[Wedding] Ping & Stephen – Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ

Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maritime Parc wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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I love it when couples write their own vows, especially if there’s a roasting component to them. Listen: everybody in the room knows ya’ll love each other, and there’s a good chance they know about your quirks too. But for your future co-pilot-for-life to acknowledge all the weird/oddball/endearing things you do, and they still absolutely adore you (quirks and all), it speaks volumes beyond any poetry you can muster up on the internet. In those moments you’re speaking truth, and in truth there is beauty. And that is why we all love it so much :).

Ping & Stephen tied the knot at the Maritime Parc in Jersey City, which followed a very busy tea ceremony (one of the busiest I’ve ever documented). This was a first-time experience for many in Stephen’s family, and they were just super honored and thrilled to have participated in something so traditional and meaningful for the family they’re marrying into. Although we were barely out of winter when their wedding took place this past February, one wouldn’t have been able to tell with the bride walking along the Jersey City waterfront with her bare shoulders against the chilly wind. I surmise it must’ve been all that tea they shared earlier :).

Venue & Catering: Maritime Parc // Ceremony/Officiant: Joseph Giordano // Hair & Make-up: Reiko Utsugi // Dress: Justin Alexander // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: My.Suit, TieBar, Beckett Simonon (shoes) // Jewelry: family heirlooms // Floral/Décor: Julia Testa // Entertainment: MingtheMC and DJ Wilson // Stationery: Minted // Favors: Joe & Ruth Cellars

[Wedding] Deanna & Blake – Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY

Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Surf Club on the South Wedding in New Rochelle, NY - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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It’s no secret that a packed dance floor is one of my favorite parts to photograph on a wedding day; and the crazier the better! In all the years I’ve been photographing weddings, I can definitely say that these folks will rank in my top 10 for many years to come – these guys know how to party! I mean, I should’ve known better: these star-crossed lovebirds first exchanged glances on a party boat all those years ago, so we wouldn’t expect any less :). Their celebration took place at the Surf Club on the Sound, which was my first time shooting there and it’s simply a wedding photographer’s playground. From it’s manicured driveway, to its waterviews on its terrace, it would be hard to take a terrible photo here. Combined that with one of the funnest couples in the universe, we’ve got ourselves a helluva good time :).

Venue & Catering: The Surf Club On The Sound // Catering: The Surf Club On The Sound // Ceremony/Officiant: Christopher Veteri // Hair: Kristen Okaly @hairstyledby_k // Make-up: Adrienne (@smashbrush_) // Dress: Suzanne Neville // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Suit Supply // Jewelry: Nadri // Floral/Décor: Arcadia Floral Co. // Stationery: Minted // Cinematography: Preston Films 

[Wedding] Hollie & Ponce – The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in New Hope, PA

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm wedding in New Hope, PA - captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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Family. At the end of the day, that’s what most weddings are about. In Hollie & Ponce’s case, this would be no exception. It was the first time in a long while since Hollie & Ponce had all the important, wonderful people in their lives reunited, if only for one special day. It served as a simple yet profound reminder that the bonds run deep in a loving family, no matter how far the distance between its members.

We were still in the midst of a cold winter when Hollie & Ponce tied the knot at the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in New Hope, NJ, a family owned farm right across the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border. With their best friend officiating one of the most entertaining ceremonies we’ve heard in a while, we were reminded of all the important things that help make marriages successful: laughter, generosity in love, and family & friends you can always count on. While we didn’t have the opportunity to play with the most adorable farm animals I’ve ever seen, we hope to change that on our next visit! Nevertheless, we wish Hollie & Ponce nothing but the best as they embark on this new adventure together :).

Venue & Catering: Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm // Catering: Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm // Ceremony/Officiant:  Chi Chan // Hair & Make-up: Bangz Salon in New Hope, PA // Dress: BHLDN // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Suit: Men’s Wearhouse, Vest:Macy’s, Tie: Tie Bar // Jewelry: Larsen Jewelers, Blue Nile // Floral/Décor: The Pod Shop – New Hope, PA // Entertainment: No Macarena DJ // Stationery: Minted // Favors: Triple Bee Honey

[Wedding] Jessica & Gary – Perona Farms in Andover, NJ

Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Perona Farms Wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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In the brief time I got to spend with Jessica & Gary, I came to learn that they were not your average couple; that much was clear. While most couples would be consumed with all the sentimental aspects of your typical wedding day (First look? who needs it? These two got ready together!), they wanted to make sure it was all about family, and they wanted to make sure everyone was having a great time. So in the end, that’s exactly what we documented: all the important people in their lives, and everyone having one of the most memorable evenings that’ll stay with them for a very, very long time.

Jessica & Gary’s wedding at Perona Farms marks my return to this gorgeous North Jersey wedding venue after an 8 year hiatus, and we love what they’ve done with the place! This rustic barn was the perfect backdrop for this couple, with enough eye-candy to satisfy any photographer’s creativity. Mark my words, I’m not waiting another 8 years to come back to this wonderfully amazing place!

Venue & Catering: Perona Farms // Hair & Make-up: Beauty with Grace // Make-up:  Beauty with Grace //Dress: Justin Alexander // Shoes: Anne Klein // Groom’s attire: Adams Fine Clothing & Tuxedo // Jewelry: Personal heirlooms // loral/Décor: Floral Gallery in Andover, NJ // Entertainment: The Metropolitan Players // Stationery: Zazzle Inc. // Favors: Donation to American Heart Association

[Wedding] Vivianne & Wing – Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ

Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by fun, candid, photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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It can be easy to become hopelessly entangled when planning a bi-cultural wedding; I personally know this, because Karis and I planned one 12 years ago. There’s an inherent need to accommodate culturally important wedding customs from both sides of the family, while at the same time assemble the kind of wedding celebration that fulfills the needs of the bride & groom themselves (which in Vivianne & Wing’s case involved lots of yummy food and tons of photos with family & friends). For this reason, Vivianne & Wing definitely went a less-than-traditional route, and hosted their Catholic wedding ceremony in nearby Piscataway the day before their wedding reception at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge. This meant more time for photos on the wedding reception day, and more time to spend with family/friends. Additionally, we were treated to a traditional Chinese Lion Dance (in honor of the Lunar New Year) on the day of the reception (which the kids and guests absolutely loved). The icing on this proverbial wedding cake? Instead of plated meals for the guests, Vivianne & Wing instead opted for an extended cocktail hour, which is probably the best idea ever (we wish more people would actually do this!). So instead of your traditional steak, chicken or fish, guests would now have one huge buffet at their disposal, and eat whatever/however much they wanted. And you know what? We love the sound of that!

Venue & Catering: Stone House at Stirling Ridge // Ceremony/Officiant: Father Virgil of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Piscataway // Hair & Make-Up: Dawn Rose Makeup Artistry // Dress: Pronovias Imelda // Shoes: Sole Society // Groom’s attire: The Black Tux // Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Family Heirlooms // Floral/Décor: All Seasons Flowers // Entertainment: Lifetime Entertainment // Lion Dance: Fong’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Association // Stationery: Minted // Favors: DIY

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