Kristen & Brad - A New Jersey Wedding - Rutherford and Il Villaggio

It was a rainy day. Drizzly, cloudy … seemed rather dreary at first. But as soon as I arrived at Kristen’s parents’ house, I knew this was a bride who could handle a rainy day. Kristen was calm, happy, and completely at ease with her wedding day. She could even be heard calming her parents’ nerves; her own nerves apparently solid as steel. Not to be deterred by drizzles, she handled our outdoor photo sessions like a pro.

First of all, if you want to have a giddy photographer on your wedding day, chose peonies for your bouquet! omg, they smell like heaven. And check out the floating dress!

Being the father of the bride is a tough job, but dad seemed pretty calm as daughter helped him with his tie. Sweet as sugar!

There’s nothing better than a pair of Monolo Blahniks:

Unless you’re the bride. Then, you just might be sweeter than your shoes:

These two angelic darlings are the bride’s nieces:

I wasn’t joking when I said Kristen was cool and relaxed despite the rain:

In fact, all the ladies were pretty relaxed, even if we did get our shoes a little muddy for this shot:

And what would a wedding day be without a relaxed groom:

The ceremony:

I love catching a “just before the exit” shot from the back of the church:

And then the joy of the exit!

A few of the first moments alone as husband and wife:

How amazing is Il Villaggio as a reception venue?! This was probably one of the first times I enjoyed having a mirror behind the head table. (Ususally it’s quite a trick for us photo folks to compose images sans ourselves when a mirror is directly behind the bride and groom!) The cake was beautiful and I loved the candles and the glow of the room.

And finally, a tender moment from the first dance.

Kristen and Brad, I hope you’re having an amazing time on your honeymoon! I have to admit, I’m a little jealous you’re in Costa Rica. :)

-S

jennifer - I got chills from the black and white pic of Kristen and Brad kissing in the church door way.May 9, 2009 - 11:34 am

Nicole Haley - I love this! Gorgeous peonies, stunning bride, handsome groom - captured in wonderful photos. Really beautiful, Sarah. :DMay 11, 2009 - 11:57 am

Sarah - Jennifer - I love it when I’m not the only one who gets the shivers from photos. :)
Nicole - Can’t you just smell the peonies? Seriously, love them.May 12, 2009 - 10:45 pm

Sarah Postma Photography Blog » Kristen & Brad’s Albums and a Holiday ordering note - [...] album has arrived! This morning was no exception, and I just had to share a couple of images of Kristen & Brad’s finished albums. They were such an outstanding couple to work with, and their input into their [...]September 22, 2009 - 1:45 pm

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