[Wedding] Rachelle & John – Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ

Some of the greatest compliments we receive from clients are their heartfelt and sincere testimonials to friends and families to use this awesome wedding photographer they found in NJ (that would be us!). But I’ll always remember one of the best compliments we’ve ever received, and that’s when one very special bride took our availability into consideration when planning her own wedding. Seriously, there’s no compliment greater than that! Rachelle and John tied the knot in my old stomping grounds of Maplewood, NJ, which was where I warmed office chairs for 7 years in the family business before branching off into the world of wedding photography. They wrapped up their celebration later that evening at the Maritime Parc in Jersey City, a splendid venue with an awesome view of the New York City skyline. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location for our very last weekend-wedding for the year (I’ve got two more weekday boutique ones coming up!). Bride's dress and customized hangers for her wedding at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding prep for a wedding at Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding prep for a wedding at Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Jewelry and home decor for Rachelle and John's wedding at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride reflects on her wedding day and bridesmaid reacts during prep before a wedding at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding prep for a wedding at Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride descends stairs during wedding prep for a wedding at Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom waits for bride during a wedding ceremony in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and parents walk down the aisle at St. George's Episcopal Church in Maplewood, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom exit after their wedding at St. George's Episcopal Church in Maplewood, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom pose for portraits in Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride fixes her hair on her wedding day at the Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Cake for a Maritime Parc Wedding in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Cake cutting during a wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding reception at the Maritime Park in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom pose for portraits outside of Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Reception: Maritime Parc, Jersey City, NJ Planner: Bride’s Mom Gown: Pronovias Shoes: Brian Atwood and Customized by the Bride! Rings/Jewelry: Blue Nile Hair: Angie Phipps Make-Up: Edward Powell  Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse DJ: U-neek Sounds Salsa Band: La Orquesta C.A.N.I. Floral: Santos Florist Favors: StudioStyle.com Candy Bar: Lisa’s Candy Buffet Stationary: Truly Yours

Many thanks to Rachelle and John for sharing their day with us! We couldn’t have asked for a better couple to wrap up our primary wedding season than these folks.

We’ll be taking the next two days off for the holidays, followed by a week of family-time and deliveries in Maryland. No rest for the weary :).

Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend!

Ben & Karis

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