothing but the best for the future. As a native New Yorker, I often wondered where this wedding was going to take place. Kudos to Matty B for keeping it such a secret. In the end, it was well worth it all.

  11. Beautiful pictures that also managed to convey the lighthearted, fun-loving nature of the wedding party and guests. Great job.

  12. Loved the pics!! Great job…I felt like I was there…loved the flip flop idea…your photos really caught the event and the emotions behind it…what a great wedding! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wonderful, wonderful photographs. Love the shot of couple with the lit bridge behind them. Was George Taki not at the reception? Richard and his bride both looked lovely. Great photographer.

  14. What a great time captured by what appears to be a fantastic photographer! Everyone celebrating a special day for two people who love each other so spending it with the ones they love incredibly. Richard Christy remember the guests that actually shared your special day by putting you 1st. I feel like a attended by perusing your pics!

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  16. The night was a BLAST (as the pics show)….so glad to be part of “history” in the making! Congrats again Richard and Kirstin!

  17. Excellent pictures. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Christy.
    BTW – High-Pitched Mike looks like a deranged child molester.

  18. First time i’ve seen Richards wife. I really wish i knew Richard better. He’s such a great dude. Responds to his fans and truly looks so happy in these photos! Looks like such a great time. May the best of your past be the worst of your future!

  19. Gorgeous pictures of what looked to be a momentous evening. Everyone looked their best. Nothing but best wishes to the new couple.- Hey Now

  20. Wow Richard… You clean up quite well there buddy. Kristin was a Beautiful Bride!! Thanks so much for sharing the photos of your special day. They are Great pictures. We wish you many, many years of happiness together!

    The Johnsons

  21. Wow, these photographers made Richard Christy look good! Amazing, that slob cleans up nice.

    Bride is beautiful.

  22. Wow! Those are fantastic pictures..especially of the bride and her dress…beautiful…I didnt see any pics of the best mans, (sal’s) wife…no pics of just the wedding party…did i miss that?

    1. I have some pictures of Sal’s wife but I tend to keep most of the focus on the Bride and Groom in my blog posts. As far as the bridal part pictures go. Richard and Kristin didn’t want any formals so I was lucky to get the one of them with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. Just the one!

  23. Richard,what a wonderfull looking wedding. You and your wife look so happy….Good for you. The pics are great too….I never got my invitation???
    Have a wonderful life togather!!!

  24. Kristy and richard , all the best and be kind to 1 another always and never take each other for granted ….. Richard i feel as if ive known you for many yrs but i respect all you have done over the yrs with howard and with your bands you have played with …..thanks again for the signed charred stix ……peace, Ted

  25. Richard this is your dad… you and Kristin look reallllly gooood in those ‘pitures’ the dog dumbass agrees. That’s all talk to you later.

    Happy future to you both.

  26. great photos. these photographers have to be the best if they got sal and richard to look normal. benjy still looks like crap though…
    im keepin you guys in my Rolodex.

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