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Sarah + Drew | A New Jersey Wedding

Sarah was all smiles! From the moment I met up with her at the Pink Comb Salon, to the moment I left the reception, she seriously lit up the room with her bright eyes and gorgeous smile! Of course, I should have expected this since I had the same experience with Sarah and Drew at their engagement session. :) Check out my favorite photos from their amazing wedding - I think they radiate the happiness felt on that day!

Her dress, from Kleinfeld, was incredible and so perfect for her! And I love, love, love her bouquet.

It’s one of the best moments of the day when the bride’s father sees her for the first time in her wedding gown!

Their first look was so sweet, so heartfelt:

They’re pretty gorgeous, no? :)

Again, all smiles at the ceremony!

I loved these tender moments after the ceremony:

They had such a great connection, and Drew is ALWAYS making Sarah laugh. I love that. :) And I love this gorgeous wide photo on the right, below, from my assisting photographer, Pete!

Drew knew how to get the crowd dancing!

Wow, Sarah and Drew, thank you for being such an outstanding bride and groom and for allowing me to be there to capture the AMAZING moments of your day. I can’t believe how perfect you both are for each other! Congratulations! I hope you’re having a fabulous time in Vegas! I’m jealous!

-S

Venue: The Tides Estate

Florist: Laurelwood Designs

Officiant: Carmela Vuoso-Murphy

DJ: Premier Entertainment

Videographer: Steve Krentz

Dress: Kleinfeld

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Jessica & Gregory | A New Jersey Wedding

I had such a hard time narrowing down the images for this post! Jessica and Gregory are an absolutely beautiful couple. I mean, drop-dead gorgeous. Jessica’s bridal portraits alone took me hours to sort through because I just kept stopping to admire how amazing they looked!

One of the most special aspects of the day was this incredible fact: Jess did her own flowers with the help of her mother and her bridesmaids. All of the flowers. Bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, the flowers on the cake. Everything! I was seriously floored by her talent. Please, read on and enjoy these images from one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve had the privilege of photographing this year!

Love this shot of Greg that my second-shooter Pete captured.

See what I mean? Gorgeous bride, gorgeous flowers. I still can’t believe she did them herself!

The couple made time for a “First Look” before their ceremony and it was such a beautiful moment. They knew that this was a sure way to get the BEST romantic, emotional images on their day - and they definitely got them!

Remember, Jess is the mastermind behind the flowers! Amazing!

The dancing was absolutely fantastic.

I loved using the stems of a bouquet for the ring shot, and the LOVELY cake decorated with flowers by Jessica and her mom!

Jess and Greg, I can’t thank you enough for being such a great couple to photograph. I was so honored to be there for your beautiful, amazing day! Thank you!

-S

Venue: Nanina’s in the Park

Florist: The bride, her mother, and bridesmaids

Dress: Kleinfeld

Officiant: Tony Zecca

Day-of Coordination: Nina Hoffer Weddings

DJ: Gemini DJs

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Krista + Jason | A Pink! New Jersey Wedding

Here’s a wedding for everyone who loves the color pink! Krista and Jason were blessed with a beautiful sunny day for their morning wedding ceremony and mid-day reception. Krista was probably one of the most organized brides I’ve ever had, from the fact that she booked me a year-and-a-half ago, wanted to do their engagement shoot as soon as the weather got nice, and chose to meet for her final photo consult a few months before the wedding day rather than a few weeks! Well, all that planning ahead certainly paid off. Check out the gorgeous wedding she and Jason had!

The ceremony took place at the beautiful Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff, NJ.

Alright, this is my favorite! Krista kissed Jason on the cheek about a dozen times that day! :)

And there were bubbles! And smiling faces!

Their reception took place at the beautiful Tides Estate.

Krista’s DIY favor boxes were for guests to fill up at the candy bar, and her cake was just fantastic against the pink and purple glow of the uplighting in the ballroom.

The candy bar looked amazing!

Lots of fun! I realize this little guy grabbed a spot in quite a few of these images, but he really did try to steal the show with his dance moves!

Krista and Jason, thank you so much for the honor of photographing your wedding day! And I hope your honeymoon in Jamaica is amazing! Bring me back some photos of the beach!

-S

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Jillian + Kyle | Architects Club Wedding | Lopatcong, NJ

Wow, oh, wow! I have a PRETTY wedding to share with you today! Jillian and Kyle - I already knew you guys were gorgeous when I shot your engagement session last year. Still, I was just floored by the beauty of your wedding, your joyful family and friends, and the overall AMAZING details of your day.

But, let’s just get to it … pictures!

I’m a huge fan of getting ready moments. Love this shot below of mom and bride. :)

Also, thanks to Pete for shooting details of the guys getting ready!

Bridesmaids flowers? A-mazing.

Bubbles make me happy, and that little guy’s face above? Super happy!

We took some time to do more wedding pictures over at the Merrill Creek Reservoir and had a blast!

I’m a big fan of this bridal party!

And then, wow. The grounds of the Architects Golf Club are to die for. There was pretty, pretty light everywhere!

Pure joy!

Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Belvidere, NJ

Reception Venue: The Architects Golf Club, Lopatcong, NJ

Florist: Phoebe Floral, Allentown, PA

DJ: Infinity Entertainment, Randolf, NJ

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Jaclynn + Radley | Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Wedding | Hampton, NJ

If their engagement session was any indication, I knew their wedding was bound to be an extremely joyous day. I found myself smiling incessantly, laughing out loud, and joking right along with Jaclynn, Radley and their wonderful family and friends. Jaclynn’s parents beamed with pride all day, and Radley’s family brought along a bounty of Southern charm - I even caught myself saying y’all a few times! Throughout the entire day, this incredible love shared by Jacklynn and Radley was celebrated by all.

I’m so excited to share these images from their wedding. It was threatening rain most of the afternoon, but the folks at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse were so right to not stray from the original plan of an outdoor ceremony! The rain held off until well after everyone was inside at the reception!

Here are Jaclynn’s gorgeous pearl earrings. I also learned that they were resting on great, great grandmother’s handkerchief!

Special thanks to Kyle for helping me out that day and capturing this cool shoe shot (Jaclynn loves shoes!) and the photos of Radley getting ready.

Jaclynn was really happy with all of her bridesmaids shoes (and her mom’s!). I love that each had their own personal look, yet they were all tied together in one sandal style.

These shepard’s hooks were a DIY detail made by the bride and her family. Hydrangeas were my wedding flowers, so I have a little soft spot for these!

How perfectly sweet is the look on Radley’s face as he watched Jaclynn and her dad walk down the aisle?

I told you I was smiling at this wedding; how could I not?!

Here’s a perfectly relaxed bridal party if I’ve ever seen one …

And a perfectly-in-love couple. Gosh, I love you two!!

Always a treat when the groom picks up the bouquet. :)

And I couldn’t help but smile even more when I saw Radley sharing a laugh with Jaclynn’s mother. What a great moment!

Truly a joyous day …

Jaclynn and Radley thank you both so much for having me there to photograph your wedding. It was a true honor! All the best to you!

-S

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