[Wedding] Peggy & Anthony – The Palace at Somerset Park

Have you ever heard a band so good, and danced so hard in your life that your pants ripped right where the good Lord split ya? I haven’t (yet), but as a professional photographer, I’ve seen (and photographed) many folks who have. It’s one of the perks of the job :). Peggy and Anthony tied the knot at one of my favorite places in the universe (Karis and I got married here 10 years ago….egads!), and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. From the hair/make-up, to the entertainment, the venue staff, and even the bridesmaids themselves – we loved seeing all the familiar faces, and we were thrilled to have been a part of the celebration. Their ceremony took place on the East Terrace on a bright, sunny afternoon, followed by a raucous celebration below in the East Ballroom. You think you’ve got moves? You’ve clearly never met this crazy crew!

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Venue/Catering: The Palace at Somerset Park // Officiant: Jennifer Larsen // Hair & Make-up: Facez // Dress: Martina Liana // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Jos. A. Bank // Jewelry: Earrings – Swarovski, Rings – Kadella Diamonds // Floral/Décor: Brandywine Floral Design // Entertainment: Hank Lane Band – Frank Simmons Band // Stationery: Minted // Favors: Antonio Carlo // Welcome Mirror: Colligraphy Designs

[Wedding] Emma & Chris – Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ

How many people can say they met their future husband/wife at a Bat Mitzvah? Not many, I would presume. But long story short, on that fateful night, in the flurry of celebration, sugary drinks and hormones, Chris asked Emma to be his girlfriend – and the rest was history (you’ll definitely want to ask these lovebirds for the unabridged version!). This wedding celebration was well over a decade in the making, and they couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque spot than the Indian Trail Club, which sits on the always gorgeous Franklin Lake in Northern NJ. A cool afternoon breeze was very much welcomed for their outdoor summer wedding ceremony on the lake, as these Emma & Chris promised to share their love with with another for the rest of eternity. We wish these two the very best!

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Venue & Catering: Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes // Ceremony/Officiant: Debra Walker, Marry-Me-Ceremony // Hair & Make-up: Michelle Elise Artistry // Dress: Dress by Amsale, lace overlay by Heidi Elnora // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Custom tux by Indochino // Jewelry: LaViano Jewelers // Floral/Décor: Amaryllis Event Decor // Entertainment: Nick Campbell Band from Hank Lane // Stationery: Paper Princess by Melissa

[Engagement] Kaitlin & Henry – Hoboken, NJ

With wind in her hair, and a little pep in her step, Kaitlin spent the afternoon playing hooky with Henry along the Hoboken waterfront. We couldn’t have asked for a better day; the air was cool, and the lighting was perfect. We even got a pregnant lady chuckle along with our antics :). These two lovebirds met a a house party, not too far from where we shot this engagement session. As such, it was only appropriate to document this milestone in a city that’s meant so much to the both of them. We had so much fun playing with these two lovebirds during their Hoboken engagement session, and we can’t wait to see them again on their big day!

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[Wedding] Stephanie & Joe – Glen Island Harbour Club in Glen Island, NY

I remember Stephanie & Joe’s wedding at the Glen Island Harbour Club in vivid detail – it was an incredibly hot summer day, and I remember doing our best to keep the family and bridal party cool by staying under a canopy of trees in the Glen Island Harbour Park. That, combined with the occasional breeze coming off the marina, we were definitely able to create some photo magic! Joining our merry crew were a bunch characters who were super-dedicated to their role in the bridal party, and were all too willing to volunteer for pretty much anything at the drop of a hat. To date, I’d never seen a man scale a stone wall so quickly in my life, and whether liquid courage was involved, I cannot definitively say. But in any case, we had such a great time documenting Stephanie & Joe’s magical day, and we sincerely wish these two the very best!

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Venue & Catering: Glen Island Harbour Club // Ceremony/Officiant: Msgr. Giandurco, St. Patrick’s Old Stone Church // Hair: Unveiled by Anna // Make-up: Makemeup Eva (Evelyn) // Dress: Augusta Jones // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Jewelry: Nadri // Floral/Décor: Arcadia Floral // Entertainment: Jimmy Dee // Stationery: Minted // Favors: Marina’s CakeBox (Bride’s Cousin) // Cinematography: Intrigue Wedding Films // Planner/Coordinator: Lauren Pasternak, Hudson Valley Ceremonies

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