[Wedding] Sandra & Drew – Perona Farms in Andover, NJ

We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and got to stuff themselves silly with turkey and lots of yummilicious food with their family and friends. As for us here at HQ, it’s been a working staycation this past week with a non-stop shooting schedule that would finally mark the conclusion of our wedding season. We did manage to squeeze in a few bites of turkey in between a few of these weddings. And as expected, we now find ourselves swimming in wedding images waiting just dying to be processed. Through hell or high water, we’re gonna get these all out by the end of December! We always love any opportunities to go out into the country for a country wedding. Fresh air, farm houses, barns, tractors and horses – what’s there not to love? We welcome these occasional breaks from a metropolitan-suburban life, and try to resist to urge to prance around the cornfields with a camera in hand and my fellow prancing couples in the other. But it goes without saying, this is hardly ever the case (boo). But nevertheless, when Sandra and Drew told us they would be tying the knot at Perona Farms, we were absolutely thrilled. Prancing through fields notwithstanding, we knew we were going to have a blast.

Bride reads gift from groom on the morning of her wedding at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

The bride’s day started at their home in Colonia, NJ. The groom had sent her a self-authored book chronicling all their adventures, past, present and future.

Groom gets ready at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

They groom’s day started off in a hotel room, not far away. Like many of our grooms, just figuring out the buttons is a task unto itself :).

Bride's dress hangs by the door on the morning of her wedding at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride's shoes on the morning of her wedding at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride in the limo on the morning of her wedding at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride cries during her wedding at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Pastor preaches during a wedding at St. Agnes Parish in Clark, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bridesmaids laugh during a wedding ceremony at St. Agnes Parish in Clark, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

I will concur with these folks: the sermon was pretty funny.

Bride and groom wedding portraits at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom wedding portraits at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride adjusts here dress during portrats at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Wedding cake at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Cocktail hour at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom share their first dance during their wedding reception at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Father and daughter dance during their wedding reception at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Mother and son dance during their wedding reception at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Best man's speech during a wedding reception at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Matron of honor's speech during a wedding reception at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during a wedding reception at Perona Farms. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bridesmaids pose for a photo during a wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride dances during her wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bridesmaid dances during her wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride prepares to toss her bouquet during her wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Broom attempts to remove bride's garter during their wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom about to launch garter during their wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Guest attempts to catch bride's garter during their wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Slice of wedding cake during Sandra and Drew's wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Sandra and Drew share a kiss by the window at the conclusion of their wedding reception at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Congrats again to Sandra and Drew for hosting such a fabulous wedding at Perona Farms. We wish you two many years of marital bliss and we hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them. And of course, this party wouldn’t have been possible without the help of these awesome people!
Ceremony : : St. Agnes Parish in Clark, NJ
Reception : : Perona Farms in Andover, NJ
Gown : : Mikaella
Shoes : : David’s Bridal
Jewelry : : Neil Lane
Hair : : Enza – Personal Stylist
Make-up : : Mac
Grooms Attire : : Vera Wang
Entertainment : : DJ Adam – This Magic Moment
Cake : : Palermo’s
Floral : : Vintage Nouveau – Colonia, NJ
Favors : : DIY
Stationery: : Cards and Pockets
Secondary Photography : : Benson Lau Photography
  On a slightly unrelated note, our leftover turkey didn’t last as long as we thought – which is pretty surprising because I remember there being a pretty big bird on our dining room table last Thursday. But nevertheless, this means I’ve got all of winter to get back in to beach shape for next year! Time to hit the asphalt! Happy Monday ya’ll! Ben & Karis

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