[Wedding] Kelly & Rob – Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Neshanic Station, NJ

One of the most common (and somewhat amusing) things I’ve seen as a wedding photographer who provides full day coverage is the frantic running of the bridesmaids when they realize I’ve arrived on site. When I tell my clients that much of the action happens before the first look, this isn’t exactly what I meatn – but I can certainly understand unintentional connection :). The reason why we begin so early is because I’m a firm believer that a wedding day comprises of the entire day in the life of these two individuals, and it doesn’t start just moments before their first look or when the bride’s about to put on her dress. It starts the moment the bride and groom wake up that morning and realize they’re going to be committing themselves to that one special person for the rest of their lives. The emotions and mental preparation that swirl inside their heads as they go on through the motions of their morning routine, ironing their clothes and consuming copious amounts of mimosas coffee in anticipation of one of the most momentous occasion in their lives, is exactly why/what we’re there that early to capture. These feelings and expressions are raw, uncensored, and remembered forever. We’re just there to make sure it stays that way :).

Rings and invitation to Kelly and Rob's wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Kelly and Rob’s wedding also officially kicked off the unofficial countdown of the birth of our second Lil Monster. Much to everyone’s relief (as we all presently know), he didn’t arrive while his daddios was out shooting a wedding :).

Bride preps for her wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Bride preps for her wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride inspects her dress before her wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding dress hangs on a window at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.A row of rolled-up ties for the groomsmen at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groom gets ready for his wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and her bridesmaids getting ready before a wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride poses for portraits at her wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Bride poses for a portrait before her wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride laughs during her wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Table cards for a wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groom poses with his groomsmen (and groomswoman) before his wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

First dance between Kelly and Rob during their wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride reacts during speeches during a wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride hugs her sister during speeches during a wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Group picture during a wedding at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Cake cutting during a wedding reception at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Flower toss during a wedding reception at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom dance together during their wedding reception at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Congrats again, you two lovebirds! We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them. We had a blast, and it looks like you did too :).

Big shout out to the following folks who made this day possible:

Ceremony : : Neshanic Valley Golf Course
Reception : : Neshanic Valley Golf Course
Gown : : Maggie Sottero
Shoes : : Enzo Angiolini
Jewelry : : Tacori
Hair : : Danielle Castellano
Make-up : : Courtney Rauch
Grooms Attire : : Vera Wang
Catering : : Neshanic Valley Golf Course
Cake : : Neshanic Valley Golf Course
Floral : : Flemington Floral
Favors : : http://www.theknot.com
Stationery: : http://www.minted.com
Secondary Photography : : Benson Lau Photography
 

Starting with tomorrow’s wedding, we officially count down to the climactic season finale of our shooting schedule. We’ve got three more weeks till we get to the light at the end of our tunnel, so it’s full speed ahead!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Ben & Karis

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