[Wedding] Alexis & Mike – The Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a wedding photographer is when our clients become our friends. It’s even more touching when they consider us a part of their family. When we look back into 2012 and into 2013 (and beyond!), we’re able to trace much of that busy-ness back to Alexis and Mike. To say that we’re immensely grateful for all the love and support they’ve given us this past year would be the understatement of the century. The biggest plus in all of this is the fact that Alexis and Mike are two of the goofiest, funniest and kind-hearted individuals we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. All in all, it has been an absolute honor to capture their beautiful wedding day not only as their photographer, but also as their friends. They started (and ended!) their day at the gorgeous Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Bride preps for her wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and her mother share a moment during their wedding prep at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride's shoes on the morning of her wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride's dress on the morning of her wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride reads a note from her fiance on the morning of her wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride preps for her wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride poses for her bridal portraits at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride looks at herself in the mirror on the morning of her wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bridal portraits at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Meanwhile, in the groom’s room…

Goofy groom writes a note to his bride in his room at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom poses for portraits on the morning of his wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Usually it’s Karis and I telling the jokes. We’ve finally met our match :).

Wedding rings the morning of Alexis and Mike's wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom smiles during his wedding ceremony at the Church of Assumption in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride walks down the aisle during her wedding ceremony at the Church of Assumption in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding ceremony at the Church of Assumption in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding ceremony at the Church of Assumption in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Wedding ceremony at the Church of Assumption in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding ceremony at the Church of Assumption in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom walk down the aisle during their wedding ceremony at the Church of Assumption in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Decor and cake at a wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Alexis and Mike's wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

First dance at Alexis and Mike's wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Speeches during a wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Alexis and Mike's wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guest pose for pictures at Alexis and Mike's wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guest pose for pictures at Alexis and Mike's wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Cake cutting during Alexis and Mike's wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding Photographer Ben Lau with two of his couples during a wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

If you thought some faces looked familiar, you guessed right :). There’s actually a 3rd Ben Lau Photography couple in attendance…but they weren’t official till a few weeks after this evening ;).

Alexis and Mike's wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom get tossed into the air during their wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

I recently bought a chicken hat for our photo booth. I somehow knew it was going find its way onto the dance floor.

Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Alexis and Mike dance during a wedding reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

And with a crowd like this one, it would’ve been a travesty not to have a photo booth on site :).

 

Ceremony: Church of the Assumption, Morristown, NJ Reception: The Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ Gown: Allure Bridal Shoes: Coloriffics Lila Rings/Jewelry: Rings: Charles Alexander, Bracelet (gift from Mike): Mikimoto, Watch (gift from Alexis) Raymond Weil Hair: Jessie Ullman – Salon Botanique Eco-Chic Make-up: Zoe Davis – Salon Botanique Eco-Chic Groom’s Attire: Cozy Formal Wear Entertainment: Gemini DJ Productions Cake: The Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ Floral: SK Floral Expressions Favors: Favors by Glenda Stationary: Delgen Press

Alexis and Mike, it was an absolute joy to be there for you guys on your special day, and thank you for sharing it with us. We wish you two a lifetime of happiness, and we look forward to seeing you guys again at the next wedding!

Today, Lil Monster 2.0’s is 100 days old. According to Korean tradition (he’s 50% anyway) we’re supposed to be doing something awesome to commemorate the occasion. My contribution to the festivities will be setting up the photo booth.

Now I’ve got to go find that chicken hat :).

Ben & Karis

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